Were you recently injured in a Dolton truck accident? You may be eligible to recover compensation from the driver, the trucking company, the insurance company, and other liable parties. By filing a truck accident claim, you could recover compensation to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more. A Dolton truck accident lawyer from The Kryder Law Group, LLC, can help you take on the responsible parties and their insurers.
The Kryder Law Group, LLC, is a Chicago-area personal injury firm that helps clients take action when they are injured in truck accidents. Our team knows how to investigate your accident, identify every responsible party, and collect the evidence needed to prove liability. We also know how to go toe-to-toe with the insurance companies, making sure they never pay you less than you deserve.
We offer a free consultation and never collect a fee until you get paid. To learn more, and to speak with a member of our team today, call The Kryder Law Group, LLC at (312) 223-1700.
Filing a Truck Accident Claim in Dolton, Illinois
Aside from involving a much larger, more destructive vehicle, a truck accident may seem similar to a regular car collision. But filing a truck accident claim is often much more complex. With a standard car crash, there is usually (though not always) one liable party—the other driver. To recover compensation, you file a claim with their insurance company.
Truck accidents, on the other hand, frequently involve several liable parties, some of which have substantial financial resources. Collecting a settlement, however, is not as easy as filing a claim and waiting for the check to arrive in the mail. The legal process can be tricky. Without representation, you could be left with a settlement that pays you much less than you deserve—or nothing at all.
At The Kryder Law Group, LLC, we know how to navigate the murky legal waters of filing a truck accident claim and making sure all responsible parties (as well as their insurers) pay what they should. We want to put our long and successful track record to work for you and make you our next satisfied client. Our attorneys are so confident we can get you a winning outcome that we never charge a fee until we win your case. Call (312) 223-1700 to speak to a member of The Kryder Law Group, LLC today.
Holding the Responsible Parties Financially Liable
A Dolton truck accident may not have just one responsible party. By hiring a lawyer who will take the time to investigate every facet of your accident, you can make sure every liable party gets identified and held accountable.
If someone’s negligence or wrongful actions contributed to your Dolton truck accident, The Kryder Law Group, LLC, will identify them and show how they are liable.
The parties responsible for your truck accident may include:
The Truck Driver
We will investigate the crash itself to determine how the driver’s actions contributed to it. If they violated a traffic law—and that violation is documented in a police report or citation—we will use it as evidence of liability. Even if they were not cited for a traffic violation, we can collect other evidence to show that they were distracted, speeding, or driving carelessly, like:
- Eyewitness statements
- Cell phone records
- Photo and video footage
- The driver’s own statements
Because truck drivers are required to keep logbooks to record certain data—such as the hours they spend driving versus resting—we will subpoena that logbook and look for evidence of trucking industry violations. If the logbook is incomplete or inaccurate, we can use that as evidence of negligence or lack of care.
The Trucking Company
The truck driver was likely driving on behalf of a firm or company, either as an employee or an independent contractor. While the trucking company may not have directly caused your accident, we may be able to hold them vicariously liable for their driver’s actions. If we find evidence that the driver had an imperfect motor vehicle record or had been previously disciplined for unsafe driving, this fact will strengthen your claim.
The Truck Manufacturer
Another potentially liable party is the truck manufacturer. If the truck or one of its components was defective, and the defect played a role in the crash (faulty brakes, for instance), we can go after the manufacturer for liability.
Getting You the Compensation You Deserve
The Kryder Law Group, LLC, will fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve for your Dolton truck accident injuries. We will go after all responsible parties (as well as their insurers) and see to it that we hold them accountable. You may be eligible for a settlement or monetary award that includes compensation for:
- Your medical bills, both current and future
- Your lost wages
- Your reduced earning capacity
- Your pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Your loss of enjoyment of life
- And more, if you qualify
Speak with a Dolton truck accident lawyer today to learn more about how we can help you pursue the above (and potentially further) damages.
The Statute of Limitations May Affect Your Case
735 ILCS 5/13-202 imposes a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury accident lawsuits, but the timeline occasionally varies when a case has unique factors. So, make sure you speak with a lawyer about the specifics of your crash. The Kryder Law Group, LLC, can let you know by what date you need to file. If the said date is coming up, we can take quick legal action to make sure the timeline does not expire.
Call a Dolton Truck Accident Lawyer for a Free Case Evaluation Today
If you have been injured in a truck accident and would like to pursue the full and fair compensation you deserve, call the Dolton truck accident team at The Kryder Law Group, LLC, for a free consultation today at (312) 223-1700.