Few kinds of motor vehicle crashes cause as much devastation as tractor-trailer wrecks. If you’ve been injured in a collision with an 18-wheeler and you aren’t sure what your next steps should be, contact an experienced Skokie truck crash lawyer today.
The injuries trucking accident survivors endure are often catastrophic. The sheer size of an 18-wheeler is enough to cause critical injuries and even death.
You will more than likely need to take a significant amount of time off of work to regain strength and function in the areas of your body affected by your injuries. A lack of income can have a serious impact on your ability to support yourself and your family.
At Lane & Lane, LLC, we are prepared to advocate for your right to compensation that will cover the full extent of your damages. After conducting a complete investigation into the cause of your crash, a Skokie truck accident lawyer will ensure that the at-fault parties are held accountable for their negligent actions.
Many parties could be at least partially responsible for the Skokie semi-truck accident that injured you. First and foremost, the truck driver will be investigated to determine whether he or she contributed to your injuries. Often, drowsy, drunk, aggressive, or distracted driving play a part in determining the trucker’s liability.
We can also hold a government road authority accountable if a road safety issue contributed to your crash. This could be through an unsecured construction zone, a missing street sign or lamp, a large pothole that has not been filled in a timely manner, or debris in the road. When a government agency has failed to maintain the safety of the roads, it can be named as the defendant in your case.
Other entities that could be to blame for your losses include the trucking company that employs the truck driver, the owner of the tractor-trailer, cargo loaders, safety inspectors, parts manufacturers and auto technicians, and anyone else who had responsibility to ensure the safety of the 18-wheeler.
It is critical to the success of your case that we consider all of the ways your life has been affected by your injuries when calculating the value of your claim.
Your truck accident lawyer in Skokie will assess the impact of your lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of enjoyment of life, damage to your earning potential, loss of companionship and love, property damage, loss of household services, and any physical disfigurement when establishing what your claim is actually worth.
That way, we can secure maximum compensation that will cover your truck crash-related costs both now and in the future.
Our firm is proud to provide a free, no-obligation consultation to prospective clients. You can take advantage of your free claim assessment with a qualified Skokie truck accident lawyer at Lane & Lane, LLC by giving our office a call at 312-332-1400 or filling out the quick contact form at the bottom of this page.