Commercial vehicles are involved in a significant number of accidents on Chicago streets and highways each year. One reason for this is the number of miles driven. Commercial vehicles tend to be on the road all times of the day and night, often rushing to make a delivery. Issues such as negligent hiring, speeding and safety violations can add up to creating a significant hazard for other drivers.
We Know Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Here at Cavanagh Law Group, we understand the many nuances of Illinois and federal regulations that pertain specifically to drivers of commercial vehicles. Examples of these regulations include:
- Requirements for drug testing;
- Inspections of brakes, tires and other safety equipment;
- Requirements for drivers to comply with hours of service laws to prevent accidents caused by driver fatigue; and
- Prohibitions against delivery schedules that would require drivers to speed.
Our lawyers offer unsurpassed expertise in the regulations that are designed to keep our roads safe. When a trucking company puts profits ahead of safety, we know how to make it pay. We have a track record of obtaining some of the largest settlements and verdicts in Illinois for our seriously injured clients.
Our lawyers represented a 70-year-old grandmother who suffered multiple traumatic injuries when her vehicle was T-boned by a truck driven by an employee of Berry Electric. The driver of the truck was lost and looking at his Blackberry device when his vehicle entered the intersection. The case settled for $4,100,000 immediately before opening statements at trial.
Contact a Truck Accident Injury Attorney in Cook County
If you or a loved one has been in a semi truck or delivery truck accident and want to begin the process of recovering your losses, please contact our Chicago commercial vehicle accident attorneys today at 312-425-1900 or by e-mail. We work on a contingency basis, so you don't have to worry about any fees unless you win. We look forward to earning you a settlement that can help mitigate the pain and loss you have experienced.
Free Consultation – You Will Not Be Charged a Fee Unless You Receive Compensation.