When safety equipment such as brakes or tires fail in a tractor-trailer, people in other vehicles are put at risk. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by defective truck equipment in Chicago, prompt investigation can help determine the cause and hold all liable parties accountable.
Cavanagh Law Group is a law firm with a record of success in handling complex truck accident cases. We have the experience and the financial resources to take your case as far as it needs to obtain justice. Our lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for truck accident victims in Chicago and throughout Illinois.
Injured in a truck accident? Contact our attorneys today for a free case evaluation.
Proving Liability in Truck Accident Cases
If you have been injured in an accident involving defective truck equipment, you may have a case of liability against both the trucking company and the company that made the defective part.
Under Department of Transportation rules, trucking companies are required to perform regular maintenance to ensure that safety equipment such as tires, brakes, lights and other equipment are in working order. Truck drivers are required to perform pre-trip inspections of safety equipment, as well as walk-around inspections each time the vehicle is parked.
When an accident occurs, it's important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to collect and preserve evidence of negligence such as failed brakes and blown tires. Otherwise, the evidence you need to prove negligence may drive out of the state.
Contact a Cook County Truck Accident Attorney
For a free case evaluation, contact our Illinois injury law firm at 312-425-1900 or by e-mail.