We Know Truck Accidents
Here at Cavanagh Law Group, our Chicago truck accident lawyers understand
the many nuances of Illinois law that pertain specifically to truck accidents.
From major Class 8 heavy-duty trucks to Class 1 light duty trucks, Cavanagh
Law Group offers unsurpassed expertise in the relevant statutes governing
proper maintenance and driver behavior. We are proud to have earned our
truck accident clients some of the largest settlements in Illinois history.
Types of Truck Accident Cases We Handle
Cavanagh Law Group offers a unique understanding of the trucking industry,
including expert assistance for a comprehensive range of motor vehicle
Our Chicago truck accident attorneys are highly knowledgeable about:
- Truck and car collisions
- Truck accident causes and injuries
- Truck driver responsibilities
- Types of trucking accidents
- Truck maintenance and accidents
- Defective truck equipment
At Cavanagh Law Group, we understand the legal and practical problems associated
with 18-wheeler crashes. We know from experience the importance of investigating
a trucking accident, so we rely on expert independent investigators to
perform this crucial task.
Common Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents
Research proves that the majority of truck drivers are expected to travel
as much as 3,000 miles a week. As a result, these large vehicles can be
seen on the road during any hour of the day. Although federal regulations
exist in order to prevent serious accidents, these collisions occur frequently.
Unfortunately, due to the sheer weight and size of these semi-trucks,
accidents that involve these vehicles often result in serious and, in
the worst cases, fatal injuries.
Common causes of truck accidents include:
Fatigued Driving: Rules have been put in place to regulate the amount of sleeper berth hours
a driver must complete before operating a truck. If a trucker does not
abide by such a regulation, he or she can become fatigued while driving,
increasing the risks for serious or fatal collisions.
Distracted Driving: If a driver participates in a distracting activity, such as eating, drinking,
talking on the phone, or texting, he or she can become unfocused on the
road, greatly increasing the chances of a serious truck accident.
DUI: Unfortunately, numerous truck drivers use drugs to stay awake for long
periods in order to reach destinations quickly. Of course, the use of
drugs can lead to delayed reactions and other incapacities, creating dangerous
road conditions for other drivers.
Aggressive Driving: When a trucker drives at excessive speeds in order to reach his or her
destination, he or she can create hazardous road conditions for other
If you or someone you love has suffered injuries in a truck accident and
believe the driver should be held liable for your damages, we urge you
to call our Chicago truck accident attorneys at Cavanagh Law Group right away.
Our legal team can work diligently to understand the details of the accident so that
we can pursue maximum financial compensation for you.
Work with Experienced Chicago Injury Attorneys
Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, meaning
you pay no fee unless we win your case. Our passion is making sure Chicago residents have the resources, compensation,
and closure they need to move forward with their lives. Our personal injury
attorneys will be able to give you your legal options while helping you
make an informed decision.
To begin recovering for medical costs, lost wages, and more, call (844) 515-2223
for a free legal consultation.