Chicago Truck Accident Attorney
Millions of Dollars Recovered for Accident Victims
Traffic accidents involving large, commercial trucks like tankers, big
rigs and tractor-trailers, can cause major devastation. The sheer size
and weight of these vehicles, when coupled with significant speeds, can
crush smaller vehicles in the event of a collision. Unfortunately, the
occupants of smaller cars and SUVs have a much higher risk of injury or
death than truck drivers. In fact, it is not uncommon for truck accident
victims to suffer injuries that are catastrophic, or permanent, in nature.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, it is
important to act swiftly. The
Chicago personal injury lawyer at Duncan Law Group has proven results in seeking fair compensation for
accident victims. Whether your personal injury or wrongful death claim
involves legal action against the truck driver, the trucking company or
even the manufacturer of
defective equipment, you can come to our firm for dedicated legal support and aggressive representation
at every stage of your case.
Get started with your claim today! Call us for a free initial consultation.
Building a Case For a Truck Accident
Gathering and preserving vital evidence must be done as soon as possible
before it is lost. Commercial vehicles frequently contain data recording
devices - commonly known as black boxes - which record crucial data related
to the RPMs of the wheels, braking, and speed immediately prior to a collision.
This information can be crucial in proving a case against a commercial
carrier and its driver. In addition, witness information needs to be obtained
as soon as possible while the information is still fresh.
Acting quickly can mean the difference between being able to establish
negligence against the trucking company or not. Truck accidents can be
caused by several different factors, from mechanical failure to driver
error to improper cargo loading to faulty road conditions; therefore,
multiple parties may be responsible for causing or contributing to the
accident. Having a Chicago injury attorney who is familiar with all of
these factors is important so that all sources of compensation are identified.
We may be able to help you establish that the truck driver:
- Failed to take their designated rest breaks
under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failed to abide by state or federal trucking laws
- Conducted themselves in a reckless or careless manner
- Failed to secure their cargo properly and/or safely
- Failed to inspect the condition of their vehicle
Let the Team at Duncan Law Group Handle Your Claim
Trucking companies are subject to both state and federal regulations, and
violations of these regulations often contribute to serious trucking accidents.
Accident reconstruction experts may be needed to review and reconstruct
what occurred, which is something that the team at Duncan Law Group can
assist you with. Not only do we have the resources to skillfully manage
your personal injury claim, but we are backed by more than a decade of
We have also recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of past clients, so you can rest assured that your future will
be in good hands.
Learn more from a personal injury lawyer in Chicago by setting up a
free case evaluation.