Trucking Accidents

Our Chicago Injury Lawyers Fight For Victims and Families

Chicago injury attorneys Jerry A. Latherow and Bridget Duignan understand the catastrophic and often fatal injuries that can be sustained in accidents with commercial trucks. Our lawyers believe that victims of trucking accidents deserve nothing less than maximum compensation for their injuries or the loss of a loved one. The Chicago-based Latherow & Duignan Law Office has secured several multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for its clients, including a $4.2 million jury verdict for an 18-year-old female passenger who suffered a brain injury in an accident with a truck. The truck driver’s insurance company made no offer to settle, but our attorneys took the case to trial to help the young lady obtain the medical care she needed.

Causes of Truck Accidents

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that there are more than 100,000 crashes involving large trucks in the United States every year, and the US Department of Transportation estimates that over 70,000 people sustain injuries and around 4,000 victims die in these accidents. Causes of tractor trailer accidents include:

  • Defective design
  • Driver distraction
  • Driver fatigue
  • Driver inexperience
  • Driver error
  • DUI / DWI
  • Trucking company negligence
  • Excessive vehicle weight or improperly secured cargo
  • Improper backing
  • Improper maintenance
  • Lack of vehicle safety features, such as under-ride protection guards
  • Vehicle equipment failure

Types of Trucking Accidents

Our truck accidents attorneys have experience representing victims of all types of truck crashes, such as:

  • Broadside or T-bone collisions
  • Head-on collisions
  • Jackknife accidents
  • Lost load accidents
  • Mechanical failure accidents
  • Multi-vehicle accidents
  • Override and underride collision
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Rollover accidents
  • Wide turn accident

If you have sustained serious injuries or had a loved one who was killed in a fatal truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, or even grief and sorrow. Latherow  & Duignan Law Office pursues justice for injured clients and can file personal injury claims or wrongful death claims on behalf of families who have lost loved ones as a result of a truck accident. You can contact our Chicago attorneys at (312) 372-0052 to set up a free, confidential consultation or fill out the form on this page to have our attorneys review your case.

Need a Trucking Accident Lawyer?

There is no attorney fee to speak with a lawyer at Latherow & Duignan, so we encourage you to contact us to confidentially discuss your case.