Running north and south from Normal, Illinois, to Rib Mountain, Wisconsin, Interstate 39 sees a heavy volume of truck traffic on a daily basis. Unfortunately, I-39 sees a number of truck wrecks as well, some of which inflict devastating injuries on the drivers of smaller vehicles.
At Healy Scanlon Law Firm in Chicago, we represent clients who suffered life-changing injuries in truck crashes on Interstate 39/U.S. Route 51 and the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway and Interstate 90, which run concurrently with I-39 in places. We understand what it takes to succeed in cases against trucking companies and their insurers. In fact, we have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients over the years.
The federal government regulates the interstate trucking industry in an effort to reduce the number of traffic deaths and injuries caused by truck traffic. For example, truck drivers are required to take periodic rest breaks to prevent accidents caused by driver fatigue. Trucking companies are required to hire qualified drivers and to regularly conduct drug tests to prevent drivers from operating under the influence.
Unfortunately, many truckers knowingly violate the law because they have a financial incentive to stay on the road longer. Many trucking companies look the other way when drivers create false logbook entries or drive overloaded trucks. At Healy Scanlon Law Firm, our Illinois lawyers have gained a reputation for making trucking companies pay when they put profits ahead of safety. We conduct meticulous investigations to uncover evidence of truck driver negligence and violations of truck safety regulations.
It is free to discuss your case with an Illinois I-39 truck accident attorney at our firm. Evening and weekend consultations are available. To speak to us, call 312-226-4236 or send us an e-mail.
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