Interstate 57 serves as one of the main routes for those traveling between Chicago and the South. This 386-mile highway is used by thousands of heavy trucks on a daily basis, bringing goods into and out of Chicago. When these trucks malfunction or when truck drivers make errors, drivers of smaller vehicles on I-57 are put in serious danger.
Recovering compensation for victims of truck crashes is one of the primary goals at Healy Scanlon Law Firm in Chicago. Our attorneys have decades of experience working with injured drivers and families that have lost loved ones in wrecks along I-57. Our firm takes cases in southern, central and northern Illinois, helping people in communities across the state fight against powerful trucking companies and their insurers.
Truckers and trucking companies must abide by numerous federal and state laws designed to keep roads safe. For example, drivers must keep logbooks, which are detailed records of the number of hours driven. Some companies push their drivers to put in extra time behind the wheel without logging it, which leads to driver fatigue and crashes.
We frequently bring in accident reconstruction experts who specialize in commercial truck crash investigations. Their input helps us create an accurate picture of how a wreck really happened. Most trucks also have black box recorders that yield valuable data about the moments leading up to an accident.
Whether your accident took place in Alexander County in southern Illinois, near Chicago at the northern end of I-57 or anywhere in between, the lawyers of Healy Scanlon Law Firm are ready to fight for you. Our careful preparation and extensive knowledge have led to millions of dollars in compensation for our clients over the years. We understand what you have lost, and we will do our best to help you move forward.
Our attorneys offer free initial consultations. Evening and weekend consultations are available. To schedule a meeting, please call 312-977-0100 or send us an e-mail.
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