The expansion of the interstate trucking industry means more large trucks are on our interstate highways than ever before. The increased number of semi trucks sharing the nation’s freeways with smaller cars is directly related to the rise in serious truck accidents involving passenger vehicles. Commercial trucks, 18-wheelers and tractor-trailers can cause severe and long-lasting injury.
Large trucks weigh anywhere from 10,000 to 80,000 pounds, whereas the typical passenger vehicle weighs approximately 3,000 pounds. Given the considerable disparity in weight, it is easy to understand the devastating damage and serious injuries a semi truck can inflict on passenger vehicles during a collision. Federal and state regulations have been instituted in order to promote the safe operation of these enormous vehicles, but these regulations are often ignored or violated by the trucking industry in favor of maximizing profits.
When pursuing legal action against a trucking company, it is important to retain a knowledgeable truck accident attorney who will know how to favorably and effectively apply the law to your particular case. At Healy Scanlon Law Firm in Chicago, our experienced truck accident attorneys are familiar with the various aspects of safe semi truck operation as well as the government regulations that govern truck drivers and companies.
From the moment a collision between a large truck and passenger vehicle is reported, the interstate trucking company has an experienced team of insurance professionals working to protect the company’s interests and minimize its legal and financial liability. The trucking company usually dispatches an insurance adjuster to the scene of the accident. During the time immediately following the accident, the insurance adjuster may lure the injured victim into making statements or signing waivers that favor the trucking company and impair the victim’s ability to seek just compensation at a later date. Our lawyers work as dedicated advocates for victims’ rights throughout Illinois and the U.S. We aggressively represent the interests of individuals, not big businesses, both in and outside of the courtroom. Our record proves we have the experience to handle your truck accident injury claim efficiently. We strive to deliver successful results.
If you or someone you know has been injured during a collision with a semi truck, call 312-226-4236 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting. Our team of truck accident attorneys will properly evaluate your claim and help you protect your interests.