Trucking Accidents

Skilled Chicago Trucking Accident Attorney with Decades of Experience

A trusted law firm handling serious personal injury cases

When we’re out on the roads and highways of the Chicago area, we often must drive near large commercial semi-trucks. Occasionally, an accident involving one of these trucks will occur, often resulting in a great deal of property damage and significant injuries. If you’ve been involved in one of these crashes, speak with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer at Michael T. Friedman & Associates in Chicago. We understand just how difficult it can be to deal with a serious injury, and we leverage our years of experience to benefit you. We provide the reliable guidance and advice you need after a truck accident.

Handling complex truck accident litigation

If you or a family member is involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer, 18-wheeler or other commercial vehicle, you owe it to yourself to see how a Chicago trucking accident lawyer can help. We have the resources and knowledge of trucking and personal injury laws to obtain results. In building your case, we:

  • Conduct a thorough investigation
  • Review and safeguard critical evidence
  • Examine trucking company policies
  • Analyze company and driver safety and inspection records
  • Interview witnesses
  • Hire reputable engineering, accident reconstruction, human factors, trucking and medical experts

After a serious accident, you can rest assured that you are being represented by an attorney with the knowledge, skill and resources to get you the results you need.

Determining fault after a trucking accident

Because of the size of tractor-trailers compared to cars, the damage that the trucks can cause in an accident is enormous. After an accident, it is important to determine the cause so you can get the compensation you need. Often, truck accidents are due to driver negligence, such as drinking, distraction or fatigue. Another common cause is imbalanced loading, which can result in jackknifing or a rollover. In some situations, a vehicle defect or poor driving conditions results in an accident. An experienced personal injury attorney at our firm can help you determine the cause of your accident.

Taking action after a loved one’s death

Many trucking accidents are fatal. If someone close to you has died in a crash, your family may be able to seek compensation through a wrongful death claim. These cases typically proceed like a personal injury claim the victim might have filed had he or she survived the accident. You may seek damages for medical bills, loss of financial support, loss of camaraderie, funeral costs, and emotional pain and suffering. It takes a compassionate lawyer with our firm to effectively handle these types of lawsuits.

Contact a respected Chicago trucking accident attorney

After a trucking accident in the Chicago area, reach out to an experienced personal injury lawyer at Michael T. Friedman & Associates. Our office is located in The Loop, at Michigan and Lake, with convenient parking and ample access to public transportation. You pay no attorney’s fees unless your claim is successful. To set up a free initial consultation, call 312-339-8816 or contact us online today