Truck Accident Attorneys In Naperville, Illinois
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in 2018 alone, 4,136 people died in large truck crashes. Of those, sixteen percent were truck occupants, 67 percent were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles, and 15 percent were pedestrians, bicyclists, or motorcyclists.
If you were injured in a truck accident in Naperville, Illinois, or the surrounding area, and you need a reputable law firm to handle your case, then contact Marker & Crannell. We offer comprehensive legal services for all types of personal injury cases, including truck accidents and commercial vehicles. We can investigate your accident, assess your damages, and communicate with the at-fault party's insurance company. Our experienced personal injury attorneys at Marker & Crannell can help protect your rights and pursue fair financial compensation for your injuries, property damage, and pain and suffering.
Truck accidents are not the same as car accidents and must be handled differently. A truck accident victim should always have their case reviewed by a truck accident attorney - that is to say an attorney with experience representing truck accident victims like Marker & Crannell. A truck accident lawyer will know the different rules that govern commercial vehicles, including tractor/trailer "semi-trucks" and vehicles with a GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) high enough to require the driver/company to comply with stricter rules than a regular car or pickup truck. Different rules apply to commercial vehicles and big rigs because when those drivers make mistakes they can be catastrophic or deadly. Our Naperville truck accident lawyer will know where to look for liability and insurance coverage.
Do I Need a Lawyer for
An Accident with A Truck?
Yes. Plain and simple. At least contact a good, qualified truck accident lawyer for a free consultation. Other firms will screen your case and cut you short if your case isn't big enough - we won't do that. If it doesn't make sense for us to take your case, we will still offer you our advice, guidance, and assistance to help you get justice on your own. Our no-pressure, completely free consultations are full of free legal advice, and we will answer every single question you ask (to the extent we are able to). We love speaking to potential clients - it is an opportunity for us to be hired by a new client, but it is also an opportunity for us to continue building relationships and our reputation as one of Naperville's and Aurora's best truck accident law firms.
Why is it so important to contact an attorney? The trucking industry has billions of dollars at their disposal and their interests are represented by a multi-billion dollar per year profit insurance company. The resources they have at their disposal are unimaginable. They may start off talking to you like an old friend, but when the time comes for them to pay what is fair the tone will change quickly. They are trying to get information from you to hurt your case, not to help you. Don't fall victim to the trucking industry twice - the accident was bad enough. Avoid insult to injury and let us have your back so you can focus on getting better.
Who Is at Fault for Your Accident?
A personal injury claim must first establish who is at fault and how the accident led to injuries and other losses. Negligent parties in a truck accident case may include:
The Truck Driver
Truck drivers must operate their vehicles under strict conditions set by their industry and their employer. However, this is not always the case. The driver may have been distracted, tired, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The Trucking Company
The company hiring the drivers and managing the vehicles may have been negligent in ensuring that the truck was in safe driving condition or that the driver was adequately trained. Some companies may not vet their applicants to ensure they have qualified drivers.
The truck manufacturer or designer may have installed a defective part that hindered the driver from operating the vehicle safely. Common defective parts in a truck accident include brakes, tires, steering, headlights, and signals. When an accident occurs, the manufacturer may be responsible for your injuries.
Other negligent parties may include the maintenance or loading crew. As your attorneys, we will investigate your claim to help determine who is to blame for your accident.
Damages in A Truck Accident
Truck accidents often lead to catastrophic injuries, massive medical debt, and other damages that alter the life of the victim or their family. As such, you have the right to recover your losses. Damages in a truck accident case may include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Physical suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Property damage
- Loss of consortium
- Future medical care
- Costs of accommodations for disabilities
Also, you may be awarded punitive damages where gross negligence from the trucking company or manufacturer is established.
If you lost a loved one in a truck accident, your family may be entitled to recovery of funeral expenses, medical costs, loss of household income, and pain and suffering of the deceased.
How Our Law Firm Can
Help You Recover Your Losses
Marker & Crannell has worked with hundreds of clients and has recovered millions of dollars in personal injury lawsuits. We understand the legal system and how to negotiate a settlement with insurance companies, and if they don't offer a fair settlement, we will take the case to trial. We can help you with your case in the following ways:
Establish Fault and Liability
We can investigate your claim to help determine who is to blame for your injuries by gathering evidence such as surveillance video footage, eyewitness statements, expert witness testimony, police reports, or clues at the accident scene.
Negotiate a Fair Settlement
Don't let the insurance company determine the value of your case. Let our law firm look at all of your damages and help you fight for maximum compensation. We can pursue a fair settlement with the insurance company based on your actual losses and not the insurer's offer.
Represent You in Court
If the insurance company does not settle or rejects your claim, you have the option of filing a lawsuit and taking your case to court. We will aggressively litigate your case and turn over every stone to ensure you receive full justice. While many cases still settle even after a lawsuit is filed, our attorneys prepare every case as if it will go to trial so we are always ready.
TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS SERVING NAPERVILLE & AURORA, IL
Don't get taken advantage of by big trucking companies. Let Marker & Crannell advocate for you and help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Get a free case assessment from a truck accident lawyer in Naperville, Illinois. We also serve, Bolingbrook, Aurora, Romeoville, Joliet, Plainfield, Lisle, Wheaton, and Woodridge, Illinois.