How Illinois Trucking Accident Attorneys Can Win Your Case

There are many law firms that will run into issues when it comes to handling a trucking case properly. This is due to the expenses that are linked to retaining expert witnesses. Accidents that involve a semi-truck must be investigated thoroughly. This type of investigation can be costly. A lawyer must first assess the truck in its post-accident condition. An expert will need to review the truck’s black box data in order to provide important information regarding how the truck was operated at the time of the accident. Many attorneys tend to skip this process, in order to cut costs. However, it’s crucial that an attorney have the truck assessed in order to look into every aspect that relates to the vehicle. A cheap investigation can result in an attorney leaving money on the table during negotiations.

At Halliday McCall, we have the resources and experience to investigate this type of complex case properly. We also have several years of experience successfully handling this type of collision claim and have the track record to prove it.

Our Investigative Process

As one of the leading law firms in Illinois, we have recovered millions of dollars for accident victims. But a trucking accident can be a very complicated process because of the number of different parties that may be responsible for the victim’s injuries. This can result in two separate companies being held responsible for injuries because the trailer is often owned separate and apart from the tractor. With this type of case, there are often many avenues to getting a client the compensation they deserve. As an example, if an attorney can prove that the truck was not loaded with goods properly, then the party responsible for loading the truck can be held liable, in addition to the company that employs the driver. In a truck accident, it’s not uncommon for there to be several defendants.

Additionally, we will also identify all lines of insurance coverage. A truck accident is very complicated because there are several lines of insurance coverage. As an example, the trailer and truck are usually owned by a couple of different corporations. Because of this, they will be insured by different carriers. A lawyer can hold both parties responsible, pursuing both for negligence. This will require extensive investigation and multiple expert witness testimony. As you can see, a trucking accident will involve an expensive, thorough fact-finding mission.

Losses and Expenses

Expenses and losses can be compensated through an Illinois car accident lawsuit in cases in which the accident is due to the reckless or careless conduct of one individual and/or other parties. These attorneys will help their clients to pursue a claim for compensation against the party or parties that are at-fault, in order to recover the money the client needs in order to be made financially whole.

Accident Liability

A commercial truck is much larger than other vehicles. Because of this, it can result in severe injuries. Additionally, the number of parties that may be liable will also be significant. Since a trucking accident can result in severe injuries, it’s crucial that every party who was potentially responsible be identified, in order to provide the injured victim with the compensation needed to cover any current and future medical bills and loss of wages. But the list of the party’s responsible reaches far beyond the driver. Liability can also include the truck manufacturer, trucking company, the driver’s employer, insurance companies, and third-party contractors.

Determining the liable parties in the situation will be crucial since these entities will often carry separate insurance policies that will pay out in separate amounts. This will help to ensure the accident victim gets the biggest settlement possible in order to rebuild their life.

Recovery for Damages

Just like with a car accident, a person who has been injured in a truck accident will be entitled to seek compensation for their damages. This type of claim can pursue compensation for the following:

  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Permanent scarring and disfigurement
  • Emotional and mental suffering
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of wages
  • Loss of earning capacity in the future
  • Nursing costs
  • Rehab fees
  • Medical bills