Truck accidents in Illinois involving large trucks and 18-wheelers are particularly violent and dangerous, especially for occupants of smaller cars. If a passenger car and an 18-wheeler collide, the car occupants often fare far worse than the truck driver. The difference in size between passenger cars and large trucks means that occupants of cars often face serious injuries or even fatalities in an accident or collision involving a semi-truck.
At Steigmann Law, PC our personal injury legal team has seen first-hand how devastating truck accidents can be for victims and families. Weighing as much as 80,000 pounds and unresponsive to sharp maneuvers or timely stops, semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers and other large freight-carrying commercial vehicles produce some of the most horrific road traffic accidents and extensive damages. Drivers and passengers of passenger vehicles, as well as pedestrians and motorcycle riders, are in constant danger of being involved in a collision with the massive machines with which they share the roads and highways. When they suffer injuries during truck accidents, victims have the opportunity to file personal injury claims against trucking companies for negligence.
Truck Accident Cases
Our firm handles a variety of commercial trucking accident cases, including those that involve:
- Employer Negligence and Liability
- Truck Driver Error
- Drunk Driving
- Mechanical Defects and Malfunctions
- No-Zone Accidents
- Violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations
Truck Accident Attorney
Experienced Commercial Trucking
Commercial trucking accident cases are among the most difficult and highly contentious legal claims. This is due to both the presence of numerous federal regulations and laws surrounding the trucking industry and the aggressive defense tactics employed by large and powerful trucking companies during legal proceedings. At Steigmann Law, PC we have demonstrated time and time again that our team possesses the skills, experience, and resources to tackle both of these elements and maximize the recoveries of the trucking accident victims and families we represent.
Another difficult aspect inherent to truck accident personal injury claims is that they are nearly always contested by trucking companies. As large payouts are detrimental to the financial well-being of companies and to their professional image, they often do everything in their power to deflect allegations of negligence and to pay victims as little as possible. They will often utilize extensive resources, financial assets, and sophisticated legal teams to challenge claims in court. These tactics can be effective against victims who do not have legal representation, but they often fall short when up against aggressive attorneys who fight tirelessly for their clients. At Steigmann Law, PC we stand up against powerful trucking companies and we do not rest until we can produce the most favorable results possible.