Truck Accident Attorneys in Chicago & Joliet, IL
The truck accident attorneys at Kipnis & Kahn LTD. are dedicated to representing individuals and families who have suffered a serious injury or fatality related to an accident involving a semi-truck & commercial trucking.
Compared to other types of motor vehicle crash cases, such as car accidents, tractor-trailer accident cases are more complicated because there are multiple parties involved including: the owner of the truck, owner of the trailer, company that packed the trailer and driver’s employer.
Our trucking accident lawyers are well versed in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations that apply to large truck companies and have successfully prosecuted cases across Illinois and the Midwest.
Commercial Trucking Crashes
The trucking industry is now a multi-billion dollar business in the United States. Truck operators deliver goods and contribute more to the national economy than all other types of transportation combined.
The power and size of the truck industry is something that all people injured in a crash must acknowledge from the inception of their case. This will play a role why your crash happened in the first place and how the case gets handled during the claims process. When you are injured in truck accident, you have entered a world that is controlled by corporations. Unless you hold the corporate feet to the fire, your case will not be evaluated fairly.
There is a constant pressure on all parts of the truck industry to deliver goods faster and cheaper. At some point, the most comprehensive safety plans frequently give to the never-ending need for corporate profitability.
A review of more than 120,000 large truck crashes involving injuries or fatalities completed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) concluded that over 85% of crashes were due to driver negligence. Types of driver negligence included:
- Driver Fatigue
- Driving too fast
- Improper braking or jackknifing
- Drug use
For the balance of factors evaluated in causing truck accidents, the FMCSA found 10% of the crashes involved vehicle defects or maintenance problems, such as worn out brakes and bad tires. Around 3% of the crashes were related to environmental factors including bad weather.
Experienced Trucking Accident Attorneys
Kipnis & Kahn LTD. has the experience representing motorists, passengers and truck drivers, we know the life changing injuries these accidents frequently involve.
- Back injuries
- Herniated discs
- Neck Injuries
- Brain injuries
- Internal injury
2 Locations in the Chicagoland Area — Chicago & Joliet
Contact us today for an appointment and let our 40 plus years of combined experience help you.
20 N. Clark St. #2710 Chicago, IL. 60602
54 N. Ottawa St. #B80 Joliet, IL. 60432