Chicago, Illinois, Truck Accident Attorneys
Federal and state trucking regulations were developed to keep truckers and motorists safe. Despite these regulations, truckers and trucking companies place motorists in harm’s way at alarming rates. The average car weighs approximately 3,000 pounds. The average commercial truck weighs approximately 80,000 pounds. The sheer size of a truck can cause massive damage to a car weighing just a fraction of the weight of a tractor-trailer. The lawyers at Steinberg Goodman & Kalish provide experienced and dedicated advocacy to victims of truck accidents and to family members who have lost loved ones in truck accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, contact Steinberg Goodman & Kalish to schedule your free consultation.
We Investigate the Causes of the Truck Accident
Steinberg Goodman & Kalish has extensive experience identifying the causes of commercial trucking accidents. We often work with accident reconstruction experts who give us information that is necessary to build our client’s case. These experts can reconstruct the accident scene, looking at items, such as tire skid marks and points of impact on vehicles, to determine the likely cause of the truck accident. Common causes of truck accidents include the following:
- Excessive speed
- Overweight load
- Improperly secured load
- Driver under influence of drugs or alcohol
- Improper maintenance on trucks
- Inadequate background checks on drivers
- Driver fatigue or driving more than the maximum number of allowed hours
- Other noncompliance with federal and state trucking regulations
When a Truck Accident Results in a Serious Injury
Our attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of the injured. We believe tractor-trailer accident victims should have as much emotional and financial security as possible.
For those individuals suffering serious injuries, such as brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, compensation can be used to help the victim adjust to new circumstances. These types of serious injuries can bring major life changes in the form of future medical treatment, physical therapy, future surgeries, in-home long-term care and special accommodations that will need to be made to the victim’s home. The compensation we seek on behalf of an injured client gives that person the resources to adjust to their new needs.
Did You Lose A Loved One In A Fatal Truck Accident?
Steinberg Goodman & Kalish pursues wrongful death claims on behalf of immediate family members who have lost loved ones. Compensation may cover medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of services, loss of companionship, loss of future wages and loss of future benefits.
If your life has been affected by a truck accident, contact our firm to schedule your complimentary case review.