Commercial Truck Accidents

When a driver has been in an accident with a truck driver, the injuries sustained can be severe. A fully loaded tractor trailer truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. The size, alone, of commercial vehicles, makes other cars on the road extremely vulnerable.
For this reason, the attorneys of Susan E. Loggans & Associates aggressively litigate truck accident claims in order to hold the at-fault parties accountable. We also seek to discourage dangerous negligence and reckless actions from occurring.

Common damages may include but are not limited to the following:

  • medical expenses,
  • future related medical costs,
  • pain and suffering,
  • loss of wages,
  • loss of future wages stemming from an inability to work,
  • property damage, and
  • reconstructive surgery expenses.

Susan E. Loggans & Associates | Commercial Trucking Accidents

At Susan E. Loggans & Associates we strive to help commercial trucking accident victims get every penny that they are owed in an accident. These injuries are often very serious and in fatal cases, result in death. Our attorneys will fight to secure the maximum recovery possible on behalf of our clients.

If you or someone you know has sustained serious injuries in Chicago, Illinois, due to a commercial trucking accident, automobile accident, or another accident contact Susan E. Loggans & Associates.

Our personal injury attorneys have been defending the rights of motor vehicle accident victims for 30 years.

Contact the lawyers of Susan E. Loggans & Associates at (312) 201-8600 today for an initial no obligation consultation.

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Common Causes of Commercial Trucking Accidents

There are many preventable factors that commonly contribute to trucking accidents. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include driver issues such as:

  • fatigued,
  • overloading the commercial vehicle,
  • not maintaining the vehicle properly, 
  • excessively speeding,
  • failing to merge properly into another lane, and
  • not yielding properly to another driver. 

Fortunately, there are State and Federal laws in place to regulate cargo transportation, a commercial trucking driver’s time on the road, and driver's minimum rest requirements on the job. Any violation of these laws can result in criminal and civil charges for the driver.

Additional Resources

Chicago PD- As always it is important to speak with the police if you have been involved in an accident. It is even more important to speak with the police if you believe that a driver is impaired by drugs and alcohol. Visit the Chicago Police Department's website to find out information about the Chicago P.D and also to view online services that are available to citizens.

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Commercial Truck Accident | Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer

If you seek to receive full compensation for your damages in Chicago Illinois and surrounding areas, it is important to contact the experienced lawyers of Susan E. Loggans & Associates.

Our personal injury lawyers have been representing clients and their families for many years and would love to work with you to get you compensation for your injuries.

Contact Susan E. Loggans & Associates at (312) 201-8600 for an initial no obligation consultation today.

This page was last updated on June 15, 2017.

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