Chicago Truck Accident Lawyer
Chicago Truck Accident Lawyers: Statistics have shown that truck accidents have increased over the years in Illinois. That being said, the evidence obtained immediately after an accident is crucial for obtaining the proper verdict and award.
The Chicago Truck Accident Lawyer Tony S. Kalogerakos has handled many high profiled truck accidents, including multiple Federal Express, UPS and other notable companies.
In 2010, when other personal injury firms turned down a client, Tony S. Kalogerakos was able to obtain imperative information, including log hours and brake light failures and ultimately secured an award of $1,000,000.00 for his client who had multiple finger amputations as a result of a negligent truck driver.
In 2014, Tony S. Kalogerakos was able to obtain video footage of a truck turning into his client, and secured an award of $650,000.00. At first, the insurance company denied the Plaintiff’s claim, and the workers compensation carrier did not approve any treatment. After obtaining footage, Tony S. Kalogerakos was able to prove that the Defendant fell asleep behind the wheel. The client was able to get the surgery he required, his weekly checks and his entitled award.
Truck accidents are among the most serious types of motor vehicle accidents that can occur. Because of a truck’s size and weight, this type of accident tends to be significantly more catastrophic than a motor vehicle accident involving two cars. A truck accident involving a car can crush the car, killing the passengers inside. A truck accident involving two trucks can be even more devastating, and the drivers of the trucks will rarely walk away unscathed.
Common injuries that result from truck accidents include:
- Crush injuries
- Deep cuts and lacerations
- Broken and fractured bones
- Limb amputations
- Damage to internal organs
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Wrongful death
Truck accidents can be caused by:
- Driver fatigue
- Failure to follow proper safety procedures when driving
- Failure to follow proper safety procedures when securing a load
- Improper truck maintenance
If you or a loved one have been involved in a truck accident in Chicago or surrounding areas, or a loved one has suffered wrongful death as a result of a truck accident, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation for the medical expenses you have incurred as a result of your injuries, as well as for pain and suffering. However, winning your case requires a skilled, aggressive Chicago personal injury attorney who understands the law and how it applies to truck accidents and your individual case.
The attorneys at the Injury Lawyers of Illinois are caring yet aggressive, and have experience working against the high powered attorneys of most commercial trucking companies. We will work with you and for you to get you the compensation you and your family deserve. Contact our offices today: