Truck Accident Injuries
DuPage County Truck Accident Attorneys
The trauma of a truck accident is often physical and mental. The aftermath radiates long after the accident scene is cleared. At the New Lenox, Illinois law firm of Marshall W. Conick, Attorney at Law, we understand the devastating impact of a personal injury sustained in a truck accident and will work diligently to get you the financial compensation you need to help you through such a challenging event. Due to the nature of such accidents and the sizes of trucks involved, victims are often killed or endure great bodily harm.
The complexities of the circumstances surrounding truck accidents require a boots on the ground approach to investigate the scene. Focus on getting treatment for your injuries first, but it is in your best interest to contact Attorney Marshall Conick as soon as possible so that he can begin assemble a team to gather evidence for your claim. Not only must the accident scene be thoroughly reviewed, but it is also important to know the state of the truck driver and the truck at the time of the accident.
Understanding Possible Causes for Trucking Accidents
It is a great responsibility to operate any type of vehicle, but truck drivers are often held to a higher standard because of the massive loads they transport. The Illinois Vehicle Code discusses the requirements for proper handling and operation of all types of vehicle including trucks. There are several forms of trucks including semi-trailers, tractor trailers, flatbeds, garbage trucks, and dump trucks. Each type of truck requires safe operations practices to avoid accidents. Some truck accidents are caused by:
- Driver fatigue
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Improperly secured or weighted loads
- Defective machinery or parts
- Improper truck maintenance
- Distracted driving
- Violations of safety protocols
All of these actions and more can contribute to or cause an accident. Your attorney will examine every detail of the accident to be able to properly represent you in court proceedings and negotiations.
Helping Clients Get the Compensation They Deserve
Attorney Marshall Conick has more than 15 years of experience fighting for the rights of those that encounter social security disability, personal injury and insurance matters. He will use every resource available to thoroughly investigate the matter. The determination of liability in a truck accident is crucial. We will be sure to go after every responsible party to obtain the maximum amount of compensation. We have recovered substantial damages for personal injury claims and have a proven record of successful verdicts. When we work with our clients, we keep them well-informed and prepared at every point in the claim process.
Contact Us Today
If you or someone you know needs to file a personal injury claim for a truck accident, please contact the New Lenox, Illinois law firm of Marshall W. Conick, Attorney at Law today. We offer free initial consultations and are available for evening and weekend appointments to accommodate your schedule. We charge no fee until we win your case. We serve clients throughout the Chicago metropolitan area including Oak Lawn, Worth, Orland Park, Chicago Ridge, Homewood, Flossmoor, Palos, Joliet, Oak Brook, Tinley Park, New Lenox, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, Lockport and Plainfield Illinois.
The latest from our blog...
There are currently almost 11 million people in this country who receive Social Security disability payments every month and are dependent on those benefits to survive. According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), the average monthly disability payment is $1,146. The trust fund that pays those disability payments is separate from the fund that pays retirement benefits. […] The post Will the SSI Fund Run Out of Money? appeared first on Illinois Social Security Disability Blog.
In 2008, the Social Security Administration began the process of replacing its outdated computer systems. The system that was in place was unable to handle the sharp increase of disability claims that were being filed. It was projected that it would take two to three years for the new system to be in place. Today, six years […] The post New Report Slams SSA Mismanagement of Computer System Replacement Project appeared first on Illinois Social Security Disability Blog.
According to information released by the Social Security Administration, the Social Security Disability Insurance approval rate is at the lowest it has been in five years. To qualify for SSDI, a person must be younger than the age of retirement and are unable to work because of an injury or disability. The length of time the disability will […] The post SSDI Approval Rate at its Lowest in Five Years appeared first on Illinois Social Security Disability Blog.