Lake County Truck Accident Attorney
Accidents involving semi-tractor trailers are among the most serious on the road. At Salvi & Maher, we have been helping people injured in truck accidents for over 20 years. We know that people with serious injuries should not have to add financial worries to their burdens. We help injured people get the compensation they need and deserve so they can focus on their recovery from the trucking accident. If you have been seriously injured in an accident involving a tractor-trailer truck, commercial carrier, or any large vehicle, contact a Lake County trucking accident lawyer at Salvi & Maher to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Our firm negotiated a $1.9 million settlement in a case involving a semi-tractor trailer truck crossing the median and colliding with our client's car, killing him instantly and injuring his passenger.
At Salvi & Maher, our trucking accident attorneys have helped people injured in accidents caused by:
- Brake failure
- Driver fatigue
- Impaired driving
- Excessive speed
- Shifting loads
- Tractor separation because of trailers that unhitch
- Tire separation and blowouts
Highways with heavy truck traffic, such as I-94 and I-294, Route 41, and Route 120, are frequently congested. This adds to the probability of a truck crash causing serious injuries to other drivers
Truck Accident Injuries
Our firm negotiated a $3.5 million settlement in a case involving a grain truck running a stop sign and colliding with our client's semi-tractor trailer head-on. Plaintiff sustained severe head injuries and survived for just over one year in a permanent vegetative state.
Large-truck accident injuries, whether caused by an 18-wheeler or a dump truck, are frequently very serious or deadly. Our attorneys have helped people suffering from brain injury, paraplegia, quadriplegia, amputation, and broken bones. Such injuries are very costly to the victim, and include hospital bills, physician expenses, prescription costs, bills from therapists and rehab specialists, and charges from in-home care providers. Truck accident victims are frequently unable to work, adding lost income to the other expenses of a trucking accident injury.
Truck accidents are frequently fatal to drivers of smaller vehicles. Our personal injury law practice represents families of victims who have died in truck accidents. While we know there is no amount of money that could ever adequately compensate for the loss of a loved-one, we fight to obtain compensation in order to ease the family's financial burden.
How a Trucking Accident Lawyer Can Help
At Salvi & Maher, our attorneys know what to do to begin the process of obtaining compensation for your serious injuries. We hire specialists to investigate the truck & car accident scene. These experts measure skid marks, examine tires, review drivers logs, and maintenance records in order to identify the responsible parties.
We do not hesitate to file lawsuits against large interstate trucking corporations, insurance companies, and vehicle maintenance businesses. However, we also know that reaching a settlement is sometimes in the client's best interests. In short, our approach to truck accident injury claims, and every case we handle, is guided by what is best for the client.
For an accident injury lawyer in the Lake Countyland region, contact Salvi & Maher for a free initial consultation to review your trucking accident injury claim. For more information about truck accidents, visit our Motor Vehicle Accidents Information Center.
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