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Truck Accident Attorneys In Northbrook Seeking The  Compensation You Deserve

The trucking industry is regulated by state and federal law. Trucking companies are required to provide adequate driver training, maintain vehicles and ensure drivers are accurately reporting the number of hours they drive in a given day. However, due to increased pressure to deliver goods faster and cheaper, corners are often cut and regulations are not always followed.

Our lawyers understand how to investigate accidents involving semis, tractor-trailers, delivery vans and garbage trucks. At Orzoff Law Offices, our Chicago attorneys have over 55 years of experience representing truck accident victims throughout the area.

We work with accident investigators and industry specialists to expose negligence that leads to truck accidents. We subpoena a driver’s log book, review his or her licensing and training record, and interview eyewitnesses. We thoroughly investigate your case to identify violations of the law and general carelessness on the part of drivers when holding them legally liable for our client’s injuries.

Holding Negligent Truck Drivers Responsible

Although truck drivers and companies must follow federal and state safety regulations, accidents still occur due to negligence and recklessness. At Orzoff Law Offices, we will thoroughly investigate your case to determine the cause of the accident and identify the at-fault parties.

Common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Excessive speeding
  • Driver fatigue / falling asleep at the wheel
  • Wide angled turns
  • Lane drift
  • Lack of a rear guard, resulting in underriding
  • Lack of proper safety reflectors
  • Tire blowout
  • Load shift

Due to the sheer size difference between regular passenger vehicles and large commercial trucks, accidents often have devastating consequences, causing serious injuries and fatalities. Most commonly, survivors of truck accidents suffer from traumatic brain injuries, loss of limb and amputation, broken bones, burns and spinal cord injuries.

Recovering Financially From A Serious Truck Accident

After a truck accident, you can file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries and any losses you suffered due to the accident. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you can obtain compensation for your medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, lost wages, lost future income, permanent disability or disfigurement and pain and suffering. If you lost a loved one in a truck accident, we can help you file a wrongful death claim on their behalf.

In order to determine the financial impact of our client’s injuries, we consult medical economists and life care planners who provide cost analyses and financial projections regarding medical expenses, lost wages and diminished quality of life. To explain to jurors how our client’s life has been irrevocably changed by his or her injuries, we use “before” and “after” photos and video footage to demonstrate the day-to-day challenges facing our client and their families.

Contact Experienced Truck Accident Attorneys Today

Trucking companies are aware of the costs associated with truck accidents. That’s why most of them train their drivers in methods for avoiding blame after an accident happens. Our office has handled numerous truck accident cases. We understand what to look for, how to identify red flags that suggest information is being covered up, and what needs to be done to leverage our client’s case with jurors.

To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, contact truck accident lawyers at Orzoff Law Offices today. The sooner we can get to an accident scene and investigate it, the better. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 847-780-2356 or fill out our online contact form. We can assist clients in Spanish, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian.