When an accident involving a large truck happens, representatives from the trucking and insurance companies tend to appear almost instantly, and they will often do everything within their power to minimize, or eliminate a claim. They surround the crash site, hound the witnesses, make notes on their clipboards, and usually come up with settlement numbers that are nowhere near enough to cover the damages. When they make their offers, their presentations are swift and persuasive because they will try to settle with you before the reality of your losses actually sinks in. In many cases, their efforts are relentless, and victims like you leave large sums of money behind because of the temptation to settle quickly.
Our attorneys help ensure that truck accident victims get compensation that is fair and appropriate. Before you sign anything or accept any type of settlement offer, call the truck accident lawyers at DePaolo & Zadeikis at 312-263-7560 for a free consultation.
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The massive size and weight of large commercial trucks often means that an accident leaves severe injuries, permanent disabilities, disfigurement, significant property damage, and death in their wake. After a crash with one of these trucks, victims often face a lifetime of medical treatments, reconstructive surgeries, therapies, and more, and those services don’t come cheap. You may be left unable to return to work for a long period of time, or you may never work again. Even enjoying daily activities or caring for yourself without assistance may become impossible. For some people, the companionship of a loved one is lost for good.
You should not be left to shoulder the burdens of a trucker or trucking company’s mistakes. Although no amount of money can erase the destruction of a large truck accident, a successful claim can help you pay for medical expenses, lost income, property replacement and more. And when trucking companies are forced to pay for their negligence, they are less likely to repeat their mistakes in the future.
With decades of experience in fighting for fair and appropriate compensation for crash victims, the truck accident lawyers at DePaolo & Zadeikis have the knowledge, resources and experience to ensure that responsible parties pay for the damages they cause.
Tractor trailers and other large commercial vehicles are involved in approximately 1 out of every 8 motor vehicle fatalities. Every year, large truck accidents kill about 5,000 people in the United States and severely injure approximately 115,000 more. Fully loaded truck that are full on fuel can weigh in excess of 80,000 pounds, and smaller cars, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians are no match when a collision occurs. About 86 percent of deaths and 77 percent of injuries that happen in commercial truck accidents are to the drivers and passengers of the smaller vehicles. With fatigued, impaired and distracted truckers who are rushed to meet deadlines, and the large number of commercial trucks on the road, it’s no surprise that a large truck accident occurs about every 16 minutes.
When these accidents happen, a number of variables can cause truckers, trucking companies, shippers and loaders, and truck and parts manufacturers to be liable for damages. In many cases, more than one entity may be responsible for the crash. The truck accident lawyers at DePaolo & Zadeikis dig deep into the details of a truck crash, uncover the evidence, and ensure that all responsible parties are held liable for the damages they cause.
If you were injured in a truck accident or your loved one was killed, do not delay. Before you accept a settlement offer, contact the Chicago truck accident lawyers at DePaolo & Zadeikis at 312-263-7560 for a free case evaluation.