Chicago Truck Accident Attorney
Trusted Chicago Truck Accident Attorneys
Trucking accidents often result in serious injuries and death due to the negligence of large transportation companies. Our experienced Chicago, Illinois truck accident attorneys have a deep understanding of the trucking industry, including the applicable state and Federal Motor Carrier Regulations -- essential tools to fully representing our clients. For a free consultation with a top Chicago truck accident attorney, call us at (312) 527-4500.
Passen Law Group has recovered several multi-million dollar verdicts or settlements for victims of serious truck accidents. Recently, Stephen Passen obtained a $15 million settlement on behalf of the Estate of a man and his partially paralyzed wife several days into a trial against a trucking company and its driver responsible for a catastrophic Chicago tractor-trailer accident. Please refer to Our Results for specific results obtained by our Chicago, Illinois truck accident lawyers.
Stephen Passen has over 30 years experience as a Chicago truck accident lawyer, not only representing victims of catastrophic trucking crashes, but also representing trucking companies and their drivers. Mr. Passen's trucking experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants provides a unique perspective in understanding the responsibilities of injured parties, truckers and trucking companies in the Chicago metropolitan area, in effectively proving or defending a truck injury lawsuit. This insight coupled with our knowledge of the trucking industry and applicable rules and regulations, has translated into success in the courtroom for our trucking clients.
Experienced Investigators of Truck Accidents
Accidents involving tractor-trailer (semi) trucks often have devastating, irreparable results. Once size, weight, freight loads, and speed are taken into consideration, even a relatively minor truck accident can cause catastrophic, permanent injuries or even wrongful death.
With over 30 years of truck accident experience, each Chicago truck accident attorney at Passen Law Group understands how to investigate the facts and explore all available legal remedies in every tractor-trailer accident we handle. Your Chicago truck accident attorney will consult with the most experienced private investigators and trucking industry experts and professionals to assist with proving our case. Our skilled trial attorneys prepare each case as if it is going to trial, though our reputation in the legal community often leads to favorable settlements for our clients.
Common Causes of Trucking Accidents
A minor trucking accident can still cause serious injuries and major damage, even wrongful death. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), one out of nine traffic fatalities in 2008 resulted from a large truck accident.
Common causes of trucking accidents include:
- Truck or trailer loads (overloaded, shift weight)
- Under-qualified drivers (inadequate training)
- Driver error (speeding, following too close, texting, cell phone, distracted)
- Ignoring or failing to follow safety procedures (inspections, repairs)
- Vehicle failure (mechanical, brakes, blown tire)
Call to Discuss a Potential Truck Accident Case
At Passen Law Group, we are preeminent attorneys dedicated to our clients and their families. We offer respectful guidance and professional consultation. We are also proven trial lawyers, meaning that we prepare each case as if it will eventually go to trial. This practice often results in favorable settlements for our clients outside of court, but makes sure we are extremely well-prepared if we go to trial.
Regardless of where you live, if you have a question or concern regarding a truck accident case, call to speak with one of our experienced truck wreck attorneys at (312) 527-4500 or fill out a Free Case Evaluation.