Thousands of people suffer serious back and neck injuries in truck accidents every year. Some of the most common injuries include:
Back and neck injuries present certain problems that distinguish them from other types of truck accident injuries. For example, some of these injuries take time to manifest symptoms, tempting the victim to delay medical treatment. In many cases, long-term chronic pain is the result, making it critical to accurately forecast future medical needs before filing a compensation claim.
Attempting to represent yourself in a serious personal injury claim is legal, but it is not much better of an idea than attempting to perform surgery on yourself. Maximizing your chances of winning a Chicago personal injury claim in court or at the settlement table is likely to require the type of expertise that is gained through decades of experience resolving such claims. Decades of experience is exactly what we have to offer at Malman Law. The numbers tell our story quite effectively:
“Two years ago, I was involved in a trucking accident involving a 14-wheeler truck that nearly disabled me for life. Steve fought to make sure that I received the most possible compensation for my injuries. I was about to take the insurance company’s lowball offer, but decided to call Steve first – it was the best decision I’ve made yet.” – Malman Law Client
Each type of truck accident claim involves its own nuances, and we handle all of them:
It all depends on whether the driver was an employee of the company at the time of the accident. The company cannot be sued for the driver’s negligence unless it actually employed the driver. Most commercial truckers are independent contractors, and independent contractors are not employees.
That is impossible to say without examining the details of your case. However, the broad categories of compensation include:
Wrongful death damages are available as an alternative if the victim died (but punitive damages will be unavailable).
Yes. Truckers are regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and by the state of Illinois. This could be helpful to your case. If you can prove that the driver violated a safety regulation, it may be a way for you to win your case. However, proving the violation of a safety regulation is not enough on its own. You must also prove causation, and you must prove that the regulatory violation added up to negligence.
Perhaps. A truck’s “18-wheeler “black box”” records:
This information can be demanded from the defendant and used as evidence in court to reconstruct the accident.
You don’t need to wonder where you are going to find the money to retain Chicago’s top personal injury law firm, because we charge no fees until your case is completed. And if you receive no compensation, we won’t bill you a dime. Our fees are calculated as a percentage of your compensation, if and only if you actually receive compensation. That is our Zero Fee Guarantee.
2 years ago I was involved in a trucking accident involving a 14-wheeler truck that nearly disabled me for life. Steve fought to make sure that I received the most possible compensation for my injuries. I was about to take the insurance company’s lowball offer, but decided to call Steve first – it was the best decision I’ve made yet
NOAH TAFFELPersonal Injury Victim