Head Injuries From Truck Accidents in Chicago
Head injuries, particularly brain injuries, are among the most frightening and potentially debilitating injuries imaginable, sometimes casing lifelong disability. If your injury was caused by a careless truck driver, justice demands a response. You are entitled to full compensation for your injuries, and your claim might be worth a lot more than you think.
What Are the Symptoms of a Head Injury?
The symptoms of a head injury may show up right away, but they might not manifest until some time after the accident. Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Slow breathing
- Numbness or tingling in the hands and feet
- Inability to concentrate
If you experience some of these symptoms after the accident, seek medical attention immediately for your own safety and for the sake of the validity of your claim..
Our Track Record Speaks Volumes
At Malman Law, we’ve been representing personal injury victims since 1994. We don’t practice any other kind of law and we never represent defendants – only victims. The results have been so extraordinary that simply informing the opposing party that you have retained Malman Law to represent you can have a positive effect on your case.
Over the years we have represented over 15,000 clients, and 95 percent of them have walked away winners. Of those who win, the great majority receive private settlements without ever having to walk into a courtroom. All told, opposing parties have coughed up over $200,000,000 in favor of our clients. Insurance companies don’t like us very much and we don’t blame them.
“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
We Handle the Following Types of Truck Accident Cases…and More:
- Truck Accidents Due to Distracted Driving
- Truck Accidents Due to DUI
- Truck Accidents Due to Driver Fatigue
- Truck Accidents Due to Driver Error
- Truck Accidents Due to Faulty Truck Design
- Back and Neck Injuries From Truck Accidents
- Broken Bones From Truck Accidents
- Lacerations From Truck Accidents
- Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis From Truck Accidents
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What are some of the most common defenses against head injury claims?
Some of the most-used defenses (common to many different types of injury) are:
- Expiration of the statute of limitations (two years in most cases, but exceptions exist)
- The accident was at least 50 percent the victim’s fault
- The injury already existed before the accident occurred
How much are commercial truckers insured for?
- $750,000 in coverage for truckers carrying most types of cargo;
- $1,000,000 for carriers of autos and certain hazardous materials; and
- $5,000,000 for truckers who haul the most dangerous hazardous materials (explosives, for example).
What kind of evidence will I need?
Below are some examples of the type of evidence you may need to prove a head injury:
- A police report
- Photographs of the accident scene
- Eyewitness testimony
- Expert medical testimony
- Your medical records
- Your medical bills
Other evidence may also be required.
My doctor wants to place a lien on my future compensation to ensure payment of medical bills. Can he do this?
Yes, within limits. The following healthcare providers are entitled to place liens on future compensation:
- Physical therapists
The lien(s) cannot total more than 40 percent of your recovery.
What is 'maximum medical improvement'?
Maximum medical improvement (MMI) is the point at which your condition has improved as much as it likely ever will. It is difficult to calculate future damages until you have reached MMI.
Our Zero Fee Guarantee Is What Puts Us on the Same Side
The business interests of insurance companies are inherently opposed to yours – every dollar they award you is a dollar less for them. With us it’s different. Since our fee is calculated as a percentage of your recovery, the more you win, the more we win. This also means that you’ll never owe us a dime until and unless your compensation is already in the bank.
Make Your Move Today
Your best chance of winning full compensation comes within the first few weeks after the accident. Don’t delay – call Malman Law today at 1-888-836-5975. Otherwise, fill out our online contact form so that we can set up an appointment to discuss your case. If you can’t come to us, we can travel anywhere in Chicago to meet you.