When a negligent truck driver causes an accident that results in injuries, the accident victim may have a claim not only against the truck driver but also against the trucking company, based upon a legal theory known as vicarious liability. This is relevant to victims as trucking companies tend to have much higher insurance policy limits than individuals, making it easier for victims to recover for all of their accident-related losses.
If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by a negligent truck driver, a Chicago car accident lawyer at Malman Law could help you pursue a personal injury claim or lawsuit against the at-fault truck driver, as well as the employer trucking company.
Call us today at (312) 629-0099 or contact us online to learn more about how we could assist you with bringing your personal injury claim.
Trucking companies often offer their drivers financial incentives to get to their destination as quickly as possible. In some instances, the driver can obtain a financial bonus if he or she delivers cargo to its final destination more quickly than anticipated. Consequently, truck drivers are sometimes encouraged to operate their vehicles quickly and while fatigued, significantly increasing their chances of causing a motor vehicle accident.
After all, when a large truck, tractor-trailer, or big rig collides with a much smaller passenger vehicle, the force alone could bring about a serious accident and injuries – especially for those in the smaller vehicle.
When a trucking company employs a truck driver and the truck driver negligently causes an accident, both the driver and the trucking company could be held liable for the injuries and other damages that result. Specifically, the accident victim could file a claim or lawsuit against the trucking company for the following:
Motor vehicle accidents caused by the drivers of large trucks can result in serious injuries, including broken bones, soft tissue injuries, back injuries, and head injuries. Let the experienced legal team at Malman Law review your case and assist you with bringing a claim or lawsuit against all parties who are potentially responsible for your accident.
To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Chicago personal injury attorney, please call us at (312) 629-0099 or contact us online to learn more.