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With the onset of the holiday season comes more traffic – including large box trucks, tractor-trailers, and other trucks – on Chicago highways and roads. These vehicles are used by large retailers and shipping companies to make deliveries throughout the holiday season. With the increased number of individuals ordering products online, shipping services are utilized more and more for both store and residential deliveries.  

With the increased presence of large trucks on Chicago roads throughout the holiday season comes the increased possibility of motor vehicle collisions involving these trucks. When a large truck collides with a passenger vehicle, the sheer impact can lead to significant property damages and personal injuries to the vehicle occupants. 

If you have been injured in a holiday-season truck accident that was caused by a negligent truck driver, you may be able to assert an insurance claim – or file a lawsuit – against the responsible truck driver, trucking company, or shipping company. A Chicago car accident lawyer at Malman Law can review the facts of your case, explain your legal options, and help you pursue the monetary recovery you need. Give us a call today at (312) 629-0099 or contact us online to learn more about how we could assist you during your personal injury case. 

How Truck Accidents Occur?

There are many different ways that truck accidents in the Chicago area occur. In some instances, these accidents happen because of recklessness or carelessness on the truck driver’s part. Truck driver negligence can take a variety of forms. Some types of truck driver negligence that are common include:

  • Improper loading and unloading procedures that can affect the truck’s balance or cause cargo to dislodge from the back of a tractor-trailer
  • Failing to follow state or federal motor carrier regulations – especially in the case of tractor-trailers
  • Improper truck, tractor, or trailer maintenance
  • Driver negligence, including failing to follow the rules of the road applicable to trucks, speeding, failing to use a turn signal at the proper time, weaving in and out of traffic, and tailgating other vehicles
  • Distracted driving, including improper use of cell phones, GPS, and other electronic devices while operating the truck 

Whom can I Sue following a Truck Accident? 

If you suspect that negligent driving caused the truck accident you were involved in, then you may have a viable legal cause of action. First, you may be able to bring a claim or lawsuit directly against the negligent truck driver who caused the accident. Moreover, if the truck driver was employed by a trucking company at the time of the accident, you may also be able to assert a claim against the trucking company for negligence. 

Call a Chicago Truck Accident Lawyer about Your Legal Matter Today

If you have suffered one or more personal injuries in a truck accident, the attorneys at Malman Law are ready to assist you with your claim. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Chicago car accident lawyer, please call us at (312) 629-0099 or contact us online to learn more. 

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Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the American Institute of Legal Counsel. A description of the selection methodology can be found at http://www.aiopia.org/selection/.

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. A description of the selection methodology can be found at http://www.naopia.com/selection-process.

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list for 2018-2019.

  • Only the top 100 trial lawyers from each state or highly-populated regions of certain states who are actively practicing in civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law are eligible for invitation. Invitees must demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a legal professional. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process based upon objective and uniformly applied criteria which includes peer nominations combined with third party research.

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  • The American Institute of Trial Lawyers is an invitation only professional organization composed of premier trial attorneys from each state. These attorneys exemplify the very best qualities and qualifications of an attorney. Each attorney must meet stringent qualifications as a civil or criminal trial attorney. These attorneys practice in a variety of fields to help and promote the ethical and elite practice of law. Selection is based on a thorough multi phase process which includes peer nominations and third party research. Each member must be in good standing with their local compliance organization. Membership is extended to only a select few in each state and/or region.

  • As the founder of Steven J. Malman and Associates, P.C., Attorney Steven Malman has 21 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, premises liability, construction and workers’ compensation cases. Mr. Malman is one of Chicago’s leading authorities on personal injury law and has taken a special interest in defending the elderly from neglect and abuse. He has personally handled over 10,000 cases successfully, and collected hundreds of millions dollars for his clients.

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