The Common Causes Of Truck Accidents

What Causes Most Illinois Truck Accidents?

Attorneys who understand the many possible causes of a trucking accident are better able to maximize financial compensation for clients injured in truck wrecks. At Lane Brown, LLC, our attorneys’ knowledge of truck accidents and their causes allows us to identify every possible source of financial compensation for our clients.

Possible causes of trucking accidents include:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Driver errors
  • DUI/DWI or drug use
  • Unlicensed driver
  • Improper training
  • Improper truck maintenance
  • Defective tires
  • Defective brakes
  • Improper loading
  • Failure to comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations
  • Dangerous or defective highways

Depending on the cause of the trucking accident, we may pursue financial compensation from the truck driver, the trucking company, the owner of the tractor, the owner of the trailer, the shop that maintained the truck, the warehouse that loaded it, the manufacturer or a defective component or the individual or organization responsible for a road hazard that contributed to the accident.

Punitive Damages

If a trucking accident involved failure to comply with state or federal regulations, our lawyers may be able to collect punitive damages in addition to compensation for our client’s medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages or income and property damage.

In serious truck accident cases, we will retain an accident reconstructionist who will examine all the evidence and determine what caused the accident. Armed with this information, we will aggressively pursue full and fair monetary compensation for our clients.

To speak to an attorney about your truck accident case, please contact Lane Brown, LLC today. From our offices in Chicago, we represent clients injured in truck accidents throughout Illinois.

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