Chicago Truck Accidents Can Lead To Disastrous Consequences
Due to the size and nature of trucks, accidents can cause catastrophic injuries. Many people simply don’t know what their rights are and are now facing a mountain of medical bills. Regardless of the size of your case, you need to talk to an attorney in Chicago who will analyze the facts and help you understand your legal choices. Berg & Berg Attorneys at Law has been helping injured clients throughout Illinois since 1991.
When you work with our firm, you can expect open and honest communication throughout the process. You are not just another client to us. We want to see you treated fairly, and we will aggressively advocate for you whether it is in a negotiation or a courtroom. We are a family-owned law firm, and we understand the impact an accident can have on your loved ones.
How Do The Attorneys At Berg & Berg Investigate Truck Accident Cases?
Truck accident cases are high stakes for you as the victim, but they are also high stakes for insurance companies that provide expensive commercial policies. Insurers are much more aggressive about defending truck accident claims because they want to protect their bottom line. For this reason, insurance companies will often have an adjuster on the scene of a truck accident within hours, working to control the evidence and shape a narrative that is favorable to them and their clients.
As the victim, you won’t be able to respond that quickly, but you should nonetheless contact our office as soon as reasonably possible. When we take your case, we begin a thorough investigation immediately. This includes taking photographs and talking to witnesses. We also fight to prevent the insurance company from taking undue possession of evidence or finding legal yet unethical ways to make it disappear. In doing so, we will determine who to hold responsible for the accident. This will likely include the truck driver, the trucking company and the insurance company.
We can also coordinate with your medical providers to obtain important records and calculate the full costs of your injuries and other losses. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, permanent disability and more, and we will work tirelessly to maximize compensation for you and your family.
If someone you love died as a result of their injuries, we can pursue a wrongful death claim to help you seek damages for funeral and burial expenses, a lifetime of lost wages and more.
Common Injuries Resulting From Truck Accidents
For obvious reasons, truck accidents often result in catastrophic injuries or death for occupants of the smaller vehicle. Victims who survive are likely to suffer:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck, back and spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
- Paralysis (paraplegia and quadriplegia)
- Crushed limbs and amputations
- Permanent disability
- Scarring and disfigurement
Because of how serious these injuries often are, the average settlement or jury award in a truck accident case is likely to be much higher than for other types of crashes. However, securing that compensation requires the skill and aggressive advocacy of an experienced personal injury attorney like those at our firm.
Learn More In A Free Consultation – Contact Us Today
If you or a loved one has been in an accident, it is important to talk to an attorney as soon as possible. We understand that you may be suffering, and we want to help you find the best possible solution. Our attorneys are fluent in Spanish, and, for your convenience, we offer free consultations. Contact our Chicago office today at 773-823-9000 or fill out our contact form. Se habla español.