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Last updated on June 13, 2024

Semi-truck accidents are often a lot more severe than other car accidents. That is because the weight and size of these trucks, also known as big rigs, are much greater than most vehicles on the road. Victims of truck accidents can suffer from long-term medical issues and great financial loss. The injuries that result can be extremely serious, and it can leave the person who was injured facing a difficult road to recovery.  In fact, people are more likely to suffer fatal injuries if they are involved in a truck accident.

The law firm of Mark L. Karno & Associates, LLC, is here for Illinois victims of motor vehicle accidents and is dedicated to helping them and their families recover the compensation they need for their injuries. If you or a loved one has been in a trucking accident, we provide free consultation and encourage you to contact our firm to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We can discuss your case and your legal options for monetary compensation.

What Should I do If I Have Been Involved in a Truck Accident?


Here are six things you should do:

  1. Call 911 if you’re able
  2. Tell whoever arrives on the scene (firefighter, police, EMT/Paramedic) how you’ve been injured
  3. Follow all instructions of the police officers and any medical personnel who come to your aid
  4. Speak with the on-scene investigating officer
  5. Try to obtain as much info as you can of the truck driver, the company they work for and any witnesses
  6. Obtain medical treatment as medical personnel suggest

How Our Personal Injury Attorneys Help After An Accident With A Truck

To start a case to recover damages from a Chicago trucking accident, you will need to plan ahead. Many of our cases at Mark L. Karno & Associates, LLC, were successful because we were able to gather the proper paperwork to prove liability and damages. These documents can include police reports, medical reports, financial loss evidence and medical bill statements.

Our attorneys can help you gather the necessary evidence so you can recover from your losses. You may be able to collect damages for your medical bill, vehicle repair costs, long-term care, wage loss, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.

Why Do Most Semi-Truck Crashes Happen?

  • Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Vehicles with unsecured loads that shift the truck’s center of balance
  • Operators who are not paying attention while driving
  • Fatigue or driving more hours than allowed under law
  • Speeding, changing lanes without signaling or failing to yield
  • Truck companies that do not properly maintain their vehicles

Semi-truck accidents often need to be extensively investigated in order to learn the true facts of the crash. An accident lawyer from our law firm will work with investigators to put together a clear picture of what happened, helping you keep your accident claim moving forward.

Severe Injuries In Truck Accidents

Injuries from semi-truck, 18-wheeler and tractor-trailer accidents can be much more severe than the common injuries sustained in an ordinary motor vehicle accident. They may include:

Severe injuries can require extensive rehabilitation and a lifetime of medical care. We understand that your family is not equipped to handle these long-term medical expenses. Our injury lawyers will fight to get you the compensation you need for medical bills, lost wages and emotional harm.

Who Could Be Liable For A Semi-Truck Accident In Chicago?

It is important to know who is responsible for your trucking accident. A trucker could be liable for your injuries if they were:

  • Driving while impaired
  • Distracted
  • Fatigued
  • Violating traffic laws

While it may seem that a trucker would be liable for your injuries, that is not always true. An employer could be liable if they:

Once we identify the liable party, we can help you collect economic and non-economic damages.

Experienced Injury Attorneys Serving The Chicago Area

Because of the severity of the injuries sustained and the number of parties involved in the collision, accident cases including commercial vehicles and semi-trucks are often more complicated than ordinary car accident cases. Along with the truck driver and insurance company, you may be able to hold other parties, such as the owner of the tractor-trailer or trucking company, responsible for their negligence.

Before talking to the insurance or trucking companies in your case, make sure that you talk to one of our experienced truck accident attorneys about the value of your injury claims. You need to know what kind of care you will require in order to get back to health. Settling too soon could force you to pay for this care out of your own pocket. Our semi truck accident attorneys will work with you to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

Schedule A Free Consultation With A Truck Accident Lawyer Today

At the law offices of Mark L. Karno & Associates, LLC, our personal injury attorneys are experienced with investigating these complex crashes and enlisting the help of experts to demonstrate the negligence of the parties that led you to suffer an injury in the accident.

Call CALL NOW to reach Mark L. Karno & Associates, LLC, and obtain a free consultation to discuss your case today. We represent communities throughout the Greater Chicago area. Our lawyers handle all personal injury and wrongful death claims on a contingency fee basis. We do not collect any money for our services unless you win your case. Se habla español.