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If You Or A Family Member Was Injured By A Trucker

When a large vehicle, such as a semi-truck, gets in an accident, the individuals in the smaller vehicle often bear the full force of the crash. The injuries that result can be extremely serious, and it can leave the person who was injured facing a difficult road to recovery.

The law firm of Mark L. Karno & Associates, LLC is dedicated to helping victims of trucking accidents and their families recover the compensation they need for their injuries. We 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.

Why Do Most Tractor-Trailer 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.

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 truck accident attorneys will work with you to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

Schedule Your Free Consultation With An Accident Lawyer

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.

Contact Mark L. Karno & Associates, LLC for a free consultation with one of our lawyers. We represent accident victims 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.

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