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Plainfield Truck Accident Lawyer

Plainfield Truck Accident Lawyer

Kendall County 18-Wheeler Accident Attorney for Defective Auto Parts and Aggressive Driving

In the moments after an accident involving a commercial truck, while you are being treated for the injuries you have sustained, the truck driver's company is likely to be already looking for ways to avoid liability. Your best interests are often an afterthought, as lawyers and spokespeople try to paint a picture of an accident in which you were to blame. Too often, large truck drivers and transport carriers are able to escape responsibility for their actions or negligence because there is nobody to hold them accountable. At Flaherty Law, LLC, we welcome that challenge. We are fully prepared to help you seek the justice and full financial compensation you deserve following a truck accident.

Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer in Plainfield

Attorney Daniel Flaherty does not fear insurance carriers or trucking companies. With his previous work in personal injury defense, he understands the tactics and tricks defendants will employ as they try to minimize their possible exposure. Armed with that knowledge, he is equipped to help you protect your rights, and he will advocate on your behalf at the negotiating table or in the courtroom until an acceptable resolution is reached. He will not be intimidated into a settlement that fails to meet your needs, and he will continue to fight until you collect the full recovery necessary to put your life back together.

Large, Dangerous Vehicles

A standard semi-truck, or tractor-trailer, can measure up to 70 feet long and weigh up to 40 tons when fully loaded. Of course, this does not even take into account the dozens of specialized trucks and oversized loads being operated on Illinois highways every day. The smallest problem or one moment of inattention can be disastrous, and, most often, it is drivers and passengers in other vehicles that suffer as a result. At Flaherty Law, LLC, we are ready to hold truck drivers and transport carriers fully responsible for accidents related to:

  • Driver fatigue;
  • Distracted driving, including texting and cell phone use;
  • Drugged or drunk driving;
  • Poor vehicle maintenance and failure to follow safety protocols;
  • Defective vehicle parts;
  • Violations of Department of Transportation regulations regarding hours of service;
  • Improperly secured loads; and
  • Aggressive driving or driver error caused by unreasonable deadlines.

Our approach to truck accidents is straightforward: we review accident and damage reports, speak with witnesses, and work with experts as needed to clearly understand the factors that led to your injuries. Then, we aggressively seek full compensation from any and all liable parties, refusing to be placated by substandard settlement offers.

Carrier Liability in Illinois

In addition to the driver, the driver's employer may also be liable for your injuries. The carrier is often responsible for proper maintenance of the truck, as well as setting the deadlines to which drivers must adhere. They must also maintain safe and proper hiring practices that ensure only qualified individuals are permitted to operate their vehicles. Negligent hiring or violations of safety protocols could leave the carrier with a great deal of liability should an improperly screened driver cause an accident.

Contact a Bolingbrook Semi Crash Lawyer Today

If you have been injured as the result of a tractor-trailer crash or any other type of truck accident, contact Flaherty Law, LLC. We will meet with you to discuss your case and develop a plan for recovering damages. We are proud to serve Will County, Cook County, Kane County, Kendall County, Lake County, and the surrounding city and suburban areas, and there is never a fee unless you collect. Call 815-577-7500 for your free consultation today.

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