As Chicago Trucking Accident Lawyers, we have successfully handled many trucking accident cases. We are very familiar with the State and Federal Regulations that govern over-the-road commercial vehicles.
For example, drivers of eighteen wheel semi-trailers must comply with 49 C.F.R.§ 383.111 which requires that they possess the knowledge and skill necessary for safe operation, including basic control, speed management, night operation, emergency maneuvers, among other areas.
The driver’s qualification file, driver logs, daily inspection reports, black box data and printout, and any drug and/or alcohol tests taken after the accident must all be preserved and timely obtained.
A serious trucking accident involving an eighteen wheel semi-trailer requires prompt investigation by the lawyer, including, when necessary, an inspection of the rig by a qualified engineer trained in truck accident investigation and reconstruction.
In 2013, we obtained a $2.0 million dollar settlement for a family in a wrongful death/personal injury case involving a tractor-trailer/minivan accident.
“We are Chicago Trucking Accident Lawyers
who involve our clients step by step throughout the entire
process so that they are empowered to make informed
Please call us at (312) 977-9900 should you wish to discuss your case.