Roads, highways, and interstates crisscross tens of thousands of times throughout metro Chicago and the state of Illinois, and thousands of large commercial trucks travel these roads each day. Liability in accidents involving large trucks sometimes falls on the trucking company, other times on the driver, and in some cases the company may be legally liable for inadequately training a driver. If you or a loved one has been in an accident involving a large truck, we at Agruss Law Firm are here for you every step of the way to ensure that your rights are protected and you are fully compensated for your injuries and losses, and this includes working with the insurance company on your behalf to ensure a favorable settlement.
Trucking companies are legally obligated to ensure that their truck drivers are capable and qualified, and basic competence typically requires:
- Physical capability – Commercial truck drivers must be physically fit to handle their vehicles, which includes clear vision and hearing, full awareness from proper rest, and lack of debilitating medical conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy, narcolepsy, and so on.
- Passing a driving test – Completion of a comprehensive test for commercial driving is required to become licensed.
- Passing a background test – Trucking companies must obtain detailed data on all truck drivers, including employment history and driving records.
- Code of Federal Regulations – Trucking companies must also follow certain federal regulations related to proper training and testing requirements before a driver can be certified.
Large commercial trucks are extremely heavy and usually carry loads which may shift within the vehicle, and poor road or weather conditions can further increase the difficulty of maintaining control. Professional truck drivers must be adequately trained to handle these gargantuan vehicles in all situations and circumstances, as accidents resulting from negligence can result in serious injuries and even death, and the trucking company, the driver, or both may be legally liable when inadequate training directly results in an accident.
We at Agruss Law Firm are proud to serve our fellow citizens in personal injury cases, especially when you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a large truck, and we are fully committed to protecting your rights and ensuring that the other party is held legally accountable when negligence occurs. We will fight until the very end to ensure that you are fully compensated for all injuries and losses resulting from the accident, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and you won’t owe us a dime for our services.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident due to another’s negligence, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation. Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people and not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, and your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Agruss Law Firm, LLC is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.