Attorneys for Victims of Truck Driver Fatigue Accidents
Driving a semi-tractor-trailer rig or any other large commercial vehicle is a demanding job that requires alertness and focus. All too often, truck drivers and their employers take unacceptable risks with others’ safety by pushing too hard to meet deadlines and generate profit.
Exhausted and Distracted Truck Drivers Causing Collisions in Illinois
Exhausted and distracted truck drivers cause collisions that result in extremely serious injuries and wrongful death. If you or someone in your family has been hurt in an Illinois truck accident, our lawyers will investigate potential causes, including truck driver fatigue — and we will take action to recover maximum compensation for your harm and losses.
Going the Distance to Prove Accident Causes, Liability and Damages
Truck driver fatigue may go unexposed as a key factor in your crash unless you work with an attorney with relevant knowledge and experience. The driver or trucking company may falsify logbooks or otherwise hide evidence of regulatory violations, including too many hours on the road. We will:
- Review trucking logbooks and other records and investigate to determine their accuracy
- Follow up on any evidence of potential driver fatigue or intoxication such as lane drifting or failure to brake in time to avoid a preventable accident
- Call on qualified experts in accident reconstruction, engineering and other fields as needed to evaluate and build your case
- Consider a range of other forms of negligence that may have led to your accident such as inadequate vehicle maintenance or driver training
We know that you may be physically incapacitated or grieving after a catastrophic 18-wheeler accident, and we want you to have the assurance that the law firm on your side will protect your interests. This includes working hard to establish fault and liability, as well as thoroughly evaluating your medical expenses, lost income and other damages from the accident in order to target the greatest possible financial recovery.
Get Proven Trial Lawyers Involved, Beginning With a Free Consultation
To speak with an attorney who will prioritize your needs and your future, please contact us at the Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid. Our accident attorneys take cases with the intent and determination to win, and we have a track record of success in settlement negotiations and at trial. For immediate attention call 630-848-9294.