The Fakhouri Firm
77 W. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Illinois is home to many interstates and highways, so traffic is no stranger to residents here. But a typical, boring commute can very quickly turn into a traumatic incident, especially if you find yourself in an accident with semi-truck.
Because of their imposing size and weight, commercial trucks can cause a lot of damage with even the smallest collision. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) reported that semi-trucks were involved in 11,011 crashes in 2017. Of these crashes there were:
Though semi crashes account for only 3.5% of total crashes in Illinois, the severity of the accidents tends to be exponentially higher than collisions with other motor vehicles.
There are many factors that come into play before any accident: the environment circumstances, the people involved and even the vehicles themselves. But the big question in any civil case is: who is at fault?
In a civil suit following the semi-truck accident there are many people who might find themselves in the defendant’s chair: the driver of the truck, the employer of the driver, the truck manufacturer or a third-party owner of the truck. It all depends on the circumstances behind the cause of the accident.
The truck driver might be at fault if the accident was a result of:
The employer of the driver might be at fault due to:
The manufacturer or third-party truck owners could be at fault due to things like:
Regardless of who the defendant is, the fact is that truck accidents can result in truly devastating damages. Negligence on the truck’s end can easily cost a commuter thousands of dollars in damages, hospital bills and sometimes even cost the life of a loved one. Anyone who finds themselves in such a situation may want to consider a civil suit to cover the cost of these damages.
If you or a loved one suffered in a truck accident, please call The Fakhouri Firm at 312-999-9990.
Experience and a reputation as a consummate professional have resulted in many accolades for Robert S. Fakhouri, including selection for inclusion in Super Lawyers and recognition from The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40.
Find out why so many clients appreciate the amount of work we put into their case. You can learn about your options during a free consultation by calling 312-999-9990 or completing our online intake form. We represent Illinois clients from our downtown Chicago office location.