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Truck Accident Attorneys • Chicago Fatal Collision Claims
We will aggressively
Investigate your Accident, Hire necessary Trucking, Collision
Reconstruction or other Expert Witnesses, and pursue court
litigation, if necessary, to Protect your Rights
Truck collision claims require prompt
attention by experienced lawyers. Every year, commercial
trucks are involved in hundreds of accidents that kill
or cause catastrophic injury. A passenger vehicle
or pedestrian is no match for a fully loaded tractor-trailer—also
known as a “big rig” or "semi"-- that can weigh
80,000 pounds and creates a high risk of wrongful
death or catastrophic injury
in any collision.
At a time when victims or their family are overwhelmed
with the impact of such a tragedy, the truck collision
attorneys at Malkinson & Halpern,
P.C. will swiftly provide the compassionate,
experienced shoulders needed to help preserve evidence,
protect your rights and pursue all means of recovery.
Trucking accidents or collisions are often the result
of driver fatigue, faulty equipment, inattention,
or other negligent driving. Cost-cutting
measures by trucking companies can also cause collisions.
Many truck drivers are compensated on a per trip, or per
mile basis. Such arrangements can motivate drivers to
complete their route faster by improperly skipping rest
breaks, short-cutting vehicle inspections, or traveling
at excessive speeds.
Do not rely on simple car accident attorneys
for trucking collision claims. Investigation and successful
handling of trucking accident claims requires immediate
efforts to secure evidence and an understanding of the
federal trucking regulations with which each commercial
truck driver and trucking company is obligated to comply.
Violation of federal regulations on trucking equipment
inspections, limitations on driver hours, mandated driver
rest, and other safety-related factors can lead to truck
accidents and cause serious or fatal injuries. Certain
mandated trucking records can be permissibly destroyed
by a trucker or trucking company shortly after a collision.
Prompt action by an attorney is needed to secure
such vital materials. The truck accident attorneys
at Malkinson & Halpern, P.C.
will work quickly to obtain and preserve needed documents
The truck accident attorneys at Malkinson
& Halpern, P.C., are experienced in the
investigation and prosecution of catastrophic injury and
wrongful death cases arising from commercial motor carrier
collisions. Contact Malkinson
& Halpern, P.C.. the lawyers that know
exactly what to do right away to protect your rights.
At Malkinson &
Halpern, P.C., the client is our first priority!
Additional factors that can contribute
to cause truck accident:
Bad weather driving: the federal regulations
require drivers to adjust their operation of a commercial
motor vehicle when weather, smoke or other factors hinder
visibility or traction.
Hazardous Materials: Violation
of special HAZMAT regulations that prohibit driving certain
vehicles on many roadways, require frequent breaks and
inspections of the tractor and trailer, and call for special
training of drivers. In addition, HAZMAT carriers are
required to have higher minimum insurance than ordinary
Out-of-Service Vehicles: Failure to place
a truck or semi “out of service” for problems observed
in required pre-trip inspection of certain safety equipment,
such as brake adjustments and tire tread, until the problems
are corrected. An out-of-service vehicle is not to be
operated on the roadways.
Deadlines: Many motor carriers
require their drivers to meet short delivery deadlines
and satisfy “on time” obligations with customers. Such
policies can encourage abbreviated safety inspections
and unsafe driving.
Lighting and Markings: Failure to comply
with minimum, reasonable requirements for illuminating
and warning of the presence of a stopped or disabled truck
on the roadway or shoulder.
Please contact the Illinois and Chicago
Truck Accident Attorneys at Malkinson
& Halpern, P.C. for a FREE
attorney consultation before you hire anyone
else to take immediate action to protect your or your
loved one’s truck accident rights. The attorneys at Malkinson
& Halpern, P.C. will work hard for you
and with you to maximize your recovery under the law.
Illinois Trucking Accident Attorney
Semi-Tractor Collision Lawyers
Malkinson & Halpern, P.C. has Illinois trucking
accident attorneys and Chicago truck accident attorneys
providing trucking collision, semi truck accident, fatal
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