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Illinois 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 and evidence.

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 common carriers.

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.

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Malkinson & Halpern, P.C. has Illinois trucking accident attorneys and Chicago truck accident attorneys providing trucking collision, semi truck accident, fatal crash, I-80 accident,I-90 injury, I-57 accident, I-90 accident, I-94 collision, I-88 collision, Lake Shore Drive accident, highway accident, truck driver, semi-tractor collision, asleep at the wheel accident, and personal injury legal services to clients in and near Illinois.


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