Trust Weitz & Luxenberg's lawyers to handle your truck accident claim
The trailer that struck a law-obeying Chicago-area driver never slowed down for the traffic signal. The perpendicular impact smashed the midsized car into an unrecognizable shape, instantly killing its occupant. Yet not only was the truck driver unhurt; the livestock in the back of his trailer were unharmed as well
Truck accidents are more severe
Weitz & Luxenberg has handled enough traffic cases to know that trucks are nearly impervious to harm from smaller vehicles, yet theycan crush, shove, or pin other vehiclesin an accident with their heavy, high-set bodies and long rows of tires. Trucks are the biggest occupants of the road, and while the majority of drivers are capable professionals, human error and mechanical failure are ever-present.
Whether you drive a truck or were involved in an accident with one, the attorneys of Weitz & Luxenberg want to help you bring your case against the negligent drivers who cause the majority of the nation's annual 5.25 million traffic accidents. An astonishing half a million people are injured by distracted drivers each year. (http://www.distraction.gov/faces/)
Causes of truck accidents
According to the University of Michigan Transport Research Institute (UMTRI), the annual totalof fatal accidents involving a truck in the United States is more than 5,000. Weitz & Lutzenberg laments the needless loss of a population the size of a university each year because ofeasily avoidable accidents.
Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Human error
- Driver fatigue
- Drunk driving
- Mechanical failure
- Inclement conditions & failure to adjust to them
The first two causes are often related – truckers are pressured to make deadlines, skip sleep, and arrive ahead of schedule if they can.
The right firm for your needs
Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. Is one of the largest personal injury law firms in the country, representing plaintiffs in all 50 states and Canada. Our attorneys have decades of experience defending victim’s rights in practice areas that also include: accidents/general injury, dangerous drugs, medical malpractice, and environmental pollutants.
Take action to protect yourself
If you were injured in a truck accident, please fill out the form on this page for a complimentary review of your case, and one of our representatives will contact you. In some cases the statute of limitations may be as short as 30 days. It is important you discuss your options with an accident claim lawyer before the statute of limitations expires and you are no longer able to take action.Weitz & Luxenberg works on a contingency basis, so there are no legal fees until a lawyer secures a financial settlement or verdict for you.
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