Interstate 94/294 Vehicle Accident Attorney
Illinois car accident — Law Offices of John Borcia provides legal representation for victims of car and truck accidents in Illinois.
Legal Help for I-94 Vehicle Accident Victims
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident involving a a semi truck or another vehicle on Interstate 94 or Interstate 294 in Lake County or on any other tollway in Illinois, you may be seeking answers to your legal questions. The Law Offices of John Borcia, a personal injury law firm located in Libertyville, Illinois, is here to assist you.
What Truck Accident Victims Need to Know
If you or a loved one was a victim of a motor vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler or tractor-trailers, victims are often seriously injured because of the huge size and weight difference between a passenger car and a commercial truck. In the cases where a person is killed in one of these accidents, it is usually an occupant of the passenger car and often their family seeks compensation under Illinois’s wrongful death statute. Sometimes though, victims suffer injuries which require ongoing medical treatment, miss a large amount of time at work and sometimes suffer a permanent disability. Car accident cases involving commercial trucks on I-94 and on I-294 in Lake County are much more complicated than a minor fender-bender vehicle accident. This is because:
- Evidence in the case must be collected such as driver logs, fuel receipts, drug testing results, state highway patrol’s and electronic monitoring system (a black box) that are installed on some semi trucks.
- Trucking companies employ staff legal representation whose only job it is to minimize the company’s liability and deflect blame onto the victim.
- Often the truck is owned by a company and the driver of the truck is an employee.
- Trucking companies often use a defense strategy that the driver is an independent contractor and therefore they are not liable for any damages under respondeat superior doctrines.
Because motor vehicle accidents involving large trucks are more complicated, it is important that the personal injury lawyer that you talk with is experienced with both car accidents and trucking accidents. Contact us today at (847) 566-8623 to talk about your vehicle accident or fill out our contact form.
Illinois Trucking Accident Information
Chicago is a hub of trucking activities. In Lake County, Interstate 94 and Interstate 294 are used by many trucks and semi trucks for transporting goods. There are approximately 500000 trucking accident every year across the United States and approximately 5,000 of this result in fatalities.
Causes of a Lake County Semi Truck Accident
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration statistics reveals that the majority of semi truck accidents and other truck accidents are caused by the truck drivers themselves. The main factors involved in a trucking accident are:
- Prescription drug usage
- Feeling pressure to drive because of deadlines.
- Unfamiliarity with the highways or roads
- Driver fatigue
- Driving too fast for the existing road conditions
Causes of a Lake County Car Accident
In handling car accident claims on the interstate, we aggressively seek out the facts to determine how the accident was caused and who is responsible for our clients’ injuries. Our investigations often uncover negligence on the part of drivers or other parties. Common causes of car accidents on the highway or tollway include:
- Distracted driving (texting while driving, cellphone use)
- Faulty auto parts
- Drunk driving
- Intersection violations
- Road rage
- Reckless driving
Car accident injuries often include life-changing injuries to the spinal cord, brain, arms, legs, face and other critical body parts. All too often, car accidents result in fatal injuries.
Whatever the extent of your injuries, our attorneys are here to help you explore your legal options. If your car accident injury was caused by recklessness or negligence, we can help you pursue maximum compensation for your medical bills, wage loss, pain and suffering, and other hardships.
Know Your Rights
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to an Illinois car accident or semi truck accident and the accident was not your fault, you may have a legal right to obtain compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damages and for disability. Do not sign anything until you have signed up for services of a personal injury lawyer to insure your rights are protected. Do not waive your rights by signing anything given to you by insurance companies unless you have first cleared it with your attorney.
Libertyville Vehicle Accident Lawyers
The Law Offices of John Borcia is familiar with semi truck accident claims and car accident claims and will work hard to provide you with the best representation. We have represented people with serious personal injuries for more than 20 years and we have received the high ratings from our clients and other attorneys.
If you or someone you know has been injured or disabled in an Illinois car accident or semi truck accident, please contact our office by calling us at (847) 566-8623. We will provide you a no-pressure and free consultation with no obligations.