April 12, 2012

Illinois Trucking Accident Lawsuit Filed Against Truck Driver

by Levin & Perconti

Earlier today, a Chicago truck accident lawyer at our firm read a news report detailing an Illinois trucking accident lawsuit that has been filed after a hazardous trucking accident transpired late last year. According to the news report, posted on MadisonRecord.com, the accident in question transpired on December 14, 2011, when the accident victim was traveling east on Highway 50 near its intersection with Route 4 in Lebanon when the defendant truck driver ran a stop sign and struck the victim’s passenger vehicle.

The accident victim filed a lawsuit late last month in St. Clair County Circuit Court – naming both the truck driver, as well as, his trucking carrier as defendants in the lawsuit. Court papers reveal that as a result of the accident, the victim incurred medical expenses, great pain and mental anguish, in addition to, missing numerous working days as a result of the trucking collision.

The plaintiff asserts that the defendant caused the accident in negligently failing to keep his vehicle under proper control, failing to keep a proper lookout, driving too fast, failing to reduce speed to avoid a collision, running a stop sign, in addition to, other negligent acts. Our Chicago truck accident attorneys learned that the plaintiff seeks a judgment of more than $100,000 – plus any additional court costs.

The experienced Illinois truck accident attorneys at Levin & Perconti have effectively handled a variety of motor vehicle accidents, including Illinois trucking accidents. Due to the sheer size and weight of large commercial vehicles, any type of collision has the potential for devastating or life-altering consequences. Truck accident victims almost always sustain serious injuries including, but not limited to: broken bones, loss of limbs, in addition to, injuries to the brain and spinal cord.

If you or a loved one has suffered severe personal injury or a tragic loss as the direct result of an semi truck accident in Illinois, you and your family may be entitled to compensation for damages sustained. These damages may include compensatory damages which seek to provide the accident victim compensation for a particular loss or injury that was sustained as the direct result of the unlawful conduct of another. Additional damages may include punitive damages which seek to punish the wrongdoer for their negligent conduct.

Please contact our Chicago trucking accident lawyers as soon as possible for a free consultation to help determine what legal rights and relief may be available to you.