Personal Injury Lawsuit Filed After Semi Truck Collision

Earlier this week, a personal injury lawsuit was filed on behalf of a woman who sustained severe injury and damages as a result of a semi truck accident. Our Chicago truck accident lawyers read on that the tragic accident occurred in 2009 when the plaintiff was traveling along an interstate highway when she was rear-ended by a Freightliner truck towing a semi-trailer. According to court documents, the plaintiff states that the semi truck driver failed to control the speed of his commercial vehicle and struck the rear end of the plaintiff’s passenger vehicle. The lawsuit names both the semi truck driver and his trucking carriers as the defendants in the semi truck lawsuit.

The lawsuit alleges that the semi truck driver acted negligently for failure to maintain an assured clear distance between his vehicle and the victims, failure to maintain a proper lookout, failure to timely apply brakes, failure to control vehicle, failure to act or respond in a reasonable manner that would avoid an accident, in addition to, failure to control the commercial vehicle’s speed. The semi truck driver’s two trucking carriers face additional charges including: negligent entrustment to an unlicensed, incompetent or reckless driver, hiring and retaining an unlicensed, incompetent or reckless driver, as well as, failure to properly train their commercial vehicle drivers.

The accident victim is currently seeking an undisclosed amount of damages for medical expenses, physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment, physical disfigurement, loss of earning capacity, interest, court costs and fees.

When severe harm is sustained as a direct result of another’s negligent or careless actions, civil trucking litigation can help accident victims and their families receive compensation for their losses, as well as, punish the wrongdoer for their negligent conduct. Injuries suffered as a result of negligent semi truck accidents can be life-altering and often results in various damages including medical expenses, lost wages, on top of the emotional pain and suffering incurred as a result of the accident.

If you or a loved one has sustained serious injury as a result of an Illinois semi truck accident, it is important to obtain experienced legal aid from knowledgeable Illinois semi truck accident attorneys. The attorneys at Levin & Perconti will examine the facts of your case, evaluate your claim, review available options, as well as, work with insurance companies and other involved parties in your case to ensure that you or your loved one is properly assisted in your time of need.

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