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We Fight For Victims Of Commercial Truck Accidents

An average commercial truck typically weighs at least 25 times more than a standard passenger vehicle. Oftentimes, these commercial trucks or “big rigs” can also be transporting flammable, hazardous or other dangerous materials. Due to the significant contrast in weight between big rig trucks and personal-use vehicles, collisions involving a commercial truck can often result in severe, life-changing injuries or death.

The experienced Chicago trial attorneys at Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., are proficient litigators who understand the severity of your situation, can help you determine the type of compensation you will need, as well as effectively guide you through the personal injury claims process. We take on many complex motor vehicle and Illinois commercial truck accident cases, including those involving occupant ejection and motor vehicle defects.

Common Causes Of Commercial Truck Accidents

Commercial trucking accidents can occur for any number of reasons. Unfortunately, driver negligence is often a contributing factor to these devastating crashes. Examples of driver negligence that can lead to trucking accidents include:

  • Fatigued driving
  • Distracted driving (cellphone, GPS, changing the radio station, etc…)
  • Speeding
  • Overloaded truck
  • Equipment failure
  • Improper breaking or jackknifing
  • Maintenance negligence
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Commercial trucks have specific characteristics and limited performance capabilities, which create larger blind spots and makes it more difficult for drivers to respond quickly in risky situations. If you or a loved one was involved in a commercial truck crash, no matter who is at fault, it is essential to seek the immediate help of a skilled personal injury lawyer.

Our firm routinely works with law enforcement, physicians and engineers who help us understand how and why your accident happened. Taking these extra steps can be crucial to proving your case.

A Representative Truck Accident Case

Estate of J.G. v. a Wisconsin Trucking Company and Dennis OltesvigPfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., obtained a $9.36 million jury verdict for the estate of a 48-year-old man who was killed when a tractor-trailer truck backed into him, pinching his legs and causing fatal hemorrhages. The jury’s verdict included $8.8 million in noneconomic damages. Attorney Pfaff & Gill, Ltd. Trial Lawyers tried this wrongful death case in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois before Magistrate Judge Denlow in 2008.

Don’t Wait To Get Legal Help, Your Recovery May Depend On It

Medical costs are only the beginning after this type of catastrophic accident. The physical, emotional and financial ramifications can be difficult to measure and hard to plan for. At Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., we work hard on your behalf to pursue fair compensation so you can focus on the most important thing, your recovery.

Call 312-638-2407 now to schedule a free consultation with a skilled personal injury lawyer or send us a message online..