The majority of injury and death that occur in Chicago truck accidents, are suffered by the occupants of the smaller vehicles involved in these accidents. Truck litigation involves claims against negligent truck drivers and the companies that hire them.
Generally, truck negligence falls into two categories: driver error and poor vehicle maintenance. Examples of driver error can include: fatigue, inexperience, poor training and/or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Additionally, overloaded and oversized trucks can be other possible causes of such accidents.
Truck accidents can cause victims to sustain physical injuries, pain and suffering, emotional injuries and can cause victims to incur significant medical bills and lost wages. Even accidents that seem relatively small in nature can produce injuries with severe consequences.