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Truck Accidents

Lake County, IL Truck Accident Attorney

Personal Injury Lawyer for Semi Truck and Car Crash Injuries in Waukegan and Grayslake

Round Lake Truck Accident Lawyer

Due to their immense size and weight, commercial trucks can cause incredible damage and catastrophic injuries when they are involved in a traffic accident. It can also be extremely challenging to recover full compensation when you have been injured in such a crash. At The Law Office of Brian M. Laughlin, PC, we understand the complexities and nuances of pursuing damages against truck drivers, transport companies, and any other entities that may share in the liability for your injuries. Our team has the knowledge and skill to help you seek the justice you deserve from all parties involved.

Identifying Liable Parties in Waukegan Truck Accidents

When you are injured in a "normal" car accident, recovering damages may be difficult, but the process is fairly straightforward. If the other driver was at fault, he or she will generally be responsible for any injuries and damages you have sustained. A commercial truck accident, however, is often much more complicated. Most of these complications arise from the number of individuals and companies that play a role in the safe operation of a large truck.

For example, did you know that in many cases, the truck cab—where the driver sits—and the trailer may be owned by two separate companies? Each is also likely to be insured by a different insurer. Similarly, the company that performs maintenance on the truck is often not the same company that loads the trailer, and a third company may be responsible for recruiting, hiring, and training drivers. In practice, this means that compensation could be available from a number of sources.

Determining potential liability for a truck accident requires a prompt, comprehensive investigation into the circumstances of the crash. The team at The Law Office of Brian M. Laughlin, PC will review driver logs, maintenance records, hiring practices, safety procedures, and even data recorded by the truck itself to establish whose negligence caused your injuries.

Former Insurance Defense Lawyer Now Working for You

Trucking companies and their insurers have teams of lawyers working for them and helping them to minimize their potential liability after an accident. Attorney Brian M. Laughlin knows this well because he was once a part of those teams. He spent the early years of his career defending insurance companies, and in that time, he learned the tactics and techniques that are often used to avoid large payouts.

Today, he puts that knowledge to work on behalf of injured victims throughout Lake County and Northern Illinois. With more than 25 years of experience and a proven track-record of success, Mr. Laughlin and his team are equipped to help you collect the compensation you need following a truck accident.

Schedule a Free Consultation

If you or someone you love has been injured in a commercial truck crash, contact our office to get the guidance you need before you speak with an insurance company. We will review your case and begin our investigation immediately. Call 847-752-8537 for your free, no-obligation consultation. There are no fees unless you recover compensation. Our firm handles all types of truck accidents in Grayslake, Waukegan, Mundelein, Libertyville, Gurnee, Round Lake, Lake County, and the surrounding areas.

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