Truck Accidents

Lake County Truck Accident Attorney

We are a law firm in Lake County, IL representing individuals that have been injured in truck accidents.

When a big rig speeding down a highway collides with a car, the force and impact are usually violent and catastrophic, leaving destruction, injury, and death in its wake. Tragically, these incidences happen almost every minute of every day on America’s roads – often caused by negligent truck drivers and greedy trucking companies who ignore safety rules and risk the lives of innocent people just to make a few more dollars. You need a Lake County truck accident lawyer to fight for you.

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For individuals reeling from severe injuries or the sudden loss of a loved one after a semi-truck crash, Lake County attorney Kirk Moyer is a steadfast ally who can get them the compensation and resources that will help them move forward to a better and brighter future.

Fighting For Big Rig Accident Victims For Over Two Decades

Representing clients in Lake County, Cook County, and throughout Chicagoland, Kirk brings passionate and aggressive advocacy to bear on their behalf. With a two-decade history of success and a steadfast commitment to helping injury victims and their families, he knows what it takes to cut through the efforts of carriers and their insurers to hide their negligence or avoid responsibility for the havoc they caused.

Kirk has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for truck and commercial vehicle accidents and other injury victims. But he also provides his clients with answers, guidance, comfort, support, and compassion during one of the most challenging ordeals they will ever face. That is why so many semi-truck accident victims in Lake County look for a lawyer like Kirk for help when they need it most.

1,200 Semi-Truck Accidents Every Single Day

The latest report by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reveals that accidents involving big rigs wreak havoc on a daily basis:

  • In 2017, there were approximately 450,000 reported crashes involving large trucks. That’s an average of over 1,200 big rig crashes every single day.
  • 4,237(one percent) of those crashes involved fatalities, while 344,000 (23 percent) led to injuries.
  • One hundred forty-nine people died in Illinois in 2017 from these incidences.

Some of the common types of accidents drivers are involved in include, jackknifing, truck rollovers, tire blowout, wide turns, and lost loads. Kirk can look into your case and begin his investigation to get you the compensation you need.

We are experienced in truck accident claims in Lake County that involve:

  • 18-wheeler accidents
  • Big rig truck accidents and rollovers
  • Defective equipment or parts (ie: faulty brakes or tire defects)
  • Railroad crossing crashes
  • Negligent entrustment
  • Tractor-trailer crashes and accidents
  • Construction zone accidents

According to the FMCSA, the most common reasons for these hundreds of thousands of annual truck accidents include:

  • Overloaded tractor-trailers
  • Tailgating
  • Hours of service violations
  • Driver distraction
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Speeding
  • Driver Fatigue
  • Defective equipment, such as brakes and tires
  • Unlicensed and untrained drivers
  • Falsified log records
  • Failure to inspect and maintain equipment
  • Road rage
Tractor-Trailer Lawsuits Are More Complex Than Car Accident Lawsuits

The issues involved in truck crash lawsuits can be much more complicated than those in motor vehicle accidents involving passenger cars. Detailed and voluminous federal laws and safety regulations, and the violation of those rules by drivers and trucking companies, are often the keys to establishing negligence and obtaining compensation.

Most truck accident cases involve several defendants – truck drivers, carriers, insurers, equipment manufacturers, and others – that may be located in jurisdictions far from Illinois. Each of those parties will make a determined effort to deny responsibility or shift blame to anyone but themselves. They may even go so far as to falsify records or hide behind shell companies to protect their bottom lines. You need an experienced attorney who has the knowledge and determination to aggressively fight back against these tactics, expose wrongdoing, and hold companies accountable for their negligence or misconduct.

What To Do After a Commercial Truck, Big Rig or 18 Wheeler Collision Accident

As is the case in any traffic accident, your highest priority is to get medical attention for yourself and anyone else who may be hurt. While protecting your health is critical, you will also need to take affirmative steps to protect your rights and your ability to obtain compensation for your injuries and losses.

Attorneys for the trucking company or its insurance companies will be on the case immediately after your accident, doing everything they can to shield their clients from any claim you may bring. They also may try to get you to quickly agree to a low-ball settlement for an amount far lower than you deserve or could recover in a successful big rig lawsuit. That is why it is so important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer after your accident. Even if lawyers or lawsuits are the last things on your mind, picking up the phone to arrange for a free initial consultation with Kirk is a no-lose proposition that could ultimately prove to be the key to getting the compensation and settlements that can help you recover from your injuries.

Get the Compensation You and Your Family Deserve. Call Lake County Trucking Accident Lawyer Kirk TODAY

Kirk’s experience, skill, and tenacity have resulted in a track record of success and the recovery of substantial damages for victims and their families throughout Lake County and specifically in Waukegan, IL.

If you were injured or have lost a loved one under wrongful death, Kirk Moyer is the experienced truck accident lawyer you need to get you the compensation you deserve after your serious injury. Please give our personal injury law firm in Lake County, Illinois a call at (312) 399-9983 to arrange for your FREE consultation.