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Did you lose a loved one in a Chicago 18-wheeler accident?

Chicago big-rig accident attorney standing up for the little guy

Injuries caused by accidents involving 18-wheelers, tractor trailers, and large commercial trucks are typically severe and sometimes result in death. When an 80,000 pound big-rig collides with an average passenger car it’s a recipe for disaster and can have devastating results. If you or a loved one has been hurt in such an accident, it’s vital to have an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer on your side.

How a Chicago truck accident attorney can help you

Understanding what caused an 18-wheeler truck accident is crucial to properly investigating how your accident happened. In any accident your lawyer has to know what he’s looking for and where to start. Though your accident may have occurred in Chicago, the trucker and/or the trucking company may be in another state, which poses more complications. So it is doubly important to have an attorney who understands all the complexities involved with truck companies and trucking accidents in Chicago and throughout the country.

The Law Offices of Michael R. De La Paz understands these unique complexities and can help you. Mr. De La Paz has 20 years of experience in representing clients who have endured devastating injuries and losses caused by 18-wheeler accidents. And he is committed to investigating your accident so that the responsible parties are held accountable and will pursue the compensation you deserve.

Key questions in a Chicago 18-wheeler accident

Because there are often several parties involved in a commercial truck accident, investigating one is more complex than investigating an auto accident. In addition to the driver and the trucking company, other liable parties may include, shipping companies, cargo owners, truck owners, truck manufacturers, and independent contractors. So the potential for red tape is high. Even if the circumstances of your truck accident appear clear cut, you can’t assume that the driver or trucking company will cooperate. Your best bet is to have an aggressive Chicago truck accident lawyer on your side, who knows how to find that the facts to build a strong case. At the Law Offices of Michael R. De La Paz, we know the evidence needed to build a viable case and will work to get the answers to key questions:

  • When was the truck last inspected?
  • Was the truck properly maintained?
  • Was the truck driver licensed to drive an 18-wheeler in Illinois?
  • Was the truck driver involved in any previous truck accidents?
  • Does the truck driver any DUI’s on his record?
  • Was the driver texting and talking on his cell while driving?
  • Was the load over legal limits?
  • Was the load secured properly
  • Was the driver fatigued?

At the Law Offices of Michael R. De La Paz, we will go the distance for you and:

  • Protect your interests and rights
  • Handle your paperwork, so you can heal
  • Gather evidence to build a strong case
  • Negotiate with insurance companies
  • Take your case to court if necessary
  • Fight for your fair settlement or verdict

Get the help you need and call for a free consultation with a Chicago truck accident lawyer

If you’ve been hurt or lost a loved one due to a truck accident in Chicago, call us today. Our truck accident lawyers will help you assess your case and determine the legal options available to you. Call (210) 225-HURT (4878) or toll free (800) 645-8553 to schedule an appointment today. We accept personal injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning that we don’t get paid until we obtain a settlement in your behalf. If you are unable to travel, we can come to your home or hospital room. Spanish speaking clients, se habla español.

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The Law Office of Michael R. De La Paz has its principal office in San Antonio, Texas, however, we can represent your personal injury case no matter where you live in Texas, the U.S., or Mexico.

If you or a loved one has been badly injured in an accident that was not your fault, you can reach us through our contact form.

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