Representing the Victims of Commercial Trucking Accidents throughout Illinois
Trucking accidents are among the most deadly, catastrophic accidents occurring on Illinois’s busy roadways. They also can result in the most complicated legal cases. At Cogan & Power, P.C., our unique legal team, which includes a nationally recognized member of the prestigious Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, is committed to obtaining just compensation for victims and their families. We take great pride in our record of successful verdicts and settlements, including a $13 million verdict in a trucking accident case, as well as the enduring relationships we have developed with our clients.
How Can Cogan & Power Help You?
The Chicago trucking accident lawyers at Cogan & Power have two guiding principles:
- Every case is handled by the partner–not an associate or paralegal–from start to finish.
- Our attorneys collaborate on every case, bringing unique experience, knowledge, and perspectives.
Our former defense lawyers are skilled strategists with experience on both sides of the courtroom. Partner Jon Papin is a nationally recognized trucking attorney with a 100% success record in trucking accident cases and in-depth knowledge of the laws governing the trucking industry. Our attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience representing victims of personal injury and have recovered more than $250 million for their clients, including several record verdicts and settlements.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, please contact us at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated trucking accident attorneys and begin the process of recovering. Because we work on a contingency basis, we will not collect any fees from you unless we get you compensation.
Legal Obligations of Trucking Companies and Truck Drivers
Truckers, like all motorists, have an obligation to operate their trucks in a safe manner. Additionally, truck drivers and trucking companies are subject to industry-wide specific rules and regulations. If the trucking company or truck driver fails to comply with their obligations, they could be liable in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Determining the cause of a trucking accident is an important part of the legal analysis, affecting issues of liability, procedure, and damages. Some of the possible causes of a trucking accident include:
- Driver fatigue
- Speeding or reckless driving
- Inattentive driving
- Alcohol-related accidents
- Improper training
- Improper maintenance and use of truck
- Failure to comply with safety regulations
- Improper loading of truck
As experienced Chicago trucking accident attorneys, we work closely with accident investigators to assess the cause of the trucking accident.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, contact the skilled Chicago trucking accident attorneys at Cogan & Power for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights following a truck accident. If you cannot come to our offices in downtown Chicago, we will come to you. And because we take cases on a contingency basis, you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.