When you’ve been seriously injured or lost a loved one in an Illinois trucking accident, it’s common for victims to point the blame at the truck driver. What most families don’t realize is that it’s not always just the truck driver to blame when a serious accident occurs. A personal injury attorney will be able to identify all of the possible liable parties in your accident claim.When other parties are suspected of being involved in the occurrence of the truck accident, it becomes known as a third party liability case.
Potential Third Parties Your Attorney Can Identify in Your Claim
- the trucking company;
- maintenance workers or companies that performed work on the truck;
- federal regulators and inspectors; and
- truck manufacturers.
It’s not always driver negligence that causes trucking accidents. Manufacturer defects, mechanical failure, and improper loading can all add to the frequency of commercial trucking accidents. If another party failed to complete their required inspections or duties to keep the truck running safely, they can be held liable for your injuries as well.Not only can it be confusing to determine if your accident was caused by another party, but it can also be difficult to prove this liability.
An attorney who focuses their practice on Illinois trucking accident claims can help you determine if third party liability factors into your situation and how to deal with settlements.
When to Hire a Joliet, IL Attorney after a Trucking Accident
Hopefully you’ve never had to deal with an Illinois trucking accident claim before, and those that have know how difficult they can be to resolve. You’ll be dealing with not only the truck driver, but also their trucking company, and many other potential third parties.
Even experienced, safe drivers run the risk of being involved in a serious truck accident. Beyond your initial recovery, injuries in these types of accidents are often serious and result in permanent disability or disfigurement which can cause loss of the ability to work, years of rehabilitation, serious medical bills, and have a significant impact on your life.A attorney at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. has dealt with similar cases to yours and knows the best course of action for your claim. To improve your chances at a fair settlement and take the burden out of all the paperwork involved in an Illinois trucking accident claim, contact us today for a free case evaluation – 312-263-1080.