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Truck Driver Negligence

Did You Suffer A Serious Injury in a Truck Accident in Chicago?

Remaining focused and attentive while behind the wheel of any vehicle is critical to safe driving, but far too many choose not to follow the rules, take shortcuts, and act in a reckless or negligent manner. These choices put the lives of everyone else on the road at risk, and the danger only increases with the size of the vehicle the negligent driver is operating. Truck drivers must be alert and focused on operating their vehicles, which can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and cause some of the most devastating crashes on the road.

Despite these dangers, drivers and trucking companies still cut corners and violate regulations in order to maximize their profits. If these actions result in a catastrophic crash, injured victims deserve the chance to fight for the compensation they need to cover damages and medical bills caused by a truck accident.

Fill out our online form to start out with a free case evaluation.

Why You Need an Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer

Serious injuries often come with massive medical bills, and when those injuries were caused by someone else’s negligent actions you should not be responsible for the cost of your recovery. If you were seriously injured by a negligent truck driver, contact our Chicago attorneys at Power Rogers & Smith today. With decades of experience and over $4 billion secured in settlements and verdicts, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands when you hire us to represent you.

Negligent Actions That Can Result In A Crash

During our initial investigation into your case, our attorneys will look into the events preceding the crash. Some things we investigate include:

  • Whether the truck driver was speeding;
  • Whether the truck driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
  • Whether the truck driver was distracted by their phone, mobile device, etc, while driving;
  • Whether the truck driver was tailgating, adhering to the rules of the road, improperly changing lanes, etc;
  • Falsified driver’s logs, inspection logs, maintenance records, etc.;
  • Whether the truck driver was keeping to their federally regulated rest schedule; and
  • Whether the truck driver was properly taking weather conditions into account.

Give us a call at (312) 313-0202 to discuss your situation with a member of our firm today.

Hire Legal Representation You Can Trust

Collisions involving trucks are some of the most devastating crashes on our roadways, and our Chicago truck accident lawyers at Power Rogers & Smith have the experience and knowledge you need to secure the compensation you deserve. If you were seriously injured through the negligent actions of a truck driver, contact our firm today by calling us at

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    Since 1993 when we first opened the doors of our law practice, Power Rogers & Smith has handled some of the largest personal injury cases for plaintiffs in the state of Illinois – and won. With our experience, we aren’t afraid to stand up to large corporations and insurance companies in court.

  • Success

    Power Rogers & Smith has won more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients – that’s $900 million more than our closest competitor since 2000. These results include many record-setting and regulation-changing outcomes as well, including a $100 million settlement for victims of a trucking accident – Illinois’ largest injury award to a single family.

  • Contingency Fee

    Victims of tragic and life-altering accidents are suffering – physically, emotionally, and financially. We take the financial burden off victims by working on a contingent fee. This means that you do not pay unless/until we secure a financial recovery for you. You focus on healing. We’ll take care of the rest.

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Common Truck Accident Questions

  • What are the Most Common Causes of a Truck Accident?

    A: Many factors can cause truck accidents. Poor maintenance, improper loading of the truck, driving under the influence, and other legal violations are just a few of the most common causes of truck accidents.

  • Who Can Be Held Liable?

    A: In many truck accident cases, the trucking company may be held liable for injuries and other damages. Just like any personal injury case, though, truck accident lawsuits and claims involve many factors - so the best way to understand who is legally liable for your damages is by seeking legal guidance.

  • What Should I Look for When Hiring an Attorney?

    A: Experience is key. However, simply looking for an attorney with the most years of legal experience might not be enough. You should also look for counsel who has handled cases similar to yours in the past and will keep your best interests at the forefront of the case.