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    Best Law Firms

    Power Rogers & Smith has not only been honored with one Best Law Firms designation, but five!

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    Inner Circle of Advocates

    This is a rare and exclusive legal honor limited to the top 100 attorneys in the US, and we are proud to have three of our attorneys included.

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    All three of our firm’s partners have been included in the list of The Best Lawyers in America for exceptional representation of plaintiffs in cases.

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Hours of Service Violations

Chicago Truck Accident Lawyers

Truck drivers are supposed to abide by strict regulations regarding their workload and hours of operation. When they don’t adhere to these guidelines, it could cause them to drive fatigued and accidents may happen. At Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P., our Chicago truck accident attorneys know these regulations and understand the consequences if they are not followed as they should be. It is important for truck drivers to log their trips so they are within the regulations at all times. The trucking company can also make sure this is done by checking the logs properly upon driver’s return.

The hours of service regulations include the following for property-carrying drivers:

  • May drive 11 hours maximum after 10 consecutive hours off duty
  • May not drive longer than 14 hour limit even if off-duty time extends past 10 consecutive hours
  • May not drive more than 60 – 70 hours on duty in 7 – 8 consecutive days

Call (312) 313-0202 to speak with us in a free case evaluation.

How Can Filing a Claim Help Me?

If you have been injured in a truck accident caused by a driver who is in violation of the hours of service regulations, it is important to take legal action. Our Chicago truck accident lawyers work to provide the strong legal counsel you need to not only seek compensation, but also to hold the responsible party accountable for his or her actions. This can force the truck driver and company to strictly enforce the hours of service regulations and could help to prevent further accidents.

Our team has more than two decades of experience and has helped recover more than $4 billion on behalf of our past clients. You can trust is to keep your goals and objectives at the top of our priority list. We aim to go above and beyond to help you receive compensation in order to cover medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and any other injury-related damages.

Contact our firm at (312) 313-0202 today to get started.

  • Experience

    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 $800 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.