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    Best Law Firms

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

  • Inner Circle of Advocates
    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.

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    American College of Trial Lawyers

    Membership in this organization is invitation-only, and extended only to the very best trial lawyers who display the highest degrees of professionalism and ethics.

  • Best Lawyers in America
    Best Lawyers in America

    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.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Membership is invitation-only and only extended after a careful vetting process during which lawyers are evaluated on criteria such as experience and integrity.

  • Law Dragon
    Law Dragon

    Lawdragon recognizes the top attorneys in the nation based on a process of law firm nominations, votes and comments from legal professionals, and editorial research.

  • Illinois Super Lawyers
    Illinois Super Lawyers® Top 10 Lawyers

    Super Lawyers® is a prestigious rating services that recognizes the top 5% of attorneys in each state based on a process of peer review and independent research.

  • TopVerdict™

    Our attorneys secured 3 of the Top 25 verdicts in Illinois for all of 2018

Truck Accident Checklist

In 2008, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported 144 fatal crashes with large trucks in Illinois. The fatalities from Illinois truck accidents placed many of the state's counties in the upper echelons of crashes in the United States, where 677 truck drivers were killed, 4,229 passengers were killed, and 23,000 were injured in similar trucking accidents.

18-wheeler truck accidents are serious and deadly. A collision with a large truck is devastating for the driver and any passengers of a car. The truck's sheer size and power leave the car with little chance of minimal damage.

Our Chicago Legal Team Can Help

When you have been involved in Illinois trucking accidents, Power Rogers & Smith recommends the following:

  • Call for help
  • Seek immediate medical attention
  • Take any photos you can, using your cell phone if necessary, of the damage and the location
  • Find any potential witnesses and request their contact information
  • Get the names and business cards of any police on the scene
  • Get the incident number so you can obtain a copy of the accident report


Truck drivers, their employers, and their insurance companies do their best to minimize any truck accident settlement. That is why it is crucial for you to consult a highly experienced and focused truck accident lawyer in Chicago before you speak with anyone connected to the truck driver. The insurance company makes attempts to offer you a settlement that is not in your best interests. The adjuster's job is to settle, settle quickly, and settle inexpensively. That is why it is crucial to call Power Rogers & Smith.

A Chicago attorney from our firm will work with a dedicated team of accident reconstructionists, specialists, and technicians in addition to your witnesses to prove truck driver negligence and liability. When you engage us to file a truck accident lawsuit in Chicago or elsewhere in Illinois, know that you are receiving the talents of some of the most influential legal minds with a passion for helping trucking accident victims.


You have a limited amount of time during which to file your truck accident lawsuit. Your Illinois truck accident settlement depends on meeting all deadlines. Power Rogers & Smith can explain how the statute of limitations applies to your specific case and help you stay within the limits.

Illinois residents rely on Power Rogers & Smith, the Chicago lawyers, to maximize their rightful compensation. Contact the firm today to schedule your free consultation and tell us about your Illinois truck accident.

  • 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 $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.