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Can I Pursue a Commercial Vehicle Driver for My Accident Injuries in Illinois?

Posted by Anthony Mancini | Apr 15, 2021

At the Mancini Law Group P.C., our truck accident attorneys in Chicago know that over the past year, the e-commerce industry has grown over 40% from the previous year, which has significantly increased the numbers and types of commercial vehicles on our Illinois roadways.

Unfortunately, the numbers suggest that the more commercial vehicles traveling our highways, streets, and neighborhoods often means the more truck accidents occurring in each of those locations.

Gathering evidence to build a comprehensive and effective truck accident claim requires experienced attorneys who provide a strategic approach to face the liable party's insurance company for our client's full financial recovery.

At Mancini Law Group P.C., we believe in Maximum Justice. Maximum Results.

When is a Commercial Truck Driver Liable for a Traffic Collision in Chicago, Illinois?

When large trucks, including semi-trucks, delivery vans, and other commercial vehicles are involved in a collision, several parties may be investigated for negligently causing the crash.

Common causes of commercial truck accidents that place the driver at fault may include, but are not limited to:

  • Fatigue driving
  • Reckless or aggressive driving
  • Speeding
  • Distractions from electronic devices for work or personal use while driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Failing to obey traffic signs and signals

Conversely, if the truck driver was speeding while under direct orders from their employer to violate the hours of service guidelines, both the driver and their trucking company may be liable for the collision.

Our experienced truck accident attorneys in Chicago will review the details of your collision to pursue the proper insurance coverage for your financial recovery, whether it is from a single party or a combination of parties, so we can maximize your results.

Can I Pursue a Commercial Delivery Driver for Financial Recovery After a Collision in Chicago, Illinois?

As the need for more delivery drivers sweeps the nation, including here in Chicago, delivery drivers for FedEx, UPS, Amazon, Walmart, and even independent contractors are getting behind the wheels of large delivery vehicles in record numbers.

Depending on the unique circumstances that caused the collision, including driver impairment, speeding, or other negligent actions or inaction, the driver may be held directly responsible for the crash.

If their employer plays a role in the collision, both insurance policies may be pursued for your financial recovery needs.

Most local delivery services, including Grub Hub or Door Dash, carry up to $1 million in insurance coverage on behalf of their drivers.

Much larger companies, like UPS or FedEx, carry up to $5 million in insurance coverage that can be pursued when their driver was proven at fault for our client's injuries.

Contact Our Accident Attorney in Chicago at Mancini Law Group P.C. to Schedule a Free Consultation

To learn more about semi-truck and commercial delivery accidents, and who can be held liable for your financial recovery needs, contact our Chicago personal injury attorneys at Mancini Law Group P.C by phone at 773-745-1909 or online to schedule a free, confidential consultation to discuss your case.

About the Author

Anthony Mancini

Mr. Mancini has 30 years of experience representing thousands of individuals in all types of personal injury matters. He has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for his injured clients. Mr. Mancini is a member of the Illinois, Ohio, and Wisconsin Bars, and a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Mancini is also a National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyer. Mr. Mancini received his B.A. from The University of Illinois at Chicago and his J.D. from the Valparaiso University School of Law.

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