Commercial Vehicle Accidents Attorney
in Hanover Park, Illinois
Commercial Vehicle Accidents Require Experienced Representation
Collisions with trucks very often involve serious injuries. These are the times when quality legal representation truly matters. The Maritote Law holds commercial drivers, their employers and their insurers accountable.
Personal injury lawyer Mark Maritote has over 30 years of experience with commercial vehicle accidents in DuPage County, Cook County and Kane County. Please call for a free consultation.
Delivery Trucks and Other Commercial Vehicles
Our long record of recoveries in motor vehicle accident cases includes every type of commercial vehicle, including:
FedEx and UPS delivery vans
Utility company and garbage trucks
Construction and landscaping trucks
Tractor-trailers and freight trucks
Private buses, limousines and taxis
Food delivery cars
We also handle accidents involving snow plows, road maintenance trucks and other vehicles driven by municipal, county or state of Illinois employees.
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Establishing the Chain of Liability
By virtue of their size and weight, trucks are subject to special regulations. In a crash, we examine whether the driver and owner of the truck were noncompliant or otherwise negligent — in loading and securing cargo, operating on public roads in a safe and legal manner, in the maintenance of the vehicle, or in hiring and training.
Because of the potential for harm, trucks are typically more highly insured. However, trucking companies and businesses often deny liability, trying to pass responsibility to the truck driver as an “independent operator.” That truck driver may have a much lower insurance policy than the entity that owns the truck and employs the driver. Mark Maritote is wise to this “hide the insurance” game and will not allow corporations and insurance companies to dodge their obligation.
Committed to Full Compensation
We have handled trucking accidents involving disabling and disfiguring injuries, such as back injuries, brain injury, loss of limb and even death. We work closely with families and many professionals to make sure that damages reflect the economic and personal impact of a devastating crash. Attorney Mark Maritote has a solid record in jury trials when the liable parties will not agree to a full settlement.
If you were involved in an accident with a delivery truck or other commercial vehicle, call our Hanover Park law office for a free initial consultation or contact us online.