Chicago Employer Negligence Truck Accident Attorneys

If you have been injured in a truck accident caused by employer negligence, Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can help. Ensuring safe roads for all drivers requires that trucking companies stay vigilant regarding a variety of safety issues. These include providing employees with safe vehicles and equipment, allowing for adequate rest, hiring competent drivers, firing reckless or unsafe employees, regulating employee hours, and making timely repairs to vehicles. When companies neglect their duty of care regarding their employees, they risk people’s lives, and can be held financially liable for their recklessness.

Our skilled Chicago employer negligence attorneys at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC understand how severe the trauma of an accident can be. Accidents can have far-reaching effects that go beyond physical injuries, and include mental trauma, costly medical expenses, lost income, and strained relationships. We want accident victims and their families to have the legal support that they deserve. Call us at (312) 346-8620 to discuss your accident with one of our committed, compassionate lawyers.

Why Do I Need an Employer Negligence Lawyer?

Many people who survive trucking accidents face serious physical injuries and emotional trauma. They also face steep expenses for medical care and property damage, and many miss out on wages while they are recovering from their injuries. Pursuing a claim for compensation against the responsible party can help pay for all of these expenses, but attempting to do so on your own, while recovering, can be almost impossible.

That’s why it is important to hire a lawyer to help. While you focus on recovering, your lawyer can conduct an independent investigation into your accident, gathering all the necessary evidence from the truck’s black box and from consulting with experts. From this, they can determine the exact cause of your accident and identify the responsible party. They can handle negotiations with the applicable insurance company on your behalf, and even take your case to court if necessary. With a lawyer’s help, you are likely to receive far more money than you would on your own.

Why Hire Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC to Handle my Case?

At Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC, our experienced injury lawyers have been helping accident victims and their families for over 40 years. When a trucking company fails to do all they can to secure the safety of everyone out on the road, our legal team makes sure that they are held accountable for their negligence.

Our Chicago lawyers have secured millions of dollars for families who have been devastated by the carelessness of others. We fight for compensation because we know the impact it can make in the quality of our clients’ lives.

If you’ve been involved in an accident, the last thing you need is another expense to worry about. Fortunately, our lawyers don’t collect any money unless we are able to get the results that you need. If we successfully hold your negligent employer accountable, then we only take a percentage of the award.

Employer Negligence Cases We Handle

Many different accidents can fall under the umbrella of employer negligence. Some of the common types of employer negligence that may lead to an accident include:

  • Improper hiring practices: Truck companies need to properly screen any drivers they employ to ensure they don’t hire someone with a history of traffic violations, particularly drunk or drugged driving. You may be able to hold an employer negligent for an accident that at first glance appears to be the fault of the driver.
  • Inadequate training: Driving a massive 18-wheeler is very different from driving a regular passenger vehicle. Employers must adequately train their drivers in proper techniques for handling these huge trucks in order to ensure they know what they are doing when out on the road. Accidents caused by trucks failing to stop in time, veering from their lanes, turning improperly, and more may in fact be the responsibility of the employer.
  • Failing to maintain vehicles: Truck companies have a responsibility to regularly maintain and perform prompt repairs on their vehicles. Failure to do so can result in allowing an unsafe truck on the road. An accident caused by a truck malfunction may be the responsibility of the employer.
  • Violating truck regulations: There are specific regulations in terms of how much cargo can be loaded on trucks, how that cargo can be loaded, how much rest drivers need to take between shifts, and more. If an employer violates any of these regulations, an accident that results can be their fault.

A lawyer can investigate your accident to determine whether the employer can be held liable. Employer insurance policies are far greater than those of individual drivers, so if the employer can be held liable, you can likely recover far more money in compensation.

Let a Chicago Employer Negligence Lawyer Fight For You

If you have been injured in a trucking accident as a result of employer negligence, Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can help. If you are unsure who is responsible for your accident, an experienced lawyer can help clarify your legal rights based on your situation.

You have rights and our legal team will help you protect them. If you have survived an accident, but face an uphill climb to recovery, we want to help you get there. Call our Chicago office today at (312) 346-8620 to speak with one of our truck accident lawyers about your accident today.

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