Cook County Bus and Truck Accident Lawyer
Illinois School Bus Crash and Commercial Truck Accident Attorney
An accident involving a bus, truck or other commercial vehicle is complex for several reasons. First, the injuries are often very serious. Second, these vehicles have commercial vehicle insurance policies with teams of adjusters and lawyers to protect the company from risk and expense. Who will look out for your rights?
At Dixon Law Office, we represent people injured in bus and truck accidents. We understand the severe injuries caused by these accidents, and we know how to handle the insurance companies. Please call our office at 708-354-9880 to schedule an appointment. Your consultation is free.
Injured by a Truck or Bus?
In the Chicagoland area, bus accidents happen on vehicles in the Metra, Pace, CTA and RTA systems, as well as on school busses. Some common causes of injuries include:
- Lack of seat belts
- Pedestrian hit by a bus
- Door closes on a passenger while entering or exiting the bus
- A sudden stop makes a passenger fall
Accidents involving trucks are most often a collision with a passenger vehicle or a pedestrian being hit by a truck. We have handled numerous truck accident claims, including those involving:
- Semis and tractor-trailers
- Delivery trucks (UPS, FedEx)
- Garbage trucks
- Maintenance vehicles
- Cargo vans
The bus or trucking company will have an investigation team from its insurance carrier on the scene within hours. You need someone to represent you. We know how to investigate the accident and examine driver logs, maintenance and safety checks, and the condition of the vehicle.
Because of the size of most commercial vehicles, the injuries they cause are often catastrophic and may include brain injuries, back and spinal injuries, amputations, burns, disfigurement and disability. They may also cause wrongful death. Our attorney will hold the company responsible and fight to recover the compensation you need to pay medical bills and to cover lost income and other expenses.
For a free consultation with a Cook County bus and truck accident attorney, please call 708-354-9880 or contact us online.