Truck Accident Lawyer

Experienced & Reputable Truck Accident Lawyers

Were you involved in a truck accident? Truck accidents can leave your head spinning and unsure of your next move. First, you must know your legal rights and how you can obtain the compensation that you deserve. Next, you need to understand that several parties are potentially liable for the accident. Then you have to prove liability, a complex task. Eames Injury Law is here to help you do just that.

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, call us today, the experienced truck accident lawyers! We will meet with you, evaluate your case, and fight for your compensation.

The Steps You Must Take After a Truck Accident

  • Contact the police and report the truck accident immediately
  • Call an ambulance for any injured parties
  • Take photos and video of the accident scene
  • Make a note of any injuries, pains, and aches
  • Wait for law enforcement
  • Hire an experienced truck accident lawyer

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

One common cause contributing to truck accidents is driver fatigue. According to the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB), driver fatigue is a factor in over 30% of truck accidents. Federal trucking laws govern the amount of time a driver can operate their truck in a certain amount of time, the time they must be out of service between driving shifts, and the number of hours they are allowed to log within a week. Often drivers fabricate logs due to scheduling demands, resulting in sleep deprivation.

Failure to maintain or negligent maintenance is another cause of truck accidents. Our experts can determine if faulty equipment or negligent maintenance caused the truck accident. Tires, brakes, axles, hitches, and other parts must be maintained and checked before driving.

Other causes include

  • Fatigued drivers
  • Intoxicated drivers
  • Inexperienced drivers
  • Hazard weather conditions
  • Faulty tires and truck parts
  • Negligent or improper maintenance

Common Injuries

 Truck accidents often result in serious injuries resulting in permanent damage, disabilities, and disfigurement. Common injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal Cord injury
  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Internal injuries
  • Death and dismemberment
  • Amputations

These injuries cause physical pain and emotional distress, and financial ruin. The responsible party should be forced to compensate you to cover your losses and ongoing pain and suffering.

Determining Liable Parties


There could be several parties responsible for covering your damages. Not only is the driver liable when they cause a collision, but legally other parties could also be liable, including the trucking company. Our team will research, investigate, and determine all parties and hold them accountable.

Other parties that can be held to account: 

  • Trucking Companies
  • Manufactureres and Distributors of trucking products
  • Shipper and Loader of Cargo

Don’t go it alone; trust Eames Injury Law truck accident attorneys to resolve your case.

Trucking Company and Employer

Liability for Truck Accidents

The truck driver that caused your accident could work directly for the company or be contracted as an independent contractor hired only to haul goods. If the driver is an employee of the company, the company could be held liable for negligence that contributed to the accident. This is especially true when the driver hasn’t been adequately trained, inexperienced, or has a driving record that should have shown that they were a danger behind the wheel.

Independent truck drivers, or owner-operators, own their truck handle loads for cargo. Depending upon the amount of oversight they hold over the driver, they may also share the responsibility of making you whole.

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Why Choose Eames Law Group?

The Eames Law Group is dedicated to aggressively and expertly representing our clients. We are focused on obtaining the most compensation for your truck accident case. We will stand up against the trucking and insurance companies to make you whole.

Attorney Brent Eames

is passionate about fighting got people and has dedicated his career to representing injured victims. He has a track record of securing top-dollar awards, verdicts, and settlements for clients in Illinois.

Olga Beznashchuk

works to promote justice and advocate for those who don’t know their legal rights or don’ have access to legal services.

Contact Eames Injury Law to Fight

for Compensation for Your Truck Accident

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident in Illinois, it’s time to call Eames Injury Law. We offer dedicated case management and don’t charge you a fee if we don’t win. Our truck accident lawyers investigate, identify liable parties, and aggressively litigate your case to get the compensation you deserve!

Call Eames Injury Law today at 312-854-7260 or contact our legal team online!

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