Chicago Truck Accident Lawyers Fighting for Drivers, Passengers, and Pedestrians Who Sustained Serious Injuries
Caring representation for Illinois injury victims
Accidents between a truck and another type of vehicle are much more likely to injure or kill the non-truck occupants than those in the truck. A car is simply no match for a truck, which is larger, heavier, and wider. Truck accidents happen for many reasons, including speeding, reckless driving, distracted driving, and drunk driving.
Gainsberg Law represents injured victims and the families of loved ones killed in a truck crash, no matter the cause of the accident. Our Chicago truck accident attorneys have won substantial jury verdicts in state and federal courts. We negotiate settlements, but only when they are approved by our clients. We work with professional experts, when needed, to determine how the accident happened. Our attorneys work with doctors, health specialists, physical therapists, and rehabilitation experts to fully understand your physical limitations, emotional suffering, and long-term health care needs.
Common types of truck accident injuries
There are many different types of injuries that can result from a truck accident. At Gainsberg Law, we take on complex cases involving:
- Spinal cord damage. Injuries to the spinal cord can cause paralysis, leaving the victim a paraplegic or a quadriplegic. Spinal cord injuries can cause long-term disabilities, including loss of bladder function, loss of sexual function, and breathing difficulties. Most patients endure long-term pain. Many patients need surgeries and injections just to be able to get out of bed in the morning.
- Head trauma. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are caused by a severe blow to the head. A TBI can cause the brain to move about in the skull and can cause loss of vital oxygen to the brain. Head injuries can result in death, coma, loss of cognitive abilities, many different types of emotional problems such as depression, and other severe and permanent complications. Many victims of head trauma never lead lives comparable to the lives they led before the truck accident
- Soft tissue injury. Injuries to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments can be hard to diagnose and even harder to cure.
- Internal injuries. Truck accidents can cause internal bleedings to the liver, kidney, pancreas, and spleen, which can be extremely hard to manage.
- Broken bones. Car drivers and passengers, motorcycle operators, and pedestrians often suffer broken arms, legs, ribs, and breaks to other parts of the anatomy after a truck crash. Broken bones can require an operation. The painful healing process can take months. After healing, many victims have a loss of function in the part of the body that was injured.
- Back and neck pain. This type of pain is often debilitating. Many patients are never the same as they were before the accident and must cope with the pain for the rest of their life.
Other types of truck accident health complications include cuts, injuries to the ribs and body, and injuries complicated by seat belts and air bags such as whiplash and severe bruises. We also handle cases of disfigurement and scarring.
In addition to injury cases, we also handle cases involving wrongful death. When someone is killed through the fault of another, we represent the spouse, children, and other family members who are entitled to benefits. We demand payment for funeral bills, medical bills, and any physical pain the family member endured before he/she died. We also demand compensation for the loss of services and society the deceased would have provided family members if the death had not happened.
Get help from a caring Chicago truck accident attorney today
At Gainsberg Law, each Chicago truck accident injury attorney treats clients like family. We listen to your concerns and anxieties, answer your questions, and calmly guide you through each phase of the litigation process. Our legal team works to assess all the relevant facts. We then articulate the most relevant and current law to persuade insurance carriers, defense counsel, judges, and juries of the merits of your case. For help now, please call us at 312-313-1621 or complete our contact form to schedule an appointment and speak directly with an attorney.