Who is Responsible for a Fatal Truck Accident?

The following is a guest post courtesy of Dolan Law Offices, wrongful death lawyers in Chicago, IL:    Early morning on June 3, 2010, a family of four was travelling along a highway preparing to do some sightseeing when their Subaru was suddently hit by a big rig truck. Authorities believe that the truck was speeding.

  The collision forced the family’s Subaru into oncoming traffic where it collided with a flat bed truck carrying concrete pipes. All four members of the family were killed in the accident.   The time following a fatal truck accident is often overwhelming for the surviving relatives.  While  family members are still grieving, trucking and insurance companies will try to call and pressure them into quick settlements. Most of the time, these companies do not really have the surviving relatives’ best interests at heart – they simply want to settle the matter for the least amount of money possible.   If one of your loved ones has been killed in a fatal truck accident, then a truck accident lawyer can help protect your legal rights.  A truck accident attorney will thoroughly investigate your case to uncover what really caused the accident.  For example, if an accident was caused by a truck driver who was speeding, as in the case of the family mentioned earlier, then the trucking company will often try to deny liability for the accident.    However, an experienced truck accident lawyer will determine if the trucking company is liable for the accident injuries by investigating whether the trucking company was pressuring the driver to clock more miles per day or to get to a destination quickly.  A full investigation can determine who is truly at fault for a fatal truck accident and which parties should be held accountable for the death or deaths that resulted from it.   The attorneys of Dolan Law Offices represent families who have lost loved ones in Illinois fatal truck accidents.

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