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Trucking accident attorneys

Thousands of individuals suffer injuries in crashes involving semi trucks each year. These massive vehicles present unique dangers to the public and can cause significant damage and serious injuries. Truck drivers and manufacturers must adhere to Illinois laws and federal regulations to ensure the safety of all road users.

Protecting those who have been wrongfully harmed

Truck drivers and their employers must ensure the safety of the public on the road by following various Illinois laws and federal regulations, such as:

  1. Hours of Service (HOS) regulations: These rules limit the number of hours a truck driver can operate their vehicle to prevent fatigue-related accidents.
  2. Regular vehicle inspections and maintenance: Drivers and employers must adhere to strict inspection and maintenance schedules to ensure the safe operation of semi trucks.
  3. Proper cargo loading and securement: To avoid accidents caused by shifting loads or falling debris, drivers must properly load and secure cargo.
  4. Proper licensing and training: Truck drivers must obtain a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and undergo specialized training to operate a semi truck safely.

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You may be entitled to compensation

We represent people throughout the United States who have been seriously injured or killed by the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of others. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial burdens that our clients face during these times, and we work tirelessly to secure the compensation they deserve.

If you have been injured, or your loved one has died as the result of another’s careless conduct, contact us today. We can be reached at (815) 895-8585.

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How much time do you have to file a case?

The law limits the amount of time you can file a claim and collect damages for your injury. That law is called the Statute of Limitations. No matter how great your loss, you will not be able to collect if you miss this deadline. Your lawyer will know all the deadlines and limits the law has outlined for your injuries. Putting a claim together can take time, so it’s important to consult with a lawyer near you as soon as possible.

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Conducting an Immediate and Thorough Investigation

Trucking companies and their insurers have much at stake and often make it difficult to access crucial evidence such as the tractor-trailer, electronic data recorder ("black box"), logbooks, truck maintenance records, and driver employment records. Our attorneys will take swift and aggressive action to secure this evidence, overcoming any obstacles that trucking companies may present.

Investigating Violations of State or Federal Regulations

State and federal regulations govern many aspects of trucking, including size and weight limits, driver qualifications, speed limits, inspections, maintenance, record-keeping, and insurance requirements. Our lawyers possess a comprehensive understanding of Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations, and we will investigate whether any violations contributed to your accident.

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Identifying Multiple Liable Parties

In commercial truck accidents, the at-fault driver may not be the only party responsible. The trucking company, broker, shipper, warehouse operator, manufacturer, or even a government agency could share liability. These parties could be based in another state or country and carry different insurance policies. Our attorneys have the resources to identify all potential sources of compensation for your losses.

Addressing Catastrophic Injuries

Due to the size and weight of tractor-trailers, occupants of passenger cars often sustain severe injuries in truck accidents, which typically occur at high speeds on roads such as the Kennedy Expressway, Dan Ryan Expressway, Eisenhower Expressway, and Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway. Our team is experienced in pursuing fair compensation for catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, amputations, burns, scarring, and disfigurement.

Collaborating with Industry Experts

In truck accidents, the driver might not be the only responsible party. The trucking company, broker, shipper, warehouse operator, manufacturer, or even a government agency may share liability. Our attorneys have the expertise to locate all possible sources of compensation for your losses.

We are committed to preparing your case and pursuing a settlement with all responsible parties. If necessary, we will fight for you in court. Since our lawyers represent truck accident clients on a contingency basis, you will pay no fees unless we obtain a financial recovery for you.

Choosing the Right Truck Accident Attorney

Finding the right attorney for your truck accident case is crucial for obtaining the compensation you deserve. With so many lawyers available, it can be challenging to know who to trust. Here are some essential factors to consider when selecting a truck accident attorney to represent you:

Experience and Expertise

A skilled attorney should have significant experience handling truck accident cases. They should be well-versed in the specific laws and regulations governing the trucking industry, both at the state and federal levels. Make sure to inquire about their past cases, success rates, and any specific experience that sets them apart from other attorneys.

Reputation and Reviews

A good reputation often speaks volumes about an attorney's ability to represent you effectively. Look for online reviews and testimonials from former clients to get a sense of their experiences working with the attorney. Additionally, ask for referrals from friends, family, or coworkers who have dealt with similar cases.

Resources and Network

Handling truck accident cases often requires extensive resources and a strong network of professionals. Your attorney should have access to a team of experts, such as accident reconstructionists, medical professionals, and industry specialists, to build a solid case on your behalf.

Communication and Availability

Your attorney should be readily available to address your questions and concerns throughout the legal process. Effective communication is vital to ensuring you're informed about your case's progress and any developments. Choose a lawyer who promptly responds to your calls, emails, or messages and is willing to keep you updated.

Fee Structure

Understanding the attorney's fee structure is essential before committing to their services. The Lawyers at Cronauer Law work on a contingency basis, meaning they only charge fees if they successfully recover compensation for you. Make sure to discuss their fee structure upfront to avoid any surprises later on.

By considering these factors, you can make a well-informed decision when choosing the right truck accident attorney to represent you. A skilled and experienced lawyer will help you navigate the complex legal process, ensuring you receive the fair compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.

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With you at every step

Cronauer Law has years of experience representing clients who have been seriously injured.

We know what it takes to win, and have prepared the  the steps we need to take to get the best outcome clients can expect from hiring a lawyer.


No cost first step

Contact us to get the process started. Our lawyers will explain the laws around your case at no cost to you.


building your case

We work with the insurance companies to ensure they fulfill their duties to cover the costs related to the crash


achieving your goals

A Serious injury can dramatically change how you plan on reaching your life goals. We’ll work with you long after the case has won to ensure your life gets to where it needs to be

We take pride in what we do

What to expect from the start

We understand that most people may not have hired a lawyer before, so we make it as easy and clear as possible to understand what  We will answer all of your questions, and guide you through this process. We are here to help you.

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We talk to the insurance companies to ensure they fulfill their purpose and pay out the compensation you deserve
Start the healing process sooner. Cronauer Law is prepared to support and pay for your medical care when you need it the most. You pay us back when we win a settlement or verdict
Hire a lawyer ready to fight through the end. We are a unique class of lawyers, known as "Trial Lawyers." This means we focus on winning your case in the courtroom. We fight for the dollar amount you deserve
With you every step of the way. We are in constant contact with you at every step of your case so you can understand all your options and make the important decisions.

If you were injured in any way–medically, emotionally, physically, in a car, at work, on the street–then you may have a case. Employers, companies, and individuals have a “duty of care.” This term refers to each person’s obligation to avoid actions or situations that endanger other people.

Personal injury attorneys offer their services on what is called a “contingency fee” basis. That means we pay for all the upfront costs of your case–hiring specialists, paying court fees, even assessing medical care. You owe us nothing, and we only take a fee if you win your case.

As soon as possible, ideally. Give our personal injury law firm a call to speak with one of our staff members confidentially, even if it’s not normal business hours where you are. Also feel free to fill out our contact form with some basic information about you and your case. A member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Once we’ve investigated the basic details of your injuries and your case, we’ll be able to tell you how much compensation you’re entitled to. While we (and no ethical attorney) can make promises regarding your case, we can help calculate the costs and lost wages caused by your harm.

Cronauer law injury attorneys have tried virtually every type and size of plaintiff’s claim possible. We’ve handled cases on behalf of people injured in car crashes, Engineers injured in a slip and fall, and even businessmen who have been wronged by their partners. Our firm has made a name for itself in a variety of legal areas. Our results in complex areas like commercial litigation, trucking accidents, Criminal Defense, and Product Liability barely scratch the surface. Whatever the nature of your injury, we have the experience and resources to demand compensation on your behalf.

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Duty of Care

In tort law, a duty of care is a legal obligation which is imposed on an individual requiring adherence to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could foreseeably harm others. It is the first element that must be established to proceed with an action in negligence. The claimant must be able to show a duty of care imposed by law which the defendant has breached. In turn, breaching a duty may subject an individual to liability. The duty of care may be imposed by operation of law between individuals with no current direct relationship (familial or contractual or otherwise), but eventually become related in some manner, as defined by common law (meaning case law).

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