The Assertive Legal Counsel You Need Following A Truck Accident With Injuries

Commerce in and around Chicago moves at a dizzying pace, requiring commercial vehicles to cover a lot of ground in a limited amount of time. If haste leads to a truck accident, the sheer size and weight of these vehicles often means serious injuries result.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident in Greater Chicago, it is important to enlist the services of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who will protect your interests and maximize the amount you recover. The Lerum Law Firm has represented injured parties in personal injury cases for more than 30 years.

You Need A Strong Advocate In Your Corner

Earlier in his career, Norman J. Lerum worked as an insurance defense lawyer. This experience provides him valuable insights into the strategies that insurance companies use to deny or undervalue valid injury claims. He develops personal injury cases to combat those tactics and maximize the amount his clients recover.

Commercial trucking companies face personal injury lawsuits regularly, which means they have legal counsel that is adept at handling these cases. It is critical that injured parties work with a lawyer who is similarly experienced and who is able to withstand the assertive tactics that trucking companies use to minimize their exposure in personal injury cases.

We Have The Resources To Win Your Case

We conduct our own thorough accident investigations in order to recover the important details that often make a difference in these cases. We work with highly regarded medical professionals, accident investigators, lifetime medical cost evaluators and other specialists in order to obtain a full and accurate value for our clients' injuries.

If more than one party is responsible for an accident, Illinois courts use comparative fault rules to determine damages. Under these guidelines, a defendant in a personal injury case may argue that the party seeking damages was partially or completely at fault for the accident. If it can be shown that the party seeking damages was 25 percent at fault, the total award will be reduced by 25 percent. If the party seeking damages is found to be 50 percent or more at fault, Illinois law dictates that no damages will be awarded in the case.

Respond Promptly After A Truck Accident

Clearly, it is important to work with an attorney who can protect your interests and stand up to the aggressive legal response of commercial trucking companies. Call 312-782-1087 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.