Why is a tractor-trailer collision different than an automobile wreck?

Being involved in a tractor trailer accident in Chicago or the Suburbs may entitle you to thousands of dollars for your injuries, lost wages, property damage, medical bills and long term care. The force of the impact can cause extensive damage to your vehicle and significant injuries to you or a loved one. Many times the injuries are so severe that medical bills and treatment expenses easily exceed $100,000. At the law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin, Chicago, we are honored to protect and fight for tractor trailer accident victims. On many occasions we find that accident involving tractor trailers many times involve more severe injuries and greater property loss and that these semi-truck accident often times leave the injured victims with permanent incapacitating injuries. As the son of a Chicago Steel worker and as a former police detective, Attorney Dan Newlin understands firsthand the importance of helping the good people of Northern Illinois and Chicago. Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced lawyers will fight for you!

We are a local law firm, serving all of Northern Illinois with our law offices located in downtown Chicago. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced tractor trailer attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time. Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims. If you have questions about your tractor trailer accident call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

Illinois highway collisions with tractor trailers are almost always more complicated than an accident involving automobiles, motorcycles or SUVs. The size and shock of impact of these mammoth semi-trucks on an interstate, highway or in a construction zone causes significantly more catastrophic property damages and significantly more severe personal injuries—oftentimes-traumatic brain injuries or even death.

An experienced lawyer should always represent you whenever you have suffered damages due to an accident, but the need to be represented by an experienced trucking lawyer is significantly higher when involved in a trucking accident with a reckless and/or negligent truck driver. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced tractor trailer attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time. If you have questions about your tractor trailer accident call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

  • Time is a factor in any accident, but in Illinois semi-truck accidents, it is of even greater significance:

    Trucking companies hire truck driver employees to drive their tractor trailers on the interstate and highways and contract with commercial insurance carriers to provide accident insurance. Because the injuries sustained as a result of these accidents are much greater, there is more money at stake and thus the contracted insurance companies will hire their own experienced expert adjusters who will show up to the scene of the accident and immediately investigate the claim.

    These same adjusters and trucking company investigators and employees will be responsible for paying the damages and settling these claims. Their initial job is to gather as much information as possible, including statements from the driver, pictures of the damaged vehicles and interviews from witnesses, always keeping in mind that the evidence gathered is to support a denial of liability or undersetting the claim.

    In light of these investigators and how quickly the Defendants react in tractor trailer accidents, it is imperative that immediately after an accident you contact the experienced trucking accident lawyers at the Law offices of Attorney Dan Newlin at (312) 888-8000 so that an investigation on your behalf with your interest in mind can immediately commence. Remember that these trucking company investigators are hired to protect the company and the driver who is responsible for your injuries and they are not on your side nor are they impartial. Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced lawyers will fight for you!

  • The insurance policies insuring these negligent truck drivers and the owners of the semi-truck are always much more complicated than your common automobile, motorcycle or SUV policy. These commercial trucking policies usually have much higher limits of coverage and insure multiple trucking company employees and vehicles. Furthermore, these commercial policies can be single limit policies and could have multiple companies insured under the same policy. Interpreting the language and the coverages under these policy requires the experience of trucking lawyers like the ones at the Law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin. In any accident, all policies must be thoroughly reviewed by an experienced accident lawyer. Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced tractor trailer attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.
  • Do not ever assume that only one party is liable for your injuries. Many times in semi-truck collisions, one trucking company owns the truck, a different company owns the trailer and cargo, and an entirely different company employs the negligent driver. There could even be a situation in which the driver is an independent contractor. Sometimes the negligent driver owns the truck but he is hauling the property of a trucking company when the accident occurs.

    Because of all these different potential combinations of ownership involved with a tractor trailer, it is important that you have an experienced trucking accident lawyer to review all the ownership documents and determine who needs to pay for your injuries. The experienced lawyer will know the importance of exploring the relationships between all the potential parties.

    The lawyers at the law offices of attorney Dan Newlin pride ourselves in conducting a thorough investigation of all potential theories of liability and possible defendants. We ensure that you recover what you are legally entitled to from those the law says must pay. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced tractor trailer attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.

    Catastrophic injuries: Unfortunately, accidents involving large commercial trucks often involve serious bodily injury and in some cases even fatalities. These injuries could involve major surgeries, lengthy hospital stays and months of rehabilitative therapy. In addition to potentially life-altering injuries, victims and the families are faced with the immediate burden of expensive medical bills.

    It is very important that in arguing your case, your attorney is able to aggressively pursue just compensation not only for past medical bills but for pain, suffering, mental anguish and the costs of future medical care. With the magnitude of injuries, commercial insurance carriers will likely employ an attorney immediately to assist is minimizing their, and the company’s, exposure. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced tractor trailer attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.

At the law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin, Chicago, we are honored to protect and fight for tractor trailer accident victims. Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago attorneys will always be ready to offer free advice regarding the damages you have suffered as a consequence of the accident as well as discuss any issues concerning the negligence or liability of the responsible parties. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced tractor trailer attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.

Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims.

If you have questions about your tractor trailer accident call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.