Involved in a Chicago tractor trailer accident? What should you do?

At the law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin, Chicago, we are honored to protect and fight for tractor trailer accident victims. Being involved in a highway truck collision can be a very traumatic experience and may result in significant permanent injuries, temporarily throwing your entire life off course. Being involved in a tractor trailer accident in Chicago or the Suburbs may entitle you to thousands of dollars for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills and long term care. 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. 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. 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.

If you or a family member happens to be a driver involved in an interstate trucking accident, here are some valuable tips to keep in mind immediately following the accident:

  1. Immediately report the highway traffic collision: As soon as possible, contact your local Chicago law enforcement department and report that you have been involved in a tractor trailer accident. A local Chicago police officer will come to the scene of the interstate accident and write a report, and you should be sure to obtain of a copy of this report. At a minimum, try to get enough information to identify the report—the name of the Chicago law enforcement agency, police officer’s name and report number are all of most importance. If you have further questions about your tractor trailer accident call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.
  2. Seek medical attention: You may suffer severe to life threatening injuries in a semi truck freeway collision, and you may not even be immediately aware of the injuries due to the adrenaline going through your body. It’s always best to have a medical professional examine you to identify potential injuries that are not apparent at the accident scene.
  3. Do Not Admit Fault: Never ever admit fault if you are involved in a tractor trailer accident. Avoid signing any statements—especially one that places you at fault. Always speak to an experienced Chicago trucking lawyer before making or signing any statements period. Call the experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin & Partners at (312) 888-8000 before you sign a statement.
  4. Gather Information: You should try to get as much information as possible at the scene of the highway collision. The type of information needed is the at-fault truck driver’s driver’s license number, semi-truck’s license plate number complete name of the trucking company, name of any immediate management for the carrier, insurance carrier’s information and make, model and color of the semi-truck. 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.
  5. Take photographs at the scene: Use your cell phone to take pictures of the scene and the vehicles involved in the collision. Take photos of any construction, speed limit signs and the at fault truck. Photograph visible signs on the side of the truck and trailer that would identify the company or other liable party. Finally, use your phone to photograph visible cuts, scrapes, bruises and injuries you or a family member suffered as a result of the trucking company employee’s negligent conduct.
  6. Call the experienced attorneys at the law office of Attorney Dan Newlin & Partners at (312) 888-8000: 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.