If you were hurt in a crash involving a truck carrying an oversized load in Chicago, IL, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. Our experienced and skilled Chicago truck accident lawyers at Zayed Law Offices are dedicated to getting you the financial resources you need to get your life back on track.
With years of experience and millions recovered on behalf of injured accident victims, our Chicago oversize load truck accident attorneys know how to get a positive outcome. We’ll do everything we can to get you the same.
How Attorneys of Chicago Can Help You After an Oversize Load Truck Accident
Collisions involving large trucks transporting oversize loads can result in severe consequences. If someone else's actions led to your injuries, our Chicago personal injury lawyers can help you hold them accountable for their negligence or wrongdoing.
Insurance providers often try to avoid paying your claim, so having an experienced personal injury legal team in your corner can make a significant difference. We won’t let insurance companies take advantage of you.
You should be able to concentrate on your health and well-being rather than grappling with legal complexities. Leave that to us.
When you choose Zayed Law Offices to handle your truck accident case, you can expect us to do the following:
- Conduct an independent examination of the accident
- Review evidence, including vehicle damage, medical records, accident reports, and witness statements
- Collaborate with trucking specialists and other experts as necessary
- Devise a legal strategy and assess your damages
- Handle communications and negotiations
- Represent you in court if needed
Because we operate on a contingency fee basis, we don’t get paid unless we succeed in securing a financial award on your behalf.
What Is an Oversize Load?
Regulations enacted by state and federal authorities impose constraints on the weight of cargo that trucks are permitted to transport. The size of the load directly impacts a truck's center of gravity, maneuverability, and braking capabilities.
In Illinois, a load is considered oversize if it has at least the following dimensions:
- Load height of 13'6"
- Load width of 8'6"
- Trailer length of 65"
- Front overhang of 4'
- Rear overhang of 10'
Drivers operating tractor-trailers are required to exercise caution towards others on the road and should follow all rules regarding banner display, flags, flashing lights, and escort vehicles, if applicable. When trucking companies or drivers are negligent, they may be held liable for any injuries resulting from an accident.
What Injuries Are Caused by Oversize Load Truck Accidents?
In the event of a crash, oversize load trucks can cause catastrophic injuries, extensive damage, and even death.
Common injuries in truck accidents include:
- Fractured and broken bones
- Cuts and bruises
- Injuries to the spinal cord
- Loss of limbs
- Organ damage
- Brain injuries
- Chest injuries
Some injuries may result in the need for long-term care. This means steep medical bills in addition to physical and emotional trauma.
Our truck accident lawyers in Chicago will pursue all avenues to get you the money you need to rebuild your life.
Causes of Oversize Load Truck Accidents in Chicago, IL
When semi-trucks transport oversize loads, drivers may find it difficult to maintain control as the weight compromises the truck's center of balance.
When these oversize trucks lose control, it may be the result of the following:
- Brake malfunctions
- Tire damage and blowouts
- Distracted driving
- Driver inexperience
- Lack of proper training
- Errors in height/width estimation
The result could be vehicle rollovers, jackknife accidents, and other accident types.
Determining the cause of the accident can help us identify who is responsible and who should be held liable.
At Zayed Law Offices, our approach is to conduct a thorough investigation and engage the help of experts to fully understand what happened.
Contact a Chicago Truck Crash Lawyer Today
Being involved in an oversized-load truck accident can be traumatic. It's important for you to take the time you need to recover from the accident and move on with your life. It’s difficult to do that when you’re burdened by legal and financial matters.
At Zayed Law Offices, we’re committed to helping alleviate some of that burden. We’ll do everything we can to ensure you’re compensated for the suffering you’ve endured.
Reach out to us at (312) 726-1616 to speak with a Chicago oversize load truck accident attorney. We'll evaluate your case, suggest initial recommendations, and address any questions you have. Your initial consultation is 100% free, and you pay nothing unless we win or settle your case. Call today.