Lawsuit against Truck Company

Contact our law firm about a lawsuit against a trucking company. We are listed in the current U.S. News & World Report list of “Best Law Firms.” We help people throughout the United States get compensation and justice.

I Want to Sue a Trucking Company

5 Things We Do to Win a Case

Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman

Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman recently won over $10 million for one client. They can help you. Click here now to submit our free consultation form or call 1-888-377-8900.

When we are hired to sue a trucking company and truck driver, we immediately do the following:

  1. Send a spoliation letter. This is a letter to the trucking firm requesting that the company preserve evidence related to the accident.
  2. Interview witnesses. This needs to be done before memories fade.
  3. Hire accident reconstruction specialists. Because we have experience with these cases, we have relationships with the best forensic engineers in the business, and we have the resources to hire them. We are not paid unless you win your lawsuit against the trucking company and truck driver.
  4. Examine the crash vehicles. All of the vehicles involved in the crash should be inspected for dents, scrapes, other evidence of the impact and defective parts (brakes, steering, tires, etc.). We always do this with our accident reconstruction experts.
  5. Decide where to file the lawsuit. Truck accident lawsuits often involve people and companies from different states. Our lawyers have handled cases where the accident happened in one state and the drivers were from 2 other states. These multistate cases have unique legal issues, including where the lawsuit is going to be filed. Some states have limits on pain and suffering compensation. This can mean the difference between $500,000 and millions of dollars for an injured person. This is one of the many reasons it is really important for you to find a lawyer who specializes in commercial truck accident cases.

You can click here now to get your free consultation. Our attorneys represent accident victims and their families nationwide.

Semi Trailer Truck Inspection Lawyers

Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman inspect a semi-trailer after a crash the argued was caused by the truck driver. They won the case. Contact Fred and Eric for a free consultation.

Building a Winning Case

Our law firm uses technology to win cases.

contact lawyer Eric HagemanTruck accidents are different than other vehicle accidents because of the federal laws that govern the trucking industry. Federal regulations require that certain evidence must be maintained, but only for a limited amount of time. For example, the semi driver’s log may be destroyed after six months if a Minnesota truck accident lawyer does not obtain a court order or take other immediate action. What sets our law firm apart is that we know the federal laws governing trucking companies and their drivers inside and out. This knowledge helps us do a thorough investigation.

Investigating an accident involving a car, motorcycle, van, bus or bicycle, is extremely expensive. When you hire an attorney, you will need to make sure that the law firm has the resources to investigate and win your case. Our law firm has won millions for accident victims. This means we have the resources to hire the best accident reconstruction specialists, animationists and other professionals to give you the winning edge.

Lawsuit against a Trucking Company and Insurance

When we sue a trucking firm on behalf of a client (injury or wrongful death), we negotiate with the trucking company’s legal team and its insurer.  The insurance company is involved because it ultimately pays the semi truck accident victim and his or her family.  In many cases, more than one insurance company is involved. To learn more, read “Truck Accident FAQ“.

If you or a loved one has been in an accident with a semitrailer, you have probably already been contacted by the insurer for the driver, the owner of the freight or another potentially liable party.  You should not talk to the other side’s insurer.  Its goal is to make sure it pays out as little as possible.

Our law firm has negotiated several settlements of over $2 million dollars.  This is only after we have built a case that they know we have a good chance of winning at trial.  Because of our success at doing this, our law firm has the resources to hire accident reconstruction experts and others to make your case one that will persuade a jury to give you a full and adequate amount of money.

Our lawyers have a national reputation and have been interviewed by The New York Times, CNN, Associated Press and other publications. Our firm is listed in U.S. News and World Report’s The Best Law Firms in America.

News

Semi Truck Head-On Collision on I-90 in MN Results in Wrongful Death

A fatal head-on collision in Winona County between two semi trucks killed both drivers. A Kenworth semi traveling eastbound on I-90 collided head-on with a Freightliner, causing the wrongful death of Abdulhafiz Hussein, a 37-year-old man from Roseville, Minnesota.

Motorcyclist Dies When Hit from Behind

A motorcyclist died from injuries suffered when a semi-trailer hit him from behind on U.S. Highway 95.  Fog may have been a factor, but the trucker should have been driving for the conditions, even it that meant pulling over until the fog lifted.

Semi Truck Involved In Fatal Crash With Farm Tractor Near Rexburg Idaho

On Wednesday, a tractor trailer clipped a farm tractor on highway 20 near Rexburg Idaho. According to investigators, the semi truck had started to break as it approached the the tractor.

Sharp Increase In Traffic Fatalities In 2015 Marks End OF 5-Year Decline

In 2015 the number of traffic fatalities rose to 35,092 people, a 7.2% increase from 2014. This increase, though deviating slightly by category, shows traffic deaths rising in almost every category.

Saving Lives With New Proposed Trucking Regulations

The U.S Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, announced a proposal to set maximum speed limits on heavy-duty vehicles driving on U.S. roadways with devices that limit their speed. The effects of this safety proposal by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

One Fatality in FedEx Truck Crash in California

One person died in a crash involving a FedEx truck on Interstate Highway 80 in Vacaville, CA, according to the California Highway patrol. The crash happened at about 2 p.m., Monday, August 29, 2016, at the Weber Road eastbound off-ramp.

2 Firefighters Killed in Minnesota Rollover, Others Injured

A fire truck carrying 9 people was traveling from Michigan on its way to the Box Canyon wildfire in Utah when it crashed on Interstate 35W in Minnesota. The truck left the road, hit the median cable barriers, rolled several times and ripped apart. Two of the men, both passengers, tragically died. Seven others were injured.

Chicago Bicyclist Killed by Semi Truck in Bike Lane

A woman was tragically killed Tuesday morning when her bicycle was struck by a semi truck hauling a load of bricks. She was riding her bike in the 800 block of Milwaukee Avenue, in the bike lane, headed downtown Chicago when she was stuck by an Illinois Brick Company 18-wheeler semi truck.

 

Xcel Energy Truck Hits and Kills Man in Bloomington, Minnesota

An Xcel Energy truck  was traveling south on Nicollet. At about 6:50 a.m., it ran up the curb and hit Crisostomo Sanchez-Sanchez of Richfield, pinning him under the truck. According to news reports, the truck “swerved to avoid a car that was making a left turn from northbound Nicollet onto westbound 86th street” (Star-Tribune).

Tragic Crash in Nebraska Kills Minnesota Family

A family from Minnesota tragically died when their minivan was rear-ended by a semitrailer in Nebraska. The husband and wife, both in their twenties, were on their way to finish their training as Christian missionaries to Japan. Their three children, age 3 and younger, were with them.

Bicyclist Killed in Semi Crash

A young woman was tragically killed yesterday in Hancock County, Indiana, when her bicycle was struck by a semi truck hauling an oversized load. The initial investigation found that the woman was biking along the right-side shoulder of US 40 when the semi’s oversized load struck her. She was taken to the hospital in Indianapolis, where she passed.

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