Transportation Attorney Joliet & Will County
Public transportation services are used every day by millions of commuters. Although care is generally taken to transport people safely, accidents do occur. These accidents may involve airplanes, taxicabs, watercraft, commercial vehicles, and buses. Negligence, human error, or faulty equipment can cause the accidents in which both commuters and bystanders get hurt. In other cases, you may have been in an auto collision that was struck by a commercial truck or vehicle such as a semi-tractor trailer.
Trying to navigate the complex laws regarding transportation accidents can create additional stress on top of an already overwhelming situation. Both individuals and corporations could be at fault, safety laws violated, and municipal, state, and federal laws may be applicable. The Law Offices of Parente & Norem, PC – Joliet; understands your situation and we have the experience and track record to help you with your claim.
If you were involved in an accident with a commercial truck or driver there could be a potential claim for broker and shipper liability. This specific area of recovery is sometimes missed or overlooked but is another means for potential additional compensation.
Most truck drivers only carry the $1 million minimum insurance coverage. If there is fatal or substantial accident, that can even result in the loss of life, most of the insurance companies will offer the $1 Million policy and just walk away. However, the broker or third-party logistics company could be found responsible as well. If that is the case there could be additional insurance coverage that is substantially higher than the $1 Million minimum insurance coverage.
Joliet and Chicago are major rail and transportation hubs for North America. They also house some of the biggest companies in the United States. These large, highly polished, conglomerates are very experienced in trying to avoid their involvement in an accident. At the Law Offices of Parente & Norem, PC – Joliet, our attorneys will fight and dig to ensure that all responsible parties are held accountable.
After speaking with you about your experience our attorneys will help you determine if you want to pursue a claim. As transportation accidents can result in serious bodily trauma or loss of life, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, loss of earnings, pain and suffering, or even the wrongful death of a loved one.
If you have been involved in a transportation accident and believe you have a claim, it is important to speak with an attorney immediately. Acting quickly is important as there is only a certain window of time to file a claim and vital evidence may be lost.
The Joliet personal injury lawyers at Parente & Norem are here to protect your rights and help you receive compensation you may be entitled to.