In Illinois, proving trucking companies' negligence in hiring and supervising their drivers is essential to winning any truck accident case. At The Jasmer Law Firm, our success in litigating truck accident cases shows that we are the authority in Illinois regarding transportation companies and improper hiring practices.
Truckers and Transportation Companies Are Often Negligent. We Can Prove It.
We have conclusively proved employer negligence in over a dozen truck accident cases, resulting in tens of millions of dollars in compensation for truck accident victims.
We recovered $20 million in one case alone. This high-value case involved a collision between a compact car and a UPS truck. We suspected that the UPS driver fell asleep at the wheel.
Our investigation involved the acquisition of numerous records, including job performance and medical records. These documents revealed that the UPS driver had fallen asleep at the wheel before, and that UPS knew this, yet allowed the driver to keep driving anyway. Our representation resulted in a record-breaking result.
When a Truck Company Puts Someone Behind the Wheel of a 40-Ton Truck, It Should Make Sure the Driver Will Drive Safely
Truck companies are legally required to follow dozens of regulations when hiring drivers. A rule violation can leave them vulnerable to litigation by injured car, motorcycle and light truck drivers. Common violations include:
- Failing to screen for past drunk driving violations
- Failing to screen for criminal records
- Failure to note instances of serious past driver errors, like falling asleep at the wheel
- Failure to prevent drivers from exceeding maximum allowable driving hours
Get Help Now!
Do you believe that improper hiring or supervision contributed to your truck accident? Discuss the matter with us for free. We don't collect attorney fees unless we get compensation for you. To contact our firm, call 312-386-7011 or 866-920-6021.