Orland Park Truck Accident Lawyer

Illinois Personal Injury Law Firm

There were 14,632 crashes involving tractor-trailers in Illinois in 2008. Although this was only a bit more than 3 percent of total crashes, it accounted for more than 10 percent of fatal accidents. Almost 100 drivers and passengers in cars, vans and small trucks were killed in collisions with tractor trailers, and more than 2,000 people suffered injuries.

If you were injured in a truck crash or a family member was killed in a tractor trailer accident, you need experienced legal representation. I encourage you to contact my law office in Chicago or Orland Park, Illinois, or call me at 708-633-6005. I am personal injury attorney James A. Payonk, Jr. I offer a free initial consultation in all personal injury cases.

My Approach in Semi-Truck Injury Cases

Some attorneys who handle personal injury cases seek a fast and easy settlement, knowing that their clients are concerned about the bills on the table right now. My approach is different. I know that while a client might be happy today with a quick settlement of their insurance claim, they will be unhappy tomorrow when they see that it doesn't cover all their expenses.

Insurance companies rarely offer a fair settlement unless they are pushed into it by an aggressive attorney. In order to get the best possible result for my clients, I prepare every case for trial. With thorough preparation, I achieve four goals:

  • I let the trucker's insurance companies know that I mean business.
  • I develop the facts of a case, which is critical in how the accident happened and who was at fault. Was the truck driver drinking? Was the driver fatigued because he or she had been driving more hours than allowed by law? Was there a problem with the truck or its cargo?
  • I gather the medical facts, which are vital to understanding the full value of your claim and in negotiating for a fair settlement.
  • I am prepared to argue effectively at trial if a lawsuit is necessary to get you the money you deserve.

Talk to an Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer

Given the severity of injuries in truck accident cases, it is critical that you hire an experienced personal injury attorney. w office online or call me at 708-633-6005 to talk about recovery after an 18-wheeler accident involving truck driver liability.

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James A. Payonk, Jr.

~ Attorney at Law ~

10705 W 159th St.
Orland Park, Illinois 60467

(708) 633-6005