Truck Accident

Mundelein Truck Accident Lawyer

M. Shapiro is here to help. With years of experience and a strong track record, our team specializes in handling truck accident cases in Mundelein and the surrounding area. When you work with a Mundelein truck collision attorney from the Law Office of Jack M. Shapiro, you will have by your side someone who understands the complexities of these cases and will strive to provide the best legal representation to you, as we do to all of our clients.

Here is just a short list of some of our key services and specialties:

  • Legal representation for truck accident cases in Mundelein
  • Experienced attorneys with specialized knowledge in truck accident law
  • Expertise in negotiating with insurance companies and pursuing your rightful compensation
  • Comprehensive investigation and gathering of evidence related to the accident
  • Guidance and support throughout the legal process

There is no need for you to pursue your legal case alone, much more so when you are dealing with pain and injuries. Let a truck accident lawyer in Mundelein, IL fight for your legal rights and the maximum compensation to which you might be entitled and gather your energy to recover your health.

We work on a contingency basis so we will not get paid until you win your case. Schedule an initial consultation with our Mundelein semi-truck accident attorney and let us hear your story. At The Law Office of Jack M. Shapiro, you will not only get skilled legal representation, you will also have a caring and compassionate attorney working on your case. Schedule an initial consultation today and let us get started working on your defense.

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Steps To Take Immediately After a Truck Accident

Even though you might be feeling confused, overwhelmed, and frightened after a truck accident, it is important to gather your wits as soon as you can and start collecting vital evidence that will only be available at that time and in that place. If your injuries are extensive and severe, the only thing you should do is to dial 911 and request an ambulance to transport you to the nearest emergency facility. If your injuries allow you to stay at the accident scene, wait for police to arrive and issue an accident report.

It is important to note that the police do not need your input as far as what you believe caused the accident. They have the necessary skills to determine what happened and prepare the report. You may be asked questions and should answer in a courteous but precise way, without speculating. Remember that anything you say can and will be used against you and you do not want to give them any information that may end up working against you.

Get Information

Get the contact information of the truck driver. Take a picture of their driver’s license and insurance policy and write down the make, model, and year of the truck. Find out who they work for and get that contact information as well.

If there are any witnesses, record their testimonies and get their contact information. You may have to get in touch with them in the future when you file a claim.

As soon as you can, write down everything that you remember. Make note about the time, date, location, weather, and anything else that may be relevant to the accident.

Document the Scene

Take photographs with your phone of the truck and your car, their damage and their position on the road. Also photograph yourself and your injuries and anything else that might have contributed to the crash such as debris on the road, poorly maintained pavement, overhanging branches, and more.

Get Medical Attention

If your injuries allowed you to stay at the accident scene, make sure to get a full medical checkup as soon as you can. You may have internal injuries or bleeding that you may be unaware of. Make sure that the doctor specifies on your medical report that the injuries are related to the accident. Follow all of your doctor’s instructions and keep a journal of your progress. Also, keep a detailed file of all the expenses related to the accident.

Call Your Insurance

It is important to let your insurance company know about the accident as soon as you can. They will want to know what happened and may send an adjuster to work with you. They may make you an offer and pressure you to accept it with the veiled message that this is all they are willing to give you. Do not fall under this pressure. Let your Mundelein semi-truck accident attorney from the Law Office of Jack M. Shapiro have a look at any document the insurance company wants you to sign and let us negotiate with the insurance on your behalf. We will fight tirelessly to get you the maximum compensation to which you might be entitled.

How the Law Office of Jack M. Shapiro Can Help in Building a Strong Case

When you work with a Mundelein truck collision attorney from the Law Office of Jack M. Shapiro, you know you are in good hands. Your lawyer will do the negotiating with insurance companies for fair compensation. We will also help in proving liability and holding the responsible parties accountable.

However, it is crucial for you to keep in mind how important it is to act swiftly because the statute of limitations in Illinois only gives you two years from the day of the accident to file a claim against the liable party or parties. You may think that this is more than enough time but the process of gathering all available evidence and building a strong case for your defense takes time.

Give us a call to schedule an initial consultation. We want to hear your story and explain the legal options available to you. Your health is your most precious commodity and you need to concentrate on recovering it. Let us take care of the legal side of your case and fight for your legal rights and for the maximum compensation you deserve.

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