Trucking Negligence

Thousands of motorists and truck drivers are killed or maimed each year by the negligent operation of trucks and their improper maintenance by trucking companies. Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny fully understands the responsibility that truck drivers and motor carriers have to operate their vehicles in a safe and responsible manner and companies and to ensure that their trucks work properly.

We have secured verdicts and settlements for individuals and families – as pedestrians or as drivers and passengers in automobiles – who suffered severe injury and loss due to trucks involved in unsafe driving, carrying over-sized loads or operating negligently and without due regard for safety.  Our emphasis on timely accident investigation and early retention of experts is often crucial in positioning our clients for favorable settlement, summary judgment or jury verdict in death, injury or damage liability cases.

Successes

$3 Million Truck Accident Injury Settlement

A semi tractor-trailer struck and injured a female pedestrian.  

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$1.6 Million Jury Verdict for Mother’s Death Due to Trucking Negligence

We brought suit in Cook County Court on behalf of the estate and surviving spouse of a 47-year-old mother of three sons. She was killed…

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$1.5 Million to Compensate for Truck Accident

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$1.2 Million Jury Verdict for Boy Killed by Truck

An 18-year-old boy was fatally injured when a truck driver entered an intersection on a green light and turned left in front of the boy’s…

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$1.25 Million Jury Verdict for Fatal Truck Accident

A 64-year-old mother of five died from massive head trauma when a truck hit the car in which she was a passenger  

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$853,500 Jury Verdict for City of Chicago Truck Driver Negligence

Our client, a gym attendant who was blind in his left eye, was crossing an intersection when he was struck by a City of Chicago…

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$800,000 for Client in Trucking Negligence

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$500,000 Verdict for Accident Victim’s Survivors

We represented the estate of a truck driver who, while driving his truck in McHenry County, was struck and killed by another truck driver whose…

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