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Do Not Lose Twice

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When an auto is involved with a truck in an accident, one outcome is for sure: the auto loses. If you do not select Gordon, Elias & Seely as your truck accident attorneys, you could lose twice. Hiring dedicated truck accident lawyers may mean the difference of receiving tens of thousands of dollars or millions of dollars. Simply put, if you hire just any lawyers and not a truck accident law firm, you may be making a serious mistake.

You do not have to retain a firm in Illinois if the accident occurs in Illinois. You need to retain a firm that specializes in truck accidents. Often times, firms from other states, such as ours, are retained because of their experience and knowledge. Many times, though the injured auto occupants may live in Illinois, the truck company is from a state other than Illinois. You need truck accident attorneys that do the following:

  1. Answer the phone when you make that first call
  2. Send out an investigator to obtain photos and make measurements and, if forensic work is necessary, send out a trucking accident reconstructionist
  3. File any necessary equitable relief, e.g., writs of sequestration, pleadings to protect the truck from any repairs that would alter the evidence
  4. Get you to Board Certified Physicians to make sure that you receive the best medical care possible for your injuries
  5. File your suit as soon as possible and aggressively fight for your rights taking depositions, sending out discovery and building your legal case
  6. Where ethically permitted, advancing you monies, interest free, to pay for necessary expenses since your income is stopped due to an inability to work
  7. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, treating you like family instead of just a client. We know full well what a severe disabling and permanent injury, or worse yet, the death of a loved family member means to you. We find that some law firms around the country have lost their way and often times forget that they are representing a person, and not just a paper file. We pledge to you that you will always be able to call us and ask whatever you want and get a full explanation. Please do not misunderstand, we like to make money as much as the next guy but, we know that if we work hard and do a good job, always with compassion for our client, the money will follow.

Nothing can prepare you for the violent collision caused by the negligence of a sleep-deprived or impaired truck driver. The 18-wheeler crash has left you injured and frightened, putting you in a poor position to make key decisions. That is were we can help. At Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P., we provide the advocacy you need during a traumatic time in your life.

If you have been injured in an 18-wheeler collision that occurred in Chicago, Evanston, Aurora, Naperville or anywhere throughout Northern Illinois, contact us toll free at 800-773-6770.

No-Risk, Contingency-Based Representation for Your Truck Accident Claim

There is absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain when you retain an attorney who provides top-level, contingency-based legal services. At Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P., we represent Northern Illinois residents who are suffering from injuries or grieving the loss of a loved one following a trucking accident caused by:

Contact us if you have been injured in a truck accident while driving on I-88, I-39, I-80, I-88, I-90, I-94, I-294, I-290, Hwy 41 or Hwy 34.

Holding Drivers and Trucking Companies Accountable for Trucking Accidents

Truck drivers work long hours and are often pressured by their employer to complete their tasks by any means necessary. That results in shortcuts that amount to negligence. Drivers are required to adhere to regulations involving time on the road, number of breaks, and weight of the load they carry. Under the law, a trucking company can be held liable for the negligence of its drivers.

Experience and Resources to Mediate or Litigate Your Trucking Accident Claim

We use experience and thorough legal knowledge, coupled with vast resources, to build your tractor-trailer crash injury claim based on the facts. Expertise comes from our network of trucking industry experts and accident reconstructionists. From there, we seek the best resolution, through negotiation, mediation or litigation.

Catastrophic Injuries When Safety Was Not a Priority

Before getting into the truck cab, a driver is required to perform a pre-trip inspection so that when a truck driver before the driver turns the ignition key, they are doing so with the notion that everything is safe. The pre-trip inspection is to detect problems before the rig gets on the street. There have to be periodic brake checks, including caliper settings, hydraulic, pneumatic and air brakes, adequate sleep and rest time in accordance with federal laws, and a trailer load that is properly secured, loaded and manageable. If they fall short, each and every car they pass is at risk of an accident. Every driver could suffer injury or death. These requirements apply to all interstate drivers and the failure to do any of these things often results in negligent driving and is often the cause of a truck accident resulting in serious injury. It does not matter what kind of truck as these requirements apply to:

  • Tanker Trucks - Oilfield Trucks- Pipe Haulers- Chemical Trucks and other trucks with trailers carrying hazardous materials
  • Slow Moving - Log Trucks, Garbage Trucks, Dump Trucks, Cement Trucks, Gravel Trucks and Construction Zone Trucks entering and exiting a highway construction zone, Wide-Load Convoys, Bulldozers, Farm Equipment and slow moving Paving Equipment
  • Freight Liners, UPS, DHL, Fed-Ex, U-Haul, Mayflower and other van lines
  • Shuttle Bus, Casino Buses to and from Harrah's, Grand Victoria, Hollywood, Emperess, Argosy and Jumer's Rock Island and other casinos, Vacation Bus, Tour Bus, Greyhound Buses
  • Most all other 18-wheeler, Big-Rig, Flatbeds, Tractor/Trailer combinations

Commercial Trucks Not Large In Size But With A Large Insurance Policy

The difference in size of cash settlements in commercial truck cases are potentially much larger than auto to auto accidents generally for one reason: the destruction of the automobile and the size of the insurance policy involved. You know that your personal auto policy is sometimes as low as the Illinois state mandatory minimum limits of $20,000.00. . When there is a commercial vehicle, such as a company van, company pick-up, tow trucks, etc., the policies of insurance coverage are usually much larger and you can be fairly and fully compensated when the driver is negligent.

Fact-Based and Team-Oriented in Building Your Semi Collision Claim

We take a team-oriented approach in handling your truck accident case, bringing in industry experts to help build your claim based on the facts. That detailed approach will identify the negligent party and the events that resulted in your being injured. From there, we seek to maximize your compensation through either cooperative settlement talks or aggressive courtroom litigation.

We Have A National Network of Competent Truck Accident Lawyers

At times, we need a local Illinois law firm to assist us perform various functions. In light of this, we have already put in place an arrangement with Illinois-based competent counsel that we have already vetted and that we can call on in a moment's notice and at no additional fee charge to you.

Contact Us

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced personal injury lawyer regarding a tractor-trailer wreck, please contact us.

Illinois Trucking Companies

  • A & B Freight Line,Inc.
  • A.N. Webber, INC.
  • Ace Hardware Corporation
  • Adrian Carriers, INC.
  • Ads Logistics, LLC
  • Agricultural Express Of America, INC.
  • Air-Land Transport Service, INC.
  • Alco Of Wisconsin, INC
  • All Truck Transportation Co.,
  • NC.

    Alton Delivery Service Co., INC.
  • Anderson Trptn. Co., INC.
  • Apache Truck Lines, INC.
  • Apolis Transport, INC.
  • Atlas Intermodal Trucking Svc., INC.
  • Auto Driveaway Co.
  • B.T. Trucking, INC.
  • Barge Terminal Trucking, INC.
  • Bear Cartage & Intermodal, INC.
  • Beckman Distribution Services, INC.
  • Bedford Motor Service, INC.
  • Bekins Van Lines Co., LLC
  • Bertis Carlson Trucking, INC.
  • Brites Cartage, LTD.
  • Buske Lines, INC
  • C. Grantham Co., INC.
  • Cardinal Transport, INC.
  • Cassens Transport Company
  • Cayenne Express, INC.
  • Cbsl Transportation Services, INC.
  • Clipper Group
  • Computer Van Lines, INC.
  • Cox Transfer, INC.
  • Cresco Lines, INC.
  • Curry Ice & Coal Of Carlinville, INC.
  • Curry Ice & Coal Of Illiopolis, INC.
  • Curry Ice & Coal Of Springfield, INC.
  • Cushing Transportation, INC.
  • D S C Integrated Logistics
  • Dave Clinard Truck Service, INC.
  • Dcm Transport,Inc.
  • Direct Lines, INC.
  • Dohrn Transfer Company
  • Dolphin Cartage, INC.
  • Dry Storage Corp
  • Dynamic Transportation Company, INC.
  • E L M Transit Co.
  • Eagle Valley, INC.
  • Equipment Trucking Co.
  • F. Smith Cartage Company
  • Fab Express, INC.
  • Fort Transfer Co.
  • Furness Trucking, INC.
  • G&D Transportation, INC.
  • Golan's Moving & Storage, INC.
  • Gotoh Distribution Service, INC.
  • Gully Transportation, INC.

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