Tractor-Trailer Accidents

When an 80,000-pound tractor-trailer barreling down the highway at 70 mph crashes into another vehicle, the outcome is devastating. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed due to a tractor-trailer accident, we want to help.

Truck Accident Cases Are Different

Truck accident cases are not the same as other motor vehicle accidents. The trucking industry has considerable resources and experience in trying to avoid liability. With over 25 years of litigation, a strong command of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations, and a tenacious commitment to justice, Darr Firm has the ability to take on big business and win.

We understand their playbook. We know where to look:

  • Fatigued drivers
  • Impaired or distracted driving
  • Unsafe loads
  • Poor truck maintenance
  • Improper screening, supervision or training of drivers

Recent case results

Bertolino v. Elm Transit Co., et al.

Illinois Department of Transportation employee operating a snow plow when struck by a tractor trailer. After two (2) years of no diagnosis, plaintiff underwent surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Defendant used lengthy delay in diagnosis to dispute the accident was the cause of the injury. Neverth... read more

Shoemaker v. Southern Illinois Motor Express, et al.

Motorist side-swiped by passing tractor-trailer resulting in delayed onset of pneumothorax (collapsed lung). Trucking company used the several day delay of the collapsed lung deny their vehicle was the cause of the injury. Case settled prior to tr... read more

Landacre v. Les Enterprise, Inc. et al.

Recovery against a French Canadian truck driver who stopped her tractor-trailer on the highway causing our client to rear-end her trailer. The Canadian trucking company attempted to blame our motorist for not keeping proper look-out but paid $480,000.00 to settle the claim. This case required us to ... read more