98%

Victory Rate

When we investigate truck-car accidents, we find that the causes of truck accidents typically fall into a few categories: driver error or negligence, trucking company negligence, or problems with the truck itself. Depending upon the evidence, we may be able to bring a claim against the insurance carrier for the truck driver, the trucking company, or possibly a product liability claim against a trucking manufacturer if the design or manufacture of the vehicle contributed to the injuries.

Tractor Trailer Accidents

A fully-loaded 18-wheeler semi-truck can weigh as much as 85,000 pounds. At highway speeds, an emergency situation requires a greater stopping distance for the 85,000 pound truck than would be required for a 3,000 pound car. If the truck driver is not well trained, well-rested, and alert, or if the tractor-trailer is not loaded properly or not in good mechanical condition, other drivers on the road are in serious danger We have had extensive experience and success with these types of cases and our results have helped our clients put their lives back together.

Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Every day, thousands of commercial trucks owned by private delivery services and other businesses drive on roads and highways in commercial and residential communities throughout Illinois. Many of these large vans and trucks are operated by drivers who have gone through little or no special training or licensing procedures. In crowded traffic and pedestrian areas, the public is at risk if the driver is unfamiliar how to handle the vehicle properly or the operation of the vehicle in an emergency situations. Our investigations are thorough and aggressive so that we can identify and hold accountable all of the companies or entities involved. 

We offer a no-cost, no-pressure, no-obligation consultation to discuss your rights

From our offices in downtown Chicago our personal injury litigation attorneys represent clients in communities throughout Cook County and Illinois. Learn more about ways we can help you receive the compensation you need for your physical, mental, emotional, and financial recovery. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.

$27

million

Product Liability - Family man paralyzed in a boating injury when he fell from the upper deck of a yacht. The offer by the insurance company for the defendant was only $3 million before trial and $25 million after three weeks of jury trial, offered after closing arguments.

Trial Attorneys Mark McNabola, Ruth Degnan

$20

million

Construction Site Negligence - A man was demonstrating construction equipment known as a “man lift," and was elevated in the air. The lift collapsed, and the plaintiff suffered permanent injuries to his ankle and lower back. McNabola represented one of two seriously injured plaintiffs. Prior to trial, the offer was only $3 million.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$14

million

Medical Malpractice - Following induced labor, the unborn child suffered fetal distress, C-section delivery was delayed. The baby’s mother died from an amniotic fluid embolism during delivery and the baby suffered severe developmental delays.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$12

million

Medical Malpractice - A 52 year old man suffered an anoxic brain injury following routine bowel surgery when doctors and nurses at a suburban hospital failed to properly monitor and treat post-operative metabolic changes. This case concluded after evidentiary rulings at the time of jury selection. The offer before trial was only $3 million.

Trial Attorneys Mark McNabola, Ruth Degnan

$10

million

Trucking Negligence - A grandmother who was rendered wheelchair dependent in a motor vehicle incident involving car versus truck. The offer for settlement prior to trial was only $2 million.

Trial Attorneys Mark McNabola, Ruth Degnan

$9.2

million

Medical Malpractice - A young woman suffered amputations as a result of complications following surgery at a suburban hospital in a collar county of Chicago. The doctors and nurses failed to develop and implement an appropriate plan to manage blood thinning medications pre and post-operatively leading to severe clotting and tissue death. The case settled after evidentiary rulings at the time of jury selection. Offer before trial was only $2 million.

Trial Attorneys Mark McNabola, Ruth Degnan

$8.8

million

Trucking Negligence - A young girl was killed when she was struck by a vehicle that had previously collided with a bus that was traveling too fast for conditions. After a ten-day jury trial, a Cook County jury returned a verdict in favor of the family. According to the Jury Verdict Reporter, this is a record high verdict for the wrongful death of a minor in a motor vehicle accident. There was no offer for settlement by any defendant.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$7

million

Trucking Negligence - Cook County jury awarded $7 Million to a construction worker who lost his leg working on a City of Chicago site. As a result of the defendant’s failure to safely route traffic in the area the man was pinned against his truck by a driver. The defendant did not offer any money to settle the case.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola

$6

million

Motorcycle Negligence - A teenager and her father were injured in a motorcycle accident. The 15 y/o suffered a severe fracture of her right ankle and has required multiple surgeries

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola