Transportation Accidents

Trucking, Motorcycle, Train and Other Transportation Accidents in Illinois

Transportation accidents can include auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, mass transit accidents, CTA accidents, railroad accidents, boating accidents, plane crashes and other transportation accidents. Founder of Kroot Law, LLC, Chicago personal injury lawyer Jason M. Kroot has the dedication and experience to effectively prosecute transportation accidents while providing the highest level of personal service.

Auto Accidents Cases

Auto accidents are a leading cause of serous injury and death in Chicago and nationwide. A driver of a motor vehicle must exercise reasonable care for the safety of others. Although there are many reasons why auto accidents occur, the most common are:

  • Failing to keep a proper lookout
  • Being distracted while on a cell phone or eating
  • Speeding or traveling too fast for conditions
  • Tailgating
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Auto accidents may involve rear end impacts, head-on impacts, side impacts, and roll-overs. These motor vehicle accidents can result in severe or even fatal injuries. In deciding how to proceed, it is critical to choose a personal injury attorney with the knowledge, skill, and dedication to prosecute your auto accident case. Chicago personal injury attorney Jason M. Kroot has successfully recovered over $25 million in settlements and verdicts for his clients, while providing the quality personal service. If you or a loved one has suffered serious personal injury or death from an auto accident in Illinois, we invite you to contact Jason M. Kroot of Kroot Law, LLC, for a free consultation.

Trucking Accidents

As one of the largest metropolitan cities in the U.S., Chicago area streets and expressways are filled with large trucks weighting over 10,000 pounds. Trucking accidents are a part of life in the Chicago and its suburbs. When an 18-wheeler collides with a passenger car, the consequences can be devastating. Like automobiles, trucking accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. However, unlike smaller vehicles, large trucks cannot maneuver as quickly or easily. Trucks also have large blind spots, making it difficult for truck drivers to see other vehicles and pedestrians. Accordingly, truck drivers must take all necessary safety precautions while driving to avoid an auto accident.

An immediate investigation into a trucking accident should be accomplished as soon as possible to preserve evidence. Many large trucks have a “black box,” which record data before, during and after the collision. This information can be vital when seeking to prove if the truck driver was negligent. Other important evidence in trucking accidents cases includes photographs of all vehicles involved, the truck’s maintenance records, the truck driver’s log book, the trucking company’s own policies and procedures, and previous violations of regulations by the trucking company or driver.

A trucking accident involving a tractor trailer, 18-wheeler, semi truck or other commercial involving serious injuries should only be handled by a top personal injury experienced in truck accident cases. In the event you or a loved one was seriously injured in a truck accident in Illinois, we invite you to contact Jason M. Kroot of Kroot Law, LLC, for a free consultation.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle riders are extremely vulnerable to injury during accidents, especially when struck or cut off by another vehicle. In many instances, cars and truck simply do not see motorcycles until it’s too late. When a motorcycle accident occurs, the results are often devastating.

In deciding on a personal injury attorney for a motorcycle accident, it is important to choose an attorney with experience in motorcycle accident cases. As someone who has ridden motorcycles on the street and on the racetrack, Chicago motorcycle accident lawyer Jason M. Kroot has the unique knowledge and expertise to successfully handle motorcycle accident cases. If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Illinois, we invite you to contact Jason M. Kroot of Kroot Law, LLC, for a free consultation.

Mass Transit Accidents

In Chicago, the CTA, RTA, Metra, and Amtrak are all mass transit common carriers. Under Illinois law, common carriers are held to strict safety standards. If they fail to adhere to these safety standards and injuries result, that can be held liable for all damages that result. While some injuries from Chicago CTA and other mass transit accidents may involve temporary injuries, others can result in permanent injuries or death.

If you or someone you know has suffered serious injuries or death while on a CTA, RTA, Metra, Amtrak or other mass transient carrier, it is critical to contact an attorney with the knowledge, skill, and experience to effectively prosecute these claims. Our office has successfully prosecuted nearly a dozen mass transit injury cases. In the event you or a loved was seriously injury in a mass transit accident, we invite you to contact Jason M. Kroot of Kroot Law, LLC, for a free consultation.

Boating Accidents

Boating accidents around Chicago’s lake front and Lake Michigan are a serious problem. Each year, thousands of people are injured in boating accidents. In many instances, these boating accidents could are due to inattention, carelessness, inexperience, alcohol or drugs, or a combination of these factors. If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a boating accident in Illinois, we invite you to contact Jason M. Kroot of Kroot Law, LLC, for a free consultation.

Plane Crashes and Other Aviation Accidents

Finding out that a family member has been involved in airplane crash is a shocking and devastating experience. When this occurs, victims and their families require an expert “aviation accident team” who will guide them through the entire process. All too often, families succumb to high pressure tactics from “big name” personal injury firms. Which aviation attorney has successfully signed up most clients should not be the test. Instead, grieving families require the time and courtesy to evaluate which attorney can best represent their rights and interests. Chicago Personal Injury Attorney Jason M. Kroot of Kroot Law, LLC, has prosecuted or assisted in the prosecution of several major transportation accidents including the Roselawn, Indiana plane crash involving American Eagle Flight 4184. Assisted by some of the most respected aviation experts in the country, we can assemble an aviation accident team to determine exactly what happened, how it happened, and who is accountable.

For more information on aviation accidents, including common causes, how they are investigated, and how they are prosecuted, please review our full guide on Choosing an Airplane Accident Attorney.

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