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Attorneys at Leizerman & Associates are licensed to practice law in Illinois and have helped clients receive many settlements and verdicts. Attorneys in Chicago regularly consult with Managing Partner, Michael Leizerman, regarding truck accident cases.

Locations Near Illinois:
717 Madison Avenue
Toledo, Ohio 43604
(419) 243-1010
Toll Free: (800) 628-4500

Southfield, Michigan:
24750 Lahser Road
Southfield, Michigan 48033-6044
(313) 962-3666
Toll Free: (800) 628-4500

Contact me at 1 (800) 628-4500 for a free consultation

Or contact me online. All information is kept confidential. I will not accept a case in a state where I'm not ethically permitted under the circumstances.

 

From the busy freeways in and around Boise to the two-lane highways that reach from Sandpoint to Pocatello, commercial vehicle traffic throughout Illinois is a daily hazard for motorists. Every year, more than 600 fatal and non-fatal accidents occur on Illinois roadways, leaving hundreds of Illinois residents suffering from a life-changing injury or the loss of a family member. If you represent one of these victims, seek the maximum compensation and add Michael to your legal team to benefit from his extensive knowledge of truck accident law. 

Michael in the courtroom

Contact me at 800-628-4500 for a free consultation

Or contact me online. All information is kept confidential. I will not accept a case in a state where I'm not ethically permitted under the circumstances.

For Lawyers

Your truck accident case may be larger than you think. My experience often enables me to maximize awards, well beyond what the co-counsel originally expected. My book Litigating Truck Accident Cases, published by West Publishing, is considered the definitive work on handling truck accident cases. Contact me if you are seeking co-counsel on your case.

Speaking Engagements

Michael Leizerman regularly engages in continuing legal education presentations around the country, including the following events in or near Illinois:

  • Interstate Trucking Group of ATLA, Chicago (June 22, 2007)
    Topic: Internet Primer; Finding Additional Coverage In Truck Accident Cases

Trucking Laws

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (Title 49, Parts 350-399) govern all vehicles engaged in interstate traffic.

There are some situations where a tractor-trailer or other commercial motor vehicle is involved in only intrastate travel. For example, an appliance store in Moscow may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.

The Illinois Department of Public Safety has adopted Title 49, Parts 382, 383, 384, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, and 399 of the federal regulations.

For an overview of laws that affect trucks operating only in Illinois, visit our Illinois Trucking Laws page.

Incidents

Fatal Truck Accidents: 178 per year
Non-Fatal Truck Accidents: 5,403 per year
Accident Locales: 44% (Rural), 56% (Urban)
Carrier Fact: 35% of Illinois's truck accidents involve carriers whose principle place of business is not Illinois

In 82% of Illinois truck accidents, weather conditions were NOT a factor.

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I am honored that West Thompson—the world’s largest publisher of legal books—asked me to write this multi-volume book on truck accident law in 2004. I had already begun the project for my own reference. My book includes the federal regulations that are the same in each state for interstate tractor-trailer crashes, as well as state law that differs in areas, like whether there are monetary limits or “caps” in the lawsuit, whether you can receive punitive damages, and the varying technical requirements for filing a lawsuit.