Naperville Truck Driver Fatigue Accident Lawyer

Driver fatigue is a leading cause of truck accidents in Illinois. A tired driver has slower reaction times than one who is properly rested. For this reason, the Department of Transportation has issued strict regulations about how long a driver may stay on the road without taking a rest break. Unfortunately, those regulations are often broken by drivers who are pushing themselves to make a delivery.

At the law firm Marquardt & Belmonte, P.C., we are seven former felony prosecutors who represent injured people in Wheaton, Naperville and other communities in the DuPage County area. Our lawyers hold truck drivers and their employers accountable when their negligence injures or kills innocent people. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

Illinois Truck Accident Investigations

When a truck accident results in serious injury or death, a prompt investigation may uncover violations of DOT regulations that apply to truck drivers. Any violations can result in significant liability for the truck driver and the trucking company.

Our lawyers will take immediate steps to secure the driver logbook, which the driver is required to keep to show that he or she took the required rest breaks. However, we will not stop there. We will also secure evidence such as:

  • Illinois Tollway receipts
  • Receipts for diesel fuel and food stops
  • Truck GPS unit, if equipped

While truck drivers may attempt to falsify logbook entries, other evidence can provide a true picture of how long the driver was on the road. For example, if the driver drove past an Illinois Tollway plaza at a time when he or she claimed to be resting, your case just became a lot stronger.

Consult With a DuPage County Trucking Injury Attorney

To schedule a free initial consultation, contact us online to speak with a Naperville truck driver fatigue accident attorney locally at 630-517-3279 or toll free at 888-349-0695. Our office is conveniently located near the courthouse in Wheaton, Illinois.

We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency basis. That means you do not pay us until we obtain compensation for you.

Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request.