Experienced Truck Accident Law Firm in Illinois

If you drive an 18-wheeler tractor trailer, dump truck, semi-truck, cement truck, or other type of large, heavy commercial vehicle, and have been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another motorist, you could find yourself facing far greater losses than just property damage. You may no longer be able to work due to your injuries, leaving you with no way to pay your mounting medical bills or cover your everyday living expenses. Fortunately, you don’t have to face the aftermath of a truck collision alone. You can partner with a compassionate, dedicated law firm that is experienced in representing victims of truck accidents and other commercial vehicle accidents. Stephen R. Martay, Attorney at Law has been assisting victims of truck and big rig accidents throughout the state of Illinois for over 13 years; as such, he has the skills and resources necessary to help you seek the compensation you deserve.

In Illinois and across the U.S, large trucking companies are notorious for finding ways to get out of paying for damages and injuries. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a truck or commercial vehicle accident, you need a knowledgeable, experienced lawyer on your side. Contact Stephen R. Martay today if you’re in need of quality representation in a workers’ compensation or personal injury case anywhere in Illinois.

In many truck accidents that result in serious injuries or death, the trucking company can be proven at least partially liable. However, without the assistance of a skilled truck accident injury lawyer, it can be very difficult for victims to recover compensation. Stephen R. Martay will fight for your rights and do everything in his power to ensure that the insurance company pays for the physical and psychological damages that were caused. He can gather substantial evidence and represent you in litigation, if necessary.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

While poor road conditions and hazards are sometimes the causes of commercial truck accidents in Illinois, they are more commonly the result of negligent behavior on the part of the driver. Examples of negligent behavior include:   

Driver Distraction

Unfortunately, distracted driving is commonplace among truckers who spend the majority of their time on the road. It is the second leading cause of trucking accidents in Illinois and can cost other motorists their lives. If your loved one has been injured or killed in a truck accident, and you have reason to believe the driver was negligent or are wondering whether you have legal ground for a wrongful death suit, don’t wait—get in touch with an experienced commercial vehicle accident attorney right away to get started on your claim.

In his 11+ years of practicing personal injury and workers’ compensation law, Stephen R. Martay has represented victims in a variety of complex truck accident cases, and helped them recover compensation. Call today to find out how Stephen can assist you. 

Trucker Fatigue

Long hours behind the wheel can take a toll on truck drivers and cause highway hypnosis. Naturally, fatigued drivers have slower reaction times, which can be catastrophic for other vehicles in their path. You may be able to claim compensation if you’ve been injured by a truck driver who failed to comply with regulations designed to prevent these types of accidents. Attorney Stephen R. Martay can apply his extensive knowledge and experience to prove that the accident resulted from a violation of these regulations.


Speeding, of course, can lead to serious accidents regardless of the size of the vehicle. However, when truck drivers exceed speed limits—whether they do so to stay ahead of schedule, or for some other reason—the accidents that follow usually cause far greater damage. When large trucks collide with small passenger vehicles, the results are almost always tragic. The trucker’s employer should be held legally responsible for their negligence; unfortunately, however, insurers will often do anything they can to avoid paying for these damages. With the help of a skilled truck accident lawyer such as Stephen R. Martay, you can fight back against the at-fault party and seek the compensation you’re owed for medical expenses, lost wages, and more.  

Get the Reliable Representation You Need

Workers’ compensation claims are not the same as lawsuits; however, due to the nature of the job, the process of filing a claim can be complex and daunting for injured truck drivers. Stephen R. Martay is here to help ensure you receive the benefits you deserve. He will provide personalized guidance and explain how nuances in Illinois workers’ compensation law may impact your claim. Regardless of your situation, Stephen will stand by you from start to finish. Contact him today to get the reliable representation you need, even if your initial claim has been denied.

Experienced attorney Stephen R. Martay can evaluate your case and determine whether you are protected under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. You are likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if you drive a commercial vehicle for which you were hired in Illinois, or if your accident caused injury while on the job in the state of Illinois. 

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Don’t let your workers’ compensation claim be denied or minimized—seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries and lost wages with the help of experienced truck accident attorney Stephen R. Martay.

He is among the top Chicago truck accident lawyers and is available to assist truck accident victims throughout Illinois. 

Stephen also represents victims of truck or big rig accidents in third-party personal injury claims. These claims can be convoluted, and trucking companies, insurance companies, and vehicle manufacturers will often go to great lengths to avoid paying the injured party. Fortunately, as a highly experienced workers’ compensation attorney experienced with trucking accidents, Stephen knows how to fight on your behalf and protect your rights and future.