Mario Palermo,

Top Truck Accident Lawyer

Commercial truck accidents are more dangerous than standard motor vehicle accidents because of their huge weight and size of the vehicle. A lot of serious damage can be caused to the other vehicles, passengers, and drivers. If you were injured in a truck accident in Chicago, you don’t have to handle the aftermath by yourself. Seeking the help of an experienced and knowledgeable truck accident lawyer will help you get the compensation you deserve.

One has rights after an accident and an experienced attorney with a proven track record can help exercise those rights. A top truck accident attorney can help get proper compensation for your suffering and pain. A truck accident lawyer will know the ins and outs of negotiations with the  insurance companies.

Awarded Millions in Verdicts & Settlements for our Clients

$1 Million

Palermo obtained $1 Million for a 64-year-old surveyor struck by a driver who denied doing so.

$1.3 Million

Mr. Palermo obtained $1.3 million dollars for an airline employee who was injured by an airport vehicle.


Palermo obtained $400,000 for a 28-year-old woman from Aurora that was the victim of a hit-and-run.


Palermo obtained $990,000 for an 81-year-old man from Romeoville that was injured by a cement truck.

$1 Million

Palermo obtained $1 Million for a 64-year-old surveyor struck by a driver who denied doing so.

Benefits of Hiring A

Truck Accident Injury Lawyer

Truck accidents happen almost every day. But unlike other road accidents, they cause serious life-threatening injuries. People who have been victims of truck accidents know how much struggle they have to go through, both physically. emotionally and economically. In such cases, having a truck accident Injury attorney can help you with:

  • Handling of all the necessary paperwork and phone calls
  • Negotiating with the insurance companies
  • Helping you get proper compensation
  • Help you understand your rights
  • Guide you through the entire process so that you get what is right and fair

If Palermo Law Group takes on your case, we will handle all aspects, including:

  • Analyzing your medical records and other data to fully calculate your losses and the amount that should be sought in your case.
  • Carefully reviewing all relevant insurance policies in your case and dealing with the insurance companies on your behalf.
  • Conducting a thorough investigation of your case to determine how your injury occurred and who should be held legally accountable for the harm you have suffered.
  • Consulting with highly qualified experts from a variety of fields, including accident reconstruction experts and medical professionals. For instance, our law firm’s staff features a legal nurse consultant.
  • If necessary, skillfully litigating your case in a state or federal court within Illinois and handling all post-trial legal matters that may arise.
  • Negotiating with insurance companies for a fair and timely settlement of your claim and structuring a settlement so that it will provide financial security for you and your family well into the future.
  • Resolving all liens that may be attached to your recovery, including health care or workers’ compensation liens.
  • Timely filing all documents, including claims with insurance companies and documents in the court where your case will be litigated.


Our personal injury law firm works hard so that you can concentrate on your recovery and your loved ones while we pursue the justice and compensation you deserve for your losses.

For the past 25 years, Mario Palermo has dedicated his legal career to recovering full and fair compensation for injury victims and their families.

What to do After an Accident

Common Truck Accidents Causes

Common reasons truck accidents occur include:

  • Tired truck drivers
  • Improper maintenance
  • Uncontrolled weight
  • Off-track turns
  • Trucking blind spots

Prioritize Your Safety

After an accident, the only thing you should be concerned about is your safety. Confusion and adrenaline might impact your judgement, but it's important to take the time to assess physical state. Are you able to move and can you get yourself out of any further danger? If you're on highway or major road during your crash, this is especially important.

If you are unable injured, it's important to wait for assistance instead of trying to move any debris from the road. Every crash is different so the right reaction will not be the same fore every situation. That's why our best advice is to do what makes you feel safe.

Get Help

Your next step should be to call for help. If you are able, contact first responders so you and any other parties involved can receive medical attention.

According to Illinois law, you have to file a police report if there are injuries or property damage in excess of $1,500. After you are sure that first responders are on their way and if you are able, you can call your own insurance company to report the accident.

Gather Evidence

Gather evidence at the scene if you can do so safely. Take photographs of the vehicles, your own injuries, and and the surrounding area. If the road was icy or wet, it's important to document it. Talk to witnesses and ask for their contact information. You may need them to verify any actions you or the other driver took that led to the accident.

Truck Accident Damages

  • Disability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Disfigurement
  • Emotional Distress
  • Lost Wages
  • Medical Expenses
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Property Damage
  • Punitive Damages
  • Wrongful Death

Truck Accident Statistics

Truck accidents are catastrophic and often deadly. Unfortunately, because truck drivers often get paid low wages, they work extra hours. The result is a lot of drowsy driving and deadly accidents. Here are some statistics you should be aware of: 

  • About 500,000 trucking accidents occur each year in the United States, with about 5,000 per year resulting in death.
  • In 2019 there were 843 truck driver deaths, a 1.4 percent increase from the previous year.
  • Approximately every 15 minutes, a person is killed or injured in an accident with a semi-truck.
  • 68% of all fatal truck accidents happen in rural regions.
  • Over half of all fatal truck accidents occur during the day, and almost 80% are on weekends.
  • In all truck crashes involving other vehicles, 98% of the fatalities occur to the people in the passenger vehicles.
  • Truckers have a death rate of 26.8 fatal injuries per every 100,000 workers.
  • The average semi truck travels 45,000 miles per year, and as a result, has a much higher chance of getting in a crash than the average passenger vehicle.



Consult with an Attorney

Consult with an attorney first before you decide to make a recorded statement to the at-fault driver's insurance company. It is important to discuss your case with an attorney experienced in handling truck accident cases as early as possible, even if you are not sure that you want to hire an attorney. Most truck accident lawyers are happy to provide a free legal consultation. Your lawyer should know what the value of your case is and guide you through every step of the process. 

How do

Truck Accident Lawsuits Differ from Car Accidents?

The lawsuits and process to claim injuries are very different when it comes to truck accidents. Here are some of the major differences you should know about: 

  • Bigger insurance policies.

  • Different regulations can complicate the process.
  • Greater injuries.
  • More property damage.
  • Higher medical bills.
  • Higher chance of death.

No Fee Guarantee

The legal process may seem overwhelming at first, but this is where you will find the value in hiring Palermo Law Group on a contingency basis – meaning we do not get paid unless you win. Our expert team handles all the necessary paperwork, phone calls, and negotiations with the insurance adjuster’s, defense attorneys, and others so you can focus on your recovery.


Truck accident victims are entitled to recover maximum compensation for the economic and non-economic losses they incurred due to others negligence.

Common Truck Accident Injuries

  • Amputation of limbs
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Burns
  • Death
  • Fractured bones
  • Joint injury
  • Paralysis

Truck Accident Injury Symptoms

Truck accidents put our bodies through a lot of impact that we're not designed to handle. After a car accident, look out for the following signs that you should seek further medical attention:

  • Dizziness, confusion or headaches. These are warning signs of a brain injury that need to be addressed immediately.  
  • Shooting pain, numbness or tingling. If this starts in your neck and goes into your arms or starts in your lower back and legs, these are symptoms of a herniated disc that may require surgery.
  • Trouble lifting or extending your arm. This is a sign of a rotator cuff tear, which can require surgery.
  • Instability and pain while walking. These are signs of torn or damaged ligaments in your knee, which often requires surgery.

What our clients say about us

Mario Palermo and Palermo Law Group have an outstanding reputation with 5-star reviews on Google ReviewsYelp, and Aavo.

Mario Palermo represented my husband in a semi truck accident. Mario was the best choice for us looking back. Mario was always attentive to our concerns, prompt in keeping us informed about the developments of our case. We knew that of course he had other cases, but we always felt as though he gave us his full attention when we needed him. Trust me when I say that he is the best! I trust him implicitly!


Mario is a very good lawyer. He was very consistent and patient with my case– he really tried to get the most money he possibly could get me for my pain and suffering. Even though it was a really hard time in my life, I look back at the whole thing with fond memories because with Mario’s help, it turned out okay. I would definitely recommend Mario for your personal injury lawyer.


Mr. Palermo is my go-to for any personal injury case. Mr. Palermo is an experienced Trial Attorney and I am confident in his legal knowledge and abilities. I refer all of my personal injury cases to him because I know my clients will be in good hands.

Naveed S. Husain, Esq.

Mario Palermo is the attorney we were fortunate enough to have by our side during an extremely difficult time. We found him to be ethical, intelligent and compassionate. He was always prepared and willing to fight for his clients’ rights. I would highly recommend him, and have, to anyone facing the need for an attorney.