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Illinois Accident Attorneys

If you have suffered an injury in an accident or lost a loved one because of another person's negligence, call the personal injury attorneys who, for decades, have made a difference to thousands of people throughout the Chicago region. Call Cogan & Power, P.C., Attorneys at Law - The professional expertise you need; the personal attention you deserve.

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Our attorneys have litigated complex injury and medical malpractice cases in both federal and state court.

Illinois Accident Attorneys

Michael Cogan, Founding Partner

Michael P. Cogan is a trial attorney who spends his days in the courtrooms of Illinois fighting for victims' rights. His law firm, Cogan and Power, P.C., Attorneys at Law, has obtained over $250 million on behalf of injured people.

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Areas of Practice :

Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Personal Injury,
Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA)

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Alter Ego Liability in Chicago Trucking Accidents

Representing Victims of Commercial Trucking Accidents throughout Illinois

Trucking accidents involve a number of complex legal and factual issues regarding liability and damages. It is important to conduct a thorough factual investigation and legal analysis in order to determine whether truck driver fatigue or distracted driving may have been involved, as well as determine whether a party other than the truck driver or trucking company may be liable for the accident.

In some cases, the shipper or broker may be liable for injuries and damages caused by a commercial trucking accident. And in some cases, an entity that is not involved in the shipping or transportation of the goods can also be liable under the legal theory of alter ego liability.

Issues regarding truck accident liability, including alter ego liability, are incredibly complex and require a thorough factual investigation and comprehensive legal analysis. For these reasons, it is important to consult with an accident and injury attorney who is experienced handling alter ego liability cases and commercial trucking accident cases.

At Cogan & Power, P.C., our Chicago trucking accident attorneys focus on representing the victims of commercial trucking accidents and other serious personal injury accidents. As such, we are well-equipped to handle the legal nuances and factual inquiries that are involved with commercial trucking accidents, including alter ego liability and shipper-broker liability.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a commercial truck accident, please contact us at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated trucking accident attorneys to discuss liability complexities, such as alter ego liability. Because we work on a contingency basis, we will not collect any fees from you unless we get you compensation.

What Is Alter Ego Liability?

Under the legal theory of alter ego liability, plaintiffs can pierce the corporate veil and pursue legal action against a person or entity that is closely connected to the negligent party. Factors that can lead to alter ego liability include commingling of funds, the failure to observe corporate formalities, and the failure to contribute sufficient capital to the company. If these circumstances apply, a trucking accident victim may also be able to sue the shareholders, partners, or parent company of the trucking company that was responsible for the trucking accident.

Trucking Accident Attorneys Who Can Handle the Complexities of Alter Ego Liability

The exceptional legal team of Chicago trucking attorneys at Cogan & Power includes a nationally recognized trucking attorney and two former defense attorneys, which makes us well-equipped to handle the complicated liability issues that arise in commercial trucking accidents cases and anticipate the legal defenses that defendants might use, especially with respect to alter ego liability issues.

Because we take a collaborative approach to legal representation, we are able to draw on our collective skill and knowledge, which includes almost 200 combined years of experience, to help our clients recover the compensation that they need and deserve. We take great pride in our record of successful verdicts and settlements, including a $13 million verdict in a trucking accident case, as well as the enduring relationships we have developed with our clients.

Act Quickly to Protect Your Rights

If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, contact the skilled Chicago trucking accident attorneys at Cogan & Power for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights and possible alter ego liability. If you cannot come to our offices in downtown Chicago, we will come to you. And because we take cases on a contingency basis, you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.

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