When YOU need a WARRIOR!

Phil Lee Illinois
Truck Accident Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one was injured in a Truck accident anywhere in Illinois and you need an actual warrior to fight for you let me and my legal team lead the way.

Phil Lee – Truck Accident Injury Lawyer & Combat Veteran

As an army officer and combat veteran fighting for others has been my life work. While serving in Afghanistan I was wounded in a Taliban mortar strike.  There I learned firsthand just how difficult it is to recover from injury.
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As a civilian I became an Illinois lawyer to help the seriously injured throughout our State based out of my Chicago offices.
If you or a loved one was injured in an auto or Truck accident anywhere in Illinois and you need an actual warrior to fight for you let me and my legal team lead the way.

Illinois Truck Accident Lawyers

Trucking accidents is what we do at Lee & Andreano P.C. Located at the intersection of Interstate 80 and Interstate 55, we have spearheaded some of the most consequential truck accident litigation in the nation. Having recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients, Lee & Andreano P.C. is the firm that other lawyers and professionals turn to following serious trucking collisions.

Our lead trucking attorney, Frank Andreano, has 30+ years of experience handling complex industrial and trucking accidents, and teaches other lawyers how to handle truck crash litigation (HYPERLINK TO ARTICLE). A frequent speaker and presenter at Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars, Mr. Andreano is our team leader in all trucking related matters.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, you will need an aggressive, experienced, respected attorney from the Lee & Andreano P.C. The trucking industry is governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR), which regulations impose legal duties upon both drivers and trucking companies. The FMCSR is also incorporated into the Vehicle Code, and having a lawyer who knows the FMCSR inside-and-out is critical in establishing fault.

While there are many attorneys claim to handle truck accident law, our proven background and experience has resulted in tens of millions of dollars recovered for our clients. Trucking accidents result in severe injuries or death due to the size and weight difference between semi-trucks and other vehicles. It is important to understand what can happen to you and your loved ones if you’re involved in an accident with a large truck, as well as what to do to protect yourselves.


The most common question that comes up among our clients is the cost of hiring us as their truck accident attorney. At Lee & Andreano P.C., we charge no fees unless we win your case. This is known as a contingency basis, which means you don’t pay us for our services, but rather we collect a portion of the settlement you receive. Additionally, we offer free consultations to help our potential clients determine whether or not they have a strong case and how we will go about assisting them. 

Our goal is to provide professional legal services to everyone who deserves them, not just those who can afford to hire a lawyer. We will become your representative to ensure that your case is investigated thoroughly. At Lee & Andreano, we are dedicated to providing you with the services you deserve without charging a fortune. 

WORKING WITH Lee & Andreano P.C.

The unique nature of an accident with a truck makes it more important to hire an aggressive and experienced trucking accident attorney from Lee & Andreano P.C. Hiring an attorney who is familiar with the issues associated with trucking accidents can give you more protection and increase your chances of a successful outcome. During the process, your trucking accident attorney will take a number of steps to protect you and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions. Contacting us sooner rather than later allows us to begin the process to get all the information we need before critical evidence is no longer available. The steps we will take include:

Investigating the scene of the crash
Obtaining any necessary records from the driver and the trucking company
Obtaining the police report from the scene of the crash
Reaching out to and interviewing witnesses
Reviewing evidence from the crash
Working with both insurance companies
Negotiating settlements on your behalfThe timing of hiring an attorney does matter, as the statute of limitations for taking legal action begins when the crash occurs. If you have been involved in an accident with a truck, contact us at Lee & Andreano P.C. to start the process and find out how we can help. 

We will fight for you and your loved ones to get the compensation that you deserve.

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By: Frank P. Andreano, Partner at Lee & Andreano P.C.


Sleep deprivation is one of the leading causes of truck accidents. Sleep deprivation changes a driver’s brain chemistry and medical studies show that truckers routinely suffer from ‘microsleeps’ caused by excessive driving in order to meet delivery schedules. The FMCSR’s prohibit fatigued driving, but companies often put profit and delivery schedules ahead of safety.

Truck accidents involve unique issues and may also be caused by truck drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, fail to brake correctly, refuse to allow another vehicle to merge, drive too fast for conditions, or swing too wide when making turns. Truck drivers can also cause accidents when they shed tires or other objects on the road, drive a load that is too big or heavy, drive a load that is improperly secured, fail to properly inspect tires, brakes, and lights, or are driving defective or poorly maintained rigs.


If you have been hit by a semi-truck, an 18-wheeler, or another similar vehicle, the first step you need to take is to contact the police for emergency services. The police will arrive on the scene and make an official report, which will become especially important during the future negotiation process with your attorney. Avoid making any statements about what may have happened or who is at fault in the crash. 

You should also seek medical attention for any injuries you sustained during the crash. It’s important to make sure you understand what is at stake financially, especially when it comes to medical bills and treatment costs. The injuries sustained in a truck accident can be severe, potentially causing you or loved ones to deal with ongoing medical concerns, and miss work and other activities. You need to know exactly what has happened to you, which will give you the information you need to proceed with taking legal action.

After seeking medical attention, you may need to reach out to your auto insurance company to file a claim. After you follow these steps, you can contact the team at Lee & Andreano P.C. to get more information about taking legal action against the driver of the truck or the trucking company. There is certainly a chance that the accident was caused by driver negligence, and if this is the case, that individual or their employer should be held responsible for the damage. The trucking company could also be at fault for negligence, whether due to insufficient training, excessive cargo, or failure to maintain the safety of their vehicles.  

The Illinois truck accident legal team at Lee & Andreano is ready to help you in your time of need.
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Founded by Afghanistan combat veteran Phil Lee, recipient of The Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart, the law firm of Lee & Andreano P.C. is dedicated to helping those injured in trucking and other serious accidents. Under the direction of our leader, Phil Lee, our team battles each and every day for our clients in Court and in our community. More than just a law firm, we dedicate a portion of our profits to Veteran based charities and encourage every American to do the same. Our attorneys stand ready to help and to fight for you! We never charge for consultations and we only get paid from what we collect from the at-fault party or insurance carrier.

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Recovered for our clients

Phil Lee

Partner – Trial Lawyer
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Frank Andreano

Partner – Trial Lawyer
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Kelly Kirwin

Eric Cobb

We have recovered over 15 MILLION dollars for our injured Illinois clients!

$9.1 Million

Settlement in a Truck accident death

$1.4 Million

For family of 76 y.o. killed in truck accident


For injured driver rear-ended on I-80

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$9.1 Million Settlement Following Deadly Crash

“The truck driver had impaired vision and was suffering from extreme fatigue as we sat in traffic. Being injured and losing my mother was indescribable. Having Frank as our Lawyer made all the difference. He proved everything the trucking company said was a lie. He was professional in every way. I’m glad he was on our side.” – A.B.

What our clients say

My aunt was a great person who didn’t deserve to die. Having a knowledgeable and ultra-professional truck accident attorney made all the difference. Absolute thumbs-up. 100% positive recommendation. – T.R.

Phil was a warrior for me! He fought hard. He never gave up! I don’t know what I would have done if Phil was not my lawyer. – Michelle D.

Phil Lee stepped into my life at a very difficult time. He brought a very calming attitude to a chaotic situation. Phll is easy to speak with. He explained every scenario and my results were wonderful. – Dawn S

Phil Lee turned my life around. He was easy to speak with. He explained everything in detail and helped me through the most difficult time in my life. I would have been lost without him. – Roger G.