Trucking collisions routinely injure and claim the lives of thousands of individuals every single day in our country. By their very nature, truck accidents are devastating collisions that can shut down roadways, cause thousands of dollars in property damage, result in hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills and force families to say goodbye to loved ones.

At Ryan, Ryan & Viglione, we sympathize with individuals and families whose lives have been affected by serious or fatal truck accidents in Illinois. From our offices in Waukegan and Chicago, we help victims understand their rights and options for recovering full and fair compensation.

If you’ve been injured in a trucking collision or lost a loved one because of a truck driver’s negligence, we want to help you through the process ahead.

Common Causes Of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can occur due to a number of factors, including but not limited to:

  • Driver error
  • Driver carelessness
  • Failure to properly inspect a vehicle
  • Driving while fatigued or overworked
  • Failure to observe federal and state safety regulations
  • Failure to observe the rules of the road
  • Distracted driving
  • Improper load balancing
  • Inadequate vehicle maintenance
  • Defective vehicle designs or auto parts

No matter the cause of the crash, we’re prepared to help.

Life-Changing Injuries

Because of their size and weight, most trucks cause passengers in smaller vehicles to suffer catastrophic injuries, including:

The costs associated with a truck accident can be staggering, especially if a victim suffers disabling injuries that force him or her out of work, require extensive and long-term medical attention, or require modifications to the home to accommodate a wheelchair or other medical equipment. Our attorneys understand these additional costs and how to recover these damages from the insurance company.

We Routinely Handle Trucking Cases In Illinois

At Ryan, Ryan & Viglione, we have a track record of success handling personal injury cases, including those involving truck drivers and trucking companies. We can:

  • Locate all insurance coverage available in trucking collision cases
  • Establish liability against the individual and entity responsible for your injuries
  • Maximize your recovery by identifying all applicable costs, both economic and noneconomic

In 2013, Ryan, Ryan & Viglione attorneys Philip Ryan (partner) and Michael Viglione (associate) set a Boone County record with a $4.5 million dollar recovery for the family of a concrete worker who was killed when a semi truck driver fell asleep and veered off the road.

Resolution of the case involved DNA testing the trailer of the at-fault driver’s vehicle to prove he caused the incident.

Send Us An Email Or Give Us A Call

Insurance companies for trucking companies aren’t too keen on paying out on insurance claims, especially if there are numerous claims. We will make sure insurers don’t ignore you or lowball an offer that doesn’t cover the full extent of your needs. You deserve justice, and we will make sure you get it.

To schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer at our firm, call 847-244-1436, or contact us online. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning if you don’t win your case, you don’t owe us a thing.

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