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Helping Truck Accident Victims To Get Justice That They Deserve

At Ryan, Ryan & Viglione, your truck accident attorney serving Libertyville is here to help you get the justice you deserve and help you work through this stressful time. We work hard to help our clients in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, and we’re available to help when needed.

Truck Accidents vs. Car Accidents

Due to the size and weight of a large commercial motor vehicle, trucks are more likely to cause serious injuries or even death when an accident occurs. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 80 percent of fatal crashes involving large trucks are multiple-vehicle crashes, versus less than 60 percent for passenger vehicles. If there is a truck collision between a passenger car and a truck, the smaller vehicle is more likely to be damaged.

How Does A Truck Accident Occur?

Truck accidents can occur due to a multitude of reasons. Some causes of these accidents include:

  • Drug or Alcohol Use: A truck driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol will have an impaired or delayed reaction time and, as a result, be at risk to cause a crash.
  • Speeding and Poor Vehicle Maintenance: When a speeding truck that is 80,000 pounds crashes the impact force is extremely deadly. A truck driver can help prevent accidents by slowing down on the road as well as keeping up with truck maintenance and inspections before starting a trip.
  • Lack of Blind Spot Awareness/Distractions: Truck drivers are trained to check their blind spots, and they must also check all sides of their vehicle before making turns. Sometimes a driver can forget, which is the reported cause of 14 percent of truck accidents. Additionally, if a driver takes their attention away from the road for even a split-second, it’s an opportunity for an accident to occur.
  • Driver Fatigue: Drivers travel for long hours and even through the night, putting pressure on them to stay alert during odd hours. Fatigue happens and when it does, it’s important for a truck driver to pull over and take a break.

Reach Out To Ryan, Ryan & Viglione Today

Ryan, Ryan & Viglione works with individuals and their families to help them obtain proper compensation in their time of need. At Ryan, Ryan & Viglione, we have a long-standing tradition of helping accident victims recover the full and fair compensation they need and deserve. The compassion of our truck accident attorneys near Libertyville is matched only by our dedication to our clients. Losses and injuries in all types of accidents are something we have experience in and we thoroughly investigate each case. Contact us today at (847) 244-1436 or fill out a form on our website to request a free consultation.

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