There are many scenarios which can lead to truck accidents. A semi-trailer makes a turn and the trailer runs over a car causing catastrophic injuries to the driver and passengers. An improperly loaded trailer causes a semi-truck to overturn and seriously injure the driver. Whatever the circumstances of a large truck accident, the size and weight of the truck and cargo almost always result in more serious injuries. Due to the increase in speed limits on Wisconsin highways, big rigs and other trucks are driving faster today than ever. The number of deadly accidents involving large trucks and large truck tires, is on the rise.
Sharing the Road With Trucks
If you drive anywhere in Wisconsin, you’re already aware of the fact that you’re sharing the roads with many types of trucks including:
Livestock Trailers & Trucks
*In many states, it’s legal to tow two vehicles at once, such as a travel trailer and a boat. This is called “triple towing,” and it can be dangerous.
Investigating Truck Accidents
Truck accidents can occur at any time. If you’ve been in a truck accident, you’re going to have lots of questions like, “can I file a lawsuit?” Or, “how long do I have to file a lawsuit?” If you have been injured in an accident involving any kind of truck, big hauler, tractor trailer, big rig, semi-truck, cargo truck, towing vehicle, or government truck, contact your Milwaukee area truck accident attorneys at Action Law Offices. Your first consultation is free. Even if you feel that you are partially responsible for the truck accident, we will provide our professional guidance. If we think you have a case, we’ll continue to answer your questions and guide you towards your next step.
Our Law Firm Works with Investigators who know how to explain the cause of a truck accident. A load that is out of balance, driver fatigue, improper maintenance, and poor equipment (such as retread tires) are examples of things that can be at fault.
Our investigation is thorough. We examine the driver’s logbook and the maintenance records for the tractor and trailer. We gather information available from the black box including the speed, location and braking of the truck leading up to the accident. Was the truck visible at night from every angle? Did the cargo exceed weight limits? What do the skid marks indicate?
Our law firm protects the rights of injured victims. Because a truck accident nearly always causes serious injuries and huge medical expenses, our lawyers identify all potentially liable parties and fully assess the effect of the injuries on our client’s health and future.
Compensation for Accident Involving Big Trucks
How much are your truck accident injuries worth? During your free, no obligation initial consultation, we’ll evaluate your case, uncover as many details as we can, and provide an estimate for you. In order to obtain compensation, it must be proven that the accident was caused due to truck driver negligence, truck company negligence or some sort of manufacturer defect with the truck. If we take on your case, we’ll fight for the accident compensation you deserve for the injuries you have sustained. No fees unless we win your case.
Hit By a Government Truck
If you’ve been in a crash involving a government owned truck, (Federal, State or County owned), the case becomes a little more complicated. Typically you cannot pursue a claim against a government entity due to sovereign immunity. However, there are sometimes exceptions to the rule, such as under the Federal “Tort Claims Act.” Such exceptions may allow one to sue the Federal, state or county government entity that caused your accident and is responsible for your injuries. To find out if you may have such a claim against the government, it’s especially important to contact the Truck Accident Lawyers at Action Law Offices as soon as possible so that we can discuss your case in detail.
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