semi truck accidents on i94 wi highwayAny negligence on the part of a truck driver can have horrific consequences, especially on high speed roads traveled by many other motorists.  Accidents involving cargo trucks are some of the most dangerous and deadly accidents on the highways and Interstates around Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (This applies to all large trucks including semi-truck, 18-wheeler, tractor trailer, garbage trucks, and other commercial trucks.) High speed combined with the sheer size and weight of a truck and its cargo almost always result in serious, catastrophic injuries including injuries to the neck and back, scars and burns, brain injuries, broken bones and sometimes even resulting in wrongful death.

Any negligence on the part of a truck driver can lead to a major automobile crash.  The number one reason behind trucks causing an accident is driver fatigue.  To prevent truck drivers falling asleep at the wheel, trucking companies do have many state and federal regulations that they are required to comply with.  Failure to comply with these regulations places trucking companies clearly liable for compensation if someone is injured in a crash.  However, driver sleepiness is impossible to control completely and only one cause of truck related accidents on Wisconsin highways and interstates.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, (NHTSA), records show that somewhere around 700 drivers and/or passengers of large trucks die annually.  Other passenger vehicles who are involved with a truck collision have a higher fatality rate of about 5000 people per year.  Research commonly indicates that the top three causes of semi-truck accidents are:  Driver fatigue, neglected or poor truck maintenance and distracted drivers.  Be a proactive, courteous and alert driver.  Be aware of cargo truck blind spots the things that are most likely to cause truck and semi-truck accidents:

• Truck driver falling asleep at the wheel
• Poor truck maintenance or repairs
• Operator of a truck distracted while driving
• 18-wheeler technical malfunction including brake failure
• Runaway truck trailer or jack-knife situation
• Tire blowouts, sometimes leaving retread on the road
• Inexperienced truck driver causes operational error
• Overloaded trailers with heavy cargo
Wisconsin Interstate and Highway Truck Accidents near Milwaukee; recently in the local news:

Fatal crash on Wisconsin I-94  

All lanes of I-894 back open after semi crash

Man killed in crash involving truck  

Driver killed in garbage truck crash  

Ensure you get the compensation you need and deserve to deal with the pain, suffering, continued medical treatment, physical therapy, and any loss of wages due to your injuries.  If you have lost a loved one due to a heavy truck accident, obtain justice.  Talking to an experienced personal injury lawyer costs you nothing.  The Milwaukee, West Bend, and Racine Wisconsin truck accident lawyers at Action Law Offices are dedicated to helping the injured; uncovering critical pieces of evidence to fight insurance companies and prove driver or truck company negligence.

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