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7 Common Traffic Violations That Can Lead to Truck Accidents

All drivers are required to follow the rules of the road, and doing so can help them make sure they are operating their vehicles safely. It is especially important for commercial truck drivers to follow all traffic laws that apply to them, since the large size and weight of their vehicles can result in serious injuries to others in truck accidents. Unfortunately, many truck drivers commit dangerous traffic violations that [...]

2021-04-08T15:03:57+00:00April 8, 2021|Truck Accidents|

Who Is Responsible for Accidents Caused by Overloaded Trucks?

Tractor-trailer trucks are massive, heavy vehicles. Even when commercial trucks are functioning correctly, and drivers are taking the proper care to follow traffic laws and trucking regulations, they can become involved in truck accidents that may cause harm to other drivers, passengers, or pedestrians. Collisions become even more likely when truck drivers or their employers violate regulations, and one of the most dangerous ways they can do so is by [...]

2021-03-03T17:03:07+00:00March 3, 2021|Truck Accidents|

Common Causes of Winter Truck Accidents in Wisconsin

Snow, ice, and other winter weather conditions make driving more difficult for everyone on the road, but they can be especially hazardous for semi-truck drivers, whose vehicles are more challenging to control even under ideal conditions. Truck accidents are a common occurrence in the winter, and they may come about due to a variety of causes and contributing factors. If you are injured in a winter truck accident, you should work [...]

2021-02-25T20:02:04+00:00January 30, 2021|Truck Accidents|

Who Is Liable for Accidents Caused by Improper Truck Maintenance?

Semi-trucks are large vehicles with thousands of moving parts, and if one of those parts is damaged, defective, or otherwise working improperly, it may ultimately lead to an accident. If you have been injured in a truck accident, it is important to work with an attorney who can thoroughly investigate your case to determine whether improper maintenance may be a factor, and if so, who all may be liable for [...]

2020-12-17T14:46:52+00:00December 17, 2020|Truck Accidents|

How Can Improperly Secured Cargo Cause Truck Accidents?

Wisconsin sees more than 7,000 accidents involving large semi-trucks each year, with many resulting in injuries. In some cases, a crash happens solely because of the negligence of the truck driver, perhaps due to drunk, distracted, or fatigued driving, or simple driver error. However, sometimes the cause of a truck accident is more complicated, including in cases involving loose or unsecured cargo. Why Is Loose Truck Cargo Dangerous? Unsecured cargo [...]

2020-11-21T19:46:00+00:00November 21, 2020|Truck Accidents|

How to Pursue Compensation From a Distracted Truck Driver in Wisconsin

The prevalence of smartphones and other mobile devices in the modern world unfortunately means a greater risk of distracted driving accidents, and that risk applies to commercial truck drivers as much as, if not more so than, the drivers of passenger vehicles. Drivers of semi-trucks require more time and distance to react to other vehicles or conditions on the road and slow down or come to a stop. A distraction [...]

2020-10-27T15:02:40+00:00October 27, 2020|Truck Accidents|

Can I Pursue Compensation for a Truck Accident Caused By Driver Fatigue?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drowsy driving was responsible for at least 795 fatalities and 50,000 injuries in 2017, the most recent year for which statistics are available. If you are injured in a car accident involving drowsy driving, it can often be challenging to demonstrate the other driver’s fatigue because concrete evidence tends to be lacking. However, if the accident involves a commercial semi-truck, trucking industry [...]

2020-09-16T17:02:01+00:00September 16, 2020|Truck Accidents|

Reacting to a Collision Involving a Commercial Truck Driver

In the United States, the commercial trucking industry plays a massive role in exporting and importing goods nationwide. Recognizing the integral involvement that the trucking industry has in our economy, it should come as no surprise that millions of commercial truck drivers travel on American roadways each day. Unfortunately, when accidents involving these large vehicles occur the results can be disastrous. Due to the sheer size difference between a commercial [...]

2020-07-20T13:22:53+00:00July 20, 2020|Truck Accidents|

What Types of Negligence Can Lead to Commercial Truck Accidents?

Due to the nature of our economy, commercial trucks are seemingly always on our roadways. Semi-trailer trucks are large, complicated pieces of machinery, and even when truck drivers practice safe driving habits, what may seem like small errors or minor problems can have deadly results. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 4,136 Americans died in large truck accidents in 2018. If you or a loved one have been injured [...]

2020-05-23T19:07:00+00:00May 23, 2020|Truck Accidents|

How Inadequate Maintenance Can Lead to Truck Accidents in Wisconsin

The injuries sustained during a collision with a semi-truck are often quite serious due to the large size and weight of commercial vehicles. Trucks tend to have increased stopping distances and more blind spots than the typical car. Although many circumstances can contribute to a truck accident, such as distracted driving or poor weather conditions, a lack of truck maintenance can contribute to serious truck accidents. If you have been [...]

2020-03-04T19:26:00+00:00March 4, 2020|Truck Accidents|
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