How to Determine Liability for Truck Accidents

As Wisconsin's population and commerce grow, roadways are experiencing heightened congestion. Alongside the rise in passenger vehicles, there is an increasing presence of semi-trucks and commercial delivery vehicles in daily commutes. However, this surge in semi-trucks also brings about a worrisome increase in trucking accidents. Truck accidents can be catastrophic, leading to severe injuries and property damage. The complexity of these accidents often lies in determining liability, as multiple parties [...]

Understanding the Causes and Challenges of Commercial Trucking Accidents

The trucking industry transports goods across the country and brings in billions of dollars of revenue each year, yet the trucking company also causes a great deal of harm to others in truck accidents. In fact, estimates from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) show that nearly half a million truck crashes occur each year. Over 4,000 of these crashes cause at least one death, while approximately 100,000 such [...]

2022-07-29T15:14:16+00:00July 27, 2022|Truck Accidents|

Trucking Industry Problems Continue to Lead to Truck Driver Fatigue

Driving a tractor-trailer truck can be a difficult, dangerous job. Truck drivers need to remain in complete control of massive vehicles that move at high speeds, and any mistakes they make can have deadly results. Because of these risks, truck drivers and trucking companies are required to follow multiple safety regulations that are meant to prevent truck accidents. Unfortunately, these accidents continue to occur, and even though large trucks make [...]

2022-07-29T15:14:23+00:00March 23, 2022|Truck Accidents|

When Can Shifting Cargo Lead to Truck Accidents and Injuries?

Tractor-trailer trucks are massive vehicles, and when they are fully loaded, they can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds or more. Because commercial trucks are so much larger than other vehicles, they can inflict serious injuries and other types of damages in a truck accident. Collisions between large trucks and other vehicles can occur for a variety of reasons, and in many cases, accidents take place because a truck driver [...]

2022-07-29T15:14:24+00:00February 10, 2022|Truck Accidents|

Using Robust Evidence to Build a Powerful Truck Accident Injury Claim

Semi-trucks, flatbeds, and other large commercial trucks can also cause horrific damage in an accident. If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a commercial truck wreck, you may be interested in taking legal action against the at-fault party. A truck crash injury claim or wrongful death claim may allow you to recover financial compensation for damages like medical bills and vehicle damage and hold the liable [...]

2022-07-29T15:14:25+00:00February 2, 2022|Truck Accidents|

3 Important Steps to Take After a Truck Accident

You have probably been instructed many times on what to do if you get into a car accident. You likely know that you should exchange insurance information, file a police report, and take a few photos if you can. On the other hand, few drivers are prepared for a truck accident. Crashes caused by big rigs can be much more chaotic, often involving severe injuries and numerous other vehicles. The [...]

2022-07-29T15:14:25+00:00January 25, 2022|Truck Accidents|

You May Be Entitled to Compensation if a Truck Driver’s Mistake Caused Your Accident

Commercial trucks can be extremely dangerous when they are not driven safely. There are a series of safety procedures truck drivers are supposed to follow, from getting adequate rest in between shifts to checking that their load is secure. When drivers carelessly skip steps or take needless risks, people can be seriously hurt. Accidents caused by 18-wheelers often involve multiple other vehicles and injuries. If you were injured in a [...]

2022-07-29T15:14:26+00:00December 15, 2021|Truck Accidents|

What is Negligent Truck Maintenance?

Trucking accidents can be devastating. The size and weight of a commercial truck make wrecks involving them particularly dangerous, especially for those riding in smaller vehicles. Because trucks have the potential to cause so much damage, there are important safety standards trucking companies and drivers must follow to mitigate the risk of an accident. Some of these safety standards involve performing routine maintenance on trucks to make sure they are [...]

2022-07-29T15:14:29+00:00October 13, 2021|Truck Accidents|

When Can Truck Accidents Occur Because of Semi-Trailer Decoupling?

Commercial trucks are large, heavy vehicles that involve a variety of complex systems, and the failure of equipment on a truck can lead to a dangerous truck accident. In some cases, collisions may occur because a trailer becomes decoupled from the cab of a truck during transit. A decoupled trailer will create a massive obstacle in the road, and other vehicles may be unable to avoid a collision. In these [...]

2022-07-29T15:14:32+00:00August 21, 2021|Truck Accidents|

How Brake Problems Can Lead to Commercial Truck Accidents

Tractor-trailer trucks are a constant presence on the roads throughout the United States. A single commercial truck may travel thousands of miles each week, which can put significant wear and tear on the truck’s systems. When a truck’s equipment breaks down or does not function properly, this can lead to dangerous truck accidents. A truck’s brakes are some of its most important safety systems, and there are a variety of [...]

2022-07-29T15:14:33+00:00July 24, 2021|Truck Accidents|
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