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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|

How Can I Seek Damages for Injuries Caused by Truck Driver Negligence?

When a passenger vehicle is involved in a collision with an 18-wheeler truck, the crash and the resulting aftermath can be catastrophic. According to data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for 2017, approximately 121, 000 trucks and large buses were involved in crashes that resulted in serious injuries. Due to the heavy loads and long stopping times of semi-trailer trucks, their drivers must take a great deal of [...]

2019-12-19T21:03:54+00:00December 19, 2019|Truck Accidents|

When Can Truck Accidents Be Caused By Inadequate Maintenance?

Tractor-trailer trucks are massive vehicles, dwarfing the passenger cars and trucks that most people use in their daily lives. The size and weight of commercial trucks makes them incredibly dangerous, and those who are involved in a truck accident are likely to be seriously injured or killed. Because of this, truck drivers and trucking companies are required to take steps to protect the safety of the public. However, one way [...]

2019-08-12T15:44:00+00:00August 12, 2019|Truck Accidents|

Who Is Responsible for Truck Accidents Involving Unsecured Cargo?

When another vehicle collides with a commercial truck, the driver or passengers in that vehicle are likely to suffer serious injuries. Truck accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, but unsecured cargo is one particularly dangerous issue that can affect everyone on the road. When a truck’s load is not properly secured, cargo may fall from the truck. This can damage other vehicles and harm drivers or passengers, or [...]

2019-07-10T15:59:54+00:00July 10, 2019|Truck Accidents|

How Driver Fatigue Can Lead to Deadly Truck Accidents

Tractor-trailer trucks are a familiar sight on the roads in Wisconsin and throughout the United States. Because many people are used to driving around large trucks, they may not realize the dangers that these vehicles present. Unfortunately, the drivers and passengers in other vehicles are likely to be seriously injured in a collision with a semi-trailer truck. In fact, out of the 4, 102 people who were killed in truck [...]

2019-06-12T20:45:20+00:00June 12, 2019|Truck Accidents|

Recovering Injury Compensation After a Commercial Truck Accident

Here in the United States, thousands of commercial truck drivers travel on the roads each day to deliver their cargo. Commercial trucking is a massive industry nationwide, and it is an integral aspect of interstate commerce. However, due to the sheer number of semi-trailer trucks on the road, accidents and collisions are inevitable.  When a commercial truck driver collides with a standard motor vehicle, the injuries suffered by drivers and [...]

2019-04-30T14:51:00+00:00April 30, 2019|Truck Accidents|

Cargo and Debris from a Truck Accident Can Cause Injuries to Other Road Users – Who is Liable?

Driving near or behind a semi truck can cause anxiety and trepidation, even for the most seasoned of drivers. The reasons are many, but it all comes down to one thing: they are large and accidents with them can be devastating. The same can be said of accidents involving debris and fallen cargo. What options do victims have when they are injured because of such an incident? The following information [...]

2018-03-20T09:25:00+00:00March 20, 2018|Truck Accidents|

Truck Accident Investigations – What Every Victim Should Know

Semi-truck accidents are some of the most devastating crashes on the road, so fair compensation is often critical for victims. Unfortunately, few are prepared for the intensive process. Learn more about what happens after a truck crash, and discover how the assistance of a seasoned, competent truck accident lawyer can improve the outcome of your personal injury case. Understanding the Investigation Process While most accidents involve an investigation, those involving [...]

2018-02-13T09:13:00+00:00February 13, 2018|Truck Accidents|

Injuries Commonly Sustained in a Truck Accident

Of all the crashes that occur on the road, those involving commercial trucks tend to be the most devastating. In fact, victims of semi-truck crashes often live with debilitating health conditions that diminish their quality of life. Learn more about these injuries, and the compensation that you or your loved one may be entitled to, in the following sections. Spinal Injuries Although spinal injuries can occur in any crash, they [...]

2018-01-24T08:11:00+00:00January 24, 2018|Truck Accidents|

Liability, Negligence, and Damages – What Truck Accident Victims Need to Know

Statistical estimates indicate that some 70 percent of the freight that is moved and sold throughout the United States is transported by commercial trucks. Sadly, the data also shows that the crashes involving such vehicles rose by 62 percent between 2009 and 2015. That is a total of 95, 000 additional accidents during that time-period. When taking all this into account, it becomes abundantly clear that drivers and other road [...]

2017-11-10T09:36:00+00:00November 10, 2017|Truck Accidents|
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