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Trucking Accidents: Who is Liable?

Wisconsin residents and truck drivers often use highway I-43 as a means to travel through the state. Although I-43 is the best way to travel from Milwaukee to Green Bay, it is also the scene of many traffic accidents. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, in 2012 there were a total of 5, 882 crashes involving large trucks. An accident involving a semi truck can be a traumatic experience resulting [...]

2014-10-22T17:10:44+00:00October 22, 2014|Truck Accidents|

Semi-Trucks: Why Are They So Dangerous?

The trucking industry is an essential part of the American economy. According to the American Trucking Association, 70 percent of all freight moved in the United States is by trucks. An average semi-truck can weigh up to 80, 000 pounds and can be 52 feet long. An average vehicle in the United States can weigh between 3, 000 and 5, 000 pounds. Just from the sheer disparity in size, when [...]

2014-08-20T16:14:25+00:00August 20, 2014|Truck Accidents|

Truck crash sends woman to hospital in critical condition

In Appleton, drivers need to be aware of large trucks on the road. These vehicles are heavy and often there is the possibility of driver fatigue affecting the safety with which it is operated. Given the heft, the stops and starts and the amount of time commercial vehicles spend on the road, accident are inevitable. When they do, , sometimes people are seriously injured. In others, there are fatal truck accidents. A [...]

2014-06-25T17:47:36+00:00June 25, 2014|Truck Accidents|

Crash with semi leaves three family members injured in Wisconsin

Commercial trucks vary in size and weight but for the most part, they are substantially larger than personal-use vehicles. Most commercial trucks dwarf other vehicles on the road and they can absolutely devastate cars, motorcycles, vans or any other type of vehicle that is unlucky enough to become involved in a truck accident. Because of their immense size and weight, commercial trucks present a number of dangers to other vehicles. [...]

2014-06-04T23:27:11+00:00June 4, 2014|Truck Accidents|
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