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Unsecured Truck Loads Pose a Risk to Other Road Users – Know Your Rights

If you have ever experienced anxiety driving behind or next to a semi-truck, there is probably a good reason why. Large, heavy, and intimidating, freight vehicles are capable of causing an accident of catastrophic proportions. Of course, when most people think about the possibility of a large truck accident, they think of a collision. Yet unsecured loads also pose a hazard to other road users – one that can be [...]

2016-10-05T09:15:00+00:00October 5, 2016|Truck Accidents|

Government Considering Mandatory Sleep Apnea Testing for Truck Drivers, Rail Workers, Bus Drivers

According to the AAA Foundation, as many as 300, 000 automobile accidents each year may be caused by drivers falling asleep at the wheel. Moreover, data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that around 1, 200 annual deaths are attributed to drowsy driving. Though not responsible for all of the crashes, commercial drivers are thought to make up a considerable portion of these accidents. However, if the [...]

2016-03-22T18:18:16+00:00March 22, 2016|Truck Accidents|

Winter Weather Conditions Can Increase Frequency and Severity of Semi-Truck Accidents

On a good day, semi-trucks are ominous and potentially dangerous to drive around or behind. However, when winter weather strikes, even the people who drive them get nervous—some so much that they completely take their vehicles off the road. But what do they do when severe conditions creep up, or they are faced with a sudden and unexpected situation? Most do the very best they can. Yet sometimes it simply [...]

2016-02-09T07:00:00+00:00February 9, 2016|Truck Accidents|

Override Truck Accidents

Commercial trucks can weigh up to 80, 000 pounds and often dwarf other passenger vehicles on the road. For this reason, any type of collision involving a large commercial vehicle can result in catastrophic, and often fatal, injuries. Truck accident victims often have the legal right to recover for medical bills and other losses if the truck driver or another party was negligent in causing the accident. One type of [...]

2015-11-27T07:00:00+00:00November 27, 2015|Truck Accidents|

What Types of Evidence Can Prove a Truck Accident Claim?

The injuries to motorists involved in commercial trucking accidents can often be catastrophic. Therefore, the financial recovery available in these cases can be substantial. However, before an injured accident victim can receive compensation in his or her case, he or she must first present evidence to prove the different aspects of their claim. Evidence must be discovered, gathered, and presented to the court in accordance with Wisconsin law, and identifying [...]

2015-11-03T07:00:00+00:00November 3, 2015|Truck Accidents|

The Dangers of Flatbed Trucks

There are several kinds of commercial trucks on the roads and highways in Wisconsin and across the United States. All types of trucks pose the risk of serious injuries in the event of a truck accident; however, one kind of truck can cause particularly severe damage and injury—the flatbed truck. Flatbed trucks can lead to accidents in many different ways and anyone involved in a Wisconsin accident should contact an [...]

2015-09-10T08:40:04+00:00September 10, 2015|Truck Accidents|

Negligent Cargo Loading and Devastating Collisions

The most common reason for collisions involving large commercial trucks is driver negligence. However, other parties can be responsible for causing a truck driver to lose control of a truck. For example, mistakes made during the cargo loading process can cause many problems for drivers and often lead to devastating collisions. To be sure, improperly loaded cargo, whether overloaded or unsecured, may be the cause of a serious truck accident. [...]

2015-08-11T07:00:54+00:00August 11, 2015|Truck Accidents|

Aging Truck Drivers Pose Risks on the Roads

In today's economy, working individuals are choosing to retire later. An increase in older truck drivers operating large tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles on the roads and highways means that a large number of long-term truck drivers are reaching their sixties. Yet while many drivers retain all of their driving abilities throughout their careers, some older drivers may pose a greater risk to accidents and injuries due to age-related challenges. [...]

2015-07-18T07:00:33+00:00July 18, 2015|Truck Accidents|

Truck Drivers Who Violate Health Requirements Can Cause Accidents

Commercial truck accidents can occur for several different reasons; however, truck driver error is the leading cause of accidents involving these large vehicles. When you think of driver error, you most likely think of driving under the influence, speeding, texting and driving, or other similar behaviors that take place behind the wheel. Yet truck drivers can make mistakes outside the cab of their trucks which can lead to accidents and [...]

2015-06-04T07:00:51+00:00June 4, 2015|Truck Accidents|

Who Can be Held Liable for a Commercial Truck Accident?

Commercial trucking accidents can cause serious damage and injuries to traveling motorists. Following a truck accident, attention is often directed at the commercial driver. However, several factors can contribute to the cause of a truck accident. The first step in recovery is to identify which party acted negligently and was at fault. The following are examples of liable parties in truck accidents: Truck Driver Driver error is the most common [...]

2015-05-12T14:13:42+00:00May 12, 2015|Truck Accidents|
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