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Truck Accident FAQs

 

Can I hold a trucking company responsible for a truck accident?

In certain cases, trucking companies may have a responsibility to step in and provide employees with specialized training or guidance. If a trucking company fails to properly hire and/or train their employees, they may be held liable for any injuries that their employees cause. Scheduling can sometimes be a problem as well, and negligent companies may not allow a driver enough time to rest when making his or her delivery. This is particularly dangerous, as driver fatigue accounts for many accidents involving trucks and passenger vehicles each year.

A trucking company’s mistakes can allow a dangerous driver behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler truck, causing terrible accidents that could have been prevented. If you or someone you love has been injured in a trucking accident, there may be legal options available to help you pursue compensation for your injuries. For more information about your options, share your story with the Milwaukee truck accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 today.

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Are truck drivers held to different standards than non-commercial drivers?

The nature of truck drivers’ work puts them on the road for longer hours than most other drivers, and because of the differences between large commercial trucks and smaller passenger vehicles, commercial drivers and non-commercial drivers are held to different standards on the road. In most states, commercial drivers are required to have a BAC (blood alcohol concentration) much lower than that of non-commercial drivers. They also usually have stricter limits on speeding and have to obtain a special license to operate a commercial vehicle.

Unfortunately, not all commercial drivers practice safe driving habits while operating a large, commercial vehicle. If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, you may be able to take action against the party responsible for your pain and suffering. The Milwaukee truck accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may be able to assist you with your questions and concerns after an injury. To learn more, contact us at (414) 271-0900.

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Who’s liable if a truck accident was caused by low visibility?

A major factor in many truck accidents is a lack of visibility between the motorist and truck. This is such a serious problem for motorist safety that the law requires trucks to use certain safety measures to prevent severe injuries. In particular, trucks are legally required to display reflective tape or lights, which cannot be covered or obstructed by logos or other stickers. Additionally, a truck driver should always use their headlights when driving at night. If parked, the proper reflective, high-visibility devices should be placed around the truck.

Failure to take lawful action to increase a truck’s visibility can put the truck driver or truck company at fault if an accident occurs. If you have been injured in such an accident, we may be able to help you with your claim. For more information, contact the Milwaukee truck accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.

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Share Your Story With Us

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, speaking with an attorney can help you protect your rights. Contact our experienced truck accident attorneys now by calling (414) 271-0900.

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