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WHY HIRE HABUSH HABUSH & ROTTIER FOR YOUR truck ACCIDENT CASE?

Our team is equipped with experienced investigators and trucking experts who work with our truck accident lawyers to provide thorough and knowledgeable representation. We can help with making sure the medical bills are paid, payment is made for lost wages, and full compensation is reached for pain, suffering, and disability.

If you’ve been injured in an accident with a large truck or 18-wheeler, you know first-hand how frightening it can be and the physical and financial toll it takes on you in its aftermath. These medical bills can drain your finances dry, but you shouldn’t have to pay when someone else is at fault.

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Injured in a truck accident?

Get Compensated with an Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer By Your Side

At Habush Habush & Rottier, we have decades of experience successfully representing Wisconsinites who have been injured in truck accidents due to external negligence, including:

  • Trucking Company Negligence
  • Driver Error
  • Truck Malfunction / Defective Parts
  • Blind Spot Accidents or “No Zone” Truck Accidents

No amount of money can substitute for good health or replace a human life. That said, full compensation can lessen the financial burden of serious injuries, hold the proper party accountable, and provide the injured with some peace of mind.

STEPS TO TAKE FOLLOWING A TRUCK ACCIDENT INJURY

Large commercial trucks (semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, etc.) are vital to our economy here in Wisconsin, but the size and number of trucks can cause significant risks to the health and safety of others on the road. Truck accidents, far more than other types of automotive accidents, can often result in catastrophic or even fatal injuries.

Below are the immediate next steps you should take after you’ve been injured in a truck accident:

  • Seek Medical Attention – If you’ve been injured in an accident with a large truck, semi-truck or 18-wheeler, getting proper medical attention is the first priority after a serious accident.
  • Get Legal Counsel – It is also important to get experienced legal counsel as soon as possible. Vital investigative information may be lost or destroyed, unless proper steps are taken to discover the facts and make sure that evidence is preserved.
  • Take Photos – If possible, photos of the scene and vehicles should be taken after the truck accident, and the names of any witnesses should be documented

If you or a loved one has experienced a truck accident in Wisconsin contact the truck accident attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier for a free consultation today. Call 1-800-242-2874 to learn more.

Truck Accident FAQS

Trucking companies are responsible for following federal and state regulations for screening and training new drivers. 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.

Commercial truck drivers have specific federal and state regulations they are required to follow. These rules cover training, hours of operation, pre-trip safety checks, annual physicals and drug testing rules. Some roads also have stricter limits on speeding and have to obtain a special license to operate a commercial vehicle. If the truck driver’s negligence in these areas causes an accident, then he or she may very well be held responsible.

Federal regulations provide specific rules for safe loading and securing cargo. While the driver has some responsibilities for safely securing cargo, other parties involved in the loading may share in the responsibility. It is important that all potential parties be identified to ensure that full compensation is recovered. Other parties may include the owner of the trailer/truck, the cargo loader/manufacturer/shipper, the manufacturer of specific truck parts involved and more.

Results

  • $5.4 MILLION to a woman who suffered a brain injury after being hit by a dump truck

  • $2.4 MILLION to a 5-year-old who was rendered permanently disabled when a truck ran a stop sign

  • $1.6 MILLION to motorcyclists struck by a truck

  • $1.2 MILLION to a man run over by a truck

  • $1.1 MILLION to a child who was struck by a school bus