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Injured in a truck accident?

Large commercial trucks (semi’s, tractor-trailers) are vital to America’s economy, 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.

If you’ve been injured in an accident with a large truck or 18-wheeler, getting proper medical attention is the first priority after a serious accident. 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. If possible, photos of the scene and vehicles should be taken, and the names of any witnesses recorded.

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.

causes of truck accidents

  • Truck drivers or transportation companies may be negligent in several ways. The types of issues that lead to commercial truck driving accidents include:
  • Trucking Company Negligence
  • Driver Error
  • Truck Malfunction / Defective Parts
  • Blind Spot Accidents or “No Zone” Truck Accidents
  • Improper Loading / Securing of Cargo

GETTING COMPENSATED AFTER A TRUCK ACCIDENT

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

At Habush Habush & Rottier we have decades of successfully representing people who have been injured due to the negligence of trucking companies and careless drivers. We have experienced investigators and trucking experts who team with our lawyers to provide thorough and knowledgeable representation. If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident we can help with making sure the medical bills are paid, payment is made for lost wages, and full compensation made for pain, suffering, and disability.

CONTACT HABUSH HABUSH & ROTTIER

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. 1-800-242-2874.

FAQS

Trucking companies are responsible to follow 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.

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.

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