Large commercial trucks are an almost constant presence on America’s highways. These vehicles have an important role to play in America’s transportation infrastructure, but the downside is that they pose a significant risk 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.
For the victims of truck accidents, as well as their loved ones, the consequences they may have to face are often devastating. That’s why it is often possible for those who have been injured in a truck accident to take legal action against the party responsible for their suffering. If you have been injured in a semi-truck or 18-wheeler accident, the Wausau truck accident lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® know just how badly you may be suffering right now, and we want to help you fight for the help and compensation you need in this tragic situation.
While most people only consider dangerous driving when they think of possible causes of truck accidents, there are actually a wide range of things that can lead to these devastating incidents. At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, we have worked with clients in many truck accident cases, and know what it takes to help you if your accident was caused by:
Our dedicated legal team is prepared to represent truck accident victims in all of these circumstances.
If you have been the victim of a truck accident caused by someone else, we have the understanding and the experience necessary to effectively fight for you. Contact the lawyers with Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 today to learn more about what we can do to help you pursue justice.
Hours of service violations are one main contributor to 18-wheeler accidents and can have serious consequences for everyone involved. Far too often, trucking companies overschedule and overwork their employees, which can cause drivers to become exhausted and consequently lose focus or control at the wheel, which can lead to accidents, injuries, and even fatalities. Trucking companies have a responsibility to follow laws concerning workers’ hours and to ensure that the drivers they put out on the road are physically and mentally sound enough to safely complete their job without causing harm to themselves or other drivers. If you have any other questions or need an attorney, please contact Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900.
If you have sustained injuries in an 18-wheeler accident, either as the driver of the 18-wheeler or another vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation from the trucking company if it was their negligence that led to your accident and injuries. Trucking companies can be held liable for accidents involving their vehicles if the accident was caused by their negligence or recklessness, such as allowing a driver on the road who has already been working too many hours, not maintaining the safe functioning of their vehicle, or a variety of other negligent practices that lead to accidents. Speaking to a qualified Wausa truck accident attorney is your best chance at determining if a trucking company is liable for your accidents, and the attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are here to answer any and all questions at (414) 271-0900.
18-wheeler company negligence can lead to roadway accidents in a number of ways, all of which could have been prevented with appropriate safety measures and procedures. For example, companies have a duty to only put drivers on the road who can appropriately perform their duties. This means making sure that drivers are not too exhausted to operate and that these drivers have been appropriately trained and hired with care. Making sure drivers can safely perform their job function decreases the risk of accidents due to driver error. Companies also have a responsibility to ensure their vehicles are properly maintained and functioning so that system failure or error does not occur and contribute to roadway accidents. Please call Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 with any other questions you may have.