Truck Accident Attorney in Wisconsin
Large commercial trucks can pose a risk for anyone else on the road. Unfortunately for drivers of smaller vehicles, truck drivers sometimes ignore the rules and regulations of the road and of the industry. Because the size of their vehicles and driver exhaustion (due to time pressures of the job), truckers often cause severe injuries to drivers around them when they make mistakes.
Trucking accidents typically occur for one of the two following reasons:
- Trucking company negligence - Failing to properly train employees, hours of service violations, negligent hiring, failing to properly load cargo and failure to properly maintain vehicles
- Truck driver negligence - Speeding or driving recklessly to meet their quotas, failing to properly load 18-wheelers, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or driving while fatigued.
Holding Truck Drivers and Trucking Companies Accountable
Truck drivers need to pay special attention to both company and road rules to ensure the safety of other drivers on the road. Additionally, trucking companies need to take appropriate steps to ensure the proper training of all drivers who will operate the commercial trucks in their fleet. When truck drivers or truck companies operate negligently, they can and should be held accountable for causing catastrophic or fatal accidents.
Proving Fault in Trucking Accidents
For more than 125 years, Doar, Drill & Skow has offered legal counsel to accident victims and their families throughout western Wisconsin. We have experience helping trucking accident victims obtain a full financial recovery for the damages they have endured. We review police reports and witness statements to help us understand the accident. We evaluate maintenance reports, log books, fuel tickets and other documentation the truck company and the truck driver are required to keep. Our legal team acts quickly to evaluate the accident scene before critical evidence disappears. As needed, we consult trucking experts, accident scene reconstructionists and other professionals to help us identify the causes of the accident. If settlement offers are too low, we will pursue the claim in court.
Contact Us for a FREE Consultation With a Truck Accident Attorney Today!
We are committed to helping you recover maximum compensation for the physical and emotional damages you have endured. Put our client-driven approach to work for you. For a FREE consultation with a highly skilled truck accident attorney at our firm, Doar, Drill & Skow, call 877-362-7529 toll free or contact us online. Located in New Richmond, we serve clients throughout western Wisconsin.
We can help you get the medical care and compensation you need to rebuild your life. For a FREE, no obligation consultation with one of our car accident attorneys, call 877-362-7529 toll free or contact us online. Located in New Richmond, we represent clients in western Wisconsin.