The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has a very resourceful one-stop-shop for truck drivers. This website allows truck operators to obtain forms, permits, and other information any trucker would need to work in Wisconsin. Trucking laws in Wisconsin come from both state and federal regulations. These regulations cover things like permit requirements, bookkeeping, vehicle maintenance, driver training, commercial driver’s license requirements, and many other rules that should not be overlooked.
Importantly for victims who have been hurt in accidents with commercial trucks, Wisconsin law allows people injured by the negligence of others to seek financial compensation for the losses they have sustained. Examples of the kinds of damages that are often successfully sought in a Wisconsin truck accident case include medical expenses, lost income, property damage, and physical and emotional pain and suffering.
Truck accidents tend to occur quite often in Wisconsin. A truck’s brakes can suddenly fail, causing a collision. Tires may suddenly burst, sending the truck out of control. Taking a turn too sharp can cause a truck to roll over. The cargo of a tractor-trailer may become detached. Tractor-trailers forced to brake abruptly may jackknife and block an entire highway. Some of the more common kinds of truck accidents in Wisconsin include the following:
Truck accidents in Wisconsin can happen for any number of reasons, some of which would likely entitle victims to financial recovery Some of the more common cause of Wisconsin truck accidents are listed below.
Do not simply assume that your accident was not the result of negligence simply because you cannot identify what exactly caused your crash. In many cases, evidence of negligence is difficult to spot and only comes to light after significant investigation. For this reason, you should always have your case reviewed by an experienced attorney.
If you have been involved in an crash with a semi-truck, big-rig or other large commercial truck, it is imperative that you find an attorney who focuses his or her practice on helping truck accident victims recover compensation. Truck accidents tend to involve significant and complicated issues that many personal injury attorneys may not be familiar with. For this reason, an attorney without experience in the field may not be able to get you the full and fair value of your claim. Call us today to speak with an experienced truck accident attorney and to determine whether you have a legal claim to pursue.
We’ve all seen news stories about horrific truck accidents involving large semi-trucks, many of which were carrying cargo at the time of the crash. While dangerous, these are not the only types of trucks that can cause serious…READ MORE
Truck accident cases can be substantially more complicated and can require significantly more resources than other types of motor vehicle accident or personal injury cases. You always want to make sure that any attorney you hire has successfully handled cases that specifically involve large commercial trucks and the trucking industry. Your attorney should have a thorough understanding of trucking industry standards, FMCSA regulations, and truck accident reconstruction methods. At USTA, we focus specifically on truck accident cases and you can rest assured that we have the experience needed to successfully handle your case.GET STARTED
With their legal teams and insurance companies, trucking companies are known for fighting against liability whenever possible. They will often try to strong-arm injured individuals into accepting inadequate settlements by intimidating them with the idea of trial and the resources involved in litigation. Unfortunately, too many attorneys recommend settling cases too early in the process to avoid any further litigation. You need an attorney on your side who is not intimidated by trucking companies and who has the resources and willingness to take your case as far as necessary to obtain the full settlement or award you deserve. The attorneys at USTA will not back down and will do what is needed to fully protect your rights as a truck accident victim.GET STARTED
n order to best know if an attorney is the right one for you, you should meet with them in person or schedule a phone consultation. A positive attorney-client relationship is critical in a successful truck accident case so you should always ensure that you get a good feeling from an attorney before you decide to hire them. You want to stay apprised of new developments in your case and ensure your attorney is not too busy to address your questions or concerns as they arise. At USTA, we provide personalized and committed representation and invite anyone who believes they may have a truck accident claim to call and schedule a free consultation today.GET STARTED