Before you can recover damages in a Wisconsin truck accident, you must first figure out who is responsible for what happened to you. In other words, you must know what caused your truck accident to happen so that you can identify the right defendants.
Every truck accident is unique. Our lawyers won’t leave any potential cause undiscovered during the investigation of your accident. We will examine the crash from every angle, we will request all relevant documents, and we will talk to everyone who could have information about the accident that left you injured or your loved one killed.
The Most Common Truck Accident Causes
Many of the truck accident victims whom we represent were hurt for one or more of the following reasons:
- A distracted trucker caused a crash. Distracted truckers may have their attention off driving safely, their hands off the steering wheel, or their eyes off the road. They may be unable to stop or to react in time to avoid an accident.
- A drunk or drugged trucker caused a crash. Truckers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol may drive erratically. They may have slower reaction times and they may have delayed reflexes.
- A drowsy trucker caused a crash. A trucker’s job and lifestyle can contribute to fatigue. A fatigued driver suffers from many of the same liabilities as a drunk driver.
- A speeding trucker caused a crash. Trucker drivers may knowingly or unknowingly exceed the speed limit or drive too fast for the road conditions. This can make it difficult for truckers to stop quickly enough to avoid collisions.
- A trucker failed to check his blind spots and caused a crash. Large trucks have blind spots: or areas in front of, in back of, and on the sides of the truck that the trucker just can’t see even with the help of mirrors. Truckers must account for these blind spots when making turns, changing lanes, or stopping in order to prevent accidents.
- A trucker suffered a health emergency behind the wheel and caused a crash. A medical crisis behind the wheel can cause a trucker to lose control of his vehicle and put himself and other motorists at risk of serious injury.
- The truck’s cargo was unsecured or unbalanced and caused a crash. Unbalanced cargo can cause a truck to be unsteady and unsecured cargo can result in cargo spills. Either of these problems can lead to a crash.
- There were maintenance problems with the truck that caused a crash. Truck engines, tires, brakes, and other parts must be appropriately maintained in order for the truck to operate safely.
Depending on the exact cause of your crash, the trucker, the trucking company, the maintenance providers, or others could be liable for the injuries that you have suffered.
Protect Your Fair Recovery With the Help of an Experienced Wisconsin Truck Accident Lawyer
Once your attorney has determined what caused your truck crash, you still have a lot of work ahead of you. The insurance company or the defendant(s) that you identify are not going to hand over a fair recovery without a fight.
Instead, you will need to present compelling evidence and convincing arguments to persuade the insurance company or the defendant(s) that you are likely to prevail in court. If a fair settlement cannot be reached then you will need to present that evidence and those arguments in court in order to get a fair recovery.
If you've been involved in a Wisconsin truck accident you have the right to recover for all of your past and future damages that are directly related to your accident. You need to speak with an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible. Let us help you get the compensation that you deserve. Contact us online or call us directly at 800.800.5678 and schedule a free consultation at any of our conveniently located Wisconsin offices in Milwaukee, Appleton, Green Bay, Madison, and Wausau. Let’s talk not only about why your truck accident occurred, but also about what we can do now to help you recover and protect your future.