Large truck crashes are common on Wisconsin roads. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, on average more than 6,750 large truck accidents occur in our state each year, resulting in dozens of deaths and thousands of injuries.
If you are one of the people who have been hurt or who have lost a loved one, then you need help now. You need to know how to pay medical bills, how to make up for lost income, and how to continue living with the physical pain and emotional suffering that you now experience every single day.
The Wisconsin truck accident injury lawyers at Hupy and Abraham are to provide you that help. For the past half century, we have been helping people who have been hurt in serious truck crashes get the fair recoveries that they deserve. We will answer all of your questions and we will put the full effort of our experienced team into getting you the recovery that you deserve. Our Wisconsin personal injury law offices are located in Milwaukee, Appleton, Green Bay, Madison, and Wausau, and we are ready to welcome you for a free, no-obligation consultation at the office of your choice.
You Have Options If You’ve Been Hurt in a Wisconsin Truck Crash
Someone else’s negligence has caused you to lose a lot of control over your own life. You couldn’t control what happened on the day of the truck crash, you can’t avoid the medical care that you need, and you have no choice but to miss work, school, family events, and the recreational activities that made up your daily life prior to the truck wreck.
Yet you do have control over what you do next with regard to your legal and financial recoveries. You have options. You have the right to:
- Do nothing and recover nothing.
- Settle your case.
- Go to court.
And you always have the right to work with an experienced lawyer who will explain the pros and cons of every option to you clearly so that you can make an informed decision about what you want to happen next.
While you have several legal options available to you, the Wisconsin statute of limitations limits the amount of time that you have to pursue a legal claim after a truck crash. Accordingly, it is important to talk to an attorney and to think about how you want to proceed as soon as you are able to do so.
What You May Recover in a Wisconsin Truck Accident Case
Your financial recovery after a truck accident will be—and should be—unique. While our truck accident lawyers are always happy to discuss the particulars of your potential recovery with you, we will not provide an estimate on this website because there are simply too many variables that could impact the total amount of your recovery. That said, your recovery should include compensation for your past, current, and future:
- Medical expenses.
- Out-of-pocket costs.
- Lost income.
- Pain and suffering.
In some cases punitive damages may also be available.
We will look at things such as the extent of your injury, your income prior to the accident, and the strength of the evidence to help determine what a fair recovery will be for you.
Common Causes of Wisconsin Truck Accidents
An injury can occur any time a trucker, a trucking company, or the maker or mechanic of a truck is negligent. In order to get the full and fair recovery that you deserve, you are going to have to prove that someone else’s negligence caused your injury. Thus, it is going to be important to know exactly why the truck crash occurred. Some common causes of truck wrecks include:
- Distracted driving.
- Drunk or drugged driving.
- Drowsy driving.
- Poor health of a trucker.
- Unbalanced or unsecured cargo.
- Blind spots.
- Maintenance issues.
An experienced truck crash lawyer can investigate what happened and find out exactly what caused your specific accident.
Not All Wisconsin Truck Accidents Are the Same
Just as there are many causes of truck wrecks, there are also many ways in which accidents occur. The location of impact and the type of accident that happened may provide useful clues as to who was negligent in the crash that left you hurt. Additionally, there are special rules that apply in certain types of accidents. Accordingly, it is important to know whether your accident was a:
- T-bone collision.
- Rear-end wreck.
- Head-on collision.
- Left-turn accident.
- Jackknife crash.
- Crash involving hazardous cargo.
- Crash involving a smaller box truck or delivery truck.
- Crash involving a government truck.
Even if you know what type of truck accident occurred, it is important to gather evidence to support your claim and your recovery.
Different Types of Wisconsin Truck Accident Injuries
The size and weight of a truck can result in serious injuries for people in cars, motorcycle riders, pedestrians, and bicyclists. The exact injury depends on the type of crash that occurred and many other factors. Your injury should be diagnosed by a doctor. It is important to be aware of the following potential truck accident injuries and to discuss them with your medical provider:
- Brain injuries.
- Spinal cord injuries.
- Broken bones.
- Respiratory illnesses.
Unfortunately, death is also a potential outcome of a truck crash. If this has happened to your loved one then your loved one’s estate may have the right to pursue a wrongful death claim.
Get Answers to Your Wisconsin Truck Accident Questions
A truck wreck can leave you with a lot of questions and you deserve answers to every single one of them. Despite the unique accidents and injuries, many of our clients ask us similar questions and we want you to know our answers. These questions include:
- How do I know if I should hire a truck accident lawyer?
- How long do I have to file a truck accident case in Wisconsin?
- How is truck accident different than a car accident?
- What mistakes should I avoid after a truck crash?
- What should I do if I’ve been hurt in a truck wreck?
Of course, you likely have additional questions, and our experienced truck crash lawyers are ready to answer them.
Now Is the Time to Take the Next Step
You risk nothing by contacting an experienced truck accident attorney for an individual and confidential initial consultation. Not only is there no consultation free, but our firm accepts truck accident cases on a contingency fee basis. That means that you don’t pay us an hourly rate and we are only paid a percentage of your recovery.
Truckers and trucking companies have attorneys representing them and fighting hard to minimize their liability. You deserve the same advantage. You deserve to have someone on your side who is knowledgeable about the law and unwavering in his commitment to getting you the fair recovery that you deserve.
To learn more, and to schedule your free Wisconsin truck accident case evaluation, please contact us any time via this website or by phone at 1-800-800-5678. We look forward to meeting you at one of our Wisconsin offices soon, and we are ready to help you recover from the serious injury that you’ve suffered in a Wisconsin truck wreck.