Truck drivers and the transportation companies they work for have certain rules they must follow.
In addition to the normal traffic laws to which every motorist must adhere, truckers also will often have to follow special federal and state regulations designed to make sure that they operate their large vehicles in a matter that keeps everyone else on the road safe.
When truckers break these rules and regulations, serious accidents can be the end result.
After all, these sorts of accidents are caused by a number of behaviors that trucking regulations are designed to prevent, including speeding, driving aggressively or reckless, driving while too tired to do so safely and, of course, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Even failing to maintain proper equipment or not properly loading a truck can contribute to a serious accident.
Northeast Wisconsin victims of such accidents will likely have an uphill battle to fight physically, emotionally and financially for years or even for the rest of their lives.
Especially given the size difference between a commercial vehicle and a passenger car, a victim can easily be left recovering from a brain injury or a spinal cord injury. As most residents of the area can guess, such injuries can lead to permanent mental disabilities, paralysis and other life-long conditions that may require around the clock care.
Our law office works hard to hold truck drivers and their employers accountable when they break the regulations that are supposed to keep the public safe. We can help victims pursue claims for things like lost income, medical bills and other losses, including non-economic losses like pain and suffering.