Need an Injury Attorney for Your Wisconsin Trucking Accident?
In 2016, 79 people lost their lives to Wisconsin truck accidents, and another 2,342 were seriously injured in that same year. When you look at the size difference between a large commercial truck and a passenger vehicle, it is obvious why these accidents occur on such a huge level, taking lives and causing serious injuries for many people living in the state. With so many trucks making deliveries across the state and traveling from point A to point B, there is no doubt that we will experience truck accidents until the end of time, but wouldn’t it be great if these numbers could be reduced? If you have been injured in a truck accident, you know how horrific these accidents can be and the devastation they can cause. We want to talk to you as soon as possible about your case and help you receive the compensation you deserve in your time of need.
Why Do Truck Accidents Commonly Happen?
There are many common reasons why truck accidents occur in the U.S. When you have experienced a truck accident, you usually, don’t walk away with only a few minor scrapes. Usually these accidents take out everything in their path, causing death or the most catastrophic, permanent injuries that you could ever imagine. Will you suffer for quite some time due to your injuries stemming from your truck accident?
The reasons why truck accidents commonly occur include the following:
Equipment Failure: Operating systems keep a truck going but what happens when a truck’s systems start to fail in some way? For instance, what happens if a truck’s brakes are starting to go bad and a truck driver does nothing about it? What if, then, you are injured because a truck driver isn’t able to stop and rear-ends your vehicle? This could be considered equipment failure. Though some of these incidents are to blame on a manufacturer due to defective products, equipment failure can also occur because a truck driver or trucking company failed to maintain their vehicle.
Driving Errors: Truck accidents also occur every year due to a variety of driving errors. These errors happen mostly due to negligence by a driver, which means that they have not abided by the rules of the road or neglected the standard duty of care that they owe to other drivers on the roadways. Having such large vehicles, trucks must take every precaution to drive with care and protect others on the roads. When truck drivers violate regulations or driving companies fail to look into the background of drivers or put them on the roads without training, negligence has occurred. Many driving errors can be prevented, such as driving while fatigued or being distracted by a cell phone or GPS. This is why, if you have been injured, a truck driver could be found liable in your case.
If you have been involved in a truck accident and you have received serious injuries, you may be entitled to compensation under the law. However, if you want to bring a claim against a truck driver in Wisconsin, you will have to meet the standard statute of limitations of 3 years from the time that your injuries have been discovered. It is important to act quickly so that you can preserve your case, so call an attorney as soon as possible to gather documentation and prove that a truck driver has caused your accident and injuries. We want to speak with you as soon as possible.