Truck Accident Attorneys Who Are There For You
Truck accidents are serious and often catastrophic. A multi-wheeled vehicle hauling tons of freight constitutes a powerful weapon — one that can kill or seriously injure its driver, passengers and anyone in its path.
The attorneys at Lindner Law, LLC, in Milwaukee and Appleton, provide compassionate and aggressive representation in truck accident cases. We understand the causes of truck crashes and will fight for the compensation you and your loved ones need and deserve.
The Causes Of Truck Crashes
There are many different causes of truck accidents. Our firm has investigated, litigated and settled cases that involved:
- Inadequate maintenance of the tractor and trailer
- Hazardous road conditions
- Drivers unqualified to operate tractor-trailers
- Product recall, defective vehicle design and defective equipment
- Driver fatigue as a result of driving long shifts without breaks
- Drunk and distracted driving
- Operation of a vehicle under unsafe conditions
Our Wisconsin lawyers will take the necessary steps to hold all negligent parties accountable. We have access to individuals who can investigate your accident, and we can retain accident reconstructionists and experts who can testify on your behalf. While we will negotiate for the best possible settlement offer, our lawyers are litigators who are always ready to try your case in court.
Understanding The Laws That Pertain To The Operation Of Trucks
The federal government has various laws and regulations that govern the trucking industry. Federal regulations require trucking firms to maintain logbooks in which the driver records important information. Likewise, laws require most long-haul trucks to have a black box installed to record operating information like speed and trip duration. It’s necessary to obtain this information immediately before it is erased or recorded over.
Despite industry and government efforts, the number of truck accidents is uncomfortably high. Trucking companies often do not do enough to prevent such accidents from occurring. If injured in a trucking accident, please talk with one of our attorneys right away. We are familiar with the laws governing the trucking industry and truck drivers.
When you are involved in a truck accident, you need an accident attorney who is up to speed on transportation law. Our firm has lawyers familiar with Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) and Department of Transportation (DOT) laws governing driver qualification standards, and truck and trailer safety compliance, as well as National Highway Traffic Safety Commission (NHTSC) automobile and truck defective product recalls.
If injured in a truck accident, we urge you to contact our firm. We will help you determine if you have grounds to pursue a personal injury claim. When you call our firm, your case will undergo a thorough analysis by our investigators and attorneys.
Holding All Negligent Parties Accountable
It is important to discover all potential sources of recovery. Over-the-road trucks must carry multiple levels of insurance coverage, depending on the nature of the materials carried in the truck. Such insurance is necessary because third parties are often at fault when accidents occur. For example, a third party may supply pallets and shipping supplies that may lead to potential liability in shifting load accidents. Also, ownership of the truck may not be with the hauling company.
Multiple leasing arrangements can further complicate the process of finding out who is accountable. The hauler and the leasing companies may spend months or years arguing which insurance company is responsible for compensating you. You need a seasoned professional to represent you in this potentially tedious and confusing process. We consider it our job to untangle this complicated situation and remove as much of the stress as possible for you.
Contact Us Today
To set up a free initial consultation at our office, please call 414-488-6870 or 888-217-1625 toll-free or send us an email. As we provide personal injury representation on a contingency fee basis, there will be no fee unless we recover compensation for you.