Trucks, tractor-trailers, and other large commercial vehicles that drive through the Milwaukee area are massive in comparison to the other cars on the road. For this reason, the experienced attorneys at Domnitz & Domnitz are proud of our record of fighting for the rights of truck accident victims in Milwaukee.
The weight, size, and speed of trucks and other large commercial vehicles means that when a truck is involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle, it is very likely that the driver and passengers of the smaller vehicle will sustain injuries including back and neck injuries, broken bones, shoulder injuries, knee injuries, brain and TBI, spinal cord injuries, and more.
Statistics show that truck accidents are more likely to result in injuries as compared to car accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 4,050 accidents involving a large truck and there were an estimated 87,000 injuries that resulted from these accidents.
One of the most complicated matters in a truck accident is determining who is liable for the accident. While it may seem obvious that the truck driver who caused the accident is liable, the matter can be more complex. For instance, did a company hire an independent driver and then require him to drive outside the safety requirements?
Did a third party freight scheduler ignore safety ratings when scheduling a driver or company? Were there safety violations in inspecting and maintaining the company? Did a different company load the truck improperly, impairing the driver’s ability to maintain control of the vehicle?
This is why it is important to contact a Milwaukee truck accident attorney as soon as possible after an accident. In a truck accident case, the liability may fall on not only the truck driver, but the trucking company, equipment manufacturer, freight scheduler, maintenance company, or others. Often truck companies demand that their drivers spend long hours on the road, despite clear laws and regulations dictating how long a driver can drive without a substantial break.
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To schedule a free initial consultation with a Milwaukee truck accident lawyer, call Domnitz & Domnitz, S.C. We have the resources to provide top-notch representation in a wide variety of legal issues. Contact our Milwaukee personal injury attorneys online or call 414-289-0909 today for a free consultation and review of your legal rights from respected Milwaukee attorneys.