When a traffic collision occurs that involves a large truck, the devastation is often much greater than in a normal car accident. Victims of truck accidents go through a traumatic experience which is often accompanied by severe injuries that cause physical and mental pain, as well as overwhelming medical costs. One of the worst aspects of being involved in a truck accident is that the victim may be shouldering these devastating consequences as a result of the reckless or negligent behavior of others.
At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® we believe that if someone suffers the consequences of a truck driver or trucking company’s mistakes, they have the right to seek financial compensation from the responsible parties. Contact our experienced Sheboygan truck accident lawyers at (920) 459-8000 to discuss your potential case with a skilled and committed attorney.
Truck accidents can occur in a variety of situations, and it can be difficult to determine the cause of a collision without a thorough and careful investigation. This is one reason why it is advisable to retain the services of a committed attorney who can ensure that no possibility is left unexplored. The following are a few of the common causes of truck accidents
If you believe one of these circumstances may have led to your truck accident, our Sheboygan truck accident lawyers are available to provide you with the experienced legal counsel necessary to get the compensation you deserve.
Determining liability in a truck accident can be tricky if you are unfamiliar with the laws surrounding the trucker and trucking company and their responsibility to safety. Truckers, like other drivers, owe a duty of care to others on the road and must follow all traffic laws. Additionally, truckers must follow regulations set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for operating a commercial vehicle. When they neglect their responsibilities as a driver or engage in reckless driving behaviors, they are at least partially at fault for the accident. With that in mind, the trucking company that employs the driver is often responsible for compensating victims of truck accidents, as long as the driver was acting in the scope of their employment. Trucking companies are responsible for adequately training and supervising their drivers, as well as making sure the truck is functioning properly. When a driver causes an accident, it usually falls under the responsibility of the company. However, if a driver is intoxicated while driving, or driving when they are off duty, they themselves may be held accountable for the accident. An attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® will evaluate your case and determine the person you should be filing your claim against.
Large commercial vehicles and 18-wheelers have engine systems that are integrated with electronic control modules, or black boxes, that record the trucks operation data, including a driving time log. From this data, you should be able to tell how long the truck has been in operation. Additionally, most trucking companies keep track of a driver’s hours of service for deadline and regulation purposes. If you are in a truck accident, a trucking company might try to hide or falsify driving time information to distance themselves from blame. The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® will work diligently to get the data we need to build your case.
When large commercial vehicles are involved in truck accidents, their size and force usually leads to devastating destruction. The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are dedicated to getting you the compensation your need to cover all of the damages you incurred in the accident. Recoverable damages include pain and suffering, disfigurement, loss of income, medical bills, property damage and more. To discuss what damages you should seek to recover, contact us today.
When the safety and wellbeing of others is dependent on trucking companies and drivers, it is their responsibility to act accordingly. If you have suffered because of a failure on the part of others to be attentive and safe on the road, you may be able to sue for financial compensation. Contact the Sheboygan truck accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (920) 459-8000 today.