Commercial trucks weigh much more than other vehicles on the road — so much more, in fact, that any accident involving them can cause a catastrophic injury and even wrongful death. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (or FMCSA, a branch of the U.S. Department of Transportation), “Large trucks and buses account for 12% of the traffic fatalities” from 2016. While 12 percent may seem like a small number, when trucking accidents total up in the thousands, that is still plenty of people’s lives that are affected by them. If you or someone you know was involved and subsequently injured in a trucking accident, then you deserve to be compensated for any damages suffered.
Martin Law Office, S.C., provides compassionate yet aggressive advocacy for parties injured in truck accidents and other auto collisions. The Oak Creek truck accident lawyers at Martin Law Office, S.C. draw on their experience in accident reconstruction, bringing that knowledge to the art of legal representation. As a result, we are able to construct a well-founded, persuasive case when pursuing appropriate compensation.
The damage done in a commercial truck accident can be devastating, but fault can often be hard to establish because of the complexity of truck accidents. That complexity — combined with the determination of their insurers to defend against high-damage awards — makes these cases some of the hardest to litigate. Depending on the circumstances, several parties can be held liable in the event of a trucking accident. However, the more parties — and the larger the companies — involved, the more complicated the legal proceedings. If you believe that several parties could be held liable for the accident, then it is advisable that you seek qualified Oak Creek truck accident lawyers.
The following are some of the most common parties that can typically be held liable in a trucking accident:
No matter the cause, the Oak Creek truck accident lawyers at Martin Law Office, S.C., pursue multiple paths in order to prove fault, including accident reconstruction and a thorough investigation of records related to the truck’s maintenance and the driver’s work schedule. If the driver or transport company failed to comply with any interstate trucking regulations, then we will find the violation and use it to support your case for recovery.
There are many reasons that a truck accident could occur. More often than not, however, an accident can largely be attributed to negligence in one form or another. The following are five of the most commonly reported causes of trucking accidents:
More often than not, high-impact accidents involving large commercial vehicles are life-changing. If you are lucky enough to survive a trucking accident, then chances are that the injuries you sustained are serious and will require extensive medical treatment. Our Oak Creek truck accident lawyers at Martin Law Office, S.C., can help you get back on your feet by aggressively fighting for rightful compensation on your behalf. We operate on a contingency basis for clients across Oak Creek, Franklin, Greenfield, and greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This means that you will not be charged upfront for our legal assistance. Regardless of the cause of the accident, any one of our Oak Creek truck accident lawyers can help formulate a strong case for recovery.
Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation by calling 414-856-4010 or filling out our online form. One of our skilled personal injury lawyers will sit down with you to discuss the details of your case as well as the next steps to take.