Semi and Truck Accidents

There are many scenarios which can lead to a truck accident. The incredible size and weight of a large truck and its cargo almost always results in serious injuries. The number of deadly accidents involving large trucks such as semis and other large commercial vehicles are on the rise. Our injury attorneys and their investigative team determine who is at fault for the accident and who should be held liable. Even if you feel that you are partially responsible for the accident, you may still be eligible for some form of compensation. Contact Action Law Offices for a free injury case evaluation.

Truck Accident Legal Help

Cause of Semi-Truck Accident

Most large trucks and semi-trucks on the road today are commercial driven. This means that the operator works for a business that delivers cargo such as food and supplies. During COVID-19, truckers were appreciated as an "essential business." Although there is a certain amount of training and qualifications necessary to drive trucks commercially, accidents still happen:

  • Tire or Equipment Problems
  • Machinery Problems
  • Speeding
  • Increased Speed Limits
  • Changing Lanes
  • Impaired Driving
  • Distracted Driving
  • Falling Asleep at the Wheel
  • Wide Turns
  • Improperly Loaded Trailer
  • Human Error
  • Lack of Training
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Improper Maintenance

Questions About Accident

You’re going to have lots of questions like, “can I file a lawsuit?” or, “how long do I have to file a lawsuit?” If you have been injured in an accident involving any kind of large truck, contact our truck accident attorneys at Action Law Offices can answer all of your questions. Our law firm works with investigators who know how to investigate, explain, and prove the cause of a truck accident.

Trucker Accident Investigation

Our investigation process is thorough. We examine the driver’s logbook and the maintenance records for the tractor and trailer. We gather information available from the black box including the speed, location, and braking of the truck leading up to the accident. Was the truck visible at night from every angle? Did the cargo exceed weight limits? What do the skid marks indicate?

Our law firm protects the rights of injured victims!

Compensation for Accident Involving Big Trucks

Because a truck accident nearly always causes serious injuries and huge medical expenses, our lawyers identify all potentially liable parties and fully assess the effect of the injuries on our client’s health and future. In order to obtain compensation, it must be proven that the accident was caused due to truck driver negligence, truck company negligence, or some sort of manufacturer defect with the truck.

Variety of Large Trucks

If you drive anywhere in Wisconsin, you’re already aware of the fact that you’re sharing the roads with many types of trucks including:

  • Semi-Trucks
  • Cargo-Trucks
  • Garbage Trucks
  • Towing Trucks
  • Mail Trucks
  • Construction Trucks
  • Livestock Trailers & Trucks
  • Government Trucks
  • Large Trucks Double Towing (such as a travel trailer & boat)

Hit by a Government Truck

If you’ve been in a crash involving a government owned truck, (Federal, State, or County owned), the case becomes a little more complicated. Typically you cannot pursue a claim against a government entity due to sovereign immunity. However, there are sometimes exceptions to the rule, such as under the Federal “Tort Claims Act.” Such exceptions may allow one to sue the Federal, State, or County government entity that caused your accident and is responsible for your injuries.

Filing a Truck Accident Lawsuit

If we take on your case, we’ll fight for the accident compensation you deserve for the injuries you have sustained. No fees unless we win your personal injury case. Injured? Take Action!