Madison Truck Accident Lawyer

As a Madison Truck Accident Lawyer, I Represent Those Injured, and the Families of Those Killed, in Semi and 18-Wheeler Accidents Occurring Throughout Wisconsin

Commercial truck accidents are different than those involving passenger cars and trucks.  Because commercial trucks are much larger and weigh more than passenger vehicles, they are harder to maneuver, they take longer to stop, and the injuries and damages resulting from semi-truck/passenger vehicle accidents are much greater than those involving only passenger vehicles.

If you have been injured, or a loved one has been killed, in an accident involving a semi, please call me to learn about the process for seeking the compensation to which you may be entitled.  I can meet with you at your home or in our office at a time that is convenient with you – including weeknights and weekends.

I represent clients in injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis.  This means that there is no fee for me unless I am successful in recovering compensation for you.

Understanding the Federal Regulations that Apply to Commercial Semi-Truck Drivers

Commercial truck drivers – those who drive 18 wheelers, semis, and other “big rigs” – must comply with a wide variety of federal regulations that do not apply to the rest of us.  Under “Hours of Service” regulations, truck drivers may not drive more than a specified number of hours over certain time periods.  Truck drivers and their companies must also comply with numerous safety regulations, including mandated load and vehicle inspections and other safety instruction.  Drivers may not drink or use certain legal stimulant drugs prior to driving.

How I Help – Making Your Case

In a commercial “big rig” accident, defendants and their insurance companies and lawyers typically try to shift the blame onto others (even those who have been injured or killed).  My role is to prove legal negligence on a client’s behalf, which can include retaining accident experts and reconstructionists to fully document all aspects of the accident.

I will want to meticulously examine all records related to the truck driver and trucking company to determine whether they are in compliance with all federal trucking regulations.  In many cases, because they are only paid when driving, some truck drivers will violate the “Hours of Service” regulations by driving more than the allotted number of hours, and will falsify their driving log books.  Drivers and companies often fail to perform the required maintenance on trucks, which can result in serious safety issues, such as faulty breaks.

I will work tenaciously in seeking to learn every aspect possible about the cause of a truck crash.  This work is time-consuming, but it is the only way to obtain full compensation.

If You Have Been Injured, of if a Family Member has been Killed, in a Commercial Trucking Accident, Please Call Me

I offer a free, no obligation consultation, and there is no fee unless you recover.  I can meet with you at whatever time is convenient with your schedule, at the Firm’s office, at your home, or wherever is best for you.