If you have been involved in semi tractor trailer accidents, you first need to assess who was at fault. If the accident occurred in Wisconsin, you are only entitled to damages for your injuries if you were not the person who was over 50% at fault. Assuming the driver of the truck was at least 51% at fault for the accident or we find other parties liable for the accident and you had injuries or property damage you could have a very good case. You should know that trucks are required to carry higher amounts of insurance coverage than most automobile drivers. Also, semi-truck drivers must meet higher safety standards than other vehicle drivers. Because most trucks travel from state to state they are subject to federal regulations that would not apply to an automobile. Also, trucking companies have responsibilities to make sure their drivers are safe drivers before they are hired and periodically reevaluate these employees as their employment continues. Finally, violations of many of the federal laws that apply to semi-truck drivers provide the basis for establishing responsibility on the trucking company as well as its driver. For these reasons and more, you may have a very good personal injury case.
An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to quickly evaluate your case, help you gather the information you need for your case, help you assess who was liable for the accident and if you are entitled to damages. Krueger Hernandez & Thompson SC levels the playing field against large truck companies and insurance companies to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Go to KH-LAW.net today to schedule your FREE consultation to find out your legal rights and download your Free Personal Injury Survival Kit. We Care. We Listen. We Get Results.