Madison Truck Accident Lawyers
If you have recently found yourself in a truck accident, we don’t have to tell you how serious this can be for you and your family. Truck accidents are all too common and have devastating consequences. Statistically speaking, several semi-truck accidents happen each day in Wisconsin. The sheer size of them can create traumatic results for anyone that comes in their path.
You don’t have to fight through this chapter alone. Experienced Madison truck accident attorneys are available to help you. We not only have the valuable knowledge to help you with your options, but also the compassion to understand what effect this accident can have on you and your family.
Why Choose Pemberton Law for Your Truck Accident Case in Wisconsin
Truck accidents are often catastrophic, resulting in more severe consequences compared to other vehicular accidents, due to the sheer size and weight of commercial trucks. Navigating the aftermath requires an attorney well-versed in the intricate nuances of such cases. Pemberton Personal Injury Law Firm stands as a steadfast advocate for those affected by truck accidents in Madison, Wisconsin.
Impressive Financial Outcomes: Our dedication to our clients is reflected in our success stories. Pemberton Personal Injury Law Firm has consistently secured multi-million dollar settlements, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to ensuring victims receive the compensation they’re entitled to.
Experienced Advocates: Our seasoned team possesses invaluable experience that allows us to understand the complexities associated with truck accident claims in Madison, Wisconsin. We’re well-equipped to handle the unique challenges these cases present, ensuring your rights are upheld at every turn.
Respected in Our Community: Our firm’s reputation isn’t limited to our clientele. Insurance companies, medical providers, and courts across Wisconsin acknowledge our capability and dedication, often influencing negotiations and courtroom proceedings in favor of our clients.
Personalized Approach: Every truck accident has its distinct set of circumstances and impacts. At Pemberton Law, we go beyond mere legal representation. We take the time to understand each client’s unique situation and needs. By delving deep into your case, we can craft strategies that resonate with your specific requirements, ensuring a more tailored and effective representation.
We Understand Truck Accident Cases: The ramifications of a truck accident extend beyond immediate injuries. A truck accident is different from a car accident; the intricate web of regulations governing commercial trucking and the multiple parties often involved necessitates a comprehensive approach. Our attorneys are well-acquainted with the ins and outs of the commercial trucking industry, allowing us to anticipate challenges and strategize accordingly.
From the moment you reach out to us until the conclusion of your case, we’re by your side, offering unwavering support. Be it gathering evidence, consulting with medical professionals, or representing you in court, our team is committed to providing all-encompassing assistance every step of the way.
Negligent Trucking Companies Deserve to Be Held Accountable
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sets strict standards for truckers and commercial vehicles. Unfortunately, the regulations designed with public safety in mind are not always met. When this happens, you deserve an advocate who not only understands the legal landscape but also values your personal journey and challenges.
Choosing Pemberton Law means entrusting your case to a team dedicated to achieving justice on your behalf. If you or a loved one has been affected by a truck accident in Wisconsin, contact us for a comprehensive consultation. With Pemberton Law in your corner, you’re not alone on the road to recovery.
What Causes Truck Accidents in Wisconsin?
On average, Wisconsin registers over 7,000 accidents involving semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, and other large trucking vehicles every year. Our lawyers handle many types of accidents involving commercial trucks and know the features that characterize these events, as well as how to determine liability in a personal injury lawsuit.
Drivers are often tired. If there are strict deadlines for them to get to their next destination, unfortunately, this causes some drivers to push their limits and not get the adequate rest they need. This can generate less awareness while driving, lagging instincts, and more than can cause them to crash into other vehicles on the road.
Speeding or aggressive driving can also occur when the driver is trying to meet a deadline or is going too fast for weather conditions. In its most aggressive form, reckless driving behaviors can become road rage, a truly terrifying experience for drivers whom it’s directed toward.
In addition, drugs and alcohol frequently contribute to truck crashes. Truck drivers are held to a much more strict standard when driving while intoxicated, but it can still happen and create devastating circumstances for others on the roads. In a study performed by the National Transportation Safety Board involving fatally injured truckers in nine states, psychoactive drugs were found present in 67%. It’s no secret that intoxicated driving is dangerous, but when combined with the size and speed of large trucking vehicles, it can be even more catastrophic.
Distracted drivers are also common hazards on the roads. This applies to semis as well as other vehicles. Unfortunately, if a regular-sized car goes off the road or collides with another vehicle, the circumstances are less deadly than if it is a large truck and trailer.
Failure to Follow Regulations
Shifts in the cargo or the load on the trailer can cause the truck to roll over or fishtail. If the cargo in the trailer isn’t secured correctly and shifts while driving, the driver may not have enough time or room on the roads to correct the change in gravity of the trailer load, causing a crash.
Inadequate maintenance of the truck and trailer can also cause an accident. If the brakes, tires, or steering malfunctions while on the highway, it can cause the driver to lose control.
Common Types of Injuries in Truck Accidents
Victims of truck accidents in Wisconsin frequently experience severe and life-altering injuries. One of the most tragic outcomes is wrongful death, where families are left grappling with the sudden loss of a loved one due to the negligence or recklessness of another party. Additionally, survivors often face:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones and fractures
- Internal injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
Lastly, the emotional scars left by such accidents can be profound, with survivors battling post-traumatic stress, anxiety, and depression long after the physical wounds have healed.
What Types Of Damages Are Covered In Truck Accidents?
If you were involved in a truck accident, you likely have mounting medical bills. Some injuries may present as mild and later escalate to traumatic injury that requires significant medical attention or physical therapy to heal. This can create a financial strain on you and your family. Seeking compensation to recover costs is common, and you have every right to do so.
Lost wages are also likely in significant truck accidents. You should calculate what you have lost due to needing medical attention. You can also estimate if you can no longer perform your work duties at the same level that you were before the accident and seek compensation for that as well.
Pain and suffering through mental anguish or emotional suffering are also considered damages that you can seek compensation for. Being involved in an accident can be traumatic, but being involved in one with a semi can have devastating, lasting effects on who you are as a person.
Can I Seek Punitive Damages in a Truck Accident Case?
Punitive damages are sometimes available in truck accident cases if it can be proven that the driver was grossly negligent or intentionally harmful in the actions that caused the accident. In that case, you will likely seek punitive damages for the accident. An experienced truck accident attorney can help you determine what damages you’re eligible to seek and ensure that your case results in maximum compensation for you and your family.
Why Hire a Truck Accident Injury Lawyer?
We understand your right to want compensation and that you may have devastating injuries that leave you unable to fight for your rights without assistance. Working with an experienced attorney can provide peace of mind and invaluable insight into your options and steps to take to get you and your family back on track. You don’t have to fight through the aftermath of an accident alone.
Pemberton Personal Injury Law Firm
5609 Medical Cir #4
Madison, WI 53719