Wisconsin Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Most commercial drivers are careful. However, not all drivers have the same high commitment to safety. This may be due to individual negligence or pressure put on the driver from the company to meet time quotas. Many commercial accidents are caused by drivers ignoring speed and traffic laws.
It can be difficult to go up against a larger company and their legal department. At Atterbury, Kammer & Haag, S.C., our attorneys have decades of personal injury experience. All three attorneys have attained the highest rating a trial lawyer can attain in this country.
The Atterbury, Kammer & Haag, S.C., Difference
An accident with company vehicle such as a tow truck, garbage truck or taxi can devastate your physical and emotional health and work to deteriorate your closest relationships. At Atterbury, Kammer & Haag, S.C., we are not a settlement mill. We do not take hundreds of cases nor do we have monthly settlement quotas to meet. Instead we work hard to understand how the accident affected you and then assess liability and negligence. Because of our commitment to getting to the bottom of an accident we regularly consult with injured people on cases other firms have declined.
Common Causes Of Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Commercial vehicle accidents typically involve commercial driver negligence. Often drivers are under pressure and in a hurry to meet unrealistic deadlines and delivery time quotes. Common causes of accidents include:
- Exceeding the speed limit
- Driving too fast for road conditions
- Failing to stop at yellow or red lights
- Driver fatigue or lack of sleep
- Drug or alcohol use
The Employer Is Often Responsible
The employer of the commercial vehicle driver may be liable as well. An employer may:
- Use improper driver hiring policies
- Provide inadequate driver supervision
- Not maintain their vehicles for safety
- Put a premium on speed not safety
Our experienced personal injury lawyers will fully investigate your accident. Many times we are able to uncover evidence of wrongdoing; either by the driver or the employer. When necessary we will not hesitate to pursue a lawsuit litigation. We are committed to hold commercial companies and their insurers accountable for the damage their policies and drivers cause.
The Established Wisconsin Commercial Vehicle Accident Firm
If you or someone you love was injured in an accident or collision with any type of commercial vehicle, Atterbury, Kammer & Haag, S.C., can help. Commercial vehicles differ from semis and 18 wheelers in regulations and driver requirements. Trucking accidents involving a semi or tractor-trailer will involve federal and state regulations and require an attorney with specialized training and experience.
Our experienced and skilled attorneys sincerely believe in doing right by you. We will not take a settlement that is not adequate for the damages suffered. Call our Middleton firm and find out how we can help: 608-821-4600. After hours fill out this form and one of us will get in touch with you. We serve the entire Madison area, as well as the surrounding communities.