The cause of your truck accident will point to the responsible party. Underlying causes and contributing factors are not always as obvious as they may appear. The experienced Wisconsin truck accident lawyers of Boller & Vaughan LLC know how to investigate truck accidents, so that we can determine the true cause. If you have been injured in a truck accident or have lost a loved on in one of these horrific accidents, please contact us right away so that we can start our investigation before evidence is lost or destroyed.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Driver fatigue is believed to be a factor in a large portion of truck accidents, but determining fatigue is not enough. We must dig deeper to discover the cause of fatigue, such as unrealistic schedules imposed by the trucking company. Even when fatigue is an element, it may only have impaired the truck driver’s reaction to another problem such as equipment malfunction due to a defective or poorly maintained truck.
Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Unrealistic schedules
- Improperly loaded truck
- Overweight truck
- Inadequately secured load
- Defective truck or equipment
- Inadequately maintained truck
- Undertrained or inexperienced truck driver
- Speeding or excessive speed for the road conditions
- Distracted truck driver, such as a driver who was texting
- Failure to observe weight or height limits
- Hazardous weather
- Defective roadway
- Reckless behavior on the part of other drivers
Truck drivers and trucking companies are subject to strict federal and state regulations which govern every aspect of what they do. Trucking companies have a responsibility to monitor their drivers, adhere to strict hiring practices, and only put drivers on the road who have the proper training and licensing for the type of truck they are driving. Trucking companies are also required to maintain and repair their trucks.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a truck accident in Madison or anywhere in Wisconsin, please call the Wisconsin truck accident attorneys of Boller & Vaughan LLC at 608-268-0268 or submit an online questionnaire. Your initial consultation with the Wisconsin truck accident lawyers of Boller & Vaughan LLC is free of charge and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a personal injury lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.