Trucking Accidents Can Lead To Severe Injuries

Have you been injured in a trucking accident? If so, the experienced attorneys at Averbeck, Hammer & Slavin, S.C., can help. Our team of legal professionals understands that a trucking collision can often leave you feeling scared and traumatized, so we will do everything possible to help you seek the compensation you deserve.

Never assume that all attorneys are equal. Indeed, the attorney you choose to handle your case may affect whether you are successful or not. At Averbeck, Hammer & Slavin, S.C., we have a proven track record of obtaining favorable outcomes for our clients, both inside the courtroom and at the negotiating table. From beginning to end, our attorneys will personally examine every aspect of your case. When a trucking accident has left you severely injured or caused the death of a loved one, trust us to help protect your rights.

Establishing Liability Following Truck Crashes

Truck accidents can be particularly dangerous given that their sheer size alone puts every other vehicle on the road at a disadvantage. Indeed, when a semi-truck collides with another smaller automobile, it often results in severe injuries, and in some instances, death.

However, in many situations, victims of trucking accidents may be able to collect damages, including compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. For instance, a truck driver and/or a trucking company may be held liable for injuries caused in an 18-wheeler accident if:

  • The truck driver is fatigued due to lack of rest or when he or she drives longer than is permitted under federal regulations
  • The truck driver is intoxicated or impaired by alcohol, drugs or medications
  • The trucking company fails to properly maintain or inspect the truck and its parts, including the truck's brakes and lights
  • The trucking company negligently hires unqualified or dangerous drivers
  • The truck is overloaded, which contributes to the accident

Additionally, if a family member tragically loses his or her life in a trucking accident, you may also be able to pursue a wrongful death claim.

Contact Us Today For Help

If you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent truck driver, contact Averbeck, Hammer & Slavin, S.C., today. Our lawyers are knowledgeable in both Wisconsin law and federal trucking regulations, which is essential when pursuing these types of claims.

While our office is located in the City of Fond du Lac, we serve clients throughout Fond du Lac County as well as those living in Dodge and Washington counties, and the surrounding areas. You can email our firm online or call us at 920-923-2220. We offer FREE initial consultations in personal injury cases.