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Who do I sue for a truck accident in Wisconsin?

In Wisconsin, liable parties may include:

  • The truck driver - liable for negligence like speeding, reckless driving, driving while tired & intoxicated driving
  • The trucking company - liable if the driver was not an independent contractor
  • The shipping company - liable if the cargo was overloaded or loaded unevenly
  • The truck mechanic - liable if maintenance was improper or incomplete
  • The truck manufacturer - liable most commonly for a defective vehicle part

Liability in a truck accident is complicated. Consult with an experienced Milwaukee car accident attorney to determine who is at fault. 

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Warshafsky maximizes semi-truck victim settlements

The trucking industry plays a vital role in delivering food and products throughout the United States. With so many trucks on the road, accidents are inevitable. Given the size difference between trucks and cars, these accidents often involve serious, life-changing injuries and even deaths. The width of trucks can even push them into bike lanes, endangering cyclists. If you or someone you care about has been injured in an accident involving a truck, Warshafsky Law can help.

The Milwaukee trucking accident attorneys at Warshafsky Law Firm understand how to get the MOST money for the accident victims we represent. Our personal injury lawyers, motorcycle accident lawyers and bicycle accident attorneys have extensive experience negotiating large settlements in all types of trucking collision cases, from small trucks to 18-wheel semi-trailers. During our more than 60 years of practice, Warshafsky has earned a reputation for getting record-setting awards out of even the most complex insurance claims. Whether we’re aggressively pursuing compensation via a settlement or preparing for trial, our Milwaukee personal injury lawyers have an unmatched ability to secure compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. In the worst scenarios, our wrongful death attorneys and asbestos cancer lawyers will fight for the highest settlements after the death of a loved one to help you remain financially stable during difficult times. 

Settlements vs litigation for truck accidents

Insurance companies like GEICO can often be surprisingly quick to provide settlement offers. These offers, however, frequently arrive as an attempt to pay as little as possible and to avoid any further liability. Warshafsky's extensive litigation experience allows for two huge advantages. (1) We always negotiate the best possible Geico settlement offers for our clients, short of filing a lawsuit. (2) When liable parties are unwilling to settle a case at a fair value, we are ready to go to trial to ensure maximum compensation. Our Milwaukee personal injury law firm and car insurance lawyers always prepare for the possibility of a settlement or an appeal, all while guiding you to your most financially successful course of action. We have trial experience with all types of trucking accidents, including:

  • Impaired commercial driver
  • Distracted truck driver
  • Defective truck equipment
  • Hit-and-run accidents
  • Construction zone crashes
  • Rollover crashes
  • Semi-truck accidents
  • Uninsured & underinsured insurance claims

Vehicle accident lawyers for all types of large vehicles

Warshafsky auto accident attorneys have years of trial experience in the Wisconsin court system. We've won multiple million-dollar settlements and were responsible for new laws and safety measures companies must now abide by. We cover every type of vehicle crash imaginable, including:

Hold those responsible for your injuries financially accountable

Truckers often drive fatigued and tired while also having the same technological distractions as every other driver. Truckers are also notorious for falsifying logs showing how many hours they spent behind the wheel. If a distracted or tired truck driver has caused you or a loved one serious injury, they can and should be held accountable. Begin building your case and gathering evidence immediately by calling our aggressive accident attorneys. 

Broken bones, lacerations, time lost from work—DO NOT SETTLE

Accident victims are tempted to accept the first settlement offer an insurance company makes. To the inexperienced eye, the dollar amount seems high. Usually, these individuals are operating without the counsel of an attorney experienced in truck accident settlement offers. They are understandably anxious to get the money in their bank account for all the medical expenses.

DO NOT accept the first offer. Insurance companies will always lowball your claim. Consult with an experienced accident attorney for the largest cash settlement. Many law firms are hands-off settlement mills that try to reach a settlement as quickly as possible. Warshafsky attorneys are aggressive advocates that will fight for what's right. Contact our office as soon as possible after the crash and we will begin building the case. We have an M.D. and private investigator on staff to back up your case in court with real evidence. The sooner you act, the sooner our investigators can begin compiling the strongest possible case for the highest payment potential.

6 WI Car Accident Laws that Impact your claim

Milwaukee's top law firm for ALL transportation accidents - No win, no fee

Truck accidents are more common than many people think—partially due to impaired truck drivers, inadequately marked intersections, and severely slow stop times. Warhshafsky's truck accident lawyers are ready to help you get the money you deserve. Businesses that manufacture or operate large commercial automobiles are responsible for the safety of their truck drivers and other drivers. If you have been harmed in a Wisconsin trucking accident, call Warshafsky law firm. We offer trucking accident victims from Milwaukee to Madison free case evaluations. We have an on-staff accident investigator ready to collect evidence and build your winning case. Warshafsky's team of truck accident lawyers is a strict no-win-no-fee law firm, meaning we will not collect any payment until we get the compensation you deserve.

We additionally offer workman's comp attorneys who fight tirelessly to ensure just settlement is reached for our worker compensation case clients.

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What should I do after I’ve been in a truck accident?

After a truck accident, first seek medical attention if you or others were injured. Then report the crash to the police and obtain contact information from all involved parties & witnesses. Take photos and videos of the crash for evidence and contact a personal injury attorney to learn how to get compensated for property damage or injuries..

Should I hire a personal attorney for my truck accident claim?

Yes. Having an experienced trial attorney on your side will increase your chances for a fair settlement. Never accept an insurance company’s initial offer. They will always lowball the claim. Insurance companies like to avoid the courtroom and will settle for a greater amount when a reputable attorney adds some pressure.

How is fault in a truck accident determined in Wisconsin?

The Shared Fault law in Wisconsin is used to determine fault in an accident. Each person involved can be held partially responsible for the accident. Compensation for damages is increased or decreased depending on the percentage of fault assigned to you. Police officers at the scene will usually determine fault. An accident investigator can help you examine all evidence to determine liable parties.

What is the average settlement for a truck accident in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin does not have a database of injury settlements. Insurance companies have their own data and experience on how they determine offers. A lawyer may be able to increase the offer they give and will advise you on what damages you should pursue.

What is Wisconsin’s minimum payout for truck accidents?

Wisconsin has no minimum payout for truck accident cases. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages. Contact an experienced truck accident attorney to discuss your case.