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Trucking Accidents

Steven Winig is highly experienced
								in Trucking Accident cases

Trucking Accident

Steven Winig has over 30 years of history
							with winning personal injury cases

Our roads are filled with commercial vehicles. Trucks are becoming increasingly popular in the United States. Any driver, no matter how careful or experienced, can be seriously injured in a trucking accident, through no fault of their own.

Simple physics make trucking accidents particularly dangerous. These large vehicles which are often loaded with thousands of pounds of cargo can do significant damage when they impact a passenger vehicle. In some cases, the truck will barely show signs of damage, yet the car is destroyed. Due to the size and mass of a truck, a routine rear-end collision could turn into a catastrophic crash. These accidents and the injuries associated therewith are life altering for everyone involved and we recognize the stress and worry they bring. We are here to help you.

DETERMINING LIABILITY

Just like any other vehicle, trucks require routine maintenance and must be inspected prior to going out on the road, however, according to the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration (NSHTA), big trucks/semi-trucks are still involved in about 4,000 accident fatalities and over 100,000 injuries every year in the United States. Winig Law knows big rigs and semi-trucks can have a wide variety of problems that can cause a collision including improperly attached trailers, brake failures, overly worn tires, and improper load distribution.

Determining liability in a truck accident is a bit different than in an accident with another car. Possible negligent parties can include:

  • The driver;
  • The owner of the truck;
  • The truck manufacturer; or
  • The company which loaded the truck.

CAUSES OF TRUCKING ACCIDENTS

Trucking accidents are scary and can happen for any number of reasons including:

  • Reckless Driving
  • Distracted Driving
  • Negligent Behavior
  • Drunk or Impaired Driving
  • Falling Asleep at the Wheel
  • Poorly Maintained Equipment
  • Brake Failure
  • Improper Loading
  • Failure to Properly Inspect Equipment

It requires a skilled attorney, like Steven Winig, to locate and secure the necessary evidence and retain experts with knowledge of trucking industry standards to make a strong case for the client, as well as to obtain the finest accident reconstruction experts who can help present the case in a compelling way. We work tirelessly to establish the trucking company's liability. Until we win your case, you spend nothing on costs and you pay no attorney's fees.

GET A FREE CASE ASSESSMENT

With more than 30 years of experience successfully representing clients in motor vehicle collisions, including truck accidents, Winig Law can help. If you have suffered injury as a result of a trucking accident contact Winig Law today to schedule a free consultation and get a free case assessment.

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