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Why is the trucking log so important?

The trucking industry is one of the most important industries in the country. The more trucks you see on the roads, the stronger the economy. All truck drivers are required by law to keep a log in their truck. This log, even if it has an honest mistake on it, can be used against them in a lawsuit or trial. Here's why the trucking log is so important.

What should I do after a truck accident in Wisconsin?

Truck accidents can be some of the most devastating on the roads of Wisconsin. Large trucks and small vehicles do not make a good match. Injuries can range from minor to severe, including death. So, what should I do after a truck accident in Milwaukee? Here are some tips to put to good use following such an accident.

We can help you seek compensation after a semi truck crash

In our recent blog post, we discussed the pros and cons of settlements for truck accident cases. These cases often involve horrendous injuries that demand medical care immediately after the accident and sometimes far into the future. This need for medical care is often the reason why the victims opt to seek compensation for these accidents.

Consider the pros and cons of truck crash settlements

When you are hit by a semi truck, you might decide that you are going to seek compensation from the trucker, trucking company and insurance company to recover the damages that you suffered. Many of these cases end with a settlement instead of going to trial. These settlements come with considerations that you have to think about before you agree to the offer provided to you.

Fatigued commercial drivers can cause fatal accidents

Commercial drivers must ensure that they are fully prepared to drive before they get behind the wheel of the vehicle. One factor that some drivers might not realize can lead to fatal errors is fatigue. In the previous blog post here, we discussed the case of the bus driver who blamed falling asleep for the crash that killed people. This story is one that highlights the importance of only driving when well-rested.

Know the basics of semi truck operation before you drive

When you drive around semi trucks, you can't treat them the same as you treat other vehicles. These large commercial vehicles can be deadly, so everyone must take proper precautions around them. While it is the duty of the trucker to operate the big rig in a safe manner, these points can help you to improve your safety around big trucks.

Appropriations bill rider could impact hours of service rule

Trucker fatigue is something that can lead to horrible accidents. The Department of Transportation has taken steps to try to combat trucker fatigue in the hopes that lives will be saved. Fatigued driving can lead truckers to act in negligent manner. Even truckers who are normally safe drivers might be negatively affected by fatigue.

Semitruck crash cases involve many components

In our previous blog post, we discussed how important it is for you to investigate the circumstances around semitruck accidents. If you were injured in a semitruck accident, you might not feel up to having to do the investigative work on your own. We can handle the investigation and the legal aspects of your case so that you are able to focus on living your life.

Investigation can reveal the cause of a semitruck crash

Most drivers know that they must take good care of the vehicles they drive if they want them to remain safe. If you think about what can happen if you don't maintain your vehicle properly, you can probably imagine the horror of what can happen if a semitruck isn't properly maintained. The accidents that could occur because of equipment failure due to lack of maintenance could be horrible. But, that is only one possible cause of semitruck accidents.

What should I do after an accident with a semi truck?

When you are involved in a semi truck accident, you will likely be shaken up. The adreneline might be flowing and you might have trouble with figuring out what to do. By learning what you should do after an accident before you ever get into an accident, you can increase the likelihood that you will remember the proper steps and actions.

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