Truck Accident Attorney in Appleton, WI
In Wisconsin alone, there are on average 7,514 accidents involving large trucks with 70 fatalities a year. Trucking accidents can lead to serious injuries which leave you with costly hospital bills. Tusler Law works tirelessly to get you the healthcare and personal injury benefits you deserve. Tusler Law in Appleton has years of experience working with both defendants and plaintiffs in personal injury cases. No matter which side of the case you are on, you will rest easy knowing you are in the most capable hands.FREE CONSULTATION
Free case consultations
During your free case consultation, our truck accident injury lawyer listens to your side of the story and helps you decide whether or not to file a Wisconsin personal injury claim. Once you decide to file an injury claim, Tusler Law firm immediately begins gathering information to form a strategy of attack for your case. Ronald W. Tusler is an award-winning personal injury attorney ready to fight for you and get you the benefits you are entitled to.
Advantages of hiring a truck accident lawyer
Getting legal representation is the best thing you can do to improve your chances of getting compensation for your injuries. There are many advantages to having a lawyer represent you, including:
- Know your rights
- Gather evidence quickly
- Superior understanding of Wisconsin personal injury law
- Build the best case to maximize your financial compensation
- Represent you in court
When to hire a truck accident lawyer
If you have been in a truck accident resulting in injuries to you, a loved one, or the other party involved, you should look into hiring a truck accident lawyer. If you have been seriously injured in an accident you need to get the financial compensation you deserve.
Insurance companies and employers often try to downplay your injuries to minimize their financial losses. Hire a lawyer to stop them. If the other party is injured, they may take you to court and try to extort large amounts of money from you in compensation. Without a lawyer, you leave yourself open to extreme financial losses. Contact Tusler Law to protect yourself today!
Trucks commonly involved in Wisconsin accidents
Tusler Law has seen it all. We work for clients with accidents involving all types of trucks including:
- 18 wheelers
- Big rigs
- Dump Trucks
- Tow Trucks
Necessary steps to follow after being involved in a trucking accident in Wisconsin
- Check for injuries: Assess whether anyone needs emergency medical treatment.
- Contact 911: An officer will speak to everyone involved in the accident and prepare a police report.
- Document Information: Exchange relevant information with all drivers involved in the collision, including their names, contact details, driver's license numbers, and insurance information
- Collect Witness Information: Get names and phone numbers of any witnesses who saw the accident.
- Obtain Evidence: Obtain any evidence that may be useful when filing an insurance claim or pursuing legal action. Take pictures and videos of your injuries, the vehicles involved in the crash, the weather conditions at the time of the incident, skid marks on the street, traffic signs near the scene, or other helpful pieces.
- Seek Medical Attention: Sometimes the onset of pain occurs 24 or 48 hours after an accident. Seek the appropriate medical treatment for these injuries and obtain a medical report.
- Notify Insurance Company: Notify your insurance company of the accident and provide information about the others involved as soon as possible.
- Consult an Attorney: Contact Tusler Law to fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.
Reporting a Truck Accident
- Personal injury: Any harm or physical damage suffered by an individual
- Property damage exceeding $1,000: Any harm or destruction to a person's vehicle or belongings valued at $1,000 or higher
- Damage exceeding $200 to non-vehicle government-owned property: Any harm or destruction surpassing $200 to property owned by the state or other government entities, excluding vehicles
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
- Poor Weather Conditions
- Driver Fatigue
- Inadequate Driver Training
- Drug or Alcohol Use
- Truck not inspected or maintained properly
- Failure to Obey Traffic Laws
- Distracted Driving
Fatal Truck Crashes 2008-2021
|Large truck involvement in fatal crashes and involvement rate, 2008-2021
|Number of trucks involved
|Involvement rate per 100 million large-truck miles traveled
FAQs about truck accidents
Who pays if I am injured in a commercial truck accident?
Responsible parties may include the truck driver, the truck drivers’ company, or the company responsible for the truck drivers’ cargo. It will differ based on the accident, and you may be able to recover compensation from more than one responsible party.
What am I supposed to do after a truck accident?
Most importantly make sure everyone is OK & contact emergency services. After, take photo & video evidence of damage to your vehicle and any injuries you may have received. Acquire contact information of any witnesses present and keep any official records from police and medical personnel.
Should I contact an attorney after a truck accident?
Even if you don't think you need legal representation, it is important to contact a truck accident attorney as soon as possible. They will help you assess your losses and explore the options available to you through your own insurance.
How long do i have to file a truck accident claim in Wisconsin?
You have three years from the date of the accident or from the diagnosed injury stemming from the accident to file it, but it is best to file it as soon as possible.