Milwaukee Attorneys Providing Defense for the Trucking Industry
Trucking companies and commercial carriers are often subject to litigation in accidents involving their drivers. Typically, the plaintiff’s lawyers argue that driver fatigue, excessive speeding, or general negligence on the part of a truck driver is to blame for causing an accident. The company itself is often blamed for the hiring or supervising of the driver. At Kerkman Wagner & Dunn, our attorneys work with accident investigators, medical professionals, and other experts in defending truck drivers and their companies. Even if a truck driver was speeding or driving in excess of the allowable daily / weekly maximum, collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses often reveals that such claims are irrelevant to the cause of the accident. We uncover facts that either reduce or remove a trucking company’s liability altogether.
If one of your drivers or your company is facing litigation involving a serious or fatal crash, contact transportation industry defense lawyers at Kerkman Wagner & Dunn today to schedule a consultation.
Defending the Trucking and Commercial Carrier Industry
The law office of Kerkman Wagner & Dunn represents trucking companies and commercial carriers in cases involving accidents alleged to have been caused by one or more of the following:
- Truck / bus driver asleep at the wheel
- Driving under the influence
- Excessive speeding on the part of truck driver
- Excessively wide angled turn
- Truck / bus driver improperly pulled off onto road shoulder
- Improper reflective markings on truck, van, bus
- Load shift
- Improperly maintained truck, van, bus
- Inattentive driving
- Hiring, training and supervising issues
Determining the “At Fault Driver” – Why a Motorist might share the Blame
Car drivers don’t always realize how long it takes a truck to stop, nor do they drive far enough behind a truck so its driver can see them. As a result, many accidents involving rear-end collisions or lane changes could be avoided if car drivers paid more attention to driving safely. When determining liability, a car driver can be held “at fault” if he or she failed to take preventative action before an accident. In the case of truck accidents, following too closely or swerving in and out of lanes and into the blind spot of a truck driver can reduce the amount of blame assigned to a truck driver.
Contact Transportation Industry Defense Attorneys at Kerkman Wagner & Dunn
Our attorneys investigate the cause and nature of an accident, exposing actions on the part of car drivers that contributed or caused a truck accident. To schedule an appointment to learn about the resources we have available to help defend you, contact the law office of the Kerkman Wagner & Dunn today.