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Truck accidents tend to result in some of the most serious injuries on the road. If you or someone you love has sustained injuries in a truck accident, do not wait to talk to an experienced lawyer. It is in your best interest to seek compensation immediately so that you have access to the resources you need during your recovery. 

At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, our skilled attorneys are dedicated to protecting victims’ rights across Wisconsin. Under the direction of founding attorney Russell Nicolet, our law firm enlists the experience of experts in the fields of truck accident reconstruction, trucking regulations, and medical treatment to pursue maximum compensation for our clients. 

Our goal is to help you put your life back together in the wake of unforeseen circumstances. When you contact one of our trusted, local attorneys, your initial consultation is free of charge.  

Nicolet Law Serves Victims of Trucking Accidents

Because there are so many factors involved in a truck accident, it is vital to get on the scene to gather evidence and talk to witnesses as soon as possible. The skilled legal team at Nicolet Law Firm thoroughly investigates every detail of a trucking accident to identify its cause and determine liability. 

Our approachable attorneys have experience representing victims whose accidents were caused by:  

  • Driver fatigue: According to data from the Large Truck Crash Causation Study, at least 13 percent of commercial vehicle drivers are fatigued when an accident occurs. 
  • Equipment failure: Semi-trucks require a great deal of maintenance to keep them safe for the road. Brakes, tires, steering systems, suspension systems, and trailer attachments are all susceptible to failure and should receive regular maintenance.
  • Drug or alcohol use: Alcohol and drugs impair driver’s motor skills, vision, and judgment. Many prescription and over-the-counter medications can affect someone’s driving abilities, as well. 
  • Texting or other distractions: Commercial vehicle drivers can fall victim to distraction just as easily as individuals driving other vehicles. Common distractions include using a phone, adjusting vehicle controls, and eating or drinking. 
  • Unsecured loads: Trucks may struggle to brake or stop if cargo is not well secured in their trailers. An overloaded trailer is likely to have similar issues. 

A trucking company generally has a more comprehensive insurance policy than individual drivers. These policies can cover all damages, including serious injuries. 

The accident attorneys at Nicolet Law are passionate and aggressive in our pursuit of maximum compensation. We handle our clients’ claims so that they can focus on their recovery. 

Truck Accident Liability Explained 

It is not uncommon for commercial vehicle drivers to be victims in a trucking accident, too. In fact, several parties may be liable for a victim’s injuries other than the truck driver. The following is a list of parties who may be at fault in a trucking accident. 

Vehicle manufacturer: Manufacturers are responsible for producing safe, high-quality parts and equipment. If an accident resulted from a manufacturing defect or equipment failure, the truck manufacturer might be held legally responsible.

Truck or freight broker: As the middleman between shippers and trucking companies, truck brokers have to inspect the trucks they employ to carry cargo and investigate the drivers they hire for a job. If a broker breaches one of these duties and an accident occurs, they may be found liable.  

Trucking company: The trucking company has several essential responsibilities as well. For example, trucking companies are responsible for ensuring that their drivers are qualified to drive a commercial vehicle and their vehicles receive proper maintenance. Companies that do not satisfy these duties may be liable for injuries sustained in an accident. 

Owner-operator: An owner-operator is an independent contractor who owns a commercial vehicle. While these individuals often drive for larger trucking operations, they are personally responsible for inspecting, maintaining, and repairing their vehicles. If poor maintenance or equipment failure results in an accident, the owner-operator may be held legally responsible. 

Cargo-loading company: The team loading a truck has a duty to secure all cargo in the trailer. Trucks with loads that are not well secured may struggle to stop or turn. It is also essential to ensure that trucks have not been overloaded. If a cargo-related problem results in an accident, the loaders may be held responsible.   

At Nicolet Law Firm, we understand that accident victims often feel overwhelmed by the prospect of filing a claim. Our local attorneys are here to guide you through every stage of your case. We will work tirelessly to win compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma. 

Approachable Wisconsin Lawyers Committed to Fighting for Their Clients

When you are negotiating compensation with an insurance company, it is crucial to have a skilled attorney by your side. Our experience has shown us that insurance companies will go to great lengths to avoid providing victims maximum compensation for their injuries. What’s more, many law firms and attorneys are simply not prepared to bring cases to trial to secure the best possible outcomes for their clients. That’s where we come in. 

While insurance companies only care about protecting their bottom line, the compassionate attorneys at Nicolet Law care about protecting our clients’ health and well-being. We are committed to taking on the insurance companies so that our clients have access to the resources they need to recover.  

We will stop at nothing to guide our clients toward physical and financial recovery. With thousands of satisfied clients and millions recovered on their behalf, we believe our results speak for themselves. However, you don’t need to take our word for it—you can also read what our clients have to say.  

Contact Our Personal Injury Attorneys About Your Case Today

Injured and worried you cannot afford an attorney? We handle freight-truck accident cases on a contingency basis, which means you do not have to pay any lawyer fees until we win your case. With eight convenient office locations throughout the state, we represent personal injury victims across Wisconsin.
Schedule your free case evaluation by calling us toll-free at 1-855-NICOLET today. You can also reach us through our secure online form.

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SEE HOW NICOLET LAW MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN OUR CLIENTS’ CASES

CAR ACCIDENT

Result with Nicolet Law 
$1,200,000.00

CAR ACCIDENT

Offer before Nicolet Law
$50,000.00

SEMI-TRUCK ACCIDENT

Result with Nicolet Law 
$700,000.00

SEMI-TRUCK ACCIDENT

Offer before Nicolet Law
$75,000.00

SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT

Result with Nicolet Law 
$180,000.00

SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT

Offer before Nicolet Law
$5,000.00

PEDESTRIAN HIT BY CAR

Result with Nicolet Law 
$1,050,000.00

PEDESTRIAN HIT BY CAR

Offer before Nicolet Law
$0.00 - denial

DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT

Result with Nicolet Law 
$815,000.00

DRUNK DRIVING VICTIM

Offer before Nicolet Law
$0.00

UTV ACCIDENT

Result with Nicolet Law 
$250,000.00

UTV ACCIDENT

Offer before Nicolet Law
$5,000.00
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EAU CLAIRE:

402 Graham Ave.
Suite 305
Eau Claire, WI 54701

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HUDSON:

517 2nd Street
Unit #205
Hudson, WI 54016

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119 N 19th St S
La Crosse, WI 54601

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Suite 220
New Richmond, WI 54017

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Rice Lake, WI 54868

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RIVER FALLS
215 S 2nd St #20
River Falls, WI 54022

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SUPERIOR:
1200 Tower Ave.
Superior, WI 54880

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WAUSAU:
408 3rd Street
Suite 303
Wausau, WI 54403

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Minnesota Locations:

DULUTH:
306 West Superior Street,
Suite 606 West
Duluth, MN 55802

Phone: 651-427-3331
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HIBBING:
Howard Court Bldg.
302 Howard Street, Suite 123
Hibbing, MN 55746

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MINNEAPOLIS:
225 South 6th Street
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Minneapolis, MN 55402

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WOODBURY:
724 Bielenberg Drive
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Woodbury, MN 55125

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