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Semi-truck and tractor-trailer accidents tend to result in severe, life-changing injuries. When someone becomes the unfortunate victim of a trucking accident, the resulting medical bills, physical pain, and emotional trauma can leave them feeling powerless.
However, trusting the right attorney for your case can mean the difference between dealing with a pile of medical bills on your own and having the resources you need to recover from catastrophic injuries. At Nicolet Law Office, we have experience fighting for victims’ rights across Minnesota, and we are committed to guiding each of our clients toward a full physical and financial recovery.
We have the skills, knowledge, and experience to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company—or take the case to trial, if necessary. When you work with us, we will empower you to step forward and secure the compensation you deserve.
Many factors have the potential to contribute to a commercial vehicle accident. Our team thoroughly investigates every detail of a trucking accident to identify its cause and determine liability so that we can secure maximum compensation for our clients.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the top 10 factors contributing to trucking accidents include:
These accidents often result in death or catastrophic injuries, including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, lost limbs, and fractures. At Nicolet Law Firm, we understand that these injuries can have long-term implications for accident survivors. We will settle for nothing less than the full compensation our clients need to recover.
When a victim negotiates compensation after a trucking accident, the process comes down to identifying the accident’s cause. This process often involves the concept of negligence, or a failure to exercise reasonable care. Driving while under the influence of alcohol is a common example of negligent driving.
Other than the truck driver, several parties may be found negligent in a trucking accident. At Nicolet Law, our legal team is committed to identifying every party responsible for an accident.
Vehicle manufacturer: Manufacturers have a duty to produce parts and equipment that are safe for roadways. When accidents result from manufacturing defects or equipment failures, the truck’s manufacturer may be liable.
Trucking company: A trucking company may be considered negligent if it fails to inspect or maintain its vehicles properly, sets unrealistic expectations for its drivers, or hires an inexperienced or unqualified driver.
Owner-operator: An owner-operator is an independent contractor who owns a commercial vehicle. Although these individuals typically work for larger trucking operations, they are personally responsible for maintaining their vehicles. If equipment failure or poor maintenance results in an accident, the owner-operator may be held legally responsible.
Cargo loader: Those who load cargo onto a truck are responsible for ensuring the load is secure. If an accident happens because a trailer has been loaded haphazardly, the cargo-loading company or team may be liable for damages.
If you or a loved one has been in a truck accident, we recommend contacting an accident attorney as soon as possible. A skilled lawyer will immediately begin investigating the circumstances surrounding your accident to ensure you have what you need to recover from your injuries.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a semi-truck accident, it is crucial to have an experienced personal injury lawyer looking out for your rights and well-being. The trucking companies will do everything they can to protect themselves, and the insurance companies will pull every trick in the book to avoid providing you just compensation. Thankfully, you can turn to the lawyers of Nicolet Law Firm during your time of need.
Unlike the trucking or insurance companies, the trusted attorneys at Nicolet Law care about more than our bottom line—we care about you and your recovery. When you trust us with your case, we will focus on leveling the playing field. We will work tirelessly to secure a settlement or jury award that provides you with compensation for your medical costs, pain and suffering, lost earnings, and other damages now and into the future.
It will cost you nothing to find out how we can help you recover. We offer free initial case evaluations to all of our personal injury clients so that you can explore your legal options without committing to a payment plan. Furthermore, we take semi-truck cases on a contingency basis, which means we don’t charge a fee unless we collect compensation for you.