15 Feb 2017 Two Fatalities in Shawano County, Wisconsin Logging Truck Crash
A collision involving a passenger vehicle and a logging truck at the intersection of Shawano County Road G and Leopolis Road in Wisconsin resulted in two fatalities on Monday afternoon, February 13, 2017.
Ireneo and Soila Gonzales were traveling westbound on Leopolis road when their vehicle was struck by a logging truck traveling northbound on Shawano County Road G. The crash resulted in the death of Mr. and Mrs. Gonzales. The driver of the logging truck did not sustain any injuries.
Can I Sue for a Fatal Logging Truck Crash?
Yes, when a loved one is killed by a logging truck, the spouse and “next of kin” can often take action against the driver of the logging truck and their employer if the truck driver was at-fault. Taking legal action is usually the best way to hold an at-fault trucker and their employer responsible if they caused an accident.
There are often also a number of other parties that may be legally responsible for the crash, including:
- the owner of the tractor
- the owner of the trailer
- the owner of the logs
- the employer of the truck driver
- a manufacturer of any vehicle or equipment on the truck
- a maintenance company that serviced the truck.
Independent Investigation of a Log Truck Crash
The truck crash lawyers at Pritzker Hageman independently investigate accidents to gather evidence and build a winning case. Some of the questions that Pritzker Hageman lawyers seek to answer are:
- Was the at-fault driver speeding?
- Was he distracted or tired?
- Was he qualified to be driving a tractor-trailer loaded with logs?
- Did he break any traffic laws?
- Was the weight of the logs balanced in the trailer?
- Was there a mechanical failure?
Pursuing litigation after a logging truck crash lets the family send a message to the negligent driver and logging company that they are responsible for the consequences of unsafe driving that left their loved ones dead.
Pritzker Hageman Law Firm Accident Attorneys
Pritzker Hageman accident attorneys have decades of experience helping families get answers and justice after trucking accidents. They have won multiple multi-million-dollar cases against truck drivers and their employers for unsafe driving. You can contact our team of accident lawyers by calling 1-888-377-8900 or by filling out our consultation request form.