If you want to sue for money after an accident in Wisconsin involving a semi-truck or other company vehicle, our team of truck accident lawyers can help you get the money you and your family deserve. Use the form below to contact our law firm about your personal injury or wrongful death claim.
Wisconsin Truck Accident Lawsuit
Trucking Company Insurance
Interstate trucking companies have to meet insurance requirements to cover accidents in Wisconsin. The job of insurance companies is to minimize settlements to accident victims whenever they can. Our job as attorneys is to get them to pay victims and their families full and adequate compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other damages.
The insurance generally covers an accident with a car, motorcycle, bicycle, bus, van, SUV, or another vehicle. If the semi-truck driver was at fault, the insurance company may offer you a settlement.
Where Should I File My Truck Accident Lawsuit?
The venue for your case (where your lawsuit is filed) depends on the facts. It may be in Wisconsin or another state, in state or federal court. This is a critical decision that will determine in part how much money you get. Our truck accident lawyers have the experience to know where to file a lawsuit.
Wisconsin Court System
The federal district court system in Wisconsin is divided into the U. S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin and the U. S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin circuit courts are the state’s trial courts. Currently, there are 249 circuit court judges in Wisconsin. The circuit courts are divided into branches with at least one branch in every county, with the exception of six counties that are paired off and share judges. The paired counties are Buffalo/Pepin, Florence/Forest, and Shawano/Menominee. The first two pairs are each staffed by a single judge who travels between the courthouses; Menominee County is a federal reservation and both judges for this circuit are located in Shawano. Of the remaining circuits, 26 have a single judge and the largest circuit is Milwaukee County with 47 judges.
Wisconsin Truck Crash News
Chain Reaction Semi-Crash on I-94 in Western Wisconsin Kills 2, Injures 6
Two drivers died and six other people were injured when a semi-truck caused a fiery chain reaction crash on I-94 near Wilson, Wisconsin. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, the fatal crash happened when a speeding semi-truck rear-ended traffic that was slowing for a construction zone. Sadly, 45-year-old James Michael Shearer of Hammond died in the crash. The driver of the semi-truck who caused the crash, 76-year-old Zdzislaw Obodzinski of Palatine, IL, did not survive. Everyone who was injured, including a six-year-old girl from Minneapolis, has since been treated and released.
Baby Dies After Semi Crashes into House in Vinland
An 8-month-old baby died after a semi-truck veered off the road and crashed into a house in Vinland, WI. The tragic accident happened when a southbound semi-truck veered off Interstate 45, hit a fence, went over a frontage road, and crashed into the house. Investigators, including deputies from Winnebago County, were on the scene for ten hours. Local businesses told reporters they did not want to comment on the incident out of respect for the family.
Two semi-trucks collided on Interstate 94, injuring both drivers. One of the injured drivers was flown to a La Crosse hospital. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, one semi truck was parked on the right shoulder of I-94 at exit 115 in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. The other semi was going east on I-94 when it hit the parked semi.
A freight truck driven by a Benchmark Logistics driver crashed into a pickup at the intersection of Wisconsin Highway 48 and Highway E in Polk County. The freight truck driver ran a stop sign and blamed bad brakes for the crash.
A tragic crash in Wisconsin killed a 44-year-old woman. She was a passenger. The drunk driver has been charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle.