Trucking Company Insurance
Interstate trucking companies have to meet insurance requirements to cover accidents in Wisconsin. The job of insurance companies is to 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 other vehicle. If the semi truck driver was at fault, the insurance company may offer you a settlement.
Where Should I File My 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.
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
Benchmark Logistics Freight Truck Hits Pickup
December 2, 2014 – 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. The driver of the pickup was severely injured and the passenger was killed. Read more: Benchmark Logistics Truck Driver Claims Bad Brakes Caused Fatal WI Crash.
Drunk Driving Crash in Wisconsin
November 30, 2014 – 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. Read more: Fatal Accident in WI, Driver Charged with Homicide.