Protecting the Rights of Accident Victims
When we investigate trucking accidents, we often find that the accident could have been prevented if the trucking company had followed maintenance and safety regulations. We hold companies accountable for their negligence and the injuries they cause in these cases.
For experienced truck accident representation, contact Domnitz & Skemp, S.C. We know the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations that govern the trucking industry. With this knowledge, we are able to prove negligence and make the trucking company pay when an accident causes injury or wrongful death. To schedule a free initial consultation, please call our Milwaukee trucking accident lawyers at 414-395-5832 today.
Trucking Company Failures Can Lead to Accidents
FMCSA regulations require motor carriers to regularly inspect, repair and keep all vehicles and equipment under their control in good condition. When a truck is found to be unsafe, it must be marked "out-of-service." Operation of unsafe vehicles is prohibited until all repairs required by the out-of-service notice have been made. The transportation company must keep records of the maintenance inspections and any repairs.
Additional safety violations include improperly secured cargo and equipment. Debris or cargo can fly off of flatbed trucks and pickups, and strike other vehicles. In tractor trailers, improperly secured or unsecured loads can cause serious accidents. Common load problems include:
- Overloaded trucks
- Straps coming off the load
- A load shifting, causing the truck to tip over
The cargo shipper is responsible for securing the load properly, and the driver is responsible for inspecting the load. Our attorneys will determine who is liable for the problem that caused your accident.
Kenosha Safety Violation Lawyers
For a free consultation, please call 414-395-5832 or contact us online.