Every year in Wisconsin, thousands of motorists are injured or killed in accidents involving commercials trucks. Interstate 94 and Interstate 90 are used to connect the East and West coasts of the United States, and urban centers like Madison, Milwaukee and Green Bay attract truck traffic that greatly impacts the safety of highway travel. If you have been involved in a truck accident in Wisconsin, or a family member has been injured or killed in a truck accident in Wisconsin, Michael has the legal experience you need to make sure your rights are protected. Call him today for a free consultation to discuss your potential case.
I regularly engage in continuing legal education presentations around the country, including the following events in or near Wisconsin:
- Interstate Trucking Group of ATLA, Chicago (June 22, 2007)
Topic: Internet Primer; Finding Additional Coverage In Truck Accident Cases
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (Title 49, Parts 350-399) govern all vehicles engaged in interstate traffic.
There are some situations where a tractor-trailer or other commercial motor vehicle is involved in only intrastate travel. For example, an appliance store in West Allis may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The Wisconsin Department of Public Safety has adopted Title 49, Parts 382, 383, 384, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, and 399 of the federal regulations.
For an overview of laws that affect trucks operating only in Wisconsin, visit our Wisconsin Trucking Laws page.
Your truck accident case may be larger than you think. My experience often enables me to maximize awards, well beyond what the co-counsel originally expected. My book Litigating Truck Accident Cases, published by West Publishing, is considered the definitive work on handling truck accident cases. Contact me if you are seeking co-counsel on your case.
Fatal Truck Accidents: 28 per year
Non-Fatal Truck Accidents: 905 per year
Accident Locales: 79%(Rural), 21%(Urban)
Carrier Fact: 71% of Wyoming's truck accidents involve carriers whose principle place of business is not Wyoming.
In 76% of Wyoming's truck accidents, weather conditions were NOT a factor.
Interstate 25: Running north/south from Las Cruces, New Mexico to Buffalo, Wyoming, I-25 travels 301 miles within Wyoming passing through Casper and Cheyenne.
Interstate 80: America's second-largest highway at 2,905 miles, I-80 crosses the country from San Francisco to Teaneck, New Jersey. The 403 miles of I-80 in Wyoming territory pass through Cheyenne.
Interstate 90: Narrowly beating out I-80 (see above) as America's longest highway at 3,100 miles, I-90 spans the distance from Seattle to Boston. The 207 miles of I-90 contained within Wyoming pass by Buffalo, Gillette and Sheridan.