In the Midwest, we are no strangers to the convergence of large, transcontinental highways that ferry thousands of people every single day. Unfortunately, this huge volume of people and cars on the road give the chance for more accidents to occur.
Because of Wisconsin’s central position with many high ways, there are many accidents that happen. Last year, more than 800 people were killed just at intersections and arteries on major Wisconsin highways. Those are just the fatalities, however, and over 50,000 people were seriously injured in car accidents. Speeding was a major cause for car crashes, but alcohol was the key factor in these accidents and more.
Truck accidents that happen are extremely dangerous, as the large nature of a truck usually affects the other drivers. When a truck accident gets into trouble, everyone else on the road is also in trouble. Truck accidents are usually caused by bad brakes, either they are old and malfunctioning, or have not been properly inspected in sometime and no longer adhere to the federal safety regulations. Driver negligence is also a major cause, as truck drivers push themselves for day after day, driving 12 hours sometimes every day.
If you frequently drive your risk for getting in an accident only increases. Avoid driving or passing large trucks and always keep a watchful eye on other drivers on the roads.
Car accidents are unfortunately very common, and when they involve large trucks they can be extremely serious. The Green Bay truck accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help you. Contact us at 800-242-2874.