Cargo trucks deliver food, clothing, and countless other goods to cities throughout South Dakota. Not only that, multiple important highways pass through South Dakota, so truckers from all across the country travel through our state while on their way to faraway destinations. Unfortunately, tractor trailers occasionally cause serious crashes. In fact, government statistics show that almost 11 percent of South Dakota’s fatal auto accidents involve large trucks. The vehicles’ tremendous weight only increases the risk of death or severe injury. If your or a loved one have been harmed in an accident, we are here to help.
Truck accidents require immediate, thorough investigation. Only an experienced tractor trailer accident lawyer will know what questions to ask, and how to find the answers.
Our investigation into an accident may include:
- The accident scene
- The truck
- Your vehicle
- The trucker’s log books
- The transportation company’s records
We will also seek the opinions of experts, eye-witnesses, and reconstructionists. In this endeavor, time is of the essence. The trucking company will have its own team of investigators dispatched immediately. You need investigators who will work for you and document favorable evidence. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can act to preserve critical evidence.
Because we have devoted decades to this unique practice area, we have all the necessary resources to build a winning case for you. Our truck accident attorneys work closely with experts who have extensive knowledge of the trucking industry, engineering, accident reconstruction, life care planning, economics, and medicine.
Compensation for Truck Accident Lawsuits
Truck accident victims may benefit from compensation if negligent driving, poor maintenance or defective equipment contributes to a crash. Depending on the circumstances, this money might come from one of several entities. A driver, trailer owner, trucking firm or equipment manufacturer may need to compensate victims. Negligent parties often have insurers that will provide the necessary funds. Settlements can help people pay hospital and auto repair bills.
Has a truck accident harmed you or your family? If so, turn to Wilka & Welter in Sioux Falls. Our well-established law firm has prior experience with cases involving auto and motorcycle crashes. A knowledgeable attorney can review your claim and let you know if legal action is feasible. Wilka, Welter & Ash, LLP always strives to ensure that each client receives fair, timely compensation. Please contact us by phone or email to get started.