Marten Transport Truck Accident Attorneys
Marten Transport, Ltd., was found by then 17-year-old Roger Marten in 1946 delivering dairy products in Modena, Wisconsin. Today, Roger's son Randy Marten serves as the company's CEO offering numerous transport solutions, including LTL (less than truckload), dedicated, intermodal, and brokerage deliveries. Marten Transport also delivers to Mexico.
In 2018, the company generated an annual gross revenue of $547 million. The company's 2534 drivers operate 2766 trucks crisscrossing America's interstate roadway system. The transport Company does not move hazardous material.
Current contact information for Marten Transport, Ltd. corporate headquarters include:
129 Marten St.
Mondovi, WI 54755
(715) 926-5609 (fax)
Website Address: https://www.marten.com/
Marten Transport is primarily an LTL (less than truckload) carrier, meaning the company delivers mixed freight. This type of trucking is opposite a Truckload (LT) carrier that delivers truckloads containing similar products, goods, and materials to multiple locations.
Marten Transport Accidents
According to the Institute of Highway Safety, someone is killed or seriously injured in a crash, on average, involving a semi-tractor-trailer every 15 minutes in America. Approximately half a million truck crashes happen each year in the US, and more than 5000 accidents result in death. More than two-thirds of all fatal truck collisions occur in rural areas and on the interstate.
All players in the trucking industry, including Marten Transport, Inc., are expected to meet their on-time deliveries. Truckers must maintain a tight schedule and work long hours to fulfill their obligations. Unfortunately, the added stress and need to meet the demands place truckers, other motorists, and passengers, at risk of injury or wrongful death. A small sampling of Marten Transport, Inc. accidents in 2019 include:
- Fatal collision on May 13, 2019 - The Florida Highway Patrol reported a deadly accident on Interstate 75 during daylight hours involving a Marten transport and two other vehicles. The incident resulted in one fatality.
- Fatal Accident on Fatal Accident on October 12, 2019 - The Atlanta Police Department reported a deadly accident involving a Marten transport semi-tractor-trailer on a two-way road (Crown Rd., Southwest) in Atlanta, Georgia. The collision with another motor vehicle occurred at night on a dry road surface, which resulted in one fatality in one serious injury.
- Fatal Collision on November 9, 2018 - The Mississippi Highway Patrol reported a deadly collision involving a pedestrian and another vehicle on a divided two-way road in Mississippi. The accident happened at night on a dry road surface and resulted in a fatality.
- Accident on December 10, 2019 - The Texas Department of Safety reported a two-vehicle crash involving a Marten transport semi-tractor-trailer on a divided two-way road in Texas. The accident resulted in two injuries.
- Crash on January 3, 2020 - The North Carolina State Highway Patrol reported a collision with a Marten transport semi-tractor-trailer and another motor vehicle during daylight hours and Mooresville, North Carolina, which resulted in one injury.
- Collision on December 28, 2019 - The Minnesota State Patrol (Oakdale) reported a crash involving a company-owned tractor-trailer with another vehicle and a fixed object on Interstate 94 in Woodberry, Minnesota. The accident involved three injuries.
- Accident on December 22, 2019 - The Adams County Sheriff's office reported a two-vehicle crash involving a Marten transport semi-tractor-trailer and another vehicle in Strong's Prairie, Wisconsin. The accident resulted in seven injuries.
- Crash on December 1, 2019 - The Denton Police Department reported a two-vehicle crash involving a company-owned semi-tractor-trailer on a divided two-way road in Denton, Texas, which resulted in one injury.
- Accident on June 16, 2018 - The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department reported a significant accident involving a collision with a motor vehicle and a Marten transport semi-tractor-trailer on a divided two-way road (southbound State Highway 31) in Sommers, Wisconsin. The accident resulted in four injuries.
Common Causes of Commercial Vehicle Crashes
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics reveal that accidents involving large commercial and vehicles in America involve:
- Lack of Maintenance - Federal regulations mandate that all semi-tractor-trailers operating on the interstate remain in good condition while traveling. However, improperly maintained commercial vehicles with faulty brakes systems, worn-out tires, malfunctioning engines, defective components, or unsafe trailers could cause catastrophic injuries or wrongful death.
- Distracted Driving - There are many distractions inside a commercial vehicle, including quick access to a mobile device, changing the radio station, or looking at a GPS device.
- Driving Under the Influence - Taking drugs or consuming too much alcohol and operating a motor vehicle can create a dangerous scenario for everyone sharing the road.
- Driver Inexperience - Inadequate training or driver inexperience causes thousands of accidents every year, resulting in wrongful death or preventable injuries.
- Drowsy Driving - The demands of truck driving often requires the truck or to operate their vehicle for many hours without taking a break, which can lead to drowsy driving.
- Aggressive Behavior - Aggressive behavior by any driver involved in a crash could result in serious injuries or wrongful death of innocent drivers or passengers.
Often, commercial truck drivers involved in accidents will be cited for their erratic movements, failure to ensure the adequate distance between vehicles, or driving distracted while talking on the phone. In these cases, both the trucking company and the truck driver should be held legally responsible for the crash and pay all associated costs and expenses that led to the wrongful death or severe injury.
Financial remedy for a Truck Accident-Related Wrongful Death or Personal Injury
Any victim injured in an accident involving a semi-tractor-trailer, cargo van, or commercial vehicle can file a claim or lawsuit, seeking financial recovery from every party responsible for the incident. You can resolve your case successfully if you abide by Illinois tort laws when presenting a case in front of a judge or filing a claim with the insurance company adjuster. These cases tend to be highly complex. Usually, the injured victim can file a lawsuit and litigate their case in court or file a claim and negotiate with the insurance company directly to ensure that all responsible parties at fault for the accident pay damages.
Trucking accident claims for monetary recovery provide an avenue for victims to obtain financial compensation for their damages involving:
- Hospital bills, medical costs, and expenses of rehab and therapies
- Loss of past, current, and future earnings due to a permanent or temporary disability
- Rental costs while your car or truck is under repair
- Physical damages including the loss of your vehicle
- Mental anguish and emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can Make the Difference
The attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC are committed to resolving your truck accident case if a large commercial vehicle caused your severe injuries or claim the life of a loved one through wrongful death. The law firm maintains an aggressive position in developing healthy strategies to combat large trucking companies fighting to avoid legal liability for serious, and sometimes deadly, accidents.
The attorneys at (888) 424-5757 work on a contingency fee basis, which means no upfront fees are required, and all legal services are paid from an award at trial, or through an out-of-court settlement. Contact us today!