Marten Transport Truck Accidents

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Marten Transport has been operating trucks on highways and other roads for decades. You’ve probably passed by one of their trucks without even realizing. That’s because we often don’t think twice about large commercial vehicles. But when there’s a truck accident, people can be seriously injured, sometimes fatally.

At Fried Goldberg LLC, our truck accident attorneys understand the impact a crash can have on people’s lives. Victims and their families are affected physically, emotionally, and financially. But recovering financial compensation following a truck accident caused by negligence can be complicated and frustrating. We are dedicated to helping our clients get the best outcome.

For live statistics on the number of accidents and injuries associated with Marten Transport trucks, see the interactive map on our Safety Statistics page.

Company snapshot

Founded in 1946 in rural Wisconsin with a single milk truck, Marten Transport is now a billion -dollar international transportation company that operates throughout the United States, as well as Mexico and Canada. It has 3,500 trucks in its fleet and boasts a low turnover rate among drivers.

What to do after an accident with a Marten Transport truck

Here are some steps you can take to protect your health and right to seek compensation:

  • Contact the police – Or ask someone else to call. Police can secure the scene and take important information about everyone involved in the crash. This information will be available in the official police report, which can be useful when filing a claim.
  • Get medical attention – You may think you are OK and don’t need to see a doctor. Get checked out anyway. Some injuries such as concussion or internal bleeding could have delayed symptoms. A doctor can also document your injuries.
  • Take photographs – If you are able to do so, take some photographs of the crash and the accident scene from several angles.
  • Gather information – Ask the truck driver and any witnesses for names and contact information. Don’t discuss how the accident happened. Get the name of the trucking company that employs the driver, as well.
  • Talk to a lawyer – It’s important to know where you stand. A lawyer can go over your rights and legal options and answer any questions you have.

If you are contacted by a representative of Marten Transport or their insurance company, politely decline to answer any questions or give a statement. Get legal advice first.

Marten Transport Accidents FAQ

How much can I recover in a case against Marten Transport?

Each case is different, and the results you get will depend on many different factors. These include the type and severity of your injuries and the strength of the evidence. But in general, you can seek compensation for:

  • Current and future medical expenses related to your injuries
  • Lost income if you had to miss time from work
  • Loss of future wages if you are unable to continue working
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

An experienced attorney can determine the total amount of damages you have suffered as a result of the accident and seek appropriate compensation. Our firm has a truck record of settlements and verdicts we’ve obtained for clients. We are dedicated to helping you recover the maximum compensation possible in your case.

How can a truck accident lawyer help my case?

Commercial truck accident claims against companies such as Marten Transport can be complicated and contentious. An experienced attorney can:

  • Investigate your accident
  • Gather evidence
  • Interview witnesses
  • Determine liability
  • Calculate damages
  • Handle all communications with the insurance company
  • Negotiate a fair settlement
  • Fight for you in court
  • Keep you informed about the progress of your case
  • Answer any questions you have

We’ll take care of everything and will fight for your best interests. We want your focus to be on healing as much as possible from your injuries.

Contact us for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a truck accident, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. Large trucking companies have teams of attorneys to fight back against claims. You need an attorney who knows how to fight back to get the results you need. Fried Goldberg has been nationally recognized for our work in trucking litigation and is dedicated to helping make roads safer by holding negligent parties accountable and fighting for change.

Learn about your legal options for recovering financial compensation and get answers to your questions. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

How is fault determined after a Marten Transport truck accident?

Fault is typically established following an investigation of the crash. Our legal team considers:

  • Accident reports – These will contain information about the crash reported by police officers at the scene.
  • Witness statements – We identify and interview witnesses about what they saw.
  • Visual and physical evidence: Examples include skid marks on the road, video from any nearby cameras, and vehicle damage.
  • Company records – We seek access to and examine hours of service (HOS) logs, maintenance records, employment records, and data from the truck’s electronic control module.
  • Expert findings – We may consult accident reconstruction experts or other specialists to help us determine how the accident happened.

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Who is responsible for damages after a Marten Transport accident?

A driver may have been negligent by speeding, operating recklessly, or failing to follow federal regulations. The company itself could be negligent if a truck was not properly maintained. Other potential negligent parties include the manufacturer or distributor of any defective parts on the truck. Our firm investigates accidents to gather information and identify negligent parties.

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How long does will a lawsuit against Marten Transport take?

There is no simple answer to this question as each case is different. Large trucking companies and their insurance carriers often fight against lawsuits aggressively because there is a lot of money at stake. The length of time it will take to resolve a lawsuit depends on many factors, including:

  • Complexity of the case – If liability and damages are disputed, or there are complexities in determining fault, the process may take longer.
  • Investigation and gathering evidence – A thorough investigation and examination of evidence can take several months or longer.
  • Extent of injuries and damages – It may take time to assess and document the full extent of your injuries, medical treatment needs, and other related expenses.
  • Negotiation and legal proceedings – Parties in a lawsuit may go back and forth on settlement offers and counteroffers to reach a mutually acceptable agreement. If the suit proceeds to court, that can extend the process.

It is challenging to provide a specific timeframe for reaching a settlement with a trucking company and their insurance company. Some cases may be resolved within several months, while others can take significantly longer, potentially extending into years. An experienced truck accident attorney can give you a better idea of what to expect in your case.

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Should I accept a settlement after a Marten Transport truck accident?

It’s not uncommon for you to be contacted soon after a truck crash by the insurance company with a settlement offer. They may say it’s the best that they can do, and you may feel pressured to accept. But their offer won’t come close to covering all of the damages you suffered in the accident. Do not agree to any settlement offer until you have spoken to an experienced truck accident lawyer.

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