Need An injury Attorney Michigan – Truck Accident
Accidents that involve commercial trucks are disastrous. These are heavy vehicles that are often loaded with heavy materials. Some of these 18-wheelers exceed 50,000 pounds. Lately, there has been an increase of these vehicles and you can imagine the damage to a compact car if these two were to collide. If you or a loved one was involved in an accident with a commercial truck, then please contact our Truck accident attorney ASAP. You will need us if you are to file a claim and obtain your compensation. Trucking companies are huge corporations who don’t like to pay out settlements or lawsuits. They will conduct their own investigation into the incident and it’s almost guaranteed they will try to diminish your case. Without adequate legal representation, this is exactly what will happen. You need a law firm that has dealt with cases like this before and knows what is required to win. Our attorneys are qualified and experienced enough to look and see things trucking and insurance companies hope we don’t. Each accident is different. Each has its own causes, involved parties and results. The most common type of cases we see involving accidents with trucks are:
- Lane Changing Accidents
- Head-On Collisions
- Hit and Run
- Smaller Vehicles Sliding under the Truck
- Slow Traffic causing a Rear-End Collision
As we have said, each of these situations come with their own details and causes. It is our job as your attorneys to reconstruct the scene of the accident as well as look through driving logs, driver history, company policies, company training procedures and evaluate the experience of the driver. Since your lawsuit will be with the trucking company and not the driver, we must have solid evidence showing fault. The best way we do this is by sending our attorneys to gather the following information:
- Required Training Driver Training Time
- Company Break policy
- Maintenance Records
- Complaints Against Driver
- Complaints Against Company by Former Drivers
- Weight of Truck
This information will help us determine whether the company itself was negligent or the driver. Also, this allows us to eliminate possible responsible parties because we get a look inside the delivery chain. Maybe the trucking company was not at fault, but a retailer or manufacturer. Maybe all three were at fault, and you have multiple claims to file. The common causes of crashes involving commercial trucks are things like defective equipment, driver intoxication, lack of training, overloading the vehicle or poor maintenance. Each of these problems can have terrible consequences. We will make it our goal to get these trucking companies to pay for their actions or the actions of their employees.
The state of Michigan also has a tricky no-fault law, and depending on the case, the driver may have to pay regardless of who causes the accident. If you are in an accident make sure you contact your insurance company as well. They will pay for damages to your car as well as help us go after the trucking company for redress. For any questions you have, contact us at www.needaninjuryattorney.com, we will answer your questions free of charge. When life is tough, it’s better to know someone has your back.