Recently involved in a truck accident in Michigan?
We all know that being involved in a truck accident can be devastating, and even worse if you have to take care of legal procedures after that. Did you know that more than 76,800 truck accidents happened in 2016 in Michigan?
If you have been the victim of a truck accident, we recommend consulting with a truck accident attorney in Dearborn or Detroit to determine the benefits that you may be eligible for in your particular situation. Truck accidents can be complicated because the trucking industry is regulated by state and federal law. A trucking corporation may have their lawyers and adjusters who work on behalf of the trucking company to minimize or eliminate your claim.
BEST FIRM is here to provide you with ultimate legal representation and help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your truck accident claim. BEST FIRM is a personal injury law firm located in Dearborn, Michigan, which has specialized for years to take on the most complex truck accident cases.
What are my rights if I have been injured in a truck accident?
If you have been involved in a truck accident including semis, dump trucks or tractor-trailers in Michigan, you need to make sure your rights are preserved. Your first move must be to call the police immediately. They will ensure that the accident would be fully documented and will obtain everyone’s insurance information, including any eye witnesses. The next step is to call a truck accident lawyer to protect your legal rights.
The biggest problem for truck accidents including semis, garbage trucks, tractor trailers, tank trucks, haulers, flatbeds and recreational vehicles is the vulnerability of people traveling in smaller vehicles or walking around the truck. Fatalities or accidents due to truck crashes can be partitioned into three different types:
- Occupant injuries or deaths of single-vehicle crashes (9% of accidents)
- Occupant injuries or fatalities of multiple-vehicle crashes (83% of accidents)
- Non-occupant injuries or fatalities, like pedestrian or cyclist (8% of accidents)
Several factors can contribute to a truck accident, including:
- Driver inexperience
- Driver exhaustion
- Careless driving
- Inadequate driver training
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Overloaded vehicles
- Equipment failure
Truck accident injuries can be devastating. They include among others:
- Back and neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Abdominal injuries, as blunt abdominal trauma
- Internal injuries, such as internal bleeding
- Cut or lacerations
- Seat belt injuries
- More severe injuries can even result in the accidental or traumatic amputation
If you were involved in a truck accident in Michigan, you might be entitled to several benefits, such as:
- Reimbursement for medical bills and out-of-pocket expenses like prescriptions, bandages, crutches, etc.
- Pain and suffering and emotional distress
- Compensation for vehicle damage
- Lost wages
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of companionship and mentorship with loved ones
Truck accident settlement in Dearborn and Detroit, Michigan
If you or one of your relatives was the victim of a truck accident in Michigan, you have to act as soon as possible to preserve your legal rights. BEST FIRM can help you to obtain the compensation you deserve for your claim. Do not forget those truck companies can legally destroy evidence that proves negligence within a very short period! Our experienced truck accident attorneys can help you with your case in the following locations:
- Sterling Heights
- West Bloomfield Township
- Ann Arbor
Other Practice Areas
- Bicycle accidents
- Car accidents
- Defective products
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Nursing home negligence
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall
Do not waste more time and call BEST FIRM now for a free consultation!
3200 Greenfield Rd. St, #355
Dearborn, MI 48120