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Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers in Michigan

The number of semi-truck accidents occurring in Michigan each year is among the highest in the United States. (Michigan averages 100 truck accident-related deaths every year, and more than 5,000 that cause non-life threatening injuries.) This statistic is a frightening reality for anyone involved in the violent nature of a semi-truck accident. Often, the physical injuries are traumatic, debilitating, and irreversible. The psychological effects can prove long-lasting, and the personal loss of a family member or friend is simply devastating.

Our Lawyers Have the Experience Necessary to Handle Your Truck Accident Case

Our Michigan semi-truck lawyers are among the most experienced in the state. With over 75 years of experience handling auto-related injury claims, we offer a level of representation that can be difficult to match.

Many of our clients are surprised and angry after they learn their accident may have been prevented if the semi driver had followed federally mandated trucking laws. Most people don't know that trucking companies and their drivers are obligated to follow several state and federal trucking regulations to help ensure the safety of other drivers. Unfortunately, truckers often violate trucking laws to help them meet deadlines, and the result can be catastrophic. Your well-being shouldn't have been compromised so that a trucking company can make a few extra bucks.

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Hiring a top-rated Michigan accident lawyer for a semi-truck case is an absolute must. These accidents are extremely complex, and if you don't retain a firm that is familiar with how the insurance company defends these cases, you stand a poor chance at recovering the full amount for your personal injury claim. More importantly, you'll allow the insurance company for the truck driver to walk away without giving your accident a second thought, possibly costing someone else their life the next time.

Before you speak to another firm, or even think about contacting the adjuster for the trucking company, make a free, quick call to our St. Joseph, Michigan office and ask to speak to one of our attorneys who handles 18-wheeler accident claims. It costs you nothing and it could save you thousands, or perhaps your entire claim.

 

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Liability Factors Can Affect The Value of Your Case

Don't let the insurance company blame you!

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In some states, if the semi-truck driver is 80% at fault and you are 20% at fault, your settlement amount would be reduced by 20%. (Always consult with an attorney about your state's negligence laws).
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Our goal is to place 100% fault on the truck driver to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation for your case.
Why are semi-trucks so dangerous?

Drowsy Truck Driver Statistics

  • Studies have shown that being awake for a long period of time (18 hours) will leave a driver with the motor reflexes of someone who has a BAC level of 0.08%, putting them at equal risk of crashing.
  • Commercial trucks account for a small percentage of registered vehicles on our roadways, yet account for an alarming number of passenger vehicle accidents that involve death. (According to a 1999 report by the NHTSA, large trucks accounted for 3% of the registered vehicles on our highways, however, they were responsible for 13% of passenger vehicle deaths.)
  • Fatigue and drowsy driving is said to be a contributing factor in as many as 30-40% of all commercial truck accidents.
  • A 1995 National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) study found that of 107 heavy truck crashes, fatigue was a prominent factor in 75% of the run-off-the-road crashes, with 68% of long-haul drivers and 49% of short haul drivers suffering fatigue-related crashes.
  • A commerical truck driver who skips mandated rest breaks and sleep, greatly increases the likelihood of their being involved in an accident due to drowsiness. Additionally, a truck driver's ability to gain proper restorative sleep is affected even if they try to "catch up" on sleep when they have a day off.
  • Australian research and on-site investigations over the last several years have determined that, overall, one crash in every five among truck drivers is due to falling asleep at the wheel and that up to 30% of truck crash fatalities on rural roads are due to sleep deprivation.
  • The risk of a crash effectively doubles from the eighth to the tenth hour of driving, and doubles again from the tenth to the eleventh hour of driving alone. (FMCSA, 2000).
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