Our Michigan truck accident lawyers handle cases involving people who have been injured in accidents involving large 18 wheel semi-trucks. Due to the size and weight of semi-trucks, these types of accidents can result in paricularly devestating injuries, and sometimes death. Our experienced Michigan legal team has the knowledge, skill and expertise to investigate and pursue claims for citizens involved in these accidents. We have helped dozens of Michiganders recover the compensation they deserve, and we can do the same for you.
Michigan 18 Wheeler Semi-Truck Accident Causes
Semi-truck accidents usually occur on the freeway. There are several causes for these types of accidents; some of them are listed below.
- Truck driver fatigue
- Truck driver using alcohol or drugs
- Truck running off the road
- Unsafe safety systems or lights
- Improper truck loading
- Weather conditions: snow, rain, ice, etc
- Blown out tires
- Truck driver speeding
- Wide turns
- Jackknife accidents
- Oversized loads
- Lack of truck driver training
- Old, or poorly maintained brakes on the truck
- Reckless driving
Federal Trucking Regulations: Michigan Lawsuits
Federal trucking regulations can often help our legal team establish negligence of the truck diver in Michigan car accidents. Each year, Michigan sees over 5,000 accidents involving trucks with over 100 fatalities resulting from them. Lawyers handling these types of cases must be aware that they need to be handled differently than a typical car accident case.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has established specific regulations for the operation of trucks and trailers on expressways and highways throughout the United States. These regulations include proper truck licensing, truck driver qualifcations, restrictions on driving time, rules for hazardous materials, and record and log keeping. Our attorneys can use this information to establish if there was any negligence involved in the accident. This helps us ensure the maximum settlement for our client.
Our No Fee Promise on Michigan 18 Wheeler Semi-Truck Accidents
It will cost you nothing to get started on your truck accident case. You can afford it. If we are unable to win your case for any reason, you will not owe anything. We promise in writing:
- No fees to get started
- We pay all case expenses
- No legal fees unless you receive a settlement
- Phone calls to us are free!
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