Our Michigan truck accident lawyers frequently represent victims of heavy truck and bus accidents in Berrien County, Michigan. The number of these types of accidents is discussed in the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning report, Michigan Traffic Crash Facts for County/Communities, published in 2007.
There have been approximately 3050 incidents between 2003 and 2007 which have resulted in either a death or at least a very serious injury to the victim due to Heavy Truck crashes in the State of Michigan. These accidents are a result of a number of factors and topping them are Rash and Negligent driving, Over-speeding, Driver fatigue, drunk driving and inclement weather.
Irrespective of the cause, Traffic Accidents are on the rise throughout the United States. The State of Michigan was no different and Wayne County tops the list of fatal and near fatal accidents due to Heavy Truck accidents with 532 accidents reported and recorded in the publication mentioned above. The average figure across the Counties in the State of Michigan stood at approx 39. Of the accidents that occurred, approx 6% of the victims either died or were very seriously injured in the accident.
While collating these figures the Gross Weight of a Heavy Truck involved in the accident was taken as over 10,000 lbs.
Berrien County Analysis
An analysis of the county specific figures is as under:
Berrien County has a high figure of 94 crash incidents in the recorded period; almost two and a half times the country average of 39. It ranked 5th overall in the number of serious injuries or death resulting from a Heavy Truck Crash amongst all Counties in the United States of America. With 10.28% of all injuries in a Heavy Truck Crash resulting in a fatality, it ranked 8th in the list for highest percentage of fatalities from a Heavy Truck Accident injury in the country.
Biggest Cities in BerrienCounty
Some of the biggest cities and towns in the Berrien County are as under:
- Benton Harbor
- Ray City
Choosing the Best Lawyer For Your Accident Case
It is important to choose a Michigan truck accident lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. This will guarantee that your claims are properly submitted in a timely manner. It will also assist the attorney in performing a prompt investigation of the accident so that witnesses can be located and interviewed, photographs can be taken, and the vehicle can be preserved for an inspection. A delay in hiring a lawyer can affect the ability to prove and win your case.
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