DETROIT, MICHIGAN TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
PROTECTING THE HEALTH & FUTURE OF CLIENTS NATIONWIDE
Approximately 500,000 semi and tractor-trailer trucks are involved in accidents each year. Even though big rigs comprise only 3% of vehicles on the road, they are responsible for over 25% of the deaths of passenger vehicle occupants in multi-vehicle collisions.
Whether it’s a semi or commercial vehicle, truck accidents can cause serious injuries that leave victims facing hospitalization, surgery, long-term care, and rehabilitation. Entire families can be affected by the physical and financial toll of injuries, property damage, and medical expenses. If you or someone you love has been involved in a truck accident in Michigan or anywhere in the U.S., Fieger Law can help.
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FIEGER LAW: NATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED SEMI-TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYERS
Geoffrey Fieger and his award-winning team of Detroit truck accident attorneys have won multimillion-dollar verdicts for truck crash victims. Our list of victories for victims of car accidents and their families is long, but highlights include two $30 million verdicts, two $15 million verdicts, one $14 million verdict and many, many more.
Our lawyers are nationally recognized for our success in the courtroom and our trial expertise representing victims of trucking accidents. We will find out what caused your accident and help you get the justice you deserve.
It’s Important to Act Quickly After an Accident
In any vehicle accident, especially an accident involving a semi-truck or commercial vehicle, evidence must be preserved and proper steps must be taken to ensure you get the benefits you deserve from your insurance company. In Michigan, where Fieger Law is based, No-Fault law means you are entitled to benefits no matter who is at fault.
We are experts at navigating Michigan’s complex laws, but we try cases in nearly every state. We are nationally-known and respected and have decades of experience fighting for the rights of accident victims. We have the resources to go up against big business and insurance companies, and we will fight for you.
Factors that Contribute to Truck Accidents in Michigan Include
- Inadequate training
- Driver fatigue
- Improperly secured loads
- Oversized loads
- Poorly maintained equipment
FILING A CLAIM FOR NEGLIGENT MAINTENANCE AND HIRING
Truck accident cases are often complex, with many factors that must be considered. With numerous state and federal laws that can often intertwine or conflict, knowing who to file your Michigan truck accident claim against can be confusing. Our firm can utilize all necessary resources to determine whether negligent hiring or maintenance operations were the cause of your accident.
These are some of the factors we would take into consideration during the investigation:
- Were the tires defective or uneven?
- Was maintenance regularly completed on the truck?
- Were the maintenance logs completed and in accordance with state and federal regulations?
We can also look into the employer history of the driver who is allegedly at fault to determine whether the employee received proper training and had adequate experience.
WHY FILE A TRUCK ACCIDENT CLAIM?
Truck accidents lead to some of the most devastating injuries imaginable. The medical expenses victims face in the wake of truck accidents can be extremely costly. In some cases, truck accident victims can’t work because of their injuries, which makes paying those expenses even more difficult.
You should never pay the price for someone else’s negligence, whether the at-fault party is a commercial vehicle driver or a careless trucking company. By filing a personal injury claim, you can demand compensation for the many crash-related costs you’re facing.
You have the right to demand compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Any other crash-related costs you’ve endured
These expenses are known as damages in personal injury claims. They include both economic damages like medical expenses and non-economic damages like pain and suffering. When filing a claim, you should demand payment for both the past and future damages you’ll face because of the other party’s negligence.
If you’re not sure how to determine the amount of damages you’re owed, then we can help. Contact the Detroit truck accident lawyers at Fieger Law today to schedule your free case review.
TRUCK ACCIDENT CASES ARE DIFFERENT THAN OTHER CASE TYPES
Truck accident victims often assume that filing a personal injury claim after a large truck accident is the same as a claim involving passenger vehicles. However, these claims are very different.
Claims involving truck accidents require experienced legal representation. Not only are trucking companies and their insurers skilled at mitigating their liability after a crash involving one of their vehicles, but the laws in Michigan and the U.S. are far more specific than they are for non-commercial vehicle drivers.
If you’re filing a claim after a truck accident, you need legal representation with a track record of success. Lawyers who have handled these cases understand how high the stakes are for their clients, and they leave nothing to chance. That’s our approach at Fieger Law. We investigate every aspect of your claim to make sure we build the strongest case possible on your behalf.
LET OUR DETROIT TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS FIGHT FOR YOU
Based in Michigan, our experienced truck accident attorneys help clients across the U.S. We have a track record to prove how hard we fight for our clients. It’s our goal to get you maximum compensation for the costs of your injuries.
If you’re considering your legal options after being injured in a crash involving a commercial vehicle, contact the Detroit truck accident lawyers at Fieger Law to schedule a free, no-obligation case assessment.
Call our office at 1-800-294-6637 to discuss the details of your truck accident, or fill out our simple online case submission form to schedule a free consultation.