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Auto Accident 11.14.2021

Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accidents In Michigan

If you or someone in your family is seriously injured in an accident with a commercial truck, you should know there are important steps to take to protect your legal rights. The experienced personal injury attorneys at The Joseph Dedvukaj Firm P.C., in Bloomfield Hills, have helped thousands of injured individuals to maximize the amount of money they recover following a truck accident, bus accident and other incidents.

Our legal team travels throughout Michigan and has recovered numerous six and seven figure resolutions for people who have been injured through the fault of other drivers, as well as families who have had a relative wrongfully fatally injured in a car or truck accident.

Q: What steps need to be taken immediately after a truck accident?

Your first step should be to get medical help if you have been injured on a truck accident. After you seek medical attention, to the extent possible, you should take these steps to help substantiate your personal injury lawsuit:

  • Report the accident to law enforcement
  • Report your injury accident to your insurance company
  • Take photographs of the crash scene to record important details, including damage to vehicles, roadway, and other property
  • Do not communicate with any at fault driver insurance company representatives or sign any statement reports
  • Do not make any statements to anyone of who was at fault or the extent of your injuries
  • Contact an experienced personal injury attorney

Q: Who pays in a truck accident personal injury lawsuit?

Most personal injury lawsuits involving semi truck accidents can be complicated and complex. Often, our firm has to name more than  one at fault party in a lawsuit after we analyze the facts and circumstances of a big rig truck accident. Our experienced truck accident lawyers help victims maximize the amount of compensation paid by naming all responsible parties in the lawsuit. Our firm may find evidence supporting a claim against the following parties:

  • Truck driver involved
  • Trucking companies involved
  • Employer of the driver, which may be different than the truck owner or the motor carrier
  • Owner of the truck
  • Tractor-trailer owner, which can be different than the owner of the truck
  • Manufacturer of the truck, tractor-trailer or any components of the truck
  • Outside truck maintenance company
  • Municipality contributing to the accident by maintaining a defective highway

Q: What kind of compensation can be paid after a truck accident?

In Michigan, an injured party may seek compensation two categories of damages. The first kind of compensation is for noneconomic damages such as past, present, and future pain and suffering. The second category of damages is economic loss that an injured party may claim such as excess medical expenses, lost wages, and lost future earnings, and other damages. In wrongful death lawsuits, a deceased’s family may seek loss love and society, loss of economic contributions to the family members, loss of care and companionship, funeral expenses, and other damages.

Q: What laws apply to truck drivers that help establish in my case?

Our law firm is very familiar with Federal, state, and local laws that apply to commercial trucks and their drivers, which can be used to establish responsibility for your personal injury claim in the lawsuit. The minimum standards applicable to commercial truck drivers, which Michigan and most other states have adopted, are the Federal Motor Carrier Safety (FMCSR) regulations developed to protect motorists from the commercial trucking industry. The Laws applicable big trucks and truck driver generally are as follows:

Federal regulations also require commercial trucks to carry special type of insurance coverage and certain amount insurance coverage. The law was passed to  protect victims of truck accidents from truck drivers, truck owners or trucking companies claiming they don’t have the ability to pay you damages.

Often, trucking companies or motor carrier will take complex measures to protect their assets under a different entity in order to avoid paying damages to victims of trucking accidents. Our personal injury law firm works with forensic financial accountants and other experts who are skilled locating the company’s assets in order to ensure our clients are able to collect the full amount they are owed.

Truck Accident Injury Questions? Call our experienced big rig trucking accident lawyers for a Free Consultation

Call now 248-352-2110 or toll free 866-447-3563, You can schedule a free, no-obligation consultation by using our online contact form. We can answer any questions you have and provide a straightforward evaluation of your case.

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