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Auto Accident, Featured 10.31.2021

Injured In A Utility Truck Accident?

Our mission is to hold negligent utility truck drivers and their companies responsible for your serious injury. Call our team of truck accident attorneys who are dedicated to getting results. Utility trucks are heavy commercial vehicles or large pieces of equipment that have been designed to perform a specific kind of work. Generally, utility trucks can be owned by local municipalities or private companies and are used for business-related purposes, such as salting roads, cleaning streets, construction, garbage pick-up, electric power line service, tree trimming truck, or delivery trucks. Common types of utility trucks include:

  • Garbage trucks
  • Telecommunication company trucks
  • Dumpster trucks
  • Construction trucks
  • Electric utility trucks
  • Lawn maintenance trucks
  • Delivery Trucks • Snow Plow• Salt Truck• Cable Company trucks

What Are Some Common Utility Truck Accident Injuries?

Unlike 18 wheel semi-tractor trailers, which primarily operate to transport freight on highways or  roadways, utility trucks are usually allowed everywhere passenger cars go.  Utility trucks can be seen regularly in residential areas, and often make frequent stops and are more difficult to operate and maneuver, which can make accidents more likely to happen. The utility truck’s size and weight can be 10-25 times more than smaller passenger vehicles, which can result in serious and devastating injuries in the event of a crash. Utility truck victims can suffer the following common injuries:

  • Traumatic brain injuries 
  • Whiplash Injuries
  • Back or spinal cord injuries
  • Herniated Disc
  • Sciatica
  • Myofascial pain
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Amputated limbs
  • Torn ligaments or muscle injuries
  • Scarring and Disfiguring lacerations 

If you or a family member have been injured in an accident involving a utility truck, you may have the right to recover compensation for your damages or losses through a personal injury claim. You may be able to receive payout for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish and post-traumatic stress
  • Scarring and Disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life, companionship, or consortium 

Who Can Be Held Responsible In Utility Truck Accidents? 

If the utility truck is owned by a government entity or municipality they can be held accountable for negligent operation of the utility truck. Utility truck drivers must obey regular traffic laws and operate these heavy vehicles in a safe and responsible manner. If the utility truck is owned by a private company, the private company can be held accountable for the employee’s negligence and under the Michigan owner liability statute. Utility trucks must be regularly inspected, repaired, and properly maintained in order to prevent accidents, and employers must adequately train their drivers to safely operate the trucks.

Lawsuits involving utility truck accidents can be complex and complicated for a many reasons. For example, there may be several factors that contributed to the accident, including other parties responsible, the utility truck driver, the company responsible for maintaining the utility truck, the driver’s employer, or the owner of the utility truck. Bringing a personal injury claim against a governmental agency or employee can be even more challenging because governmental immunity applies to lawsuits against government entities. However, Michigan has an exception to governmental immunity, which allow victims of utility vehicle accidents to bring a damages claim for negligent operation of a government owned vehicle.

Proving liability in an accident involving a utility truck can be complicated and complex, which is why it is important to hire an experienced utility truck accident attorney as soon as possible to investigate and preserve evidence. A qualified truck accident lawyer can guide you through the complicated legal process and fight to obtain the maximum possible compensation for your injuries and losses. Our skilled team of lawyers have helped many utility truck accident victims secure the compensation they deserve for their injuries and losses.

Contact a Michigan Utility Truck Accident Lawyer Today For a Free Consultation 

Our talented team of lawyers have three decades of experience handling and winning complex commercial utility truck accident cases. If you decide to hire us, our legal team and investigators will immediately start investigating your case to preserve critical evidence and build a strong case to prove your claim for compensation.

Our lawyers have obtained thousands of favorable settlements and verdicts for our clients, and we are ready to put our resources and knowledge to work for you. We have a long history of providing sophisticated legal representation and exceptional client service.

Call us at (866) 447-3563 or fill out our online contact form to arrange a free initial consultation with one of our utility truck accident attorneys. We give you a written no win, no fee guarantee — you will never be asked to pay a penny up front and only pay fees if you are successful in securing compensation for yourself. 

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