Get Our Dedicated Help Following A Truck Accident
An accident, collision or crash involving a semi truck has the potential to cause catastrophic, long-term injuries. To maintain safety on the road, commercial trucking companies and drivers must follow a host of state and federal trucking regulations. Violations of these trucking laws often jeopardize the safety of other drivers.
At Bredell & Bredell, each truck accident injury lawyer at our firm is dedicated to helping clients understand their rights and options regarding the pursuit of compensation for injuries they have suffered in a truck accident. We will work to hold the drivers and/or trucking companies responsible for the truck accident that led to your injuries. Contact us today to learn more about the car accident injury services we offer.
Truck Accident Factors
What people often do not know about truck accidents is that they typically require a different kind of investigation compared with other accidents. Because semi trucks usually have an employer attached, there are more formalities involved. Additionally, the “black box” is a device that records the truck driver and can hold information about the events leading to the accident. This can be especially useful in your case.
Factors that contribute to a truck accident include:
- Driver error or fatigue
- Driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Improper truck maintenance
- Unbalanced cargo
- Driver negligence
When you are seriously hurt in a truck accident, you want an experienced trial attorney who has handled cases like yours and will work hard to obtain compensation for you. Set up a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys to learn how our experience will improve the chances in your case. Our firm provides each client with personal attention, experienced legal advice, responsive service and a caring environment.
The Importance Of Immediate Action In A Truck Accident Claim
Michigan has a three-year statute of limitations for filing personal injury claims. If you miss this deadline, you do not have the right to seek compensation through a lawsuit. This is one of the most important factors that should motivate you to contact a lawyer immediately.
However, there are other important reasons to act quickly after a truck accident. As soon as you contact us, we can begin investigating the scene for critical evidence. The longer you wait, the more evidence may slip out of our grasp. For instance, the truck may be repaired, the black box may be removed or erased, or the accident site may be cleared.
Simplifying Complex Liability And Insurance Issues
Trucking accidents often have more than one source of liability. For example, the trucking company may share some percent of liability for failing to maintain its vehicle. The truck driver who is a contractor with the trucking company may share liability for driving recklessly, or the truck manufacturer may share liability for using a defective part. This complicates the insurance claims process considerably. Fortunately, we understand the numerous details regarding complex liability and insurance payments. We will carefully determine which parties are liable and their share of negligence. Then, we will aggressively fight for fair compensation from their insurance providers or from them personally.
Contact Our Experienced Lawyers For A Free Consultation
After a tractor-trailer accident or 18-wheeler wreck, it is important to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. We will never pressure you to file a lawsuit or take other legal action. We will explain your rights and discuss the legal strategies with the greatest likelihood of success. Contact an attorney at Bredell & Bredell to request a free consultation where you can learn more about protecting your rights after a truck or car accident. We represent people throughout Michigan. Call us today at 734-482-5000.