Truck Accidents

Hiring a Skilled Truck Accident Lawyer Is Important

The size, structure and weight of commercial vehicles creates enough accident risk without adding in truck driver negligence caused by long hours, competitive pay structures and, in some cases, downright bad driving.

When trucking accidents happen, they often result in serious to catastrophic injuries or fatalities — injuries and fatalities that could have been prevented. Injury claims for trucking accidents are often complex because there are multiple parties involved. Truck drivers, trucking companies and their insurers work hard to protect their interests. It is important to have a skilled advocate to protect yours.

At the Adler Firm, PLLC, in Detroit and Traverse City, our truck accident lawyers have helped many people across Michigan get answers, benefits and compensation since the 1980s. We are prepared to evaluate and bring Michigan injury claims and workers’ compensation claims involving any type of truck, including 18-wheelers, delivery trucks, garbage trucks, car haulers, gas or fuel tankers, and trucks operated by Canadian truckers.

Contact us to learn how we can put our experience and commitment to work for you.

If we agree to represent you after a truck accident, it will be because we believe in your case and intend to fight for maximum compensation for you. We will personally direct the investigation and evaluate the facts of the accident thoroughly to prove liability, and find all potential sources of compensation. We are ready to bring in quality experts if necessary to strengthen your claim.

What Caused Your Truck Accident?

Causes of trucking accidents often fall under one of the following scenarios:

  • Unbalanced or improperly secured loads are subject to shifting.
  • Fatigued or time-pressured truck drivers speed, make illegal lane changes or roll over while going around curves.
  • Big rig 18-wheelers collide in rear-enders with cars lined up or where traffic has suddenly slowed down.
  • Weather conditions or traffic congestion makes safe operation of large vehicles challenging.
  • Road construction zones pose risks where lanes narrow or disappear.
  • Truck brakes or transmissions fail, causing a truck driver to lose control.
  • Third-party vehicles cause chain reaction crashes for any number of reasons.

After an accident involving any commercial vehicle, whether it is a delivery truck or an 18-wheeler, a detailed investigation into the cause of the accident is fundamental to a successful case on behalf of the injured. A review of the truck’s “black box” and the driver’s log may reveal negligence pointing to driver error. Inspection of the truck may uncover defective truck components that should have been monitored and repaired.

Finding Financial Relief for Today’s Injuries and Tomorrow’s Recovery

Whatever the cause of your serious truck or car accident, you may now be coping with a serious to catastrophic injury and wondering how to pay the bills. Medical care, lost wages from time off work and special needs add up quickly and overwhelm many injured people and their families.

You may require extensive recovery and rehabilitation after a bone fracture, a back/spinal cord injury or a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This is a time when you need a knowledgeable, experienced personal injury lawyer on your side. The outcome of your case could affect your well-being for years to come.

Contact an Experienced Trucking Accident Attorney

Please contact a truck accident attorney at our offices in Detroit or Traverse City today. Call toll free or email our law firm through this website.