Recovering Compensation For Victims Of Truck Accidents
According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the majority of truck-related accidents occur on straight, level, dry, paved roadways during typical workweeks. The majority of these accidents do not involve drugs or alcohol. How then do these tragic and life-changing accidents occur on such a frequent basis? In many instances, they occur because truck drivers are pushed to drive when they are tired or distracted, drive too fast, drive aggressively, or become desensitized to the grave perils they create for the average automobile occupants with whom they share the roadway.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a truck accident, turn to RJS Law for help. Our attorney has been helping accident victims throughout Michigan recover the compensation they need and deserve.
Truck Accident Causes
Some of the most common causes of trucking accidents include:
- Overloaded trucks
- Poorly maintained brakes on the trucks
- Driving in conditions of poor visibility due to smoke fog, snow or rain
- Truck driver inexperience
- Fatigued, sleepy or tired driver driving too long and too many hours without rest
- Truck drivers under the influence of drugs and alcohol while driving
- Dangerous or reckless truck driver with a long record of wrecks and accidents
- Unsafe safety systems, reflectors, lights and other warning devices
To determine why a heavy truck accident occurred, it is often necessary to preserve the truck in order to inspect it, along with interviewing witnesses and reviewing police reports. Factors that can contribute to a crash include the truck’s speed and operation, weather and driving conditions, and the truck’s mechanical condition.
Benefits And Claims For Truck Accidents In Michigan
If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious trucking accident, one of the most important things you can do right now is to protect your interests. This is going to involve lawyers and insurance companies. It may sound overwhelming, but a good lawyer can guide you through the legal process and make sure you get the money you need for medical bills, lost work time and other damages.
Commercial trucks must carry various levels of insurance coverage. This can create a situation where the hauling and leasing companies may spend months or years arguing about which insurance company is responsible for compensating the victim in a truck liability case. You will need someone to represent you in this potentially long process as you deal with other issues in your life.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. To schedule a free consultation, call our law offices in Wyoming at 616-532-1666. You may also contact us online.