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Truck Accident Lawyers

Michigan Truck Accident Lawyer

When you or a loved one is injured in a crash with a semi, the Michigan truck accident lawyers at Michigan Auto Law will protect you. We’ve recovered the highest trucking settlements and verdicts reported for our clients, including the largest ever trucking settlement of any lawyer or law firm in the state.  Our attorneys focus exclusively on motor vehicle crashes and serious personal injury cases, and we’re considered the experts in this area of law. With 50+ years of experience obtaining record auto accident settlements, our attorneys have been recognized with multiple awards.  In fact, our law firm has consistently been named by independent organizations as being among the “Best Lawyers” and “Best Law Firms” in not just in this state, but throughout the entire U.S.  

Over 1,000 5-Star Reviews

While our law firm is large enough to handle even the most complicated cases, our attorneys also provide personalized, responsive attention to our clients.  Caring, communication, and record results are why our Michigan truck accident lawyers are continually given five-star reviews by our clients. We will keep you informed throughout the process, answering every question and making your legal experience as easy and smooth as possible.

Lynda Nunez, Riverview

My husband was killed in an automobile accident involving a gravel hauler truck on the freeway. The left front steer tire of the gravel hauler blew on I-75 near the Rouge River bridge, and the truck hit my husband’s car, trapping him between the retaining wall and the gravel hauler … It became apparent that I needed to seek out an attorney. After interviewing four different lawyers, Steven Gursten of Michigan Auto Law stood out amongst them as the guy to go to for several reasons … He did so much research and he explored every possible avenue to get me the best settlement possible.Google

Why Hire A Michigan Truck Accident Lawyer?

These types of crashes can be catastrophic, so it’s critically important that you contact an experienced Michigan truck accident lawyer immediately, especially if you or a family member is injured in any crash involving a big tractor-trailer rig.  Time is of the essence, as lawyers hired by the trucking company may start legally destroying key evidence as soon as three months after the crash.

Documents that can prove negligence on behalf of the trucking company can be destroyed within that short window of time.  Black box, or electronic data recorder evidence, can be overwritten and erased. If you wait you risk being unable to gather evidence that is necessary to prove liability or damages.  Federal regulations and state laws can both apply to tractor-trailer crashes, adding even more complexity for attorneys who are unfamiliar with litigating semi crash cases.  Federal regulations include insurance requirements for semis, retention of electronic logging device (ELD) data, and how long the company must retain their records.

Your Michigan truck accident lawyer can find additional negligent parties who are also responsible for your injuries.  In many cases, additional parties who are also liable are missed.   Beyond the obvious negligent parties that include the driver and the company, this can also include the company that performs maintenance on the semi or tractor trailer, the manufacturer, the load broker or a leasing agent for the tractor-trailer company, and the company that loads or unloads the cargo.  These types of crashes very different from a car crash and you’ll want an experienced Michigan truck accident lawyer on your side. 

How Can Our Michigan Truck Accident Lawyers Help You?

When you’re the victim in a crash with a semi, it’s a good idea to call an experienced Michigan truck accident lawyer right away. A skilled attorney can conduct investigations and knows the top expert witnesses in this area to prove negligence and uncover evidence.  Our attorneys will always keep you informed throughout the entire legal process and answer all of your questions.

Our team at Michigan Auto Law has more tractor trailer cases referred to us by attorneys throughout Michigan more than any other attorney or law firm in the state because of our proven results, specialized knowledge, and experience with these cases. We understand the need to move quickly and how to protect the people we help. We also know how important it is for you to focus on healing, both physically and emotionally, after a crash, and we make the legal process as easy as possible for our clients.  You’ll notice a culture of kindness, communication, and compassion with our team.

Nathaniel Brown, Canton
Everyone on staff was competent, friendly, and comforting. I felt like family. My case was treated with the highest regards. It seems like the money doesn’t play a factor here. Whether Michigan Auto Law wins or not, they just wish to provide the best care and assistance possible!Google

Top Michigan Settlements

The dedicated and experienced Michigan truck accident lawyers at Michigan Auto Law continue to break records for the Top Michigan Settlements for motor vehicle crash cases. Here are just a few examples of our successes. 

  • $34.5 Million – Attorney Steve Gursten and his team secured the largest-reported truck settlement in the U.S. in 2014.  It is the largest truck settlement by an attorney in Michigan. 
  • $13.5 Million – Our attorneys settled a case for a victim in a car vs. truck crash who suffered major burn injuries. 
  • $9 Million – Attorney Steve Gursten and his team obtained his recovery for a man who lost both of his legs in a rear-end collision. This was the largest pain and suffering trucking settlement of the preceding decade for a rear-end crash in the state.
  • $6.2 million – This trucking death case was settled by attorney Steve Gursten. Details about parties, injuries and insurers was confidential. 
  • $3.9 Million – Our attorneys obtained this settlement for the family of a man who was killed when a gravel hauler driver lost control.
  • $3.5 Million – Our attorneys settled a traumatic brain injury case, where a tire had separated on the highway, hitting the victim who was riding in a passing car. This was the top-reported personal injury settlement in a wheel separation auto accident crash in Michigan in 2017.

We continue to win cases for our clients, again and again, helping make tough times easier for our clients. Read more about the settlements our Michigan truck accident lawyers get for our clients: Michigan Settlements and Verdicts

Crash Resources

Our Michigan truck accident lawyers have been protecting people who have been injured in serious tractor trailer and big rig crashes for more than 50 years.  Our expertise and winning record of settlements and jury verdicts in the state is the reason why more attorneys in the state refer these cases to our attorneys than any other law firm in the state. Our lawyers have proven, demonstrable results that no other personal injury lawyer or law firm in Michigan can match in this area of law, and that is reflected in the settlements and trial verdicts we have obtained for our clients.  Check out the resources below for critical tips and time-sensitive to-dos if you’ve been in a crash with a tractor trailer in the Great Lakes State. 

Causes

These types of crashes are usually due to negligent trucking companies and other factors.

Truck Crash Statistics

Get both national and Michigan specific crash statistics.

No Punitive Damages in Michigan

Learn about Michigan’s lack of punitive damages and how it affects semi crashes.

Types of Truck Crashes 

Learn about the different types of trucks that are involved in crashes

Truck vs. Car Crashes: What’s The Difference?

Get to know the critical differences that separate truck and car crashes.

What To Do After A Truck Crash?

Get 9 time-sensitive steps to take after a crash.

Crash FAQs

Questions and answers about being injured in a commercial, tractor trailer or semi truck crash.

Lawsuit Examples 

Some real-life lawsuit examples that have brought families justices.

Litigation

Information on litigation and learn if you have a case.

Truck Driver Lawyer

Get help today if you are truck driver and have been injured in a crash.

Trucking Crash Cases: 8 Things To Know

8 things to know if you are a loved one has been injured in a truck crash.

Scene of an Accident

Get important information on steps to take at the scene of a tractor trailer crash.

Michigan Truck Accident Lawyer FAQs

If you’ve been in an injury accident with a tractor-trailer, you are certain to have a long list of questions about what to do next and what to expect from the litigation process. We’ve covered a few of our frequently asked questions (FAQ) below and you can read more accident FAQs here.

How much does a Michigan truck accident lawyer cost?

At Michigan Auto Law, we understand that personal injury litigation can be expensive, and that people injured in serious tractor trailer crashes often can’t afford the legal costs and experts needed to protect their rights after a serious injury crash.  So our Michigan truck accident lawyers make it very simple for our clients: if we don’t win, you don’t pay.  Our attorneys work on a contingency fee, so we will only get paid on what we recover for you.  If you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.  We take the stress out of the legal process and you will alway have our client satisfaction guarantee.

What to look for when choosing a Michigan semi-truck accident lawyer?

First, you want a Michigan truck accident lawyer with extensive experience handling semi crash cases. Second, you want an attorney who specializes in these crash cases. He or she will know how to find often hidden layers of additional insurance so you can get the compensation you deserve. Third, you want a law firm that’s big enough to successfully handle trucking cases because they require a lot more money, time and resources than other types of case. Fourth, you want a lawyer who practices in the area where your crash occurred. That local knowledge can be essential to achieving a successful outcome for your case. Finally, always check reviews, looking for what clients have said about caring, responsiveness and results.

What to ask a Michigan truck accident lawyer?

Here’s what to ask your attorney. From a financial standpoint, you’ll want to know if the lawyer works on a contingency fee basis. That way, you only pay if the lawyer wins your case. In terms of trucking litigation experience, you will want to ask whether your lawyer has handled cases like yours. Be sure to get details about the settlements and results that were obtained in those cases. In terms of specialized expertise and reputation, do attorneys all over Michigan and around the country refer these types of cases to your attorney? Finally, ask to see your lawyer’s client testimonials. Do they show happy clients, great results, and that the firm’s attorneys are responsive and caring, and have handled similar cases?

Get A Free Consultation With Our Michigan Truck Accident Lawyers

To speak with a Michigan truck accident lawyer now, call Michigan Auto Law now, or fill out our contact form for a free consultation. There is absolutely no cost or obligation. We’re here for you – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We will answer any questions you have about your unique situation and you’ll immediately notice how committed our attorneys are to making sure you understand your case and your legal rights.

Read our testimonials from other crash victims to hear more about how we treat our clients with compassion and the highest levels of service. You can also learn more about our 100 percent client satisfaction guarantee. There’s no fee or obligation to talk to an experienced attorney and we’ll return your call quickly, even during the weekend.