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 Michigan. Our attorneys focus exclusively on car, truck, motorcycle 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, Michigan Auto Law has consistently been named by independent organizations as being among the “Best Lawyers” and “Best Law Firms” in not just Michigan, but throughout the entire U.S.
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.Lynda Nunez, Riverview
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 Michigan Auto Law’s 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.
Why Hire A 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 truck crash cases. Federal regulations include semi-truck insurance requirements, 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 truck driver and the trucking company, this can also include the company that performs maintenance on the truck or trailer, the manufacturer, the load broker or a leasing agent for the tractor-trailer company, and the company that loads or unloads a truck’s 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 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 trucking lawyer can conduct investigations and knows the top expert witnesses in this area to prove negligence and uncover evidence. Our lawyers will always keep you informed throughout the entire legal process and answer all of your questions.
Our team at Michigan Auto Law has more truck cases referred to us by attorneys throughout Michigan than any other attorney or law firm 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 truck 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.
“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!”– Nathaniel Brown from Canton, MI
Top Michigan Settlements
The dedicated and experienced truck accident lawyers at Michigan Auto Law continue to break records for the Top Michigan Settlements for car, truck and motorcycle cases. Here are just a few examples of our successes.
- $34.5 Million – Michigan Auto Law’s 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 – Michigan Auto Law attorneys settled a case for a victim in a car vs. truck crash who suffered major burn injuries.
- $9 Million – Michigan Auto Law attorney Steve Gursten and his team obtained his recovery for a man who lost both of his legs in a rear-end truck collision. This was the largest Michigan pain and suffering settlement of the preceding decade for a rear-end truck crash.
- $6.2 million – This trucking death case was settled by Michigan Auto Law attorney Steve Gursten. Details about parties, injuries and insurers was confidential.
- $3.9 Million – The truck accident lawyers at Michigan Auto Law obtained this settlement for the family of a man who was killed when a gravel hauler driver lost control.
- $3.5 Million – Michigan Auto Law truck accident lawyers 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
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.
At Michigan Auto Law, we understand that personal injury litigation can be expensive, and that people injured in serious truck crashes often can’t afford the legal costs and experts needed to protect their rights after a serious injury crash. So we 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.
First, you want a lawyer with extensive experience handling truck crash cases. Second, you want a lawyer who specializes in truck 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 truck 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.
Here’s what to ask your truck accident lawyer. 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 truck cases to you lawyer? Finally, ask to see your lawyer’s client testimonials. Do they show happy clients, great results, and that the firm’s lawyers are responsive and caring, and have handled similar cases?
Michigan Truck 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 truck settlements and jury verdicts in Michigan is the reason why more Michigan attorney refer truck 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 truck crash resources below for critical tips and time-sensitive to-dos if you’ve been in a truck crash in Michigan.
These types of crashes are usually due to negligent trucking companies and other factors.
Get both national and Michigan specific truck crash statistics.
Learn about Michigan’s lack of punitive damages and how it affects truck crashes.
Learn about the different types of trucks that are involved in crashes
Get to know the critical differences that separate truck and car crashes.
Get 9 time-sensitive steps to take after a truck crash.
Questions and answers about being injured in a commercial truck, tractor trailer or semi truck crash.
Some real-life truck crash lawsuit examples that have brought families justices.
Information on litigation and learn if you have a case.
Get help today if you are truck driver and have been injured in a truck crash.
8 things to know if you are a loved one has been injured in a truck crash.
Get important information on steps to take at the scene of a truck crash.
Get Help Now From A Michigan Truck Accident Lawyer
If you or a family member have been involved in a truck crash, call Michigan Auto Law at (866) 886-9668 or fill out our contact form, to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. 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 truck 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 Michigan truck accident lawyer and we’ll return your call quickly, even during the weekend.