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How To Choose A Truck Accident Lawyer: 4 Things To Consider

How to Choose a Truck Accident Lawyer

The top four things you need to consider when deciding how to choose a truck accident lawyer are: (1) Assess expertise and specialization (2) Consider reputation and track record (3) Assess communication and responsiveness; and (4) Consider the cost and fee structure.

Truck accidents are not the place for inexperienced attorneys. You and your family are not here to provide that lawyer with an opportunity for “on the job” training.

You need to choose a lawyer who already knows how to handle serious truck accident cases. This is what you get with a truck accident lawyer from Michigan Auto Law. We are the only law firm in Michigan with a Board Certification in Truck Accident Law. No other lawyer or law firm in Michigan has achieved this level of special knowledge, skills, and demonstrated proficiency.

Did you know that Michigan Auto Law has also recovered the highest truck settlement ever of any lawyer or law firm in Michigan?  

Did you know that if you choose the truck accident lawyers at Michigan Auto law you will have experienced attorneys on your side who has spoken around the country at over 300 seminars, teaching other attorney how to litigate truck accident injury cases? 

Did you know that our attorneys have recovered the highest truck accident jury verdict in several counties throughout Michigan and have recovered the top reported truck accident settlement and verdict in Michigan over multiple years, according to Michigan Lawyers Weekly newspaper?

Did you know that Steven Gursten of Michigan Auto Law was a President of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Truck Accident Litigation Group, and that Jordan Jones of Michigan Auto Law now serves on the AAJ Executive Board of the Truck Accident Litigation Group and serves on the specialized broker-shipper committee?  

While our attorneys have also won top-reported settlements and trial verdicts for our clients who have been injured or lost loved ones in truck crashes, we also pride ourselves on returning every phone call and email and treating every client with compassion, caring and respect.

As a client of Michigan Auto Law, you will pay nothing towards our attorney fee unless and until we win your case. If we don’t win, you don’t pay. Ever.  

Choose a truck accident lawyer who specializes in this area of the law

When you have been seriously injured or you have lost a loved one in a trucking crash, you need to choose a truck accident lawyer who specializes exclusively in this area of the law to hold the negligent truck driver and trucking company accountable. You also need to protect you and your family from the tricks that trucking companies and insurance companies will use to avoid being held responsible for the harms and injuries their negligence has caused.

While a personal injury lawyer who says he handles everything from dog bites cases to class action cases is still trying to figure out what “FMCSA” means, an experienced truck accident lawyer will use the rules and safety regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to uncover every safety violation that led to your truck accident. And an experienced lawyer knows how to stop the trucking company from destroying key evidence. When choosing the truck accident lawyers atMichigan Auto Law for your case, you get attorneys than 50 years of experience focusing exclusively on truck crash cases and motor vehicle crashes.

We are also the only law firm in Michigan that has earned Board-Certification in Truck Accident Law from the National Board of Trial Advocacy (an ABA-Accredited Lawyer Certification Program).

How to choose the best truck accident lawyer in Michigan with record settlements and trial verdicts

If you are looking to choose the best truck accident lawyer for you and your case, ask the lawyer you’re considering about how many truck accident cases they have actually litigated and how many they have taken to trial.  Do they have any track record of settlements and trial verdicts? A list of these cases should be readily available for you.  

A true truck accident lawyer should have a successful track record of recovering the highest, top-reported settlements and trial verdicts.

If you choose a truck accident lawyer at Michigan Auto Law, just know have more million-dollar results for truck cases than any attorney or law firm in Michigan. In fact, we have recovered the largest trucking settlement ever by a Michigan lawyer or law firm.

Here are just a few examples of our successes:

  • $34.5 Million – Our team secured the largest-reported tractor-trailer crash settlement in the U.S. for that year. It is the largest truck settlement by an attorney in the state.
  • $14.3 Million – Our attorneys won this verdict in Clinton County in a truck crash case involving a traumatic brain injury, extensive economic damages and loss of consortium. The defense’s final pre-trial settlement offer was $25,000. This was the largest-reported motor vehicle trial verdict in Michigan for that year.
  • $13.5 Million – Our attorneys settled a case for a victim in a car vs. tractor trailer crash who suffered major burn injuries.
  • $10.5 Million – We obtained this recovery for a woman who was seriously injured when a truck crashed into her vehicle.
  • $9 Million – Our truck crash attorneys obtained this 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 settlement in this trucking case. 
  • $3.9 Million – Our attorneys obtained this settlement for the family of a man who was killed when a gravel hauler driver lost control.

Choose an attorney who will be responsive to you

Subject matter expertise in trucking law is important, but so choosing a truck accident lawyer who will be responsive to you and return your calls and emails and who will treat your case with caring and communication. Schedule free consulations with potential lawyers and evaluate ther communication style, responsiveness, and willingness to listen to your concerns. A strong attorney-client relationship built on open communication and trust is crucial for a successful outcome. Also, look closely at the public reviews that previous clients have left. How that lawyer has treated other clients is likely how he or she will treat you.

When choosing a truck accident lawyer, what you want is an attorney who also provides attention, compassion, and caring for each and every client. The attorneys at Michigan Auto Law have an outstanding track record of 5-Star reviews from our clients. We are proud that the common themes in our reviews are: (1) our clients were always treated with caring and with respect; (2) we responded to questions and phone calls promptly; (3) we were patient; (4) we listened; (5) we helped our clients truly understand the process. 

How does cost affect whom you choose as your truck accident lawyer?

If you choose a truck accident lawyer at Michigan Auto Law, you do not pay us one penny in attorney fees unless and until we get a winning settlement or trial verdict in your case. Our one-third (1/3) contingency fee is “contingent” on our winning your case and getting a successful recovery.  If we don’t win, you don’t pay.  

 You don’t pay anything up front or out-of-pocket for our attorney fee.

And we will never, ever charge you for answering your questions – whether it’s by phone, email or Zoom.

Have questions? We have answers. Call Michigan Auto Law now for a free consultation

If you or a loved one was injured in a trucking crash and you have questions about how to choose a truck accident lawyer, call the attorneys at Michigan Auto Law now.

Michigan Auto Law is Michigan’s largest and most successful law firm that specializes exclusively in helping people who have been injured in auto accidents.

Our secret? Our attorneys deliberately handle fewer cases than other personal injury law firms.  This allows us to focus more time and attention on our cases.

Unlike other law firms, our attorneys are never too busy to promptly return phone calls and answer questions. 

We have more than 2,000 5-Star Reviews that reflect this care and attention to detail.

More importantly, this client-focused approach leads to better and faster settlements for our clients. Michigan Auto Law has recovered more million-dollar settlements and trial verdicts for motor vehicle accidents than any other lawyer or law firm in Michigan. We’ve also recovered the highest ever reported car accident and truck accident settlement in the state.

The choice is simple. Choose the the truck accident lawyers at Michigan Auto law. Call now (800) 968-1001 for a free consultation with one of our experienced accident attorneys. There is no cost or obligation. You can also visit our contact page or use the chat feature on our website.

Call now so we can start making a real difference for you.