Attorneys Can Help Truckers Injured In Accidents
Frequently asked questions about legal help for truck drivers
Most truck drivers get a bad reputation. But at Michigan Auto Law, we realize the majority of truck drivers do care about safety and follow the rules – yet their employers often pressure them to break the law for a bigger bottom line.
If you are an injured truck driver and you’re looking for help, call us at (800) 777-0028. The call and the advice are free.
- What are my legal rights after a truck accident?
- Are there any protections I’m missing?
- I’m an independent contractor, do the rules change for me?
If you’re injured in a truck accident in Michigan, you may be entitled to Michigan No-Fault benefits, including medical expenses, wage loss, replacement services (help around the house) and attendant care (in-home nursing services).
But whether a truck driver is employed by a trucking company or works as an independent contractor can make a difference as to what kind of insurance applies in the event of a crash. Here’s more information about insurance for injured truck drivers.
You can also sue the at-fault driver for pain and suffering compensation.
Many truck drivers whose lives have been devastated by serious truck accidents caused by passenger cars have additional protection but do not know it. Many commercial trucks have underinsurance policies with the employer trucking company, which will cover an injured driver.
Often, a claim is never made because the truck driver is never told he is protected under the policy for his injuries and pain and suffering when another vehicle causes the accident.
It’s important to consult with a truck accident attorney who understands complicated insurance issues involved in truck accident cases, like uninsured and underinsurance coverage, and the complicated interplay between workers compensation insurance and No-Fault auto insurance. If an attorney doesn’t thoroughly understand all areas of the law, you might not get all of the legal benefits you are afforded.
Truck accident lawsuits and insurance policies can vary for independent contractors, because they are self employed. There are many independent contractor truck drivers who are not properly insured, and unsure of what kind of insurance they have in the first place.
Either way, Michigan Auto Law can help protect your rights and get you all of the benefits and compensation needed to make the best recovery possible.
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