METRO DETROIT TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER
Large commercial trucks are a necessary and important part of our daily lives. However, due to their size, speed, weight, and limited visibility, there is the potential for catastrophic injuries to defenseless motorists when truck drivers operate their vehicles carelessly or negligently.
3,044 people were injured in Michigan trucking accidents in 2014 according to the Michigan State Police. Accidents involving trucks are often much more likely to result in serious personal injury, due to the sheer differences between trucks and other motor vehicles. By definition, a truck is over 10,000 pounds of gross vehicle weight. Large tractor-trailer trucks can be over 80,000 pounds. In Michigan, they can be as large as 164,000 pounds.
Vehicle Types Involved in Crash with Heavy Truck/Bus (2014)
Aside from just the physical differences, there are specific federal and state laws that apply to truck accident cases that do not apply to motor vehicle accident cases. For instance, the truck driver that struck you may have been fatigued and violated hours of service regulations. Alternatively, the trucking company may have exceeded maximum weight limits at your expense in order to increase profits.
Truck accident victims need an attorney experienced and knowledgeable in Michigan truck accidents and the unique laws that apply. Truck drivers and trucking companies need to be held accountable for their negligence, and any regulations they may have violated. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Michigan truck accident, contact a Michigan truck accident attorney at Metro Detroit Injury Lawyers today for a free evaluation of your case.