Michigan Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers

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Michigan Semi Truck Accident Lawyers

Trusted Attorneys in Michigan
Experienced in Handling Trucking Accident Cases

If you’ve been injured in a collision with a semi-truck or other large commercial vehicle, it’s important to contact an experienced Michigan semi-truck accident lawyer. At Sinas Dramis Law Firm, we have an entire team of attorneys dedicated to this area of law. With a long history of success, we’re experts in handling semi-truck and commercial vehicle cases, as well as protecting our clients’ rights to Michigan auto no-fault PIP benefits.

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Several of our attorneys are members of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys

What You Need to Know About Michigan Semi-Truck Accidents

Accidents involving semi-trucks or commercial vehicles are handled differently than a typical auto accident in Michigan. Semi-truck and commercial vehicle collisions not only involve both federal and state laws, but the resulting injuries and damages are typically more severe due to the larger size of these vehicles. In addition, the insurance coverages on these business-owned vehicles may further complicate the process of protecting your rights if injured in a collision with a semi-truck.

Due to the many diverse factors involved in these types of crashes, the support of a knowledgeable Michigan semi-truck accident law firm is crucial. You need attorneys who know the complex laws and regulations, a legal team experienced in gathering evidence, and experts familiar with the intricacies of insurance coverage.

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The trucking company will act immediately and deploy a group of experts, lawyers, and investigators. They don’t waste time setting up what they sometimes call their own rapid response team. They take pictures, and they take measurements. They gather evidence at the crash scene. They get tape-recorded statements from witnesses and start building their case against you within 24 hours after the crash.

You want a Michigan semi-truck accident lawyer ready to go on your behalf. From the minute you place that phone call to our law firm or submit our online consultation form, you want to get in touch with lawyers who understand trucking collision cases and who are ready to go to work for you.

Some of the other leading causes of truck accidents include:

Suppose a truck driver violates any of the federal rules and regulations. In that case, it may be negligence that caused the accident. The following are some common causes of trucking accidents in Michigan and the United States.

  • poor truck maintenance/equipment failure
  • speeding and distracted driving
  • unfamiliarity with highway
  • road construction
  • weather conditions

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76-year-old retired steelworker injured in a semi-truck/motor vehicle collision

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Semi-truck collision resulting in death and serious injuries of a Michigan family

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How Does a Semi-Truck Accident Differ From a Car Crash?

No matter what you call them – semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, big rigs, 18-wheelers, or commercial trucks – the sheer size of these vehicles makes them different from regular motor vehicles. For instance, they must not only follow the same rules of the road as a typical motorist but also a special set of rules and regulations set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. These rules are extensive and cover almost every aspect of how a commercial vehicle is operated. For that reason, a semi-truck accident case is handled differently than a car accident case. Also, given the difference in size and weight, a collision with a semi-truck is often more severe. It could involve more claims for catastrophic injuries, which are generally more complicated than a passenger vehicle claim. There are several reasons for this:

  1. While both federal and state laws apply to semi-truck accidents, federal rules and regulations govern semi-truck insurance requirements, record-keeping requirements, and record-retention periods. At the same time, Michigan’s no-fault law governs insurance benefits.
  2. Many semi-truck accident survivors have catastrophic injuries requiring lifelong treatment and rehabilitation.
  3. Multiple parties are usually involved in a semi-truck accident claim, including the person(s) in the passenger vehicle, the semi-truck driver, the semi-truck owner, the trucking company, transportation brokers, and potentially other distributors, suppliers, or retailers.
  4. Numerous insurance policies may be involved in a semi-truck claim.

In this video, our Grand Rapids and Lansing attorneys explain how semi-truck accidents are handled and why they are different from other cases.

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About Semi-Truck Accident Cases

Frequently Asked Questions about Semi-Truck Accidents in Michigan

How does Michigan auto no-fault law apply in a truck accident case? Should I sue the truck driver or company for my injuries? What is the statute of limitations for filing a trucking accident claim? And other FAQs we receive regarding Michigan semi-truck crashes.

Filing a Semi-Truck Accident Claim and the Laws That Govern the Trucking Industry

While semi-truck accident claims can be similar to other claims, there are special considerations when filing This is especially true with regard to federal and state semi-truck laws.

What to Do If You’re Involved in a Truck Accident

Truck accidents are incredibly serious, scary, and overwhelming. In addition, the claims process is very complicated. If you’ve found yourself the victim of a collision with a semi-truck, here are some things you should consider.

Your Trusted Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers in Michigan

Our semi-truck crash team is comprised of top-rated, award-winning, well-respected Michigan personal injury attorneys. Time and again, our attorneys receive high honors from both peers within the legal community, and members of the public, in recognition of our tireless advocacy efforts on behalf of those injured in Michigan motor vehicle collisions, including semi-truck crashes.

We have been known to go the extra mile for our clients – in fact, in 2019, we took a multi-million dollar trucking case out of state in order to best protect our clients and obtain the fairest compensation on their behalf. We have tried to verdict numerous semi-truck cases with results and, above all, satisfied clients as the highest measure of our success.

Serving all of Michigan and Beyond

Whether you’re looking for a Lansing semi-truck accident attorney or a Grand Rapids semi-truck accident attorney, we’re here for you. We also have offices in Kalamazoo, Metro Detroit, and Chicago.

When you hire Sinas Dramis Law Firm to handle your trucking case, know that you will experience the benefit of a team approach. Semi-truck cases are complicated – falling under a range of different laws and often dealing with several different intricate insurance policies. Because of their complex nature, we employ a team-centered approach to trucking cases so we can assign the most knowledgeable attorney to different particulars of your case.