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Michigan Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer

CRASHES WITH BIG TRUCKS ARE A BIG DEAL

If you’ve been injured in a collision with a semi-truck or other large commercial vehicle, it’s important to quickly contact an experienced law firm. Truck accident victims need attorneys who are knowledgeable about the complex laws and regulations, experienced in evidence gathering, and familiar with the intricacies of insurance coverage. Our team of semi-truck collision attorneys has the skills and knowledge you need if you’ve been involved in one of these life-changing collisions.

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3 Reasons to Hire Semi-Truck Accident Team

Team Approach to Truck Cases

When you hire Sinas Dramis to handle a 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.

Award-Winning Advocates

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.

Success and Satisfied Clients

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.

Sinas Dramis Semi-Truck Crash Legal Team

Sinas Dramis semi-truck legal team

Serving All of Michigan & Chicago Area

Phone: 866-758-0031

Offices: Lansing | Grand Rapids | Kalamazoo | Metro-Detroit | Chicago

Email: contact@sinasdramis.com

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Results for Victims of Semi-Truck Crashes

$8,000,000

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

$7,000,000

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

$3,000,000

Death of a 43-year-old man in a semi-truck/motor vehicle collision

$2,500,000

19-year-old woman catastrophically injured in a semi-truck accident

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 accidents not only involved 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 truck. Due to the many diverse factors involving these types of crashes, the support of a knowledgeable Michigan semi-truck accident lawyer is crucial in ensuring you and your family are taken care of.

At Sinas Dramis Law Firm, we have an entire team of personal injury 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.

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 make a collision with them more catastrophic. Because of this, semi-truck accidents also typically involve more claims for catastrophic injuries.

A claim involving a semi-truck accident is also often more complicated than a passenger vehicle claim. There are several reasons for this.

  • 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 no-fault law governs insurance benefits.
  • Many survivors of semi-truck accidents have catastrophic injuries that require lifelong treatment and rehabilitation.
  • 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/company, the semi-truck manufacturer and any distributors, suppliers or retailers.
  • Numerous insurance policies may be involved in a semi-truck claim.

When a semi-truck or commercial vehicle collides with a motor vehicle, the results are often catastrophic. And for the injured person in the motor vehicle and their family, figuring out what to do next can often feel incredibly overwhelming. These crashes are much different than a regular car-versus-car collision, and finding an attorney that not only has the resources but the skills to work up these complex cases can be challenging.

In this video, Grand Rapids personal injury attorney Tom Sinas talks about the differences between semi-truck accidents and other types of motor vehicle crashes.

In this video, partners Steve Sinas and Tom Sinas discuss the intricacies of these types of crashes to help survivors or surviving family members understand their rights and find the legal resources they may need.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Leading Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck drivers have a legal and professional obligation to exercise caution and due care in the operation of their vehicles. Because commercial vehicles can pose great danger, both federal and state regulations apply to them.

For example, the federal government regulates the number of hours a truck driver may be on the road in a day and the hours a driver must be off the road between shifts. Truck drivers must also keep daily logs of their activities, including the number of hours they drive and the number of hours they rest, and must properly inspect and maintain their vehicles. These federal rules not only help make sure semi-trucks are in good operating condition, but also help prevent semi-truck driver fatigue and help maintain the overall health of truck drivers, which is important to keep drivers and other motorists on the roadways safe.

If a truck driver violates any of the federal rules and regulations, it may result in negligence that causes an accident. The following are some common causes of truck accidents in Michigan, and across the United States.

Some of the other leading causes of truck accidents include:

  • poor driving record
  • road construction
  • weather conditions

If you’ve been injured in a Michigan semi-truck accident, Sinas Dramis is here for you every step of the way, helping you on your road to recovery. Here’s how we will do that.

  • A Michigan semi-truck accident lawyer at Sinas Dramis will fight for your rights no-fault personal protection insurance (PIP) benefits. These benefits include medical and rehabilitation expenses, work loss benefits and expenses for replacement services.
  • Our attorneys can pursue a claim against other entities involved, such as the truck driver and the trucking company, if they were at fault, allowing you to potentially recover pain and suffering damages.
  • If the other party was somehow negligent, our lawyers may also bring a wrongful death suit.

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