Northville Truck Accident Lawyer
Seeking Justice for Semi-Truck Accident Victims
Truck accidents can be devastating. The size and weight of commercial trucks make them especially dangerous in collisions with smaller vehicles. When truck drivers and trucking companies are negligent, innocent people suffer.
At Grewal Law PLLC, we represent truck accident victims in Northville and throughout Michigan. Our team is committed to helping you recover the compensation you are owed for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. We have the resources and experience to handle even the most complex truck accident cases, and we are prepared to fight for you.
Call (888) 211-5798 or contact us online to request a free consultation with our Northville truck accident attorneys.
Types of Truck Accident Cases We Handle
Our Northville truck accident lawyers have experience handling all types of truck accident cases, including those involving:
- Drunk driving: Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal and can significantly impair a truck driver’s ability to safely operate a vehicle.
- Distracted driving: Texting, talking on the phone, eating, drinking, and talking to passengers are all examples of distracted driving.
- Fatigued driving: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has strict hours of service regulations for truck drivers to prevent fatigued driving. Unfortunately, some drivers and trucking companies violate these regulations.
- Unsafe road conditions: In some cases, a truck accident may be caused by a dangerous or poorly maintained road.
- Vehicle defects: Some truck accidents are caused by defective truck parts, such as tires, brakes, or steering systems.
- Rear-end collisions: Trucks require significantly more time to stop than passenger vehicles. When a truck driver is following the vehicle in front of them too closely, a rear-end collision may occur.
- Blind spot accidents: Trucks have large blind spots, and truck drivers need to be especially cautious when changing lanes or turning.
- Underride accidents: An underride accident occurs when a passenger vehicle collides with the side or rear of a truck and slides under the truck.
- Jackknife accidents: A jackknife accident occurs when a truck’s trailer swings out to the side, forming a 90-degree angle with the truck’s cab.
- Rollover accidents: When a truck driver loses control of their vehicle, the truck may roll over onto its side.
Who is Liable for a Truck Accident?
In a truck accident case, several parties may be liable for your injuries and other damages.
These parties may include:
- The truck driver: Truck drivers can be held liable for accidents caused by their negligence, such as driving while fatigued, speeding, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- The trucking company: If the truck driver is an employee of a trucking company, the company may be held liable for the driver’s negligence. The company may also be held liable if it failed to properly train the driver, failed to maintain the truck, or violated any trucking regulations.
- The truck manufacturer: If a truck accident was caused by a defect in the truck or any of its parts, the manufacturer may be held liable.
- The truck maintenance company: If the trucking company hired a maintenance company to service the truck, and the accident was caused by a failure of the truck’s parts, the maintenance company may be held liable.
- The truck’s cargo loaders: If a truck accident was caused by an unsecured or improperly loaded cargo, the cargo loaders may be held liable.
- Government entities: In some cases, a government entity may be held liable for a truck accident. For example, if a truck accident was caused by a dangerous road condition, the government entity responsible for the road’s maintenance may be held liable.
What to Do After a Truck Accident
When you get into a truck accident, it is important to know what to do and what not to do to protect your right to recover compensation.
After a truck accident, you should:
- Call 911: Report the accident to the police and request an ambulance if anyone is injured.
- Get medical attention: Even if you don’t think you were injured, you should still get a medical evaluation after a truck accident. In some cases, injuries may not be immediately apparent.
- Take pictures: If you can, take pictures of the accident scene, the damage to your vehicle, and your injuries.
- Talk to witnesses: If anyone saw the accident, ask them for their name and contact information. Their testimony may be important if you decide to bring a claim.
- Exchange information: Get the truck driver’s name, contact information, and insurance information. If the driver works for a trucking company, get the company’s name and contact information as well.
- Don’t apologize: Don’t apologize for the accident, as this may be seen as an admission of fault.
- Don’t talk to the insurance company: After a truck accident, the truck driver’s insurance company may try to contact you. It is best to avoid giving a recorded statement or accepting a settlement offer until you have spoken to an attorney.
- Hire an attorney: Truck accident cases can be complex, and it is important to have an experienced lawyer on your side to protect your rights and help you seek the compensation you are owed.
How Our Northville Truck Accident Attorneys Can Help You
After a truck accident, you may be facing a variety of financial, physical, and emotional challenges. You may be unable to work, and you may be struggling to pay your medical bills. You may be in significant pain, and you may be worried about what the future holds.
At Grewal Law PLLC, we understand what you are going through, and we are here to help. Our Northville truck accident lawyers can handle all aspects of your case so you can focus on your recovery. We will investigate the accident, gather evidence, and identify all potentially liable parties. We will fight to hold the at-fault party accountable, and we will work tirelessly to help you seek the maximum compensation you are owed.
With Grewal Law PLLC on your side, you can expect:
- Compassionate, personalized legal guidance: We are committed to providing each and every one of our clients with the compassionate, personalized legal guidance they deserve. Our team is here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide you with the support you need during this difficult time.
- Aggressive advocacy: We are not afraid to take on large trucking companies and their insurers. Our team is prepared to fight for you both in and out of the courtroom, and we have a proven track record of success in even the most complex truck accident cases.
- Open and honest communication: We believe in open and honest communication. We will keep you informed about any developments in your case, and we will provide you with our honest assessments so you can make informed decisions about your case.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, it is important to act quickly. The sooner you contact a Northville truck accident attorney, the better your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome.
Contact us today at (888) 211-5798 to request a free consultation with our legal team.