Okemos Truck Accident Attorneys
Helping Victims of Semi-Truck Crashes in Okemos, MI
Truck accidents are some of the most devastating and deadly types of motor vehicle accidents. The sheer size and weight of a semi-truck or tractor-trailer can cause catastrophic damage to other vehicles and their occupants. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 72% of the people who died in large truck accidents in 2018 were occupants of other vehicles.
At Grewal Law, we understand the unique complexities of truck accident cases. Our Okemos truck accident lawyers have the experience, skill, and resources to effectively advocate for you and your recovery. We have successfully represented numerous victims of truck accidents, as well as the families of those wrongfully killed in these wrecks.
If you or someone you love was involved in a truck accident, reach out to our team today for a free, confidential consultation. Call (888) 211-5798 or contact us online.
What Causes Truck Accidents?
Truck accidents can be caused by a variety of factors. In many cases, multiple factors contribute to the cause of a truck accident. It is important to conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause(s) of the crash, as this will help you identify the liable party/parties and, therefore, who you can hold accountable for your damages.
Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Fatigued driving
- Aggressive driving
- Improper lane changes
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Defective truck parts
- Improperly loaded cargo
- Overloaded trucks
- Poor truck maintenance
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
- And more
Truck accidents can be caused by the negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct of truck drivers, trucking companies, truck manufacturers, and/or other parties. Our Michigan truck accident attorneys can help you determine the cause of your crash and who is liable for your damages.
Who is Liable for a Truck Accident?
Liability in a truck accident can involve various parties depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident. Here are some entities that might be held responsible:
- Truck Driver: If the accident occurred due to the driver's negligence, such as speeding, distracted driving, fatigue, or driving under the influence, the driver could be held liable.
- Trucking Company: Often, the trucking company that employs the driver can also be held responsible, especially if they have inadequate safety protocols, encourage violations of regulations, or fail to maintain their trucks properly.
- Truck Owner: If the truck is owned separately from the company operating it, the owner might bear responsibility, particularly if the accident was caused by a mechanical issue or lack of proper maintenance.
- Manufacturers and Maintenance Providers: If the accident resulted from a defect in the truck or its components, the manufacturer or maintenance provider might be held liable for producing or servicing faulty parts.
- Cargo Loaders: In cases where improper loading or securing of cargo contributes to the accident, the party responsible for loading the truck might share liability.
- Government Entities: If road conditions or signage contributed significantly to the accident, liability might fall on the relevant government authorities responsible for road maintenance or signage.
Determining liability in a truck accident often involves a thorough investigation to identify all contributing factors and responsible parties. It can be complex and might involve multiple entities sharing the blame. Factors such as evidence, eyewitness testimony, police reports, and expert opinions play crucial roles in establishing liability.
Why Choose Our Firm?
At Grewel Law, our team is dedicated to advocating for our clients' rights and helping them navigate the complexities of truck accident cases to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Here are several services for individuals involved in truck accidents:
- Legal Counsel: We provide legal guidance and advice throughout the entire process, ensuring our clients understand their rights, potential outcomes, and the legal steps involved in seeking compensation.
- Investigation: We conduct thorough investigations into the accident, collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses, obtaining police reports, and analyzing factors that could determine liability. This helps build a strong case.
- Determining Liability: We work to identify all potentially liable parties, such as the truck driver, trucking company, manufacturer, or other entities, to ensure that responsibility is correctly attributed.
- Handling Communication: We manage all communication with insurance companies, other attorneys, and involved parties, ensuring that our clients don't inadvertently say or agree to anything that might harm their case.
- Negotiation: We handle negotiations with insurance companies or other parties involved in the case. Our goal is to seek fair compensation for our clients, whether through settlement or, if necessary, taking the case to trial.
- Court Representation: In cases where a fair settlement cannot be reached, we represent our clients in court. We present the case, argue on their behalf, and advocate for the compensation they deserve.
- Maximizing Compensation: We strive to ensure our clients receive the maximum compensation possible for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and other relevant damages resulting from the accident.
- Emotional Support: Beyond legal matters, we offer support and understanding during what can be a challenging and stressful time. We aim to alleviate some of the burdens associated with the legal process.
Contact us today at (888) 211-5798 to let our team fight for your entitled compensation.