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Have You Been Seriously Injured in a Truck Accident?

Truck accident attorneys in Michigan have to have a thorough understanding of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations as published in the Code of Federal Regulations by the United States Department of Transportation. With today’s crowded roadways, the number of traffic fatalities and major accidents involving trucks used for commerce has continued to increase each year.  If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, it is most important to document the details of the events surrounding the incident as soon as possible.

An immediate investigation into a commercial truck accident by authorities may produce critical data for your truck accident attorney to be used in your personal injury or wrongful death case.  Truck accident cases are always a bit tricky because of the need to determine who was responsible for the accident, what caused the accident and who is liable for the damages.  The uncertainty following a truck accident (whether with a semi-truck, tractor trailer, dump truck or garbage truck) is frustrating.

A Complex Area of Law

Add in the almost unlimited legal resources trucking companies and insurance companies have to fight your injury claim, and the misery can reach agonizing levels. Truck accident injury claims in Michigan are complicated. Trucking companies are required to follow the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, which are rules that govern the trucking industry. Issues often arise in trucking cases that aren’t relevant in a car vs. car accident. Numerous factors can contribute to tractor trailer crashes, such as driver fatigue, brake malfunction, defective equipment, negligent loading, etc.

Combine these factors together and you can understand why getting proper compensation for your injuries isn’t easy, especially on your own.  There is a lot of finger pointing in trucking cases by responsible parties.  Without a good understanding of the Federal Regulations, it is difficult to get the recovery you are entitled to.  Our truck accident lawyer at Baldwin Legal Services PLLC has successfully represented many accident victims and obtained exceptional results in a wide variety of serious and catastrophic injury cases.

We Fight the Trucking Company’s Insurance Carrier for You

One of the most critical aspects of a trucking accident case is fighting the trucking company’s insurance carrier.  The trucking company will send an accident response team of adjusters, investigators and lawyers to the scene.  Its job is to protect the company from risk and expense by covering up or denying fault for the accident.  If you or someone you know is involved in a truck accident in Michigan, delay in obtaining legal representation may be a costly mistake.  Our truck accident attorney has a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Insurance Law and knows how to protect you from the insurance companies, and to present your claim in the best way possible to ensure your rights are protected and that you get the maximum compensation available.  Our attorney will immediately work with private investigators, accident reconstructionists, medical doctors, life care planners, vocational rehabilitation professionals and other experts to determine the causes and consequences of our clients’ injuries. Please call 877-886-1441 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation

To build the strongest possible case for compensation, we will carefully investigate the accident and the events leading up to it.  If we are unable to reach a settlement that adequately covers all of your present and future losses, we will take your case to court and aggressively pursue a judgment in your favor.  In short, we will explore all legal options available and will not rest until we have pursued justice and compensation for your injuries or lost loved one.

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An investigation into what caused the accident or the severity and extent of your injuries may be harmed by any delay in obtaining legal counsel, even if it is only a few days. Insurance companies want you to delay or to handle your injury without legal help. Insurance companies hope that critical evidence will disappear or that they can blame your injuries on a cause unrelated to your accident.  Our truck accident and injury lawyer will advise you of your rights and work diligently on your case. Please call 877-886-1441 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.  We are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Home and hospital visits are available upon request.

Baldwin Legal Services PLLC represents clients throughout Michigan in Detroit, Troy, Southfield, Warren, Livonia, Novi, Royal Oak, Rochester, Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, Sterling Heights, Waterford, Farmington, Pontiac, Dearborn, Ann Arbor, Saginaw and communities in Wayne, Livingston, Oakland, Macomb counties.