Michigan Personal Injury Attorneys

Michigan Truck Accident Attorneys

Truck Accident Claims

West Michigan Injury Lawyers, PLC is a personal injury firm that fights on behalf of victims to achieve fair and full compensation. Some of the most serious cases we take on are those pertaining to collisions involving large commercial vehicles. 18-wheeler accidents can result in severe, life-changing injuries. These types of claims are complex since there can be multiple parties that could be held responsible for your injuries.

Our Muskegon truck accident lawyers are highly experienced at proving the fault of various parties, including:

  • Truck drivers
  • Truck owners/companies
  • Truck manufactures
  • Distributors
  • Suppliers
  • Retailers

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

One of the primary factors considered in determining how much your truck accident claim is worth is the cause of your accident.

There are several reasons that truck accidents occur, including:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driver fatigue
  • Speeding
  • Road construction
  • Poor truck maintenance
  • Equipment failure
  • Improper loading
  • Inexperienced drivers
  • Weather conditions
  • Passenger vehicle driver negligence

Contact us today at (855) 933-0102 to arrange a time to come in for your free consultation.

What to Do After a Trucking Accident

Following a truck accident, you should seek immediate medical attention for any injuries. Even if you feel fine, you should still visit a doctor to ensure you are well. A doctor’s report of your injuries can also be used as evidence when filing your claim, making it more viable.

If possible, while at the accident scene, you should do the following:

  • Collect driver’s license and insurance information from the truck driver
  • Write down the license plate number and the DOT number
  • Report the accident to local law enforcement
  • Take photos of the accident scene, including property damage and injuries

Performing the above tasks can help you build a strong case against all liable parties. You should also refrain from speaking to insurance companies. They can use what you say against you to limit the compensation that you receive. Instead, contact our personal injury lawyers as soon as possible. We can deal with the insurance companies for you, negotiating for a fair settlement. If they refuse to pay what you are owed, we can take them to court.

Discover What Damages You Could Be Entitled To

Often, truck accidents result in catastrophic consequences for drivers of passenger vehicles. Not only do you have major medical expenses to worry about, but also you need to make up for lost income. On top of that, you may not be able to return to your current form of employment due to disability. It is crucial to file a truck accident claim that can get you adequate compensation for these types of damages and more.

Whether you or your loved one has been injured, figuring out what to do next can be incredibly overwhelming. Fortunately, the Muskegon truck accident attorneys at West Michigan Injury Lawyers, PLC are here to guide you every step of the way. When you come in for your free consultation, we can evaluate your case and determine the worth of your claim.

When you work with our skilled team of personal injury attorneys, we can ensure that all liable parties are held accountable for their part in your accident. With over 75 years of combined legal experience, our lawyers know how to support you and advocate for your best interests during this time.

Call (855) 933-0102 to work with a legal team that keeps your best interests front and center.

Hear It From Our Clients

  • Very professional & informative

    “Paul is an awesome attorney who definitely cares about his clients. I would recommend him to anyone. He was very professional and informative with my case. Highly recommended!!!”

    - Shawn C.
  • They go above & beyond for you

    “Loryn was an amazing attorney to work with. She always took the time to answer questions and went out of her way to make sure I understood each and every action being taken. I highly recommend her as a personal injury attorney.”

    - Former Client
  • Thank you!

    “John Schlinker handled my case and he was awesome. He did a great job, was always available to talk, and worked hard to get me a great settlement. He explained what was going on and walked me through a complicated case. I recommend him to anyone with an in”

    - David S.
  • He’s the best in my book

    “I got bit by a dog and nearly died until the germ doctors figured out what was wrong. I called John “My Man” Schlinker and he treated me like family and got me an awesome recovery. I recommend John to everyone! He’s the best in my book.”

    - Steve B.
  • Very knowledgeable & experienced

    “My experience with Paul was exceptional! Always responds in a timely manner. Very knowledgeable and experienced. Compassionate and caring. I recommend everyone that asks me to go to this firm.”

    - Tina F.

Our Victories

  • $625,000 Loss of Vision

    Settlement for a man who suffered a loss of vision in his left eye, after falling from his bike, when his bike tire hit an excavated portion of sidewalk that had no markings, barriers, or warnings.

  • $500,000 Truck Accident

    Ottawa County case settlement for mother injured in a contested liability trucking accident.

  • $500,000 Truck Accident

    Muskegon County settlement for mother who was driving her children to have Christmas portraits done when a pick-up truck doing snow plowing backed in front of her vehicle.

  • $400,000 Drunk Driver

    Newaygo County settlement for man seriously injured by a drunk driver.

  • $370,000 Auto Accident

    Muskegon County settlement for Muskegon County resident seriously injured in a head-on auto accident.

  • $250,000 Truck Accident

    Barry County settlement for man injured by an improperly parked pickup truck.

  • $245,000 Bus Accident

    settlement for high school student injured as a result of severe spinal injury sustained while bus he was occupying struck something in the road to propel him out of his seat and suffer extensive spinal injuries.

  • $175,000 Car Accident

    Kent County settlement for client injured as a result of rear-end auto accident.

  • $175,000 Car Accident

    Kent County settlement for gentlemen injured in shopping plaza road head-on accident by young lady who was believed to have been texting or distracted.

  • $175,000 Truck Accident

    Kent County settlement for young lady struck while in a ditch in a disabled car that spun out of control on snowy roads when a semi-truck also slid into the ditch.