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
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
- 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.
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