The Oakland Press reported that all 3 lanes of northbound I-75, on E. Holly Road in Holly, in Oakland County, were closed on the morning of September 20, because a semi-truck overturned and jack-knifed. Fortunately, in this particular incident, no one was injured. On many other occasions, an impact between a semi-truck and any other motorist or pedestrian is often not this benign.
Careful operation of your motor vehicle cannot always protect you from a situation where, through no fault of your own, a semi-truck loses control and overturns, jackknifes, and in the process causes your vehicle, and often others, to get struck in its path. Once the dust settles and you have had the chance to assess the situation, been treated for your personal injuries, and released by the emergency room doctors at the hospital, you must try to rebuild your life.
According to 2011 data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 1/3 of all deaths and injuries attributed to traffic accidents, involve trucks as 1 of the vehicles involved. In fact, in 2010, there was an 8.7% increase in fatalities involving large trucks. In 2010, Michigan saw an 8.0% increase in the number of traffic accident fatalities.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, compensation from the responsible party(ies) may be available. In order to obtain that compensation, you will need the knowledge and commitment found in the Oakland County truck crash lawyers at Lipton Law. Call us for a free consultation at (248) 557-1688 and get on the road to your recovery.