Acting Promptly After Your Trucking Accident
Because of the serious damage that commercial vehicles can cause when they collide with smaller vehicles, truck drivers and their employers must adhere to strict operating and maintenance rules. When these drivers or their employers choose to ignore these regulations, they can put your life at risk.
If you have been involved in a serious commercial trucking accident in Michigan, it is critical to act promptly. Negligent trucking companies and their insurers will work on building their defense right away, and so should you. At Lipton Law, our auto accident lawyers are prepared to fight back with an effective legal plan.
Truck Accident Statistics And Causes
The statistics are staggering: According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, over 500,000 truck accidents occur every year. Nearly 5,000 people are killed in truck accidents every year. And in 98 percent of these situations, the driver of the passenger vehicle involved in the accident is the one who is killed.
The most common causes of truck accidents include:
- Truck driver fatigue
- Truckers driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Poor truck maintenance or repair
- Aged or improperly inflated tires
- Trucker distracted driving due to cellphone use or other factors
- Trucking company oversight or negligence
- Overloaded trucks
Effective Legal Skills That Protect Your Rights
Truck crashes can happen in a matter of moments, but the injuries they cause can last months or years. A person involved in a tractor-trailer accident may suffer broken bones, a head injury, paralysis or even death.
Our attorneys are eager to help you hold negligent parties liable and obtain the compensation you deserve. Contact us online or call our Southfield office today at 248-557-1688 to begin developing your legal strategy. We offer free consultations to all trucking accident victims and their loved ones.