Michigan Truck Accident Lawyers
Large trucks—known as 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, big rigs, and tractor-trailers—are a powerful force on our roads. Due to their size and weight, collisions with a large truck usually result in serious injuries or fatalities. Such accidents can wreak havoc on an individual or family, sometimes causing irreversible damage. Unfortunately, such accidents are not rare. In fact, per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's National Center for Statistics and Analysis Traffic Safety Facts, Michigan reported 98 large truck accident fatalities in 2014. This number is even higher when we consider the number of accidents that don't involve fatalities.
What to Do After a Michigan Truck Accident
When you or your family has been injured a truck accident, the first step should be speaking with a Michigan truck accident lawyer. A knowledgeable lawyer can help you complete the next step of filing your claim in a timely manner. If you wait too long to file your accident claim, state laws and regulations may allow the trucking and insurance companies to destroy the accident records. We at Arnold & Itkin have discovered that courts are fairly limited in helping accident victims if they do not have access to this important evidence.
If you find yourself in such a situation, the experienced team of lawyers at our firm can give you sound legal advice with how to proceed in filing your claim. We understand that there may be extenuating circumstances, and we can partner with you to work hard in fighting for full and fair financial compensation.
Michigan Truck Accident Statistics
According to data provided by the NHTSA (2014):
- There were 98 fatalities from truck crashes.
- Wayne County had the most fatal truck accidents.
Michigan State Information
- Population: 9,922,576
- Capital: Lansing
- Most Populous City: Detroit
Top 10 Cities
- Grand Rapids
- Sterling Heights
- Ann Arbor
- Clinton Township
Top 5 Counties
- Wayne County
- Oakland County
- Macomb County
- Kent County
- Genesee County
About Michigan Highways
Michigan's interstate highways move goods to every major city in the Western Hemisphere. I-94 runs through Detroit and Chicago after starting at Michigan's border with Canada. I-75 also begins at the Canadian border with the north side of the state and to South Florida. All of Michigan's highways are toll free.
Contact a Michigan Truck Accident Attorney
At Arnold & Itkin, we recognize there are complexities involved with truck accidents. By working with our experienced lawyers, you can trust that we have the negotiating experience and courtroom skill to achieve a successful outcome. We will stay with your claim from our initial meeting through to the resolution of your case. In addition, our caring team is here to assist you and your family in recovering from the trauma associated with a serious accident. Once you meet our team, you will understand why we are the right fit for you.
Call (888) 493-1629 to request your free consultation.