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Kajy Law Helps Michigan Truck Accident Victims

From the minute after a Michigan truck accident all the way until the settlement check, the Michigan truck accident lawyers at Kajy Law are there to help Michigan residents just like you.

You Need a Legal Team Who Knows Michigan Truck Accidents

Michigan truck accident cases fall under an entirely different area of law.
That’s why Kajy Law has a dedicated Michigan Truck Accident Team who knows them inside and out.

The fact is, a Michigan truck accident involves unique statutes, defendants, adjusters, defense tactics, etc. Which is why our hand-picked team only focuses only on these cases to get you the biggest settlement possible.

Our team is made up of experienced Michigan truck accident lawyers, paralegals, and other legal professionals. Here’s what you can expect:

  • From day one, we are ready to hit the ground running as we lay the groundwork to win your truck accident case.
  • We also keep you in control with free personal consultations to answer all of your questions, guide you to know what to do, and to care for your needs along the way.
  • Our no-fee guarantee lets you focus on getting the care and help you need instead of worrying about paying for anything. All the while, our team is hard at work on your case behind the scenes.
  • Our truck accident lawyers have the education, training, and experience to position your case for the highest settlement possible–even taking it to Federal Court, if necessary.

All because Kajy cares.

In order to achieve the best outcome possible for you after your Michigan truck accident, our team has also answered some of the key questions people ask after a truck accident.

What Should I Do After a Michigan Truck Accident?

Even though a truck accident victim can feel overwhelmed, it’s important to remain calm and stay at the scene while you wait for the police to arrive. You should also do the following:

  • Obtain the truck driver’s details
  • Document what happened
  • Seek medical attention
  • Contact a Michigan Truck Accident Attorney, who will guide matters with your insurance provider when applying for no-fault benefits (please note insurance companies often require a claim made within 24 hours of the truck accident)
  • Maintain good records of everything related to the truck accident

Along with taking these steps, our Michigan truck accident attorneys can help you to avoid taking some steps that can work against you.

Find out what not to do after a Michigan truck accident in order to get the full compensation you deserve. >>

Who Pays In a Michigan Truck Accident?

Because Michigan is a “no-fault” state, most injuries are likely to be covered under each drivers’ own insurance policy.

However, trucking accidents have more entities that may be found at fault. These parties may include:

  • The passenger vehicle driver
  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • The cargo company/freight broker

Michigan law allows an injured person to pursue compensation from these or other parties.

Learn more about your legal options after a Michigan truck accident. >>

What Damages Can I Recover After a Michigan Truck Accident?

Michigan allows accident victims to receive different benefits and compensations for damages from various parties. Here are some of them:

No-Fault Benefits

Michigan is a no-fault state to allow drivers to receive medical treatment from their own insurance companies. While this is not an exhaustive list, these are some of the damages Michigan Law allows a victim to recover after an accident:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Household replacement services
  • Attendant care

Economic Damages

Once no-fault benefits are reached, a victim may sue for economic damages that they suffered from the truck accident. These damages are basically what they lose financially from an accident that can be proved by medical bills or that’s based on prior income before the accident.

Non-Economic Damages

A victim of a truck accident may also sue for intangible damages suffered. These may include

  • Psychological or emotional trauma
  • Pain and suffering
  • Deterioration of the quality of life
  • Permanent disabilities/effects of the accident

Learn how to recover these damages from your Michigan truck accident. >>

What Causes Michigan Truck Accidents?

The Truck team at Kajy Law has handled countless Michigan truck accident cases. As such, we’ve found that these are the three most common causes behind them.

  • The truck driver

The driver of the truck may cause the accident because they were impaired by being drowsy or fatigued, distracted while driving, or failed to properly secure their load or maintain their vehicle and equipment.

  • The passenger vehicle driver

Passenger vehicle drivers may cause accidents because they’re driving in a careless or reckless manner, distracted by their cell phone, looking in the mirror, or are eating while behind the wheel.

  • Other causes

Drivers may encounter a number of other circumstances that cause truck accidents such as inclement weather, road hazards, or even defective vehicle components.

Learn what else may cause a Michigan truck accident. >>

What Do Statistics Reveal About Michigan Truck Accidents?

Thanks to Michigan State Government statistics, drivers can look at the data behind truck accidents in order to avoid them.

Here are some of the most important statistics from this report that dealt with Michigan truck accidents:

  • There were 14,972 accidents involving trucks
  • 93 of these accidents were fatal, resulting in 103 deaths
  • The majority of these accidents involved 25-34 year old males
  • The most dangerous time of the day for truck accidents was between 12:00 p.m. to 2:59 p.m.

There are more statistics that reveal important information such as where truck accidents are most likely to take place.

Find out what else Michigan truck accident statistics reveal here. >>

What Are the Most Common Injuries From a Truck Accident?

Not surprisingly, an accident involving an 80,000 lb truck can be especially dangerous, with injuries that may be unique compared to car accidents. Here are some of the most common injuries from truck accidents:

  • Injuries to the spinal cord
    The tremendous impact from a truck hitting a car can damage or sever the body’s spinal cord, which sends information throughout the body.
  • Head and brain injuries
    The force from a car being hit by a truck can lead to various types of head and brain injuries, including concussions, traumatic brain injuries, and brain lesions.
  • Broken bones
    As a car and a truck collide, the impact can cause people to break bones. Especially common bone breaks include ribs, the femur, and the pelvis.

Learn what other injuries are common after a Michigan truck accident. >>

How Does Michigan Define a Truck?

Truck accidents have different rules, procedures, and parties involved. Thus, it’s important to have a clear definition of what a truck is in Michigan. Here is how the state of Michigan defines a truck:

  • It is designed, used, or maintained primarily for the transportation of property and/or to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver
  • It has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight of more than 26,000 pounds (this can include towed units with a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight of more than 10,000 pounds)
  • It carries hazardous material and requires a placard to be posted as defined and required under Code of Federal Regulations Title 49 parts 100 to 199

Find out more about what defines a truck and why accidents involving trucks need special legal representation. >>

Why Michigan Truck Accidents Are So Serious

Any accident on Michigan roadways can have major consequences, but truck accidents statistically cause worse injuries and more deaths. Here are some of the reasons why Michigan truck accidents are so serious:

  • A truck can weigh up to 25x more than a car
    With greater weight comes greater momentum, force, and impact. So when a much-heavier truck collides with a car, it can lead to far worse injuries.
  • Trucks need more space to stop
    Because of their larger dimensions and weight, a truck can’t stop or maneuver like a car can, which can lead to higher speeds during impact and more severe consequences.
  • Trucks have a taller height and larger wheels
    A truck’s increased ground clearance and larger wheels allow it to literally roll on top of cars, leading to occupants being crushed under the truck’s immense weight.

See what other factors cause Michigan truck accidents to be more severe. >>

What Michigan Road Conditions Cause Truck Accidents?

Michigan’s roads can be especially treacherous for those in and around semi-trucks. It’s important to note that there is a short 60-day window to make a claim against the responsible city or county for the road condition that caused an accident.

Road conditions that can cause truck accidents include:

  • Construction zones
    Narrow lanes, sudden shifts in direction, and uneven road surfaces can cause trucks to lose control and collide with nearby traffic.
  • Inadequate signage
    If a truck driver doesn’t know that a lane ends, traffic merges, a road changes, or there is a significant bump, they may not have the time needed to adjust before an accident takes place.
  • Lack of sufficient lighting
    Many truckers drive at night to avoid traffic and save time on their route. However, without sufficient lighting, the driver may not be able to react to sudden changes in or on the road, which can lead to an accident.

Find out what other road coniditions may cause Michigan truck accidents. >>

Kajy Law’s Michigan Truck Accident Attorneys Know How to Win

From Dearborn to Detroit, Warren to Southfield, our truck accident attorneys are standing up to the trucking industry and winning cases for accident victims across Michigan.

Get the Michigan truck accident legal help you need to win against big trucking companies, logistics companies, insurance companies, and other entities that are trying to minimize or deny responsibility for what happened to you.

Experienced Truck Accident Lawyers

Team up with an entire legal team dedicated to one thing: winning your Michigan truck accident case. The Michigan truck accident attorneys at Kajy Law know exactly how to get you and your loved ones the compensation you deserve.

Contact Our Michigan Truck Accident Lawyers For Help

Our truck accident lawyers are ready to provide the legal guidance you deserve. Having won over $40 million for accident victims like you, we know how to help you take back control of your life now while maximizing your settlement.

Get started today by scheduling a free consultation. Call 248-702-6641 or fill out our contact form.

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