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A truck accident typically involves a truck weighing over 10,000 pounds. Specifically, this usually encompasses vehicles such as: garbage trucks, snow-plows, semi-trailers, gravel trucks, or dump trucks.
Smaller trucks, like pick-ups, are treated as ordinary vehicles.
Federal regulations require commercial vehicles traveling in interstate commerce to carry $750,000 of insurance for bodily injury and property damage resulting from trucking accidents. In addition, many states also require minimum insurance requirements on vehicles that are not covered under Federal regulations.
Because most truckers are covered by such large insurance policies, then the insurance company will be aggressive in defending its case. Further, most trucking companies are highly skilled in accident investigation and claims practice. They routinely have investigators on-call, often arriving at the scene of the accident.
The best way to get the money and benefits you deserve is to have the most aggressive attorneys in Michigan fighting for you. If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, contact our offices today for your free consultation.
There are numerous causes to truck accidents that you may not be aware of. For example, the accident could be caused by driver fatigue, drug abuse, broken or defective equipment on the truck, overloading, lack of training, the weather, or negligent driving (just to name a few). At the Law Offices of Michael Morse, our Michigan truck accident lawyers have the experience and technology to fully investigate these causes so you don't have to.
Further, our Michigan truck accident attorneys have detailed knowledge of the regulations governing truck driver conduct. Proving a violation of one of these regulations is detrimental to recovering you money.
The applicable provisions can be found at:
For more links and information, visit the Michigan Truck Safety Commission web site.
A wide array of injuries can be suffered in any collision—especially when a truck is involved. Specifically if you have suffered a spinal cord injury, if you have required surgeries, suffered any back, neck, or shoulder injuries, have any scarring or broken bones, or if you have suffered a closed head injury, contact our office immediately for guidance and consultation.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “One out of nine traffic fatalities in 2007 resulted from a collision involving a large truck.”
Further, in 2007, 413,000 large trucks were involved in traffic crashes in the United States. 4,584 were involved in fatal crashes and an additional 101,000 were injured in those crashes.
In Michigan alone:
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When a Michigan semi-truck, tractor-trailer, big rig, eighteen wheeler or just a regular truck accident leaves you seriously injured, impaired, or hurt, you need attorney Michael Morse to help you through this confusing and difficult process. Call for your free consultation today at 800-281-0606 or email .
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