We all recognize that as our nation’s roads become more congested, they become far more dangerous too. And the most dangerous vehicles on our roads are trucks and semi-trucks. In 2017 alone, trucks were involved in over 450,000 accidents resulting in nearly 350,000 injuries and 4,237 fatalities.
Accidents involving trucks can lead to devastating injuries and wrongful death in many cases. If you have been involved in a vehicle accident involving a commercial vehicle, you want the very best law firm representing you. Cochran, Kroll & Associates has extensive knowledge and expertise in pursuing trucking accident cases. Our team can help you get a positive outcome.
While truck accidents are covered by Michigan’s no-fault law, it can be a little more complicated than with other vehicles. Trucks and truck companies are subject to a raft of both state and federal laws. At a national level, the entire trucking industry is overseen by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration who deals with improving safety, licensing, etc. They also have the power to remove vehicles or companies from the industry. Their mission is, of course, to reduce the number of accidents involving trucks and they do this through campaigns, monitoring the number of hours drivers work, etc.
In a Michigan auto accident, liability is usually a fairly simple question. But when it comes to commercial vehicles and tractor-trailers, things can get a lot more complicated. Those that can be found liable include the driver, the trucking company, the manufacturer of the truck or trailer, the shipping company, distributor, or supplier, and even retailers or suppliers of parts if parts have been defective and can be shown to have caused or contributed to the accident.
As a result of these complicated issues surrounding liability, a case involving a truck can be a far more intricate one to pursue than one with a simple car accident. Our team looks at all aspects surrounding the case, calling on expert witnesses and testimony where needed. We can assist with any level of your claim, from negotiating with your insurance company to seeking additional non economic damages for pain and suffering where you have a legitimate case for this. The primary focus is to ensure that you are not out of pocket and that medical expenses and lost wages are all covered.
Cochran, Kroll & Associates are one of the leading law firms in Michigan for all types of personal injury cases and have vast experience in vehicle accident cases including truck accidents. Our experience in this area of law can make a major difference to the outcome of your case. In order to evaluate your circumstances, we offer a free initial consultation at our conveniently located law offices. To book an appointment, why not call us today at (866)-779-7331.
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Oakland County, Michigan
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A Livonia pedestrian recovered $1.4 million when he was struck by a commercial van resulting in a traumatic brain injury in Redford, Michigan.
Wayne County, Michigan
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Tuscola County, Michigan
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Wayne County, Michigan
Middle-aged woman suffered severe disfiguring facial burns from a simple surgical procedure.
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Bay City, Michigan
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