If you’ve been injured in a crash with a semi-truck or other large commercial vehicle, you’ll need the help of a truck accident attorney to get a fair and adequate settlement.
Wherever trucks and cars and motorcycles share the road, it makes sense that whenever there is a crash, the people in smaller vehicles are more vulnerable to injury and death. Trucks weigh 20-30 times the weight of the average passenger car, are taller, and have greater ground clearance. Cars and motorcycles sometimes underride trucks in crashes.
Truck braking capability can be a factor in many truck crashes. Fully loaded tractor-trailers have a 20-40 percent longer stopping distance than the average car, with the discrepancy becoming even greater on wet and slippery roads — or with poorly maintained brakes.
Some of our clients don’t remember what happened, but that doesn’t mean we can’t discover the cause and prove negligence. The team at Cochran, Kroll & Associates are equipped with the expertise and resources to fully investigate your crash, and find the truth.
Are you worried about how you are going to pay your medical bills in the future? Will you be able to return to the same job? Will you be able to work at all? How will you and your family pay your bills if you can’t work?
You have the right to recover compensation for damages that aren’t directly related to your medical care and treatment. For some injuries — back, spinal cord, and neck injuries, or traumatic brain injuries — the long-term impacts may not be known in the early weeks or your recovery process.
Senior Partner Eileen Kroll specializes in medical cases at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., and her training as a registered nurse is invaluable in helping us evaluate our client’s injuries for legal purposes. Sometime we may recommend that you see and be evaluated by a certain doctor or medical specialist, or have a certain test procedure done. These actions, and the information that comes from them, become part of your case for compensation.
If you are considering a personal injury claim to recover damages, we’re ready to identify and document all factors of potential liability, interview witnesses, and secure expert testimony, if necessary. The best time to do these things is as soon after the accident as possible.
Contact Cochran, Kroll & Associates any time (24 hours) and let us know you’d like to meet for a free consultation. We can meet with you at your convenience, and at a time and in a place that is most comfortable for you, including your home or hospital room.
Don’t worry about the cost. If we decide to work together, it will be on a contingency fee agreement, which means we don’t get paid until you receive your settlement award.
Call 866-466-9912 or use our convenient online contact form.
A young couple from Monroe, Michigan, was awarded a $15.8 million verdict as the result of their baby son, Jason, being inflicted with Cerebral Palsy as the result of an error during the final stages of a labor.
Oakland County, Michigan
While in the hospital a mother of three was not properly treated for a closed-head injury causing her untimely death.
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
Patient suffered cardiac arrest and brain damage when a hospital failed to recognize internal bleeding and treatment was delayed for more than 14 hours.
Tuscola County, Michigan
A Tuscola County jury awarded $3.3 million to a severely brain injured motorist as the result of a defective Michigan highway.
A seventeen-year-old construction worker suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting from a fall in Flint, Michigan, and was awarded $1.25 million.
Wayne County, Michigan
Middle-aged woman suffered severe disfiguring facial burns from a simple surgical procedure.
Child developed cerebral palsy with developmental delays due to lack of oxygen and brain injury during labor and delivery.
A Westland construction worker recovered $1.5 million after sustaining a traumatic brain injury while on a construction site in Detroit, Michigan.
A Marlette, Michigan, family reached a $1.3 million settlement in the traffic death of their 5-year-old son when they were struck by a semi truck.
The misdiagnosis of breast cancer resulted in a Redford, Michigan, woman recovering $225,000.
A construction worker redeemed his worker’s compensation case for $125,000 in Detroit, Michigan.
A paraplegic woman from Monroe, Michigan, recovered Michigan no-fault benefits including the purchase of a new home and attendant care in excess of $400,000.
Brighton, Michigan; Detroit, Michigan
A Brighton family recovered $1.3 million and a Detroit family recovered $900,000 as the result of birth injuries and medical malpractice to their children.
Bay City, Michigan
A Bay City grandmother was awarded $80,000 following an auto accident resulting in a broken leg.