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Robert J. Lantzy
Truck Accident Lawyer

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  • Commercial trucks
  • Jackknife accidents
  • Speeding
  • Pain & Suffering Damages
  • No-Fault Insurance Claims
  • Serious Injuries
  • Wrongful death
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    You do need a lawyer who specializes in truck accident cases. There are many legal hurdles involved in trucking injury cases and the injuries are often catastrophic. Unlike a basic car crash, an experienced truck accident lawyer is the difference between winning a multi-million dollar settlement and a minimal compensation payout.

    It is smart to hire a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible after the crash. These cases require significant investigation immediately. Valuable evidence may disappear or be lost forever and this can hurt your chances of winning a settlement.

    For example, it is necessary to download the vehicle black box to get important data about the crash. It is also urgent to have an accident reconstructionist and engineer examine the damage to all vehicles and the debris on the roadway. Many times, we hire a metallurgist and other experts to inspect different parts of the truck to determine if it was properly maintained.

    Our truck accident attorneys begin working on these cases as soon as you call us. We need to be present at every inspection that the trucking company lawyers will perform. Otherwise, key evidence may be hidden, destroyed, or missing when it comes time to prove your case.

    In Michigan, a person injured in a truck accident must generally file a lawsuit within 3 years under the statute of limitations. If you fail to meet that deadline, your case will be destroyed forever and you cannot sue for your injuries. The period is longer for children hurt in a truck crash but is still essential to call an experienced lawyer immediately.

    In most cases, you can sue the trucking company in addition to the truck driver for your injuries. Many drivers are employed by the transportation company that owns the truck. Other times, they are driving a vehicle for the company that employs them.

    Our attorneys investigate all potential defendants to sue for a truck accident. They can include the driver, the truck company, and the owner of the trailer. We even have sued businesses responsible for maintaining and inspecting the truck on a contract basis.

    It is essential to identify all possible responsible parties. Each company will have its own separate insurance policy to contribute towards a large settlement. This is the best way to win the highest possible compensation payout amount.

    There are many ways that fault is determined for a truck accident. Much of the evidence comes from a physical examination of the accident scene itself. This includes the location of the vehicles and even skid marks in the roadway left by the vehicles.

    Other evidence to determine fault is based upon a detailed inspection of the vehicles. Evidence is based on the type of damage to each vehicle, the location of the damage, and even paint marks and scratches on the motor vehicles. The data box recorder also contains valuable evidence about the speed of the vehicles and even the braking distance of them.

    Finally, eyewitness reports and statements are very useful. This is especially true when the truck driver pleads innocence and blames another driver for the crash. Eyewitnesses often produce the key evidence to determine who is at fault in a truck accident.

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