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Michigan Truck Accident Lawyers

Michigan Truck Accident Lawyer

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Michigan Truck Accident LawyerOur experienced Michigan truck accident lawyers have obtained substantial settlements for victims of truck accidents. These include crashes with other cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians.  The injuries from these accidents are usually catastrophic and too often result in the death of an innocent person.

Our Michigan semi-truck accident attorneys recognize that truck accident claims must be pursued differently than passenger vehicle claims. This is not because Michigan semi-truck crashes are more important than passenger vehicle accidents. It is because semi-truck accidents, unlike passenger vehicle crashes, involve many complicated issues, including the application of both federal and state law. A Michigan truck accident lawyer at Moss & Colella will be standing by to help you or a loved one that was hurt or fatally injured in a Michigan truck accident.

The auto no-fault law applies to Michigan semi-truck crashes, providing insurance benefits to those who are injured. Persons with applicable Michigan no-fault insurance who are injured in a semi-truck accident can claim certain trucking accident benefits, including:

  • Unlimited lifetime benefits for allowable expenses.
  • Lost wages for three years.
  • Replacement services for three years.

Because Michigan’s no-fault law applies to truck accidents, persons injured in a semi-truck collision should seek a Michigan truck accident lawyer who possesses a complete understanding of both federal regulations that govern the trucking industry AND Michigan’s complex no-fault auto system. Unfortunately, some Michigan truck accident law firms will accept a semi-truck accident case, only to then refer the no-fault portion of the case to another law firm, which can be frustrating for truck accident victims and their families.

How can a Michigan Truck Accident Lawyer help me?

Truck Accident Lawyer MichiganRest assured, however, that a Moss & Colella Michigan semi-truck accident lawyer will handle ALL ASPECTS of your truck accident case, including any no-fault claim that is involved. A Michigan truck accident lawyer at our firm will have a comprehensive understanding of the federal regulations that govern the trucking industry. We are recognized as the leading authorities on Michigan’s no-fault auto law.

If you’ve been injured in a Michigan semi-truck accident, a Moss & Colella Michigan truck accident lawyer will be at your side every step of the way, helping you on your road to recovery. Here’s how we will do that.

  • Our Michigan semi-truck accident lawyers will fight for your entitlement to no-fault personal protection insurance (PIP) benefits, including medical and rehabilitation expenses, work loss benefits and expenditures for replacement services.
  • Our attorneys can pursue a claim against other entities involved, such as the truck driver and the trucking company, if they were at fault, allowing you to potentially recover pain and suffering damages.
  • A Michigan truck accident lawyer at our firm may also bring a wrongful death suit if the other party involved (truck driver, trucking company, etc.) was somehow negligent.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents in Michigan can present special challenges for crash victims and their lawyers: Under Michigan’s No-Fault insurance laws, a motorcycle is not considered a motor vehicle. Still, there are exceptions that allow a person injured in a motorcycle accident to recover No-Fault insurance benefits and compensation for pain and suffering. Our motorcycle accident lawyers can help you.

Auto Accident

If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Michigan, you may be asking yourself, “Do I even need a lawyer in my situation?” Having the right car accident lawyer makes an enormous difference, not only in higher settlements, but in protecting your legal rights. Know the clock is ticking after a car accident. Michigan has a very strict one-year time limit for auto accident victims to recover important No-Fault insurance benefits like medical bills and wage loss.

Truck Accident

The state of Michigan has minimal load restrictions for semi-trucks. For this reason, truck drivers and trucking companies take every opportunity to pass through our state. They leave torn up highways in their path. Even worse, when they fail to follow the proper safety precautions, they can cause serious accidents.We are committed to holding them accountable for their negligence. When you choose Moss & Colella to handle your case.

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Michigan Truck Accident Attorneys

Our team wants to be by your side and handle all aspects of your trucking accident case (including any no-fault claims) in order to make your road to recovery a smoother one. Here is how we will help:

  • Entitlements to no-fault personal insurance protection (PIP) benefits will be fought for by our Michigan semi-truck accident lawyers – including medical and rehabilitation expenses, and expenses for replacement services or work loss benefits.
  • In order to recover potential pain and suffering damages, our attorneys can pursue a claim against additional entities involved – including both the truck driver and trucking company, if they were at fault of the accident.
  • If the other party involved (truck driver, company, etc.) was in some way negligent, a wrongful death suit may be brought up by our lawyers.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a semi-truck accident, contact our experienced attorneys today for a free consultation.

Car Crash Vs. Semi-Truck Accident; What’s the Difference?

Semi-trucks, big rigs, 18-wheelers, commercial trucks – they may be called different names, but all share a major component; size. The sheer size of these trucks, most tending to weigh between 10,000 and 80,000 pounds, can result in any collision becoming disastrous. In 2017 alone nearly 13,000 large commercial vehicles, including semi-trucks, were involved in accidents on Michigan highways. Typically, such accidents involve more claims for catastrophic injuries as result.

Contribution to semi-truck accidents can include factors such as:

  • Distracted driving
  • Construction
  • Impaired driving
  • Inexperienced driving
  • Poor maintenance or equipment failure
  • Speeding
  • Truck driver fatigue/drowsiness
  • Unfamiliarity with highways or roads
  • Weather conditions

However, the severity of injuries is not the only thing that differentiates truck collisions from automobile accidents. Compared to a passenger vehicle claim, a claim involving a semi-truck tends to be more complex for several reasons;

  • Numerous parties tend to become involved in a semi-truck claim – including the truck driver, the owner/company of the truck, the manufacturer and any distributors, suppliers, or retailers, and the person(s) in the passenger vehicle.
  • Both state and federal laws apply to semi-truck accidents. Insurance requirements, record-keeping requirements, and record-retention periods of semi-trucks are governed by federal rules and regulations. Additionally, Michigan no-fault law governs insurance benefits.
  • Multiple insurance policies typically become involved regarding semi-truck claims, which in turn can become complex.
  • Survivors may have to undergo lifelong treatments and/or rehabilitation due to injuries from an accident.

Our Attorneys

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Truck Accident Lawyer Michigan
Senior Partner and Principal Shareholder and Co-Founder
A. Vince Colella
Founding Partner
Ryan Piekarski
Associate Attorney
Victor Balta
Associate Attorney

Michigan Trucking Accident Facts

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Damages Recoverable for an Injured Client

If you are injured in a trucking accident, you are entitled to make a claim for non-economic damages commonly referred to as “pain and suffering.” But recovering money for your pain, suffering and injuries is not the only compensation you may be entitled to. The negligent driver may also be responsible for excess economic loss. In cases involving death, the estate of the victim can pursue a wrongful death claim against the at fault motor vehicle driver. Injured auto accident victims must be very careful in how they approach a potential liability claim because, in most situations, the insurer of the motor vehicle involved in the accident will be “wearing two hats.” In other words, the insurer will be responsible for payment of no-fault PIP benefits to the injured victim and will also be the insurer defending the motorcyclist’s liability claim. In these situations, the motorcyclist must exercise extreme caution in his or her dealings with the motor vehicle insurer. Hiring our firm immediately following an accident will prevent a costly mistake which could jeopardize the value of your case.

Damage to your Vehicle

If a vehicle is physically damaged as a result of being struck by a car, truck or other motor vehicle as defined in the Michigan No-Fault Law and that motor vehicle is insured with Michigan No-Fault insurance, the vehicle owner will not be able to recover any compensation for collision damage to the vehicle – not even so-called “mini-tort” damages that are available to automobiles. However, if the motor vehicle causing the damage to the vehicle did not carry the required Michigan No-Fault insurance coverage, then the owner and/or operator of the uninsured motor vehicle is personally liable for the damage to the vehicle. A Michigan truck accident lawyer at our firm is fully suited to help you or a loved on that was injured in a truck accident. Even if you or a loved one was injured by a truck accident while riding a motorcycle, a Michigan motorcycle accident attorney at our firm can help you as well.

In situations where a vehicle was “reasonably parked” at the time the collision damage was sustained, the vehicle owner would be entitled to make a claim for “property protection insurance benefits” from the insurer of the motor vehicle causing the damage to the parked vehicle. These property protection insurance benefits consist of the repair costs or replacement value of the vehicle, less depreciation, plus the value of loss of use of the vehicle. Speak with a Michigan truck accident lawyer at our firm today!

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