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Choosing the right Detroit truck accident lawyer for your truck crash can seem like a daunting task. But the questions you should ask when making that choice are simple: (1) Does the lawyer specialize in truck accident cases?, (2) What is the lawyer’s track record of winning settlements and verdicts?, (3) What is his or her reputation in the community?, and (4) Will the attorney fight for me?

Your lawyer needs to check all the boxes because truck crash cases are not your typical motor vehicle accident case. Determining fault, fighting trucking and insurance companies, unearthing hidden layers of insurance, and navigating complex state and federal trucking laws are all part of your lawyer’s job. The sooner you hire an experienced truck crash lawyer the sooner he or she can investigate your case, preserve evidence, and start fighting for you.

The experienced semi truck accident lawyers at Michigan Auto Law check all the boxes and then some. We have been specializing in truck accident cases for 50 years, we are the best in the business, and we will fight to get you and your family the maximum possible settlement.  

How do I know if a lawyer is right for my case?

Choosing the best truck accident lawyer is not easy. But there are four key factors to consider when doing so:

  1. Does the lawyer specialize in truck accident cases? – These types of cases are far more complicated than your average car crash case. As such, you need an attorney who specializes and doesn’t just dabble in them.
  2. Does the lawyer have a track record of success? – How many million-dollar verdicts and settlements do they have?
  3. What is the lawyer’s reputation? – Ask around. Or visit the attorney’s website. What are people saying? How many 5-star reviews do they have?
  4. Will this lawyer care about me and my case? – A good lawyer always puts the client’s best interests first. This means they will listen, respond, and fight for you and your family. Set up an appointment with your prospective attorney and see if it feels like a good fit.

Do I need a lawyer for my Detroit truck crash?

Filing a truck accident lawsuit is not for the faint of heart. These cases are typically far more complex and challenging than your average case. They often involve multiple at-fault parties and insurance policies, trucking companies and insurance adjusters who don’t want to pay, and of course complicated state and federal safety laws.

Hiring the right lawyer, and doing so quickly, will make all the difference in your settlement. An experienced lawyer will begin investigating immediately, and will preserve and gather evidence that the trucking company would rather you never see. A good lawyer knows how to determine who’s at fault, where the insurance policies are hidden, and how to navigate complicated state and federal trucking regulations. Your lawyer will also be the buffer between you and both the insurance company and the trucking company, so that you don’t get bullied into a low-ball settlement.

Can I collect Michigan no-fault benefits for my Detroit truck crash?

If you were seriously injured in a Detroit truck crash, you can collect Michigan No-Fault benefits.

No-fault benefits are designed to cover your accident-related medical bills and lost wages regardless of whether you were responsible for causing the accident that resulted in your injuries. And instead of going after another driver’s insurance policy for payment of your medical expenses or lost earnings, your own insurance company will cover you.

Your no-fault benefits will typically cover:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Costs for traveling to and from medical appointments
  • Household replacement services
  • Attendant care services

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