Michigan Truck Accident Lawyer Gets Justice for Victims
Helping clients who have been injured in a tractor-trailer wreck
Trucks are massive in size and weight compared to cars and the people inside them. This means that accidents involving trucks tend to produce more severe injuries. Tractor-trailer wreck victims may face longer and harder physical recoveries than people involved in other accidents. The Law Offices of Kevin R. Lynch P.L.C. makes this process easier. Kevin R. Lynch is an experienced personal injury attorney who has successfully represented injured clients against truck drivers, insurance companies and trucking companies in the Warren area.
Understanding the common causes of truck wrecks
There were over 13,000 truck accidents in Michigan in 2014 and 100 of these accidents were fatal. There are many kinds of trucks on our roads, and each type presents its own dangers. Tractor-trailers and 18-wheelers are subject to jackknife accidents and rollover wrecks. Delivery trucks and other specialty trucks can drop cargo, sending anything from small boxes to large logs bouncing down a busy highway. Trucks carrying shipping containers often use a rented chassis that can have hidden problems. Construction vehicles and work trucks have large blind spots and can make sudden stops. Regardless of the type of truck involved in your auto accident, we will work to get you any recovery you are entitled to under the law.
All trucks are subject to some common problems that cause accidents, including:
- Distracted driving. Truckers often use electronic devices while driving. They may also avert their attention from the road to eat, speak to a passenger or use a radio. Looking away from the road for even a split-second can cause a wreck.
- Fatigued drivers. Economic pressures and employer policies can lead truck drivers to work past the legally allowed number of hours. Operating a truck while drowsy or tired can be as dangerous as driving drunk.
- Loading. When cargo is loaded unevenly or poorly secured, it can shift during transit. When a large amount of weight moves around in the back of a truck, it can cause the vehicle to tip over or lose control. This is known as a load-shift accident.
- Maintenance and defective parts. When a manufacturer designs or produces a part poorly, it can break during operation. If a driver or trucking company fails to maintain the vehicle, a driver may lose control while on the road.
We work with accident reconstruction experts and comb through all the evidence available to conclude what happened in your truck accident and to determine who can be held accountable under the law.
Injuries caused by truck wrecks and compensation under the law
The law allows different amounts and types of compensation depending on what kind of injury you have suffered and how severe it is. Some of the most common injuries in truck accidents are head injuries, spinal injuries, broken bones, burns and even death. Depending on the specifics of your case, our Warren personal injury attorney will work to help you recover damages such as:
- Past and future medical costs
- Reconstructive surgery costs
- Rehabilitation and home-care costs
- Loss of wages and earning capacity
- Pain and suffering damages
- Damages for loss of enjoyment of life
- Funeral and burial costs
Each case is different. Attorney Kevin R. Lynch can help you understand which damages may be available and who can be held responsible in your case.
After a Michigan truck accident, get help from a skilled attorney
Taking on a trucking or insurance company is not something you should attempt on your own. These organizations have attorneys who do nothing but attempt to minimize your economic recovery after an accident. At the Law Offices of Kevin R. Lynch P.L.C., we have the experience and skill to fight back. We will represent your interests in settlement negotiations and at trial if necessary. We represent clients in the Warren, MI area. To schedule a free consultation, contact us online or call us at 586-336-1088.