Jackson Truck Accident Lawyer

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Jackson Truck Accident Lawyer

You can get the compensation you need after a big rig collision by working with a Jackson truck crash attorney from Christensen Law.

An accident involving an 18-wheeler could alter the course of your life forever. The physical injuries you’ve sustained in your wreck have probably resulted in excruciating pain and left you wondering whether you’ll ever recover. Will you be able to work again? If not, how will you survive?

When you’ve been seriously injured in a semi-truck crash, you will likely need to recover compensation not only for your current medical bills, but also for future medical expenses and the possible loss of your ability to work. As overwhelming as all this sounds, you don’t have to handle it on your own—a Jackson truck accident lawyer from our firm is here to help you file a claim for compensation. Call us today for assistance.

Determining Who Was Responsible for Your Jackson Semi-Truck Collision

When you’ve been seriously injured in an accident involving an enormous commercial vehicle, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to determine what caused your wreck on your own. Determining fault requires investigation, and our personal injury lawyers have the legal resources to gather evidence on your behalf.

Many different factors can lead to a truck wreck, and not all of them involve the driver of the semi-truck. Sometimes, it’s the fault of the truck driver, but sometimes, a third party could be involved.

Here’s an idea of what could have caused your Jackson 18-wheeler collision:

  • Unsecured Load – When a truck is not properly loaded, it can tip or drop cargo onto the roadway.
  • Poorly Maintained Truck – The mechanic, trucker, or trucking company could be responsible for failing to maintain the truck.
  • Drowsy Driving – A trucker or trucking company could be to blame if the trucker was tired due to working too many hours when your wreck occurred.
  • Speeding or Distracted Driving – The trucker could be held liable for reckless driving behaviors.
  • Faulty Manufacturer-Installed Parts – The truck manufacturer could be to blame for installing defective parts. For example, brake failures could be the result of negligence if the company used faulty or poor-quality materials.

These and other liable parties deserve to be held accountable for your losses, so do not let them get away with their actions.

Proving Negligence and Determining Liability in Your Jackson Truck Accident

When we take on your case, one of the tasks our lawyers must do is to determine if the other party acted negligently and is thus liable for your harm. While your case may feel simple and straightforward, this is not the reality for a lot of accident cases. Proving negligent behavior and assigning liability is quite nuanced, and big insurance companies are not always cooperative.

Our truck accident lawyers will review your Jackson case to support the key elements of negligence:

  • Did the driver or other party owe you a duty of care? For example, all drivers, including commercial truck drivers, have a duty of care to other parties on the road. Similarly, vehicle manufacturers have a duty to provide safe vehicles, and trucking companies have a duty to make sure their company follows state and federal trucking regulations.
  • Did this party violate or fail to uphold this duty through their actions or inactions? A truck driver who drives the vehicle while intoxicated, for example, absolutely violates the duty of care owed to you and other parties on the roadways.
  • Did this party directly cause your accident and, thus, your losses? We must show that the other party’s actions or behaviors are responsible for the harm that befell you.
  • Do you have injuries and losses from these actions that caused the accident? We use evidence and witnesses to show the full extent of the harm you suffered.

Multiple parties could be liable for the truck collision, depending on the circumstances of your accident. This adds another layer of complexity to an already challenging case, and we urge you to reach out to our firm for help. Our initial consultation is free, so call us now.

Personal Injury Compensation for Your Jackson Big Rig Accident

Collisions involving large commercial vehicles will affect you in many ways. The physical injuries you sustain will require medical care, and that care can get expensive. Some injuries will take months or years to recover from, and in the meantime, you need to be able to afford daily expenses.

Below are examples of the damages you can receive compensation for if your Jackson truck crash claim is successful:

  • All accident-related medical costs, including current expenses and future medical bills.
  • Pain and suffering, to account for the discomfort and trauma of physical pain and your subsequent emotional distress from the pain.
  • Mental trauma and emotional anguish, for any of the impacts the accident and your injuries have on your mental and emotional well-being.
  • Lost wages and lost earning capacity for the impact your injuries have on your ability to work and earn income. Some catastrophic injuries may even prevent you from working entirely or in a limited capacity, and we will make sure to account for any lost benefits and income you could have gotten had you been able to go back to work and progress in your career.
  • Scarring and disfigurement for the physical and emotional impacts of injuries that result in scarring, amputations, and other disfiguring injuries.
  • Reduced quality of life if your injuries impact your ability to live your life as you once did.

These and other losses deserve fair compensation, and we aim to get it for you. Let us evaluate your case and get you what you need to recover.

You Have a Limited Time to Seek Financial Compensation for a Truck Crash

After a commercial trucking accident, it’s important that you take swift legal action. Michigan has a statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits, outlined in Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 600.5805. You only have three years to file your suit for damages. This timeframe also applies if you are filing a wrongful death suit on behalf of a deceased loved one. If you miss this cutoff date, you may not be able to pursue compensation for your injuries and other losses.

While many truck accident cases do not go to trial and are instead settled with the other party during negotiations or before starting proceedings, it’s important to work within this timeframe. Our lawyers will make sure this option is available for your case should insurers refuse to negotiate a fair settlement.

This three-year period can go by quickly, so we urge you to reach out to us as soon as possible. There are many tasks to complete, and this process takes time. The sooner you reach out to us, the better.

What If a Loved One Passes Away from Truck Accident in Jackson?

If you are coming to us after the passing of a loved one, please accept our sincerest condolences. You have lost an important member of your family, and you deserve compassionate and determined legal representation that will represent you during this difficult time.

No amount of money will ever make up for your loss, but you do deserve an acknowledgment of your pain and losses from the liable party or parties. Our Jackson truck accident lawyers can make sure to seek damages like funeral expenses, pain and suffering your loved one dealt with before their passing, loss of income from the deceased, hospital bills your loved one may have from a hospital stay, and intangible losses like loss of companionship. We will make sure we seek every possible expense to give you and your family some peace of mind after your loss.

What Our Commercial Truck Accident Attorneys Can Do for You

We know that the aftermath of a truck accident is a lot to handle, which is why we take on your legal burdens. We can represent you in negotiations in court, handle all communications, gather evidence like police reports or witness statements, file all paperwork, and many other tasks. You do not have to shoulder all these tasks while also trying to heal; let Christensen Law help.

Consult with a Jackson Semi-Truck Accident Attorney

Recovering from a tractor-trailer accident can take a long time. The financial, emotional, and physical effects of your accident are likely too overwhelming to handle on your own. And you may not know what step to take next or who to turn to, but that’s where we come in.

A Jackson truck accident lawyer with Christensen Law can help you get the compensation you need after an 18-wheeler collision. It may be a long, hard road to physical and emotional recovery, but you don’t have to walk it alone. Call us now or fill out the form below to discuss your case with an attorney for free.