Rochester Hills Truck Accident Lawyer

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Rochester Hills Truck Accident Lawyer

Truck drivers make mistakes behind the wheel, just like other motorists. When these truckers make these mistakes, however, the consequences are often much more severe. Victims often suffer serious and catastrophic, life-altering injuries.

A Christensen Law Rochester Hills personal injury lawyer provides support and representation while we fight for the compensation our clients deserve after a commercial vehicle crash. We put our clients’ needs first to ensure they receive the money they need to pay for their medical care, lost wages, and other damages after a serious injury accident. Let us hold the trucking company liable.

Connect with our legal team today for a free consultation when you call us today. We want to hear your side of the story and understand the position your crash left you in.

How Can a Christensen Law Attorney Help With My Rochester Hills Truck Accident Case?

Christensen Law will fight for the justice you deserve after a Rochester Hills truck accident. We are interested in getting justice, not settling the case for less than you deserve. Since 1991, we have represented, supported, and advocated for victims hurt by careless and reckless truck drivers and their employers.

Most of the clients we represent have catastrophic injuries from some type of traffic accident. Collisions involving tractor-trailer trucks and other commercial vehicles are especially common. We understand how much a life-altering injury can affect all parts of your life and what maximum compensation means to you and your family.

We pride ourselves on being the voice of the unheard. You can trust our team to listen to your story, protect your interest, fight for justice, and win the compensation you deserve. We are here to protect your rights and secure your financial future. To this end, we will spare no firm resources to build a strong case and pursue the payout you need and deserve after a truck accident in Rochester Hills.

We’ve Won Millions of Dollars for Our Clients

We have the skills, experience, and resources to handle even complex cases, as you can see from our notable case results. Some recent payouts include the largest-ever personal injury award in Michigan.

  • $17.8 million personal injury verdict for our client who cannot live independently following a Wayne County collision
  • $1.6 million settlement for a motorist who suffered a back injury and cannot work after being rear-ended by a gravel truck
  • $1.1 million trial verdict for a long-haul trucker who required surgery for a herniated disc in his back following a rear-end crash caused by another truck driver
  • Over $1 million settlement for a teacher who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being rear-ended by a garbage truck that ran a red light and collided with her car

Our Rochester Hills lawyers will never ask you to pay upfront fees or costs. We do not utilize retainers or hourly rates for our attorneys. Instead, we work based on contingency. We get a portion of the recovery we secure in your case. If we do not win, we do not get paid.

How Do Rochester Hills Truck Accident Lawyers Secure Damages?

When our truck accident lawyers manage a catastrophic injury case, we pursue a fair payout for our client based on their current and future expenses and losses. When we investigate the crash, we identify and document these damages and work with experts to understand their estimated value. The recoverable damages in a commercial vehicle collision could include:

  • Economic Damages: Medical bills, lost income, diminished earning capacity, related expenses, future care and support costs
  • Non-Economic Damages: Pain and suffering, mental anguish, scarring, disability, emotional distress, reduced quality of life

If your loved one died from fatal truck accident injuries, you will pursue a wrongful death case instead. These cases have different statutes that dictate how they work. This includes requiring the victim’s personal representative to file the lawsuit. Our team will help you identify this party and work with them to seek compensation through a wrongful death action.

Contact us today to discuss potential compensation for your case. We have someone available who will answer your questions and assess your case.

Our Rochester Hills Attorneys Understand How Liability Works in Truck Accident Cases

Victims hurt in 18-wheeler collisions often suffer serious or catastrophic injuries. Recovering fair compensation for current and future damages is even more important in these cases because they must consider their financial future and long-term care needs. Our lawyers fight for the money necessary to ensure they have the equipment, treatment, therapies, and support to live the best quality of life possible.

Our clients come to us with a wide range of injuries—traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, and more—and we must develop a robust case with convincing evidence to recover the money they need and deserve. This requires us to:

Determine What Caused the Accident

We need to investigate the crash to understand what happened and what caused it. Often, we uncover evidence to show the truck driver acted negligently and this led to the crash. Careless or reckless actions behind the wheel of a big rig can easily violate traffic laws or industry regulations, causing a collision and injuries.

Identify the Liable Parties

Unlike most car accidents, the negligent driver of a commercial vehicle is not the only liable party when there are serious or catastrophic injuries in a commercial vehicle accident. The driver’s employer—often a trucking company—is also vicariously liable for their employee’s negligence.

Document Damages

We also need to understand the possible settlement value of the case. This requires us to obtain relevant medical records, gather bills and other documents, and work with experts to understand the prognosis, care needs, and economic effects on the individual and their loved ones.

How Can a Rochester Hills Truck Collision Lawyer Get Justice for Victims?

After gathering compelling evidence that clearly shows what happened and who is likely liable, our next step is developing a legal strategy to recover fair compensation for our clients. How we handle this is unique to the case and circumstances. We prepare every case like it will go to trial, but only rarely is it necessary to go in front of a jury to recover fair compensation.

We most commonly negotiate a fair payout with an insurance carrier. We do not necessarily have to go to court if insurers cooperate. We can, of course, settle at any point in the process. In general, the two possible ways we recover money for our clients include:

  • Settlements: We negotiate a fair payout value with the liable party, their legal team, or their insurance carrier. This can occur with or without a mediator to manage the negotiations.
  • Verdicts: We take the case to trial and present our evidence to the judge and jury. They determine if they will hold the trucking company liable and how much, if any, they will have to pay our client.

Regardless of what process your case closes through, you can recover the same types of damages. We will fight for the maximum compensation available based on your case facts and will not settle for less just to close the case.

Let Our Rochester Hills Team Go to Work on Your Truck Accident Case

We recommend contacting our team and letting one of our truck accident lawyers handle your case from the start. As soon as you hire our team, we will:

  • Protect your right to fair compensation
  • Represent your best interests
  • Deal with the insurance company and liable parties
  • Begin our investigation
  • Preserve time-sensitive evidence that could be crucial to the case
  • Ensure you meet all relevant deadlines

It benefits you most if we know about your case in the first days and weeks after it occurs. However, we understand making this phone call is not always possible when you are facing life-altering injuries. If you need to sue the other party for damages, you have three years for personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits under Michigan Compiled Laws § 600.5805.

Exceptions to these deadlines exist, and you could have more or less time. We can assess the timeline in your case during your initial consultation with our team.

If your loved one has significant injuries that prevent them from consulting with our team, reach out on their behalf. We often help families navigate serious traumatic brain, spinal cord, and other life-altering accident injuries.

Connect With Our Rochester Hills Team About Your Truck Accident Injuries

Christensen Law provides free, confidential consultations for victims of truck accidents in Michigan. When a careless or reckless trucker causes a crash, you have options. Discuss your next steps with our Rochester Hills truck accident lawyer for free today.

Complete our online contact form or call our number now to speak to our team about your legal options.