West Bloomfield Truck Accident Lawyer

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West Bloomfield Truck Accident Lawyer

A truck accident can leave you with catastrophic injuries, mounting bills, and no way to support your family. Christensen Law understands how terrifying this situation is for you, and we want to help by assigning a West Bloomfield personal injury lawyer to protect your rights.

Our West Bloomfield truck accident lawyers will pursue all of the damages you need and deserve following a crash caused by someone else’s negligence. Call us at any time, day or night, to receive a free case review.

Our Attorneys Make Life Easier for Our West Bloomfield Clients

At this uncertain, painful time in your life, it helps to know that you have someone in your corner who is prepared to defend your rights and secure your family’s future. Christensen Law wants to be that source of support. We put your needs first by:

Listening to Our Truck Accident Clients

One of our first and most important tasks is to get to know both you and the circumstances that brought you to us. We will:

  • Evaluate your case over the phone at no cost to you, even if you do not hire us afterward
  • Pay close attention as you tell us everything about your accident and its effects on your life
  • Ask about your main goals for taking legal action and what you want to get out of your case
  • Advise you on your legal options and abide by whatever decisions you make

Taking on the Tough Legal Tasks and Representing Your Interests

Our firm takes care of all legal tasks related to filing and fighting a truck collision case. That includes but is not limited to:

  • Communicating with all the other parties, including the insurer, via email, phone, and videochat as necessary
  • Finding out who is liable for your truck accident and calculating how much money they should pay your family
  • Making sure that the insurer respects your rights and, if they do not, taking swift action to stop them from depriving you of everything you deserve

Not only do these actions protect the people we represent, but they also make West Bloomfield safer for everyone by showing that there are consequences for disobeying the law and putting others at risk.

Working Hard to Win Truck Accident Compensation

We have obtained several record-breaking settlements and jury awards for our clients. This is because our team spares no effort as we:

  • Negotiate an appropriate settlement from the insurer
  • Prepare for the possibility of going to trial
  • Always keep our clients’ needs and interests at top of mind

Call Christensen Law today and find out what our West Bloomfield truck accident lawyers can do for you.

How Truck Accident Damages Preserve Your Future

You already know how this collision has affected your life. You have experienced first-hand the physical pain, emotional devastation, and financial distress that come with getting hit by a truck.

The money you get from a legal action cannot give you back your old life or take away your pain. It does, however, ensure that you and your family do not have to worry about money, giving you more time to process your losses and establish a new normal. We can help you seek:

Wages Lost Due to the Truck Accident

One of your big concerns after suffering a serious injury might be when, or if, you can return to work. Your family depends on your income, so it is critical that you seek compensation for:

  • The wages you have already lost when you stayed home from work or received medical care
  • The estimated future income that you could have earned throughout the rest of your career had you not been injured
  • The value of lost benefits, such as health insurance or pension payments

Medical Expenses for Truck Collision Injury Care

Since Michigan is a No-Fault state, you can receive compensation for at least some of your medical bills through a No-Fault claim with your own car insurance policy. If your medical bills exceed the amount of coverage you have because you are left with serious injuries, Christensen Law will ask the liable party’s insurer to cover costs like:

  • Hospital stays
  • Home nursing
  • Diagnostic and follow-up tests
  • Therapy
  • Prescriptions
  • Assistive devices

Physical and Mental Truck Accident Injuries

Losing money and work is a terrible blow for anyone, but the injury symptoms you have to endure are often even worse. We enable clients like you to seek money for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Disfiguring scars
  • Permanent disabilities
  • Temporary disabilities
  • Loss of quality of life

Our West Bloomfield truck accident lawyers will help you seek these and other losses, so do not hesitate to reach out.

Your Rights After a Fatal Truck Accident in West Bloomfield

A wrongful death is the most devastating loss you can suffer after a truck accident. Our West Bloomfield attorneys understand the pain you are going through and want to make sure you understand your rights as you consider what to do in the wake of such a tragedy. You have the right to:

  • Sue the at-fault party for critically injuring your loved one
  • Pursue compensation for, among other damages, loss of companionship, loss of financial support, and funeral expenses
  • Hire our wrongful death attorney to handle your case and bring a thoughtful, compassionate perspective to the proceedings

What if My Loved One Already Filed a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

The types of damages you are entitled to may depend on whether or not your loved one was able to start or complete a legal case prior to their passing.

If they took legal action and recovered compensation, you cannot collect any of the same damages they already received. If your loved one was in the middle of a legal action but passed away before resolving it, we will continue to pursue the damages they sought, as well as any wrongful death damages (like those described above) that you are eligible for.

When Should You Start a Fatal Truck Accident Case?

In both personal injury and wrongful death cases, you must meet the state deadline in order to remain eligible for damages. That deadline is three years, according to Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 600.5805.

If you get in touch with Christensen Law promptly, we will have plenty of time to assess your case, file the right paperwork to get things rolling, and fight for your rights as the injured party.

How Truck Crashes Happen in West Bloomfield

A State of Michigan report says that there were 15,802 accidents involving trucks and busses in the state in 2022. This represents an 11 percent increase over the previous year.

Why do these types of collisions keep happening? Truck accidents have many causes. With some, there are multiple contributing factors that allowed the crash to happen. Here are some of the most common truck accident causes:

Truck Driver Negligence

Human error is a very common cause of accidents. You can sue a driver who exhibited such careless behaviors as:

  • Distracted driving, if they were looking at their phone, daydreaming, or doing anything except focusing on the road
  • Speeding, if they exceeded the posted speed limit or were going far too fast for the environmental conditions (e.g., it was snowing and they should have slowed down)
  • Failing to use their turn signal or change lanes properly, leading to an abrupt lane change that you did not have time to prepare for
  • Ignoring traffic signs or signals, such as running through a stop sign or not slowing down when the light turned yellow

Pressure from Trucking Companies

While driver negligence is not acceptable, it is not always solely the driver’s fault. Large trucking companies aim to make as much money as they possibly can, even if it means:

  • Allowing unsafe trucks to remain on the road rather than taking the time and trouble to examine and repair them
  • Pushing drivers to stay on the road for longer than they are legally allowed to under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) regulations
  • Dodging state or federal regulations regarding how much weight the truck is allowed to carry, what kinds of cargo are permissible, and vehicle safety inspections
  • Hiring drivers without fully vetting them, making sure they have the right licenses, or compelling them to take mandatory drug tests

The Condition of Roads in West Bloomfield

Typically, it is the local government’s job to make sure that city streets are safe and to respond promptly to reports of roadway hazards. That means they have to:

  • Remove any debris in the road
  • Put down ice melt to prevent slick spots from forming
  • Repair or replace broken streetlights or signs
  • Fill in large cracks or potholes
  • Keep grass and foliage on public land beside the road trimmed and clean so there is no risk of grass clippings getting onto the street or tree branches falling into drivers’ paths

Any failure to adequately address roadway safety could mean that the city of West Bloomfield is responsible for resulting accidents.

Our Truck Accident Lawyer Is Prepared to Represent West Bloomfield Residents

Christensen Law has offices throughout Michigan so we can better assist people just like you. Call us today for a free case review. Our West Bloomfield truck accident lawyers will do everything possible to achieve the outcome you and your family deserve.