January 19th, 2017
If you own a personal vehicle, you are likely familiar with Michigan’s insurance requirements, which dictate the type and minimum amount of insurance coverage required to own and operate your vehicle. Unlike personal automotive policies, however, the federal government regulates the insurance requirements applicable to commercial motor vehicles such as trucks and semi-trucks. Accordingly, if you have been involved in an accident with a truck or similar commercial vehicle, it is important to consult an attorney with experience handling vehicles insured pursuant to federal regulations in order to maximize your case’s potential worth.
Insurance Required by the Federal Motor … Read More Posted In: Truck Accidents
January 3rd, 2017
For anyone who has been injured in a truck accident or watched helplessly as a loved one was rushed away by emergency personnel, you know that physical injuries aren’t the only ones that leave scars. It has been clinically proven that individuals involved in motor vehicle accidents have an increased risk of developing psychological disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If you believe you are suffering from emotional or psychological injuries as the result of a truck accident, be sure to contact an attorney who understands the intricacies of Michigan personal injury law.
Emotional Injuries are “Personal Injuries” Under … Read More Posted In: Truck Accidents
December 28th, 2016
There tends to be a significant increase in commercial truck traffic both during and after the holiday season. Many stores significantly change their inventory to account for the holidays, including selling decor, popular gift items, and foodstuffs that are popular this time of year. As the New Year rings in, stores will need to restock their shelves with items catering to the next big commercial holiday – Valentine’s Day – as well as bringing in spring inventory. For this reason, more trucks can be seen on the road transporting goods to stock the shelves of retailers.
Whether you are driving … Read More Posted In: Truck Accidents
December 27th, 2016
Fatigued driving is a significant problem among commercial truck drivers. Drivers often stay on the roads for long hours and throughout the night and no matter how much caffeine they may have, they can lose focus or even fall asleep behind the wheel. Losing control of a huge big rig truck can cause devastating injuries and damage, so there are regulations meant to prevent fatigued driving.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) strictly regulates a truck driver’s hours of service (HOS), limiting the consecutive hours and days they can drive without taking adequate breaks to rest. Many drivers … Read More Posted In: Truck Accidents
November 29th, 2016
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that an estimated 82,000 crashes occurred in 2014 that involved large commercial trucks. Many victims of these accidents sustain serious injuries and exercise their rights to seek compensation from the trucking company, the truck driver, or any other responsible parties. This involves filing a claim alleging personal injury with the civil courts in Michigan.
When you think of court cases, you likely think of a trial in front of a jury and a judge, in which attorneys are dramatically arguing with one another. However, very few cases actually go to trial and … Read More Posted In: Truck Accidents
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