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Semi-Truck Accidents

Kalamazoo Truck Accident Attorney

If you are like most drivers, driving around large semi trucks and other commercial vehicles can make you nervous and cause a feeling of apprehension. These feelings are justified. Merely because of their size, 18-wheelers can cause significant damage, which is why truck drivers must use extreme caution while on the road.

At the Vander Horst Law Firm, P.C., we realize the devastating effects that result when a truck driver negligently operates his or her vehicle. Medical expenses mount, wages are lost, and the pain and suffering you and your family endure is unfair. This is why we offer compassionate and aggressive representation to semi truck or commercial vehicle accident injury victims.

You should not bear the burden of another person's negligent driving behavior. Contact our Michigan car wreck attorneys online today, or call 269-348-0768 to discuss your case during a consultation. We are ready to protect your rights and fight hard on your behalf.

Portage, Michigan, Semi Truck Car Accident Representation

Truck drivers must obtain a commercial driver's license (CDL) and pass a series of tests before they are allowed to operate commercial vehicles. Safe driving techniques and time requirements must be strictly adhered to at all times. However, with incentives to increase their miles, truckers often drive when they are tired, fail to make records in mandatory journals or violate other standard rules.

Other common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Bald tires
  • Speeding
  • Poorly maintained equipment
  • Drunk driving

If you or a loved one was seriously injured by a negligent truck driver, you might have been approached by a representative from his or her company's insurance carrier. It is important not to accept any settlement until you have spoken with an experienced personal injury lawyer. These initial offers typically lowball the true costs of a person's injury and could bar you from bringing legal action.

At our firm, we have the knowledge and experience to deal with insurance companies on your behalf. We do not rest until you receive the full amount of compensation you are entitled to by law.

Contact our Personal Injury Law Office

Contact our Michigan law firm online today, or call 269-348-0768 for your consultation. Our experienced attorney is standing by to listen to your story and to help you and your family during your recovery.