Our experienced Michigan truck accident lawyers have obtained substantial settlements for victims of trucking accidents. These include crashes with other cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians. The injuries from these accidents are usually catastrophic and too often result in the death of an innocent person.
Our Michigan semi-truck accident attorneys recognize that trucking accident claims must be pursued differently than passenger vehicle claims. This is not because Michigan semi-truck crashes are more important than passenger vehicle accidents. It’s because semi-truck accidents, unlike passenger vehicle crashes, involve many complicated issues, including the application of both federal and state law.
The auto no-fault law applies to Michigan semi-truck crashes, providing insurance benefits to those who are injured. Persons with applicable Michigan no-fault insurance who are injured in a semi-truck accident can claim certain trucking accident benefits, including:
Because Michigan’s no-fault law applies to trucking accidents, persons injured in a semi-truck collision should seek an attorney who has a complete understanding of both the federal regulations that govern the trucking industry AND Michigan’s complex auto no-fault system. Unfortunately, some law firms will accept a semi-truck accident case, only to then refer the no-fault portion of the case to another law firm, which can be frustrating for victims and their families.
Rest assured, however, that the Moss & Colella semi-truck team will handle ALL ASPECTS of your trucking accident cases, including any no-fault claim that is involved. Our lawyers not only have a comprehensive understanding of the federal regulations that govern the trucking industry, but are also recognized as leading authorities on Michigan’s auto no-fault law.
If you’ve been injured in a Michigan semi-truck accident, Moss & Colella will be at your side every step of the way, helping you on your road to recovery. Here’s how we will do that.
Motorcycle accidents in Michigan can present special challenges for crash victims and their lawyers: Under Michigan’s No-Fault insurance laws, a motorcycle is not considered a motor vehicle. Still, there are exceptions that allow a person injured in a motorcycle accident to recover No-Fault insurance benefits and compensation for pain and suffering. Our motorcycle accident lawyers can help you
If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Michigan, you may be asking yourself, “Do I even need a lawyer in my situation?” Having the right car accident lawyer makes an enormous difference, not only in higher settlements, but in protecting your legal rights. Know the clock is ticking after a car accident. Michigan has a very strict one-year time limit for auto accident victims to recover important No-Fault insurance benefits like medical bills and wage loss.
The state of Michigan has minimal load restrictions for semi-trucks. For this reason, truck drivers and trucking companies take every opportunity to pass through our state. They leave torn up highways in their path. Even worse, when they fail to follow the proper safety precautions, they can cause serious accidents.We are committed to holding them accountable for their negligence. When you choose Moss & Colella to handle your case.
For more information about what we can do to get you compensation for your car or truck crash, e-mail us or call us at 1-800-MUSTWIN (1-800-687-8946).
Our law firm handles all types of big rig and commercial trucking accidents for people in Detroit and throughout Michigan.Time and time again, we see that these accidents are caused by truck drivers failing to check their blind spots. They take long turns without properly checking to make certain they are clear. All too often, the result is a serious accident.No matter what caused a trucking or rollover accident — driver fatigue, failure to inspect equipment, driver error, or any other reason — we can get to the bottom of it. Our team of lawyers, investigators and experts are here to help you build a strong case designed to get results.If you or a loved one has suffered serious personal injury, we are ready to go to work for you. If you have lost a family member due to wrongful death, our sympathetic lawyers are on your side.
We know what it takes to get results.
Our team is serious about winning and our record shows it.
We have obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.The damage awards we have obtained are the result of hard, exhaustive work on the part of lawyers who care about doing what is right for our clients. We know what it takes to obtain the compensation you are owed.We take pride in the fact that our success has led to recognition from our peers. Frequently, other lawyers send cases to us when they get too complicated or need to go to trial. They trust that we will aggressively pursue full and fair compensation for their clients.
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Our record speaks for itself. We’re ready to show you how our legal team has earned a trusted reputation for success.
If you are injured in a trucking accident, you are entitled to make a claim for non-economic damages commonly referred to as “pain and suffering.” But recovering money for your pain, suffering and injuries is not the only compensation you may be entitled to. The negligent driver may also be responsible for excess economic loss [MCL 500.3135(3)]. In cases involving death, the estate of the motorcyclist can pursue a wrongful death claim against the at fault motor vehicle driver. Injured motorcyclists must be very careful in how they approach a potential liability claim because, in most situations, the insurer of the motor vehicle involved in the accident will be “wearing two hats.” In other words, the insurer will be responsible for payment of no-fault PIP benefits to the injured motorcyclist and will also be the insurer defending the motorcyclist’s liability claim. In these situations, the motorcyclist must exercise extreme caution in his or her dealings with the motor vehicle insurer. Hiring our firm immediately following an accident will prevent a costly mistake which could jeopardize the value of your case.
If a motorcycle is physically damaged as a result of being struck by a car, truck or other motor vehicle as defined in the Michigan No-Fault Law and that motor vehicle is insured with Michigan No-Fault insurance, the motorcycle owner will not be able to recover any compensation for collision damage to the motorcycle – not even so called “mini-tort” damages that are available to automobiles. However, if the motor vehicle causing the damage to the motorcycle did not carry the required Michigan No-Fault insurance coverage, then the owner and/or operator of the uninsured motor vehicle is personally liable for the damage to the motorcycle [MCL 500.3135].
In situations where a motorcycle was “reasonably parked” at the time the collision damage was sustained, the motorcycle owner would be entitled to make a claim for “property protection insurance benefits” from the insurer of the motor vehicle causing the damage to the parked motorcycle. These property protection insurance benefits consist of the repair costs or replacement value of the motorcycle, less depreciation, plus the value of loss of use of the motorcycle. Protection greatly enhances the chance for a serious injury
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