It always amazes us how poorly Michigan auto insurance companies handle Traverse City truck accident claims, especially after a serious truck accident in Traverse City, Michigan. Clients injured in Traverse City truck accidents often turn to Buchanan & Buchanan because they do not get straight answers from truck insurers.
We understand the frustration and help provide expert legal help for those injured in Traverse City truck accidents. Our Traverse City truck accident lawyer professionals will immediately identify the negligent parties ultimately responsible for injuries suffered in the truck accident. We answer questions for victims of Traverse City truck accidents, and we are best positioned to answer yours.
Buchanan & Buchanan is considered among the top Traverse City truck accident law firms.
Traverse City Truck Accident Attorney Professionals Have Experience With:
|Truck Crash Type|
|Type||# Truck Crashes|
|Single Vehicle Truck Accidents||2,459 (27%)|
|Head-on Truck Crashes||720 (1%)|
|Head-on/left-turn Truck Accidents||4,720 (4%)|
|Angle Truck Accidents||8,837 (19%)|
|Rear-end Truck Crashes||9,921 (27%)|
|Rear-End/Left-Turn Truck Crashes||2,139 (1%)|
|Rear-end/Right-turn Truck Accidents||2,447 (1%)|
|Sideswipe/Same-direction Truck Accidents||20,549 (11%)|
|Sideswipe/opposite-direction Truck Crashes||3,811 (2%)|
|Other/unknown Truck Accidents||10,408 (6%)|
|Total Truck Accidents||84,136|
|Speed too fast||20,694 (2%)|
|Speed too slow||437 (0%)|
|Failed to yield||30,404 (3%)|
|Disregard traffic control||8,101 (1%)|
|Drove wrong way||289 (0%)|
|Drove left of center||1,600 (0%)|
|Improper passing||1,681 (0%)|
|Improper lane use||7,122 (1%)|
|Improper turn||3,428 (0%)|
|Improper/no signal||384 (0%)|
|Improper backing||5,272 (1%)|
|Unable to stop||49,165 (5%)|
|Reckless driving||1,336 (0%)|
|Reckless/negligent driving by truck driver||6,056 (1%)|
Truck accident claims in Traverse City involving death or serious injuries require the highest level of attorney skill and experience. But that's just half the equation. Traverse City truck accidents causing brain injury, paralysis, disfigurement, burns, death, or catastrophic injury require medical expertise, too. Buchanan & Buchanan, considered by many as Michigan's top personal injury law firm, has managed many Traverse City truck accident lawsuits for injured people and their families, from beginning to end, providing the expertise of a medical doctor to oversee the complex medical issues that are at the core of serious truck injury claims in Traverse City, Michigan.
At Buchanan & Buchanan, P.L.C., our Traverse City truck accident attorney professionals use their experience in handling truck accident cases to investigate contributing causes of Traverse City truck accidents to ensure that you will receive full compensation for your injuries. All of the factors involved in the cause of Traverse City truck accidents need to be clearly identified and organized for presentation in Michigan traffic courts. We will handle the investigation so you can concentrate on recovering from your injuries. We also interact with Michigan medical truck providers on your behalf as we gather key information and details concerning your Traverse City truck accident case preparing for settlement or trial.
Traverse City truck accidents are generally evaluated under the law of negligence in the state of Michigan. A person found to have negligently operated a motor vehicle in Traverse City, Michigan may be required to pay any damages including personal injury caused by driver negligence, either to person or property. Generally, people who operate truck s in Traverse City, Michigan must exercise "reasonable truck e under the circumstances." Failure to use reasonable care when operating a truck is the basis for damage claims in most Traverse City truck accident lawsuits.
Michigan courts look to a number of factors in determining whether a driver was negligent. Some examples of factors evaluated to determine driver negligence in Traverse City Michigan can include, but are not limited to, the following:
A truck driver may also be liable for a Traverse City truck accident if a Michigan traffic court determines that the auto accident was caused by intentional or reckless conduct.
A truck driver who is reckless is one who drives unsafely, with willful and wanton disregard for the probability that the driving may cause a truck accident and/or related injuries.
In another example, if a mechanic fails to properly repair a truck, and the failure causes a truck accident in Traverse City Michigan, the person who improperly repaired the truck, and his repair shop, may be liable for injuries sustained. Other driver negligence factors such as poorly maintained roads and malfunctioning traffic control signals can contribute to the cause. Improper design, maintenance, construction, signage, lighting or other highway defect, as well as improper striping on the road's passing lanes, a sharp obstruction or problem with the roadway that obstructs drivers' vision, or poorly placed trees and utility poles can also cause serious truck accidents in Traverse City Michigan. Finally, if an truck accident in Traverse City Michigan is caused by an intoxicated driver, a bar or social host may be liable for damages sustained if they served an obviously intoxicated guest, who then drives and causes a truck accident in Traverse City Michigan.
In Traverse City truck accident cases, it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the truck accident in question, and to enable physicians or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injuries sustained. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a Traverse City truck accident, call Buchanan & Buchanan, P.L.C. now at 1-800-272-4080. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. That is our No Fee Promise to you.
Don't delay! You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a Traverse City truck accident lawsuit must be filed with Michigan courts before the statute of limitations expires.
The above is not legal advice. That can only come from a qualified attorney who is familiar with all the facts and circumstances of a particular, specific case and the relevant law.