Vehicular accidents involving semi-trucks or tractor trailers frequently lead to injury, if not death, for people in the other vehicles. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in an accident with a semi-truck, you have the right to seek compensation. For the best chance to win a settlement in your favor, contact the Saginaw Truck Accident Injury Lawyers at the Offices of Lee Steinberg.
In 2016 and 2017, the Saginaw-Bay City-Midland area had over 225 accidents that involved a semi-truck or bus, with nearly 40 of those resulting in injury. The most common area for accidents in Saginaw is along I-675, especially the ramps leading to and from State Street and Davenport Avenue.
In Bay City, Euclid Avenue was the scene of 10 accidents and the McKinley and 7thStreet intersection had another 10. In January 2018, an 85-year-old woman was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer in Bay City at Broadway and Cass Avenue. The truck driver was charged with intoxicated driving.
Midland’s most dangerous street for accidents involving trucks is Jerome, with crashes occurring frequently near intersections with Buttles and Indian St, while the Hwy. 10 and Eastman intersection had another 10 accidents in two years. In early 2019, a semi collided with a passenger vehicle at the intersection of Gordonville and River Road, killing the car driver and seriously injuring a passenger. The truck driver was uninjured.
Driver fatigue, truck condition (due to faulty or overdue maintenance) and distracted driving are the most common causes of tractor trailer-involved accidents. Fatigued driver laws have helped reduce some of these accidents, but the nationwide increase in vehicular accidents caused by distracted driving has impacted the trucking industry as well.
Getting the Best Outcome in Your Saginaw Area Semi-Truck Accident Injury Case
Making the right choice of personal injury lawyer to represent you makes all the difference when it comes to winning your case. Our experienced team of semi-truck accident injury lawyers has the dedication and experience in the Saginaw city and county court systems to get the settlement you deserve. And there are no fees or costs unless we win your case.
Under the Michigan no-fault law, a person injured in a truck accident is eligible for various benefits, regardless of who is at-fault for the accident. This is known as personal injury protection, or PIP coverage.
Benefits include the payment of all medical bills, including hospital charges, doctors’ bills, rehabilitation expenses, prescriptions and other medical expenses related to the treatment of injuries resulting from an accident involving a semi and a motor vehicle. Another benefit is payment of lost wages to the injured person for work missed due to the car accident, good for up to three years from the date of the accident.
Family members can also be reimbursed by the auto insurance company for the work they perform for an injured person following an accident, otherwise known as replacement services, and assisting an injured person with personal hygiene or changing bandages, otherwise known as attendant care.
Considerations for Saginaw Semi-Truck Accident Victims
Talk with a Steinberg attorney to find out if you are eligible for a personal injury claim – one that would include a monetary settlement for these types of damages: Pain and suffering (present and future), loss of income and wages (present and future), disability from work and activities (permanent or temporary), psychological injury (like PTSD, depression, fright and shock), scars and permanent disfigurements, bystander claims (witnessing a family member injured in an accident) and death (filing a wrongful death lawsuit).
Wondering if you should receive compensation? If you are involved in a truck accident in Saginaw and the Tri-Cities, use our Case Evaluation Formto start the conversation or call The Law Office of Lee Steinberg today at (989) 460-8830 for a free consultation. Ask any questions you may have – we never take payment unless we make a recovery for you.
Obtaining Accident Traffic Report in the Tri-Cities
As part of any car accident case or any Michigan auto insurance claim, you must obtain the police traffic accident report. The City of Saginaw Police offers these reports through the Lexis Nexis Police Report service. For accidents in Saginaw County, you can call the Sheriff’s office at 989-790-5456. To get a report for accidents in Bay City, contact the Sheriff’s office Records Division at 989-895-4050. For Midland accidents, visitwww.authorizetransaction.comand choose the Michigan-Midland County Sheriff option.
Keep in mind if the Lee Steinberg Law Firm represent you in a case, we will purchase the report on your behalf and make a copy available to you.
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