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Southfield Truck Accident Lawyer
Southfield Truck Accident Help
The Transportation Research Board has stated that “freight movement” is growing faster than passenger transport. This means a lot more trucks on the road. More big rigs, tanker trucks, and other types of commercial cargo trucks on the road translates to a greater possibility of being involved in a truck accident – because along with their unique capabilities, trucks have unique limitations. Extra large blind spots… Two lanes are usually needed to make turns… And greater distances are needed to stop safely.
State and Federal Trucking Regulations
The risk for truck accidents is serious, and so many guidelines have been established to minimize them. Through various laws, commercial trucking in Michigan is overseen at both the federal and state levels.
Technology is also helping to identify safety issues by equipping some trucks with a “black box”, to record vehicle information such as its speed, the slope and angle of turns, how long it has been driven, etc.
Other drivers can also help keep the roads safe by reporting truck safety violations they see, by contacting the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) at 1-888-DOT-SAFT (1-888-368-7238) or linking to the National Consumer Complaint Database on the FMCSA website.
What to Do If You Are in a Southfield Truck Accident
- Call the police.
- Collect information from the driver and take notes of the scene of the accident.
- Contact The Mike Morse Law Firm at 855-MIKE-WINS (855-645-3946), or email us.
- It is also critical to be evaluated by a medical professional right away following a truck accident. Evidence of injury doesn’t always show up immediately. Problems are sometimes revealed days or weeks later.
- Get a police report.
Southfield Accident Police Reports
Report in person, or get one online at www.cityofsouthfield.com by accessing the Courts and Law Enforcement Management Information System (CLEMIS).
Additional questions may be directed to the Southfield Police Department at (248)796-5500.
We Can Help With Your Southfield Truck Accident
There are many variables to consider when trying to identify who is liable for a truck accident injury. The driver or the company isn’t automatically the responsible party. Figuring out the true cause of a truck accident can be complicated, but we will help identify unsafe behaviors, health conditions, or equipment problems that may have contributed.
Email us or call The Mike Morse Law Firm at 855-MIKE-WINS (855-645-3946) to schedule your free consultation. Our no-fee guarantee means if we don’t win, there is no cost for you.