Dump Trucks are common in the State of Michigan for transporting all sorts of loose materials. They are typically used for moving large volumes of various products to and from construction sites and they pose a very high danger simply due to their large size and extreme weight. If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident with a dump truck and have suffered injuries, it’s imperative that you contact one of experienced truck accident lawyers here at The Transportation Productivity Law Firm.
We have helping injured victims for the last 30 years and we can help you get the compensation that you deserve and hold the trucking company responsible for their actions. Our attorneys are nationally recognized as some of the best trucking lawyers in the business and we can help you. Our dump truck accident lawyers are frequently asked to hold seminars and lecture on trucking laws due to our hard earned reputation. We offer free consultations to all of our potential clients and we never charge a fee unless we collect compensation of your behalf.
Our Dump Truck Accident Lawyers Will Ensure Trucking Companies Are Held Responsible
Getting injured in a dump truck accident comes with a plethora of negative consequences. Mounting medical bills, physical therapy, losing the inability to provide income for your family, and the pain and suffering you are forced to endure are just a few that come to mind. In order to hold the offending party responsible, its usually best to conduct a thorough investigation into exactly what went wrong and who should be responsible. Many times it appears that the driver is responsible, but it is also common for the trucking company to be liable due to poor maintenance of their fleet or not providing adequate training.
Dump truck accident cases are not easy to win considering they are usually complex cases and most trucking companies have a vast amount of resources available to them when fighting your case. They will go to great lengths to minimize the amount of money they have to pay out. Sometimes dump trucks are owned by the government and immunity issues will apply. Due to the complex nature of these cases, it’s vital that you hire a dump truck accident lawyer that has experience handling similar cases and knows the best course of action to take.
The company that owns the permit for the dump truck will be the one facing responsibility for the accident and resulting injuries. Regardless of whether the driver was an employee of the company or an independent contractor, they can be held accountable for failure to do the following:
- Properly maintaining the dump truck and regularly doing maintenance checks
- Training their drivers sufficiently to drive the dump truck
- Hiring drivers that have a clean driving record
- Performing background checks on their drivers
- Evaluating the performance and safety of their drivers
- Completing log books and accurately entering the required information
- Ensure that drivers aren’t going over their hours and limiting the overall hours driven
Trucking companies are well versed in how to handle accidents and they usually have a team of investigators and lawyers at the scene immediadly that will be preparing their defense strategy. If you decide to hire us, we will do the same. We will have investigators there immediately in order to preserve all the evidence, document the scent, and start building a case on your behalf.
Call Our Dump Truck Accident Attorneys Today For a Free Consultation
Our truck accident attorneys work strictly on a contingent fee basis. This means that we will pay for all the upfront costs including hiring investigators and experts that will be required to prove your case. We will only collect a percentage of the fee if we win your case and collect compensation on your behalf. You don’t have to pay anything out of your pocket which enables you get the best legal team possible. Contact us today for your free case evaluation and consultation!