Motor Vehicle Accidents

Michigan Car Accident Lawyers & Truck Accident Attorneys

When Drivers are Injured By Others, We Seek to Recover for them the Full Measure of the Damages They Have Sustained.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 40,990 traffic fatalities in 2023.   This is a significant decrease from earlier decades in which the number of fatalities exceeded 50,000 per year.  The US Census Bureau reports that during past decade, there were over 10 million motor vehicle accidents in the United States.

While the declining number of fatalities is positive, it is of little comfort for those who have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another.

As Michigan car and truck crash lawyers, we represent those who have been injured and the family members of those killed in Michigan vehicle accidents due to the negligence, inattention, and fault of others.  We see first-hand the devastation of those who have suffered from debilitating pain and injuries.  This is especially disturbing when the car crash or truck crash was caused by drunk driving, or caused by commercial divers who failed to adhere to Hours of Service requirements.

If you’ve been involved in a vehicle accident in Michigan, whether it’s a car or a truck, Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace is here to help. Our experienced attorneys specialize in both car and truck accident cases, ensuring you get the best representation possible. Call our office today to schedule a free consultation to learn how our tenacious car and truck accident attorneys can help you seek justice and maximum compensation.

Serious Car and Truck Accidents Can Affect the Whole Family

Those physically injured in car and truck accidents are not the only ones who suffer; the whole family is affected. Injured individuals may need significant care at home post-hospitalization, including transportation to follow-up appointments and assistance with mobility and household chores like grocery shopping.

If it is the financial breadwinner of the family who is injured, a serious accident can result in lost time from work, painful recovery, and the inability to engage in life activities such as athletics and playing with children.  In many occupations, the breadwinner may not have disability insurance, which can result in significant financial hardship.

We understand the profound impact car and truck accidents have on families.

When A Car or Truck Accident Occurs, Our Job is to Work Hard in Seeking Full Compensation for Your Injuries from Those Responsible While You Recover

If you or a loved one has been injured in a Michigan car crash or truck accident due to the fault or negligence of someone else, or if a loved one has been killed, you are entitled to recover for many types of damages sustained.  Damages in a Michigan vehicle accident that can be recovered include hospital and medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and rehabilitation and therapy.  This is only a partial list of damages that can be recovered. We will help to recover all available damages as a result of your car or truck crash

We are meticulous in our investigation and tenacious in our representation of clients injured in car and truck crashes. We work to secure and preserve evidence (such as a damaged vehicle), often hiring accident reconstructionists and investigation experts to examine the accident scene and determine critical details like vehicle position and speed at the time of the accident. We also hire medical experts to support the damages our clients suffered, including future medical complications resulting from their injuries.

Our team of experienced car and truck accident lawyers is dedicated to ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.

How Defendants and their Insurance Companies Often Deny Liability in Car and Truck Crashes

While fault in an accident may seem obvious, defendants, their insurance companies, and lawyers often work diligently to deny liability in car and truck crashes. They might blame other drivers, those responsible for roadway conditions, or even the injured parties themselves. Proving clear liability is essential for engaging in meaningful settlement discussions. If those responsible do not offer a fair settlement, we are prepared to present a compelling case to a jury.

Blame Shifting Tactics:

  • Other Drivers: Defendants may argue that another driver was primarily at fault, shifting the focus away from their negligence.
  • Roadway Conditions: Blaming poor road conditions, such as potholes or inadequate signage, is a common tactic to deflect responsibility.
  • Injured Parties: They may argue that the injured parties were partially or entirely at fault due to actions like distracted driving or not adhering to traffic laws.

Truck Accident Specific Tactics:

  • Driver Fatigue: In truck accidents, defendants might claim the truck driver was fatigued due to poor personal management of rest, despite evidence of systemic issues with Hours of Service violations.
  • Mechanical Failures: Defendants might blame mechanical failures on the trucking company’s lack of maintenance, even when the driver was aware of the issues and continued driving.

Proving Your Car Crash or Truck Accident Case

Our approach includes:

  • Thorough Investigation: Gathering and preserving evidence immediately after the accident.
  • Expert Testimonies: Hiring accident reconstructionists to analyze the scene, vehicle speeds, and positions.
  • Medical Experts: To validate the extent of injuries and future medical needs.

We are committed to fighting for fair compensation and will not hesitate to take the case to trial if necessary.

Call Us to Schedule a Free Consultation to Learn About Your Rights for Recovery

We will meet with you at a time that is convenient with your schedule so that we can learn about your case.  We can then advise you as to your rights for recovery under Michigan law against those who are responsible for causing your injuries and damages.

We represent clients on a contingency fee basis.  This means that you will not owe us any fee unless and until we recover a settlement or jury award for you.