Grand Ledge, MI (June 2, 2023) – On Wednesday, May 31, a chain-reaction crash in Grand Ledge involving a semi-truck left three people injured.
The accident occurred at around 1:45 p.m. on Interstate 96 near Wacousta Road. The commercial truck was traveling on the highway and failed to stop due to traffic, crashing into a vehicle. Two other cars were also involved.
One driver sustained critical injuries, and two others were also hurt. The area was closed for roughly three hours. No updates on the accident have been provided at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Semi-Truck Accidents in Michigan
Due to the size and weight of their vehicles, truck drivers and trucking companies are held to greater standards than other drivers. Both federal and Michigan state regulations are in place to prevent crashes and maintain the safety of other drivers on the road. According to the 2016 Michigan Traffic Crash Facts report, there were 12,479 heavy truck accidents reported in the state, and 17.6% of the trucking injuries were incapacitating. Nearly 0.93% resulted in fatalities. The statistics further claim that 2,194 persons were hurt in crashes involving large trucks and buses that year.
If you or a member of your family is injured in an accident involving a huge tractor-trailer rig, it is in your best interest to hire an experienced Michigan truck accident lawyer. Semi-crash injuries can be extremely serious, and you need a lawyer with experience handling these types of cases. The trucking company’s attorneys might start destroying crucial evidence as early as three months after the crash, so time is of the essence.
Records that can show negligence on the part of the trucking company might be lost in that short period of time. Key evidence from black boxes or electronic data recorders can be destroyed, and waiting makes it more likely that you will not be able to gather the evidence you need to prove liability or damages. For attorneys who are not accustomed to trying semi-crash cases, the situation can be even more challenging, as they may not know what to do until it is too late.
You can trust the attorneys at Christopher Trainor & Associates to handle your personal injury claim if you sustained serious injuries in a semi-truck accident. Our legal staff is committed to each case we take on, and our lawyers have a history of assisting crash victims in Michigan in achieving full recovery. Our attorneys will fight to protect your legal rights, and we have a successful track record of helping accident victims obtain financial compensation. We will be there to guide you through each stage of the claims process. Call our offices at 248-886-8650 right away to schedule a free consultation with a Grand Ledge 18-wheeler crash attorney to explore your case.
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