Over the past decade, an average of 40,000+ people were killed on American highways in auto accidents, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Over the same time period, 3,000,000+ people were injured in auto accidents while driving on our nation's highways. The need for a skilled auto accident lawyer is great. A Detroit, Michigan area auto accident attorney from the Law Office of Sheldon L. Miller, P.C. can answer any questions you may have about your unique case. Contact one of our trucking and auto accident attorneys today to set up an initial consultation.
Because of their massive size and weight, large trucks are much less likely to avoid an accident that might be averted in a regular passenger car. Per unit of travel, large trucks are involved in 2.1 fatal crashes per 100 million miles driven, compared to 1.8 for passenger vehicles (IIHS). With their longer stopping distances and inferior (in comparison to passenger vehicles) handling, it's no small wonder. Large trucks are also more susceptible to rolling over due to their high center of gravity and heavy loads.
Each year, there are roughly 5,000 fatalities due to trucking accidents, with 85 percent of the deaths involving vehicle occupants other than truck occupants. And in trucking accidents involving one large truck and one passenger car, 98 percent of the fatalities occur to passenger car riders (IIHS).
Trucking accidents often involve a death or serious injury. The Michigan attorneys of the Law Office of Sheldon L. Miller, P.C. understand your loss and can file your claim with the state to initiate the recovery process. Contact a Detroit, Michigan auto accident lawyer for more information.
In Michigan, drivers are required by law to purchase a "no fault" insurance policy. This phrasing tends to confuse Michigan residents into believing that an auto accident lawyer in the State of Michigan is highly unnecessary, if not blatantly ridiculous. However, this is simply not the case.
Instead, the "no fault" in Michigan's No Fault Law refers to the state insurance rule that awards benefits to drivers involved in auto accidents, regardless of fault. Rather than relinquishing the placement of fault on one driver or another, "no fault" means that insurance benefits are awarded to both parties, notwithstanding any fault.
Regardless of the No Fault Law, serious injuries sustained in an auto accident may afford you the option to bring a case against another driver. Contact a Detroit, Michigan area auto accident attorney from the Law Office of Sheldon L. Miller, P.C. for more information about No Fault Law.