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Truck Accident Lawyer Helps Win Compensation

Large trucks are difficult to drive and maneuver, and when involved in a crash, their size and weight can do considerable damage. Victims of truck accidents often suffer serious injuries and can be left dealing with tremendous pain and suffering, as well as the financial costs of medical, hospital, and rehabilitative bills and loss of income from being unable to work. Some injuries may even lead to death.

If you or a loved one has been injured or someone has died in a truck accident due to another party’s negligence or fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses through insurance or a personal injury lawsuit. While no amount of money can fully compensate for what you are going through, a successful claim can help alleviate your financial problems, and allow you to concentrate on getting well.

Truck accident claims are extremely complicated due to the multiple parties and insurance companies involved in state and federal rules and regulations for the trucking industry. In addition, insurance companies and their lawyers will often try to deny claims, get you to settle for less than your case is worth, or make it seem as if the accident is your fault, so it is difficult to go up against them on your own. To make sure you receive the compensation you are entitled to, it can help to have an experienced truck accident lawyer handle your case.

The skilled Troy truck accident attorneys of Goodman Acker P.C. know how to fight for your rights and hold the at-fault parties accountable. Our attorneys have helped our community members throughout Michigan for a combined 150+ years. We get results and have a 99 percent success rate to show for it.

We provide a free consultation to determine the best way to handle your case, so call us today to get started while evidence is fresh and witnesses can be found.

Why Choose Our Truck Accident Attorneys in Troy, MI?

Due to the complexity of truck accident cases, it is important to find an attorney with the experience and resources to deal with the local, state, and federal laws and the multiple companies and insurance companies that may be involved. Here are some reasons why we feel you should choose Goodman Acker:

  • We have 150+ years of combined legal experience.
  • We get results and win large settlements, such as the $15.3 Million judgment for a catastrophically injured woman struck by an exploding manhole cover. Founding partner Barry J. Goodman has won a $14.5-million arbitration award as well as a number of seven-figure verdicts for injured clients.
  • We have a success rate of 99% for cases we conclude. You can read testimonials from clients we have helped.
  • We are routinely featured by newsgroups, like Fox 2 News and Local 4 Troy.
  • The achievements of our team have earned us numerous firm and individual credentials, including:
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Inclusion on the Super Lawyers® list
  • AV® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Inclusion on the Michigan Lawyers Weekly 2021 Hall of Fame list
  • We are accessible and available 24/7 for client emergencies.
  • We offer free initial consultations to get you started.
  • We work on a contingency basis, so you pay us nothing unless we win and you get your money.

How Our Troy Truck Accident Attorney Works for You

After a crash, truck companies may try to destroy evidence that can be used against them, so it is essential to start investigations as soon as possible while evidence such as black box data can be preserved. When you retain Goodman Acker, we will start working on your case immediately. We will:

  • Meet with you to discuss how the accident happened, who the at-fault parties may be, and determine what your case may be worth
  • Ensure that you get proper medical treatment and that all injuries are documented
  • File all necessary paperwork and forms
  • Investigate the accident to gather and preserve evidence, such as from damage to the truck, black box data, traffic photos and videos, police and medical records and reports, and interviews with witnesses and first responders.
  • Hire truck accident reconstruction experts to testify as to fault and life-care experts to estimate the costs and extent of your injuries and the effects on your life into the future.
  • Deal and negotiate with insurance companies and their attorneys for a fair settlement
  • Build your case and take it to court if necessary.

At Goodman Acker, we have advocates who speak your language, including Aramaic and Arabic, and we have the skills, knowledge, and resources needed to handle complicated truck accident cases.

Damages Our Troy Truck Accident Lawyer May Recover

In a successful truck accident case, you may recover an award called damages to compensate for your losses. These are to cover both your economic, or monetary expenses from the accident and your noneconomic damages that do not have a specific monetary value but negatively impact your life. Examples include:

  • physical pain and suffering
  • emotional distress, anguish, or depression
  • loss of companionship or consortium
  • loss of enjoyment of life
  • disability

Truck Accident Lawyers in Troy, MI, Must Prove Negligence

Proving negligence is essential in winning a personal injury case. Our attorneys would have to prove that another party (the defendant in the case) was negligent and at fault for the accident and resulting injuries. This means establishing the following legal elements:

  • Duty. The defendant owed you a duty of care not to cause harm.
  • Breach. The defendant breached that duty by actions or failure to act.
  • Cause. This breach caused the accident that injured you.
  • Damages. You suffered damages as a result.

Proving negligence in truck accident cases is complicated because multiple parties may often be at fault and liable for damages. Depending on the individual circumstances of the accident, potentially liable parties may include:

  • The truck driver, who may not have been in compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), regulations, or might have been driving while fatigued or impaired
  • The trucking company that may not have investigated or trained drivers properly, or that may have pressured them to drive extra hours
  • The manufacturer of the truck or its parts if these failed
  • Third-party contractors or other drivers that may have been involved in the crash
  • Maintenance crews that failed to make repairs properly
  • Cargo companies that loaded the truck improperly and caused it to be off balance.

Our Troy truck accident lawyers will investigate to identify all parties who may have contributed to the accident, as they all may have assets and insurance that can go toward a settlement. We will then utilize the evidence and expert testimony to prove negligence.

Troy Truck Accident Attorneys Answer Frequently Asked Questions

After a serious truck accident, you are bound to have questions and concerns. These are best answered at your free consultation, but to get started, here are some answers to common questions our truck accident attorneys often are asked:

Damage award amounts for truck accidents vary widely and may range from thousands to millions of dollars, depending on the individual circumstances of your case. In general, settlements will be higher in severe injuries requiring expensive treatment and continuing care or if a wrongful death was involved.

If a loved one died in a truck accident, the surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Compensation may be awarded for funeral and burial expenses, the pain and suffering endured by the deceased before death, the loss of companionship and care, the loss of income and support, and pain and suffering of mourning family members.

Yes, Michigan has a deadline, called a statute of limitations (section 600.5805), for filing claims for personal injuries that is generally three years from the date of the accident. There are some exceptions, such as if you were insane or under the age of 18 at the time of the accident. In addition, the claim for no-fault insurance benefits must be filed within one year of the accident.

The good news is that it doesn’t cost anything upfront to hire our Troy truck accident lawyers. You pay nothing unless and until we win your case, and then fees are taken out of the settlement.

When you have Goodman Acker on your side, we will be there for you throughout the entire legal process to answer questions as they arise and keep you informed on the progress of your case.

Call Our Troy Truck Accident Lawyers for Help

At Goodman Acker P.C. our entire staff is committed to helping our clients who have suffered personal injury obtain the compensation they need to rebuild their lives. With millions of dollars recovered on behalf of our clients and a 99 percent success rate, you can feel confident that we will do everything possible to win your case.

With our more than 150+ combined years of experience, we will provide you with reliable guidance and handle all legal hurdles and requirements needed to deal with trucking companies and their insurers to help get you the settlement you deserve.

Call us today at 248-286-8100 for a free, no-obligation consultation so our Troy truck accident attorneys can start working for you today.

Attorney Barry Goodman


Barry J. Goodman has devoted his professional life to keeping courthouse doors open for victims seeking justice. Always a tireless advocate for his own clients, Goodman sees his responsibility as a Detroit personal injury attorney in a broader sense as well. [ Attorney Bio ]


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