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Category: Truck Accidents

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5 Common Causes of Trucking Accidents

Due to their large size, commercial trucks can be extremely damaging in car accidents. Weighing in at roughly 80,000 pounds, semi trucks can be difficult to control, especially if something in the truck or on the road compromises the vehicle’s ability to travel safely. Truck accidents can be caused by any number of issues, but […]

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$2 Million Settlement for Victim of Truck Accident

Our Michigan truck accident lawyers at Goodman Acker P.C. recently obtained a $2,000,000 settlement on behalf of our client, a college student who was run over by a semi-truck. The accident occurred on the northbound shoulder of I-75 Expressway in Hazel Park. Our client, a 21-year old from Clinton Township, was heading home when he […]

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How Could E-Logs Prevent Truck Accidents?

When semi-trucks are involved in traffic accidents, the results are often devastating, to say the least. Due to their enormous size and weight, usually 80,000 pounds, these vehicles can cause serious damage when they are not properly driven. Unfortunately, many trucking accidents are caused by driver fatigue, a completely preventable problem. Truckers are often tasked […]

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Proving Truck Accident Liability

Following any type of motor vehicle accident, it’s important that you take immediate action to determine who could be liable. Any car accident can be damaging, but those involving 18-wheelers and semi-trucks are far more likely to cause serious devastation. Due to their sheer size, these vehicles have the power to hit multiple vehicles on […]

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Truck Accident Liability: Who is At Fault?

Truck accidents can be extremely damaging and may leave multiple people injured or worse. Semi-trucks weigh an average of 80,000 pounds and can cause serious devastation to anyone and anything in its path. If caught off balance or improperly driven, trucks can veer into opposing traffic, sweep across multiple lanes, or tip. Trucks might sometimes […]

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Top 5 Mistakes People Make After a Truck Accident

Being involved in a commercial truck accident is a scary and stressful experience. Many people are not prepared, and make decisions that put their ability to seek compensation in jeopardy. After an accident, there are several common mistakes you should avoid. Our firm has guided numerous clients to successful financial solutions for injuries sustained in […]

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Semi-Truck Accident Victim Speaks Out About Drowsy Driving | Goodman Acker Appears on WXYZ Channel 7 News

On Thursday, June 1st WXYZ Channel 7 Detroit News interviewed our client, a 21-year old college student who was run over by a semi-truck on the shoulder of Northbound I-75 Expressway. He was a pedestrian lawfully standing on the shoulder of the expressway near 9 Mile Road Exit in Hazel Park when a semi-truck ran off […]

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FMCSA Now Requires Truck Drivers to Electronically Log Hours

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will now require bus and truck drivers to record all hours spent behind the wheel electronically rather than on paper. This new government rule, designed to prevent accidents caused by driver fatigue, addresses a number of problems with drivers failing to abide by hours of service requirements by keeping […]

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits Filed for Michigan Truck Accidents

Accidents involving semi-trucks often result in serious, life-threatening injuries or death. If you have recently lost a loved one as a result of a truck accident, recovering from the loss of your family member is one of the most difficult challenges you will encounter. At Goodman Acker, P.C., we understand you may be going through […]

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