Truck Accidents

Michigan Truck Accident Lawyers

Aggressive Pursuit of the Compensation Your Family Needs

The physical and emotional impact of a truck crash is immediate — permanent injuries or the sudden loss of a family member. However, victims will feel additional effects long after the initial explosive impact of a tractor-trailer collision. Serious or catastrophic physical injuries can lead to lost income and enormous medical bills. Families of fatal truck accident victims must endure financial hardship resulting from the loss of income and final medical expenses.

When faced with these serious consequences, truck accident victims and their families must combat the resistance of insurance companies and secure rightful compensation for their losses.

Ferris & Salter, P.C. — Fighting for Your Rights
Free Consultation at (734) 677-2020

Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, our firm has earned a reputation for strong legal advocacy and positive results in complex truck accident cases. Representing clients in the greater Wayne County area and statewide, we have achieved substantial settlements and verdicts for victims of auto vs. truck accidents. Contact us for a free consultation.

More than 100 people are killed each year in Michigan trucking accidents, and about 1,500 people are injured. Because of the transfer of energy and difference in mass, the occupants in automobiles suffer most. Aside from truck fatalities, many suffer catastrophic injury, such as brain damage, severed or crushed limbs, spinal cord injuries (causing paralysis), burn injuries, and disfiguring facial injuries.

Michigan Truck Accident Litigation

Ferris & Salter, P.C. responds swiftly to truck accidents throughout Michigan. We utilize investigators and accident reconstructionists, and attorneys Don Ferris or Heidi Salter-Ferris visit the scene of the truck wreck themselves. Contacting an attorney is critical to preserving evidence of the trucking crash, including securing the vehicles for expert inspection. We examine law enforcement reports, photographs of the crash site, witness statements, and the truck owners' records for evidence of negligence:

  • Truck driver error — speeding and illegal maneuvers, crossing the center line, truck driver fatigue
  • Trucking company liability — log book violations and pressure to exceed federal limits on driving without rest, negligent supervision and hiring of truckers
  • Maintenance and freight — faulty brakes and worn tires, overweight trucks, unsecured or unbalanced loads

With more than 250 jury trials behind us, Ferris & Salter, P.C., is more than willing to try these complicated cases. However, our thorough preparation and willingness to go to court often leads to full and fair insurance settlements for semi crash victims and their families.

Statewide Representation in 18 wheeler Accidents: (734) 677-2020

If a trucking accident caused a family member to suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries, contact our personal injury and wrongful death lawyers for a free consultation. We collect attorney fees only if we succeed in obtaining compensation. We can visit victims and their families at home or hospital.

Meet Our Team

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Ms. Salter-Ferris graduated from John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois in 1983 and has limited her practice to serious injury law ever since. She began her legal career at a prestigious Chicago law firm before relocating to Ann Arbor in 1988.…

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Mr. Ferris is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Notre Dame, graduating with highest honors in 1973. He received his law school degree from the University of Michigan in 1976. After working as a Washtenaw County senior assistant public de…