Truck Drivers Have Legal Rights, Too
As a commercial driver or someone who drives for a living, you may not be covered by workers’ compensation if you were hurt on the job while driving. Many companies treat their drivers as “independent contractors” to avoid paying workers’ compensation for work-related injuries. Truck drivers do have legal rights under Michigan law, and it takes an experienced, hard-working attorney to get the compensation you deserve.
At Holmes & Wiseley, P.C., we have extensive experience working with truck drivers involved in vehicle crashes. We know what a dangerous occupation truck driving is. If you are a truck driver involved in an accident, you need someone fighting on your side to obtain the compensation you need to fully recover and get back on the road. Our attorneys will be there for you every step of the way. We will also help you navigate the difficult medical and financial issues you are facing right now.
What Is A Third-Party Claim?
When you are injured in an accident while driving in Michigan, your no-fault insurance will normally cover for your injuries. This is known as a first-party claim. If another person caused the accident, however, and you sustained severe injuries, you can bring a third-party claim against the negligent party/parties. In many cases, your third-party claim is brought against the negligent driver. However, other parties can be held liable if improper loading or defective parts contribute to the accident. Whatever the cause, Holmes & Wiseley, P.C., will get to the bottom of it with a thorough investigation and hold all at-fault parties accountable. We will take your case to trial, if necessary.