Polkton Township, MI (August 13, 2023) – One person was hospitalized as a result of a truck accident that occurred in Polkton Township.
The accident was reported at around 12:45 p.m. on August 11.
According to reports from the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, a semi was traveling on Interstate 96 in the Coopersville area during the afternoon hours. For unknown reasons, the brakes on the vehicle locked up, causing the vehicle to jackknife near 68th Avenue.
A second semi-truck traveling down the roadway struck the first semi-truck.
A 57-year-old man involved in the accident was injured. He was rushed to a local hospital for emergency care. The second victim, a 34-year-old man, was treated at the scene.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope those affected by this truck accident are able to recover quickly.
Truck accidents in the United States leave tens of thousands of people injured annually. There are many cases where people are left with significant bone fractures, life-threatening internal organ injuries, and debilitating spinal cord injuries as a result of their accidents. In many cases, truck crash victims have to go through extensive medical treatment, both immediate and long-term. Truck crash victims often require therapy and rehabilitation. Unfortunately, being unable to work while having to deal with tens of thousands of dollars in medical treatment can be incredibly difficult.
After a truck accident, victims have the opportunity to pursue a claim for compensation. This is done by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. In order to recover, you must be able to demonstrate that the defendant is at fault for the accident. To prove liability, you will need to demonstrate that the defendant engaged in some type of negligent action that caused the accident to take place. This can be a driver that was speeding, a trucking company that hired somebody who was unqualified to operate the vehicle, or a cargo company overloading a trailer.
Conducting a thorough investigation into the accident is critical when it comes to identifying the liable parties and seeking compensation for all of your damages. It is important to reach out to a truck accident lawyer right away to provide yourself with the best chance of getting justice.
At Burg Simpson, we understand that truck accidents can be traumatic experiences for victims and their families. If you or someone you know has been injured due to a truck accident, contact our national truck accident lawyers today at (888) 895-2080 to discuss how we can help provide the legal representation and strategic advice needed for your unique case. With over four decades of experience in advocating for those involved in truck accidents, we strive to fight fiercely for justice on behalf of our clients and ensure they get the compensation they need during this difficult time.
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