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Rear-end Crashes – Is the Driver in Back Always Liable?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on June 07, 2022 in Auto Accidents

Most people assume that the driver in back is always to blame for a rear-end crash. Although it is generally true that the rear-ending driver is at fault, liability is never a foregone conclusion. There are situations where the lead driver or someone else could be liable. At Jay Trucks, we have a team of […]

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Questions Crash Victims Should Ask Before Accepting a Settlement

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on June 03, 2022 in Auto Accidents

Although Michigan crash victims can seek compensation through a no-fault claim, some may also be eligible to seek additional damages through a third-party lawsuit. Once victims file a claim, they are likely to receive a settlement offer from the insurance company soon after. Although the offer may look like a lot of money, how do […]

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Why Are Truck Backing-Up Accidents So Dangerous?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on May 27, 2022 in Auto Accidents

People who drive a semi-truck, tractor trailer, dump truck or other commercial vehicle face a lot of challenges behind the wheel. The size alone makes these vehicles harder to maneuver, especially when turning sharp corners or reversing. It also takes more time and distance to stop such a large and heavy vehicle. Truck backing-up crashes […]

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What if You Leave the Scene of a Car Accident in Michigan?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on May 20, 2022 in Auto Accidents

Leaving the scene of a car accident in Michigan is a crime, whether you are the at-fault party or the injured victim. Penalties for breaking the law could include driver’s license points, hefty fines and jail time. Drivers may have a lot of questions about this law. For instance, what if it is unsafe to […]

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Should I Worry About Shoulder Pain After a Crash?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on May 06, 2022 in Auto Accidents

Feeling shoulder pain after a crash is not uncommon. When your body gets jolted around during a collision, it may cause your entire body, including your shoulder, to feel sore. However, sometimes, that pain in your shoulder may be a serious injury. At Jay Trucks, we have been representing accident victims for a long time. […]

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What Dangerous Crashes Are More Likely in Spring?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on April 29, 2022 in Auto Accidents

Few people are sad to leave the icy roads, snow shovels and heavy coats of winter behind. However, while enjoying sunny, warmer weather, it is important to be aware of these spring crash risks and how to avoid them. Our Flint-area car crash lawyers see a lot of crashes this time of year. Fortunately, most […]

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Can Police Check if You Have Insurance by Running Your Plates?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on April 28, 2022 in Auto Accidents

Having car insurance in Michigan is required. Drivers must meet the minimum insurance requirements to operate a vehicle on the road. Having valid car insurance coverage is also something the police check for. But how do officers know if you have insurance? In addition to carrying proof of your no-fault insurance, the police can run […]

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Can I File a Claim for Damages After a Fixed Object Accident?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on April 14, 2022 in Auto Accidents

Not every car crash involves another vehicle. Nearly 20 percent of fatal traffic accidents today involve a vehicle hitting a stationary object. Each year, there are hundreds of thousands more fixed object crashes that cause extensive injuries and other damages. Most of these crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), happen at […]

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Blind-Spot Crashes and Who Can Be Liable

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on March 31, 2022 in Auto Accidents

Were you struck by a vehicle that was out of your line of sight? If so, you are not alone. There are about 840,000 blind-spot accidents each year in the U.S. The most serious of these incidents involve commercial trucks, which may result in severe or fatal injuries. Like most traffic accidents, blind-spot car crashes […]

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How is Fault Determined for a Multi-Vehicle Crash?

Posted on behalf of Jay Trucks & Associates, PC on March 11, 2022 in Auto Accidents

Multi-vehicle crashes are very common today, especially on busier roads and highways. Also called chain reaction collisions, these accidents often have several victims, and the injuries tend to be more severe. How do insurance companies determine fault for a multi-vehicle crash, and why does it matter in a no-fault state? Assessing liability for a crash […]

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