Michigan Truck Laws
Managing Partner Michael J. Leizerman is proud to have helped Michigan residents who suffered as a result of a truck accident. Michael passed the Michigan bar in 1995 and is a member of the Michigan Bar Association.
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Southfield, Michigan, 48033
More than 5,000 truck-related accidents occur on Michigan roads every year, leaving thousands of people injured or killed. As a native Michigander and 1991 graduate of the University of Michigan, attorney Michigan Jay Leizerman is proud to have helped Michigan residents who suffered as a result of a truck accident. Michael has spent his career building a national reputation helping people and families in injury and death cases involving truck accidents. While he is often called upon to assist local counsel in cases nationwide, helping people in the Midwest remains the focus of his professional calling.
As home to the automotive industry, as well as one of the busiest international borders in the country, Michigan roadways witness steady truck traffic. To reach points throughout the Great Lakes region and beyond, tractor trailers, tankers and delivery trucks rely on the state’s major freeways such as I-75, I-96 and I-94 as well as Michigan’s endless two-lane highways. From the urban freeways in metro Detroit to the rural roads “Up North,” truck traffic greatly impacts traffic congestion, as well as the safety of other drivers.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, contact Michael today. Discuss your case with an attorney who has the courtroom experience and legal background that will ensure your rights are protected and that the responsible party, whether an at-fault driver or a negligent carrier, is held accountable.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (Title 49, Parts 350-399) govern all vehicles engaged in interstate traffic.
There are some situations where a tractor-trailer or other commercial motor vehicle is involved in only intrastate travel. For example, an appliance store in Holland may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The Michigan Department of Public Safety has adopted Title 49, Parts 382, 383, 384, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, and 399 of the federal regulations.
For an overview of laws that affect trucks operating only in Michigan, visit our Michigan Trucking Laws page.