Jackknifed big rig causes multiple-vehicle crash on I-94
Detroit, MI – Several people were injured after a big rig jackknifed and caused a multiple-vehicle crash near Chelsea in Washtenaw County. According to local police, the trucker lost control of the vehicle due to snowy road conditions. This led to several secondary crashes involving another two semi-trucks and three passenger vehicles. Traffic on I-94 was closed for several hours with the police advising motorists to look for alternate routes.
Recovering damages after a multiple-vehicle crash is a nightmare as the liability of each driver needs to be assessed. The trucker that lost control of the big rig will bear most of the fault, but the insurance company will want to know if other drivers involved were somewhat negligent. Under Michigan’s comparative negligence laws, a driver’s damages will be reduced by a percentage corresponding to their share of the blame. To avoid an unpleasant situation, if you were involved in a multiple-vehicle crash make sure to contact a trustworthy Detroit car accident lawyer as soon as possible.