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If you or a loved one were injured in a trucking accident, having a knowledgeable MA trucking accident lawyer on your side can have a significant impact on your case. Due to various trucking regulations, these cases can be complex. However, there are no legal fees unless you obtain an award or settlement. Call us toll-free anytime at 1-(508) 715-3134 or fill out a contact form online for a free (no obligation) consultation.

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What can I be Compensated for in my MA Trucking Accident Case?

While it is dependent on the facts of your case, you may be able to receive compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, among other losses. It is not uncommon for the insurance company to offer a quick settlement that is lower than what you deserve. That is why having an experienced MA trucking accident lawyer on your side is so important. They can help you get a larger settlement for your injuries and losses. An experienced MA trucking accident lawyer can assess the facts of your case and negotiate with the insurance company to ensure you get all the compensation you deserve. Read more.

What Does Our Firm Charge For a Trucking Accident Case?

Our firm will charge the industry standard, which is one-third (1/3) of your settlement or award.

What Commonly Causes a Trucking Accident?

The profile of a truck driver.

A trucking accident may happen for many reasons. Some examples could include defective equipment, distracted driving, driver fatigue, safety violations and speeding. When a truck drives at high rates of speed, they are more likely to cause serious injury due to the size and weight of the truck. Truck drivers who are fatigued also increase the possibility of a crash on the road. They may be required to drive for hours on end to fulfill job responsibilities. Studies show that, after eight (8) consecutive hours of driving, a truck driver’s alertness and performance begins to decline sharply. Several long-haul truck drivers reported falling asleep at the wheel at some point during a 30-day period.

A truck driving after hitting a car in a Massachusetts truck accident.

Furthermore, large truck accidents happen when cargo falls off the truck and onto the road. Some examples of material that may become detached from the truck include bricks, gravel, logs, lumber, or other building products. Along with these dangers, falling cargo may cause the truck driver to lose control of the truck, which could cause accidents. There are regulations that must be followed when it comes to securing cargo. If these regulations are not followed, trucking companies can be held responsible for resulting injury.

A semi-truck tipped on its side.

As with any vehicle on the road, an accident can happen if large trucks are not inspected, repaired, or maintained. For example, if the truck’s braking system is not maintained properly, a tractor-trailer may be unable to stop suddenly if they needed to avoid hitting a car in front of them. It is also important for the truck’s lighting system to be regularly inspected for the driver, so they have full visibility at all times. Failure to do any of these things could result in an accident with other drivers.

What are Other Common Causes of Truck Accidents?

Speeding down the highway.
  • Cargo that shifts weight
  • Failure to follow safety procedures
  • Overloaded commercial vehicles
  • Tire blowouts
  • Truck rollover
  • Unlicensed drivers

What Steps Should I Take After a Trucking Accident?

If you are injured in a truck accident, you should seek medical assistance as soon as possible. For serious injuries, go to the nearest emergency room. Even if your injuries are minor, it is still a good idea to see a doctor since some injuries take days or even weeks to show. Document everything you can about what happened before, during and after the truck accident. Get the name, contact number and insurance information for the driver of the truck and get the names and contact information of any witnesses who may have seen the accident. Take pictures of the accident and any sustained visible injuries. Report the accident and injuries to your insurance company. After all of these things are done, it is a good idea to consult an experienced MA trucking accident lawyer who can assess the facts of your case and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Contact an Experienced MA Trucking Accident Lawyer Today

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If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation. We work with experienced MA trucking accident lawyers who may be able to file a trucking accident lawsuit on your behalf and charge no fee unless you get a settlement or award. Contact us anytime toll-free at 1-(508) 715-3134 or fill out a contact form online for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.

Source:

  1. https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safety/data-and-statistics/large-truck-and-bus-crash-facts-2016