Tractor Trailer Accidents
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In Massachusetts, commercial trucking companies have much at stake. The fact that 18-wheelers are so large increases the likelihood of serious injuries or fatalities in the event of an accident. At the Attorney Injury Group, our Boston truck accident lawyers represent the rights of people who have been seriously injured in accidents involving large commercial vehicles.
In the event of an accident, the trucking companies will dispatch an experienced team of investigators to sift through evidence and extract details most favorable to them. These investigators could find evidence to mitigate fault of the trucker, while searching for evidence of comparative fault by other drivers. They know that a case like one of these could cost their company millions.
At The Attorney Injury Group, we have experienced tractor trailer accident lawyers to help you with your case. We understand how trucking companies operate, and what it takes to beat them. We urge our clients, or potential clients, to speak with an attorney immediately following a crash so that our own investigation can be conducted with your best interest in mind.
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE
It is imperative that this is done right away, so evidence is not destroyed before we can gather it. Our truck accident injury lawyers in Boston will fully investigate the circumstances of your crash to identify if there was negligence.on the part or the driver, employer, owner of the tractor, owner of the trailer, or the company that contracted to have the goods hauled. There are many competing interest within tractor trailer accident cases, which is why you must ensure your rights are protected.
Some examples of negligence resulting in a tractor trailer accident are:
- Driver fatigue
- Equipment failure
- Negligent maintenance
- Overloaded truck
- Inattention of driver
- Speeding (often the result of demanding or impossible delivery schedules)
- Breach of federal regulations
- Negligent hiring practices
Our lawyers recognize that other drivers are at a major disadvantage when involved in a collision with a tractor trailer. These vehicles can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. When someone is involved in one of these accidents, the results can be catastrophic.
Nationally, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has reported there has been a spike in the number of truck accidents by 20 percent. Although, large tractor trailers are responsible for about 3 percent of the total number, these wrecks are more likely to cause greater damage than those involving smaller vehicles, simply because the size of these vehicles.
It is not an uncommon event for the insurance companies to reach out immediately after an accident, to try and low-ball the victim’s settlement offer. These insurance companies are counting on the fact that victims could be desperate to cover medical bills and other expenses early on. If you or someone you know has been in an accident involving a tractor trailer, you should never speak to the trucking companies representative, let alone sign any paperwork, without the involvement of a personal injury lawyer. In most cases, the amount to which the victims are entitled far exceeds the initial settlement offer.
DAMAGES BESIDES JUST MEDICAL
In addition to medical expenses, other damages may include:
- Lost Wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses
- Property damage recovery
In some situations, the courts will allow the victims of these accidents to seek punitive damages, which will triple the potential awards. Punitive damages are granted when a trucking company’s actions were especially shocking. In cases like these, the court will decide it is necessary to not just compensate the victim, but to also punish the wrongdoer.
In cases where truck accident victims survive, potential injuries and losses noted in Tractor Trailer accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severed limbs
- Massive internal injuries
- Broken bones
- Permanent scarring
These injuries typically require expensive & ongoing treatments. These treatments can include surgery, medication, physical therapy, and rehabilitation. Victims will often never recover to be exactly the same as they were. It is The Attorney Injury Group’s goal to make sure you receive compensation to which you are entitled.
The Attorney Injury Group fights aggressively to protect your rights. If you are injured through no fault of your own, you can be confident that the Attorney Injury Group will fight to secure the best possible outcome for your accident claim.
Call the Attorney Injury Group today at 617-934-7000 for a FREE, confidential consultation. When you call, an experienced Massachusetts lawyer will investigate every detail of your situation at no cost to you.
At the Attorney Injury Group, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front and we don’t get paid until you do. Call today to learn how we may be able to help.