Strict safety laws regulate trucking companies and truck drivers. But every year, thousands of innocent drivers are injured in traffic accidents involving trucks. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you shouldn’t have to pay the price for someone else’s negligence. At Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, we can help you get the compensation you need for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Don’t let a truck driver get away with the negligent driving that caused your injuries; to recover the compensation to which you may be entitled, you’d Better Phone Stone.
Our legal professionals have more than 10 years of experience helping injured victims in Boston, and we want to help you, too. Let our truck accident lawyers help you get the compensation you need to recover from your injuries, so you can move on with your life. Get the legal representation you need, today. Call (800) 577-5188 or complete a Free Initial Consultation Form.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Our Boston truck accident lawyers handle a variety of truck accident claims, and we are familiar with the factors that contribute to accidents, such as:
- Failure to inspect and maintain trucks;
- Imbalanced or overweight payloads;
- Operator/owner negligence or carelessness;
- Speeding or violation of other traffic laws and federal regulations;
- Operating the truck while intoxicated;
- Untrained drivers; and
- Tired or fatigued drivers;
Like car accident claims, truck and tractor trailer accidents require a great deal of evidence and expert testimony. When we investigate your case, we will look for any signs that one of these factors contributed to your crash. You can count on our legal team to take immediate action and collect the evidence and witness statements needed to build your case.
Determining Liability in a Truck Accident Case
Liability in a Massachusetts truck crash case is often much more complicated than a typical car crash due to a legal concept known as “vicarious liability,” which makes your damages the responsibility of the truck driver’s employer if we can prove that the truck driver caused your crash. In other cases, there may be multiple potentially liable parties. This could include the driver and their employer, in addition to:
- The owner of the truck;
- The company tasked with maintaining the truck;
- The corporation which manufactured the goods the truck is hauling; and
- The corporation receiving the goods the truck is hauling.
When we conduct our investigation, we will work closely with crash reconstruction specialists and other experts who can help us identify the liable party or parties and build a solid case against them. We will also send a letter to the trucking company demanding it protect any evidence in its possession. In many truck crash cases, the trucker’s rest logs and information from the truck’s computer provide valuable evidence to prove our case.
Recoverable Damages in a Truck Crash Case
Victims of truck crashes often suffer catastrophic injuries or live the rest of their lives with permanent impairments from the incident. These may include:
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Significant limb injuries;
- Internal injuries;
- Broken bones; and
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts operates under the Comprehensive No-Fault Act, which means that injured crash victims usually must rely on their own insurance policy to pay their initial medical bills. The types of damages we may be able to recover on your behalf may include:
- Medical treatment and related expenses not covered by your no-fault policy;
- Ongoing care costs;
- Lost wages for your time away from work;
- Diminished earning capacity if you cannot return to work;
- Repair or replacement of your vehicle;
- Loss of support; and
- Damages for pain and suffering.
If you suffered the death of a loved one due to a Massachusetts truck crash, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death action and recover additional compensation. Call us today for your free case review, and we can explain if this is an option that may work for your family.
What our clients have to say about working with us:
“Jason and his associates and staff made a practice of keeping me informed of procedures and options in my legal goings-on. Timely calls, checking to make sure that I understood issues—these are the things that I experienced with this practice. In terms of results, “under-promise, over-deliver.” I trust Jason and his crew.” -Andrew
Truck Accident FAQ
- What are common causes of truck accidents?
Just like car accidents, truck accidents can happen in the blink of an eye for countless reasons. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:
- Truck Driver Negligence
If truck drivers are speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or sleep-deprived, they may cause serious accidents.
- Poor Truck Maintenance
Big trucks need regular maintenance to keep the brakes, tires, engines, and other components in good working condition. If these parts fail, accidents can occur.
- Overloaded Trucks
Trucks have maximum weight limits, but drivers and truck companies may exceed these limits to maximize profits. Overloaded trucks are difficult to maneuver or stop and may lead to accidents.
At Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, we’re familiar with the causes of truck accidents, and we want to help you get money to compensate you for your injuries. Pick up the phone and dial (800) 577-5188 or fill out a free contact form.
- Truck Driver Negligence
- Who is responsible for my truck accident?
Some of the parties who can be held responsible for causing truck accidents include:
- Highway designers and maintenance crews
- Other drivers
- Truck drivers
- Truck manufacturers
- Truck owners
- Trucking companies
The attorneys at Jason Stone Injury Lawyers will investigate your truck accident and determine who or what caused it. Then, we’ll do everything in our power to hold that party accountable for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
- What can I receive compensation for?
After your accident, you may have a list of expenses piling up and no way to pay for them. But if the accident wasn’t your fault, you can file a claim for your damages, including:
- Lost wages—both current and future
- Medical expenses—both current and future
- Pain and suffering
- What should I do if the insurance company contacts me?
Trucking companies are represented by big insurance companies that are in business to make money—not pay you for your accident-related expenses. That’s why it’s important that you never volunteer information about the accident and keep your contact with the insurance adjuster brief. He or she may twist your words and cause you to forfeit your rights to compensation. Better yet, let Jason Stone Injury Lawyers speak with the insurance company for you.
- Why choose Jason Stone Injury Lawyers to handle my case?
When you get a lawyer from Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, you get an advocate you can trust. Our attorneys can protect you from insurance companies while also investigating the accident and building a strong claim for you. Don’t wait to get the help you need—get the Stone Cold Guarantee® by contacting us today.
Truck Accident in Boston? Better Phone Stone.SM
If you or someone you know was injured in a truck or tractor trailer accident, contact Jason Stone Injury Lawyers today. Client satisfaction is our first priority. That’s why we make your recovery and your compensation our main focus. You can rely on our experienced truck accident attorneys to fight hard to get you as much money as possible, as quickly as possible, while keeping you informed every step of the way. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your injuries, call (800) 577-5188 today.