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.
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.