Boston Area Tractor-Trailer Truck Accident Victim, Fatal Truck Crash Wrongful Death Claims Attorneys
About Tractor-Trailer Truck Accidents in Massachusetts
A fully loaded tractor-trailer truck weighs 10, 20 or even 40 times as much as a single car, making accidents involving these trucks especially deadly. Just like car drivers, tractor-trailer drivers have been known to drive at unsafe speeds, drive while distracted (by talking on a cell phone or fiddling with the radio) or operate their vehicles under the influence of drugs, alcohol or crushing fatigue.
The key difference is that the weight and bulk of a tractor-trailer truck can magnify even small errors of judgment into catastrophic or fatal accidents involving multiple vehicles. Not only can the truck collide with or sideswipe smaller cars, but it can also “jackknife” or tip over, precipitating a chain-reaction collision.
Holding Truck Owners and Trucking Companies Accountable
Numerous factors are involved in tractor-trailer truck accidents, and numerous parties other than the driver can be held accountable.
The owner of the truck is responsible for keeping the vehicle in good operating condition, paying special attention to its brakes, steering column and hauling rig, and the moving company must ensure that its drivers are properly trained and well-rested.
The people who load the truck are responsible for firmly securing its contents, to prevent the truck’s load from spilling out onto a busy street or highway.
Last but not least, the driver must follow all applicable traffic laws and not operate his truck recklessly or negligently.
Brockton Tractor-Trailer Truck Accident Attorneys, Free Consultation
If you’ve been injured in an accident involving a tractor-trailer truck, either as a pedestrian, driver, or a property owner you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, or for the loss of a loved on killed in a fatal truck accident.
Our truck accident attorneys may be able to hold the trucking company, as well as the driver of the truck, or other third parties liable for medial expenses, lost income, as well as for damages.
For a free initial consultation, call our Boston area tractor-trailer truck accident lawyers to schedule a free no-obligation case review and consultation at (508) 588-0422 and you will have taken your first step towards getting fair compensation for your injuries or for the loss of a loved one. You can also click here to use our Free Case Evaluation Form.
Our knowledgeable and experienced Boston Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Attorneys assist truck accident victims throughout all of Southeast Massachusetts, including but not limited to Brockton, Taunton, Bridgewater, Plymouth, Marshfield, Attleboro, Braintree, Weymouth, Hingham, Quincy, Rockland, Hanover, Duxbury, Whitman, Middleborough, Raynham, Mansfield, Avon, Canton, Stoughton. We also serve the counties of Plymouth, Norfolk, Bristol, Massachusetts.