The Legal Experience You Need After A Devastating Truck Accident
When a truck merges onto the highway in the lane next to us, most of us feel slightly nervous or at least watchful. That is because the semi could weigh up to 80,000 pounds, be pulled by a powerful tractor, and the cargo inside might be stacked as high as 13 feet. Contact a Norfolk County truck accident attorney if you’ve been injured in a truck accident due to someone else’s negligence.
An accident involving a tractor-trailer is likely to kill or severely injure someone in a passenger vehicle. These accidents, sadly, are not rare. They happen every day in Massachusetts.
Common injuries include:
- Burn injuries
- Face and eye injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Head, neck and back injuries
Common Causes Of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents are different from auto accidents in that there are so many parties involved in loading the truck, maintaining the truck, driving the truck, insuring the truck, etc. It takes an experienced attorney to investigate the accident and identify any and all parties that may be held accountable and pay compensation to you, the victim.
Some of the most common causes of trucking accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Drug or alcohol use
- Improperly loaded cargo
- Defective truck equipment
- Driver inexperience
- Unsafe lane changes
- Following too closely
The most disturbing cause of truck accidents is the companies’ drive for maximum profit. They pressure their drivers to speed, drive for long hours, make deadlines better than their competition, and keep the trucks moving. Drivers should not be encouraged to drive when they are exhausted or to use stimulants to keep awake. They should, of course, not use drugs or alcohol while driving but many do.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a semi-truck or delivery truck, such as a UPS or FedEx truck, or any other delivery van or commercial vehicle, contact us.
Contact our office at 508-763-6571 to learn more about our “No Fee Unless Successful” model. Call now to speak with a knowledgeable truck accident lawyer in Norfolk County. You will need all the compensation our firm can get for you. The Law Offices of James F. White, P.C., has more than 30 years’ experience fighting for injured victims and we know the laws and safety regulations truckers are supposed to adhere to.
Call 508-763-6571 to Schedule Your Free Consultation
For more information about a delivery truck collision or semi-truck accident, or to schedule an appointment with an experienced Norfolk County motor vehicle accident lawyer, please contact our law firm at 508-763-6571. We take cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we win.