Sadly, truck accidents are far too common. The US Department of Transportation has found that about half a million trucking accidents take place on an annual basis throughout the country. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 5.6 percent of all deadly accidents in Massachusetts involved large trucks. Truck accidents are almost always very serious. If you have been hurt in a truck accident, we urge you to seek the help of a seasoned Massachusetts truck accident attorney who is able to assist you with your claim. At The Law Offices of Barry Feinstein & Affiliates, P.C., we provide each and every client with skilled legal representation every step of the way.
Earlier this week, a tanker truck full of 12,000 gallons of gasoline rolled over and crashed with another vehicle early in the morning. The driver of the truck was pronounced dead at the scene and another man was injured but is currently in stable condition. Fuel spilled out on to the roadway and several hours later – the firefighters, police and highway workers were still laboring to the end the danger. Both sides of the highway were shut down as the fuel was cleaned up. Law enforcement commended the crews on the clean up effort and stated that it was lucky the spill did not become disastrous. The accident is still under investigation.
Compensation for Truck Accident Injuries
If you were hurt in a truck accident caused by a truck driver’s negligence in Massachusetts, you may be able to recover damages for your harm. ‘Damages’ is the legal term that denotes a sum of money awarded as compensation for a loss or injury. Some common examples of damages include, but are not limited to: medical expenses, retaliation expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, future medical expenses, property damage, disability and more.
Establishing Fault for Truck Accidents
Like all drivers, truck drivers have an obligation to drive safely on the roads. In order to recover any damages in your case, fault must be demonstrated. In many cases, fault is established through the legal theory of negligence. Negligence takes place when a truck driver causes injury or death by failing to use reasonable care behind the wheel. Reasonable care is defined as how a prudent or sensible person would have acted under the same or similar circumstances.
For example, if a truck driver’s excessive speeding caused an accident, that truck driver may be liable for the harm since a prudent driver would not excessively speed, understanding the risk of accident associated with such behavior.
Massachusetts Truck Accident Attorney
Truck accidents are more often damaging than other types of automobile accidents. If you or someone close to you has been in truck accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your harm. At The Law Offices of Barry Feinstein & Affiliates, P.C., our experienced truck accident attorneys are committed to doing everything in our power to hold negligent truck drivers accountable for the harm that they cause. To learn more, call us today at 1-800-262-9200 or contact us online.
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