Semi-trucks are large vehicles, and operators face many difficulties when driving them, both on the highway and on smaller city streets. And while any traffic accident carries the potential to cause serious injury or death, generally, the injuries caused in a Massachusetts truck accident are often severe. Indeed, the fatality rate is highest among accidents involving large commercial vehicles such as semi-trucks and tractor-trailers.
Recovering after a Boston truck accident can be a lengthy process. Initially, accident victims have to overcome their physical injuries. This may include periods of hospitalization followed by physical therapy. Even then, many accident victims find that they suffer from lingering pain or other effects of the collision, including emotional or psychological stress associated with driving or riding in a car. Additionally, those involved in a serious truck accident will also miss work during their recovery. This makes dealing with the sizable medical bills even more difficult.
Under state law, truck accident victims can pursue a claim for compensation against any of the parties they believe to be at fault for their injuries by filing a Massachusetts personal injury case. In a personal injury case arising out of a truck accident, most often, the named defendants include the truck driver and that driver’s employer. However, depending on the specific circumstances of the accident, there may be additional parties that should be named.
To succeed in a claim against a negligent truck driver, an accident victim must prove that the defendant truck driver violated a duty of care that was owed to the plaintiff, and that the defendant’s breach of this duty resulted in the plaintiff’s injuries. In practice, negligence is often proven through evidence that the truck driver was distracted, intoxicated, or driving in an unsafe manner. Evidence such as a traffic citation or criminal conviction can help plaintiffs more easily prove their case; however, neither of these are necessary.
Two Injured in Acton Truck Accident
Last month, two were seriously injured in a Massachusetts truck accident that occurred not far from Boston. According to a local news report, the collision occurred just after 8:00 a.m. on Great Road, near the intersection with Meyer Hill Drive, in Acton, Massachusetts. While the details of the accident have not yet all been released, the collision involved one passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer. Both women in the passenger car suffered major injuries, and both were taken to the hospital. The cause of the truck accident is still under investigation, and police have not yet issued any citations.
Have You Been Injured in a Massachusetts Semi-Truck Accident?
If you or someone you care about has recently been the victim of a Boston truck accident, contact the injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Barry Feinstein & Affiliates, P.C., for immediate assistance. At our Massachusetts personal injury law firm, we represent clients in all types of injury claims, including car accidents, motorcycle collisions, and truck wrecks. We also handle cases involving slip and fall accidents, instances of medical malpractice, and wrongful death claims. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation with our experienced Boston injury lawyers, call 800-262-9200 today.