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Truck Accident Attorneys in Boston

We Know State & Federal Trucking Laws

Truck drivers are often sleep deprived, tired, and constantly on the rush to meet strict deadlines. As a result, truck accidents are common, and insurance companies will often try to pay out small settlements that do not account for the victim's long-term medical expenses.

Our Boston truck accident attorneys have represented numerous injury victims over the years and know how to assess a client's case to determine their deserved compensation. If you or a loved one was injured by the negligent operation of a truck, contact us to learn more about your right to file a claim.

Discuss your case with a skilled attorney during a complimentary consultation at Mitcheson & Lee LLP. Call us at (617) 934-3207 today.

A Truck Accident Has Several Potential Causes

Truck accident cases are unique and particularly difficult to litigate without professional personal injury attorneys experienced in vehicle accident cases. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, truck drivers traveling between state lines may be operating under multiple state and federal regulations that guide the weight of their haul, the distance drivers could travel without resting, licensing requirements, insurance minimums, quality control in manufacturing and repairs, and more.

Other unique aspects include determining who is at fault for a collision (it may be the truck driver, the driver’s employer, or even the company that contracted the driver), time sensitivity of a case, and the dynamics of the collision. Time is especially important in an accident involving a truck. Our experienced attorneys can help you investigate the scene of the accident as soon as possible to collect evidence before it becomes compromised or destroyed.

Common causes of trucking accidents include but are not limited to:

  • Truck driver fatigue

  • Distraction (use of cell phone, texting, excessively loud radio)

  • Driving at an excessive speed

  • Poor truck maintenance

  • Poor truck driver training

  • Unsafe truck driving practices

  • Poor weather conditions

Truck Accident Liability

In cases of truck accidents, it’s possible that the driver and their employer (whether a trucking company or a contracted position) could be liable for damages. Proving driver negligence is similar to any vehicle collision case — drug and alcohol tests, cell phone records, and accident reconstructions can show that a driver was behaving recklessly at the time a collision occurred. However, a truck accident case may yield more sources for recovering evidence. Truck drivers and trucking companies must keep records of safety violations, time spent driving, vehicle maintenance, and other aspects of their operation. These records may exhibit driver negligence or show a pattern of unsafe driving that could demonstrate evidence of employer negligence and failure to comply with safety regulations. For example, truck drivers must adhere to federal hours of service regulations. These regulations establish the time a driver can spend on the road during a shift. If a driver is not adhering to hours of service regulations, it can be because they were ordered by their employer to drive longer hours. In this case, driver fatigue could be labeled as the cause of the accident and the trucking company could be held liable for safety violations.

With the help of our legal team, you can hold everyone who is responsible for your injuries accountable. We will work to recover evidence, identify all liable parties, and recover the compensation you deserve.

Contact Us to Schedule a Free Consultation

At Mitcheson & Lee, our knowledgeable truck accident attorneys in Boston are ready to fight for your rights. Our goal is to obtain justice for our clients and their loved ones.

We offer complimentary consultations. Contact us today at (617) 934-3207 or through our message form.