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