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June 2015 Archives

Taking action after a truck accident

While the trucking industry is important to intrastate and interstate commerce in Massachusetts and other states in the nation, trucks unfortunately pose many risks and dangers on the roadways. As last week's blog pointed out, falling debris from large trucks could be the cause of a serious and even fatal accident. Our law firm understands that truck accidents are often related to the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company. Because of this, individuals harmed in a truck crash should understand how to establish responsibility.

What rule regulates truck loading and falling debris?

On a daily basis, drivers in Massachusetts will often encounter commercial vehicles such as semi-trucks, tractor-trailers and dump trucks. While these motor vehicles are beneficial in transporting goods and shipments across the state and nation, these massive vehicles also present dangers and risks on the roadways. While the goods that many trucks transport are confined within the vehicle, others are not. If a truck is not properly loaded and objects are not properly tied down, this could lead to falling debris and possibly a serious truck accident.

Crash severity and DUI accidents

While it is unfortunate that there are many dangers present on roadways, it is a reality that many drivers in Massachusetts and other states must face. Even when drivers seek to improve safety by following the rules of the road and upholding his or her duties of care while behind the wheel, this does not protect them from negligent drivers, especially those that are reckless on the roads. When an intoxicated driver gets behind the wheel of the car, they not only risk their own life but the lives of many others. Moreover, the damage caused by a drunk driving accident is often significant, resulting frequently in serious injuries, fatalities and severe damages.

Massachusetts State Trooper struck and injured by drunk driver

The negligence and recklessness of a driver is often the unfortunate cause of an automobile collision. Whether they are speeding, distracted, intoxicated or a combination of any of these, a driver failing to uphold the duty of care required by all drivers could lead to a car crash involving serious injuries and even death.

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