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.
Large trucks such as semi-trucks and tractor-trailers are subject to state and federal regulations. This ensures the driver is properly trained, works a certain length of time, the vehicle is properly maintained, the truck has met inspection standards and all material, loads and shipments and properly loaded and secured. Our attorneys understand the regulations that govern the trucking industry, and they have successfully helped past clients with the investigation process.
Investigation after a truck accident is crucial and could help establish cause and fault. If a truck is overloaded, a driver was distracted or a driver or company was negligent in safely operating the vehicle, this could prove liability. Victims involved in a truck accident often suffer serious injuries due to the massive size of these vehicles. This often leaves victims dealing with physical, emotional and financial burdens. A personal injury claim could help victims recover compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages and other related damages.
The pain and suffering after a truck accident could be tremendous. Victims and their loved ones should understand the rights and remedies afforded to them. To learn more, check out our law firm’s truck accident overview. This could provide individuals with general information about the actions available to victims following a truck accident.