Causes Of Truck Accidents
A negligent truck driver runs a red light and hits a car in an intersection. What is the cause of the truck accident? Is it running a red light? Yes, but that only scratches the surface. At The Law Offices of Joseph J. Cariglia, P.C., our lawyers understand the importance of digging a little deeper.
We want to find out why the truck driver ran the red light. Was it because he or she had spent too many hours on the road and was driving fatigued? Was it because the tractor-trailer was overloaded, leading to increased stopping distance? Was it because the brakes on the semitruck had not been properly maintained? If we discover that the answer to any of these questions is yes, it will change how we approach the case.
Determining the cause of a truck accident can help us determine who is responsible for compensating you for your injuries. Call us today at 866-491-6561 to discuss your case during a free initial consultation.
Finding Out Why A Truck Accident Happened
Some of the common causes of truck accidents in Massachusetts include:
- Truck driver negligence: Whether a truck driver was speeding, driving recklessly or driving more hours than legally allowed, negligence on the part of the truck driver is a major contributing factor in semitruck accidents.
- Overloaded trucks: When a truck is overloaded with cargo or the cargo is unbalanced in the back of the truck, it may be more difficult for the driver to control the truck. If he or she loses control, the cargo may spill out onto the road, creating a hazard for other motorists.
- Driver fatigue: When a driver is driving more hours than he or she is legally allowed, fatigue sets in. This results in an inattentive driver and one who may even fall asleep at the wheel, which can cause devastating accidents.
- Brake failure: If the brakes fail on a truck due to a product defect or failure to properly maintain the vehicle, an accident may result that leaves other drivers and passengers seriously injured.
Our attorneys have also handled cases involving drunk driving accidents and accidents caused by truck drivers driving under the influence of illegal drugs and medications.
Experienced Attorneys Getting Results For Truck Accident Victims
Our attorneys have more than five decades of experience handling truck accident cases. We know how to pursue a fair settlement. We know that when an insurance company offers an unfair settlement, we must go to trial to get meaningful results. From our Worcester office, we help injured people in Boston, Framingham, Springfield and throughout central Massachusetts.
Let Us Help You Fight For Your Rights
Our Worcester lawyers handle cases on a contingency fee basis, so you will not have to worry about paying attorney fees if we lose. We only charge these fees after we collect on a successful verdict or settlement. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. Call now at 866-491-6561.