Did A Trucker Cause Your Accident?
Many truck and commercial vehicle accident cases are simply accidents where no one is at fault. In the majority of cases in Massachusetts, however, truck driver negligence is to blame for the accident and its corresponding injuries. At The Law Offices of Joseph J. Cariglia, P.C., we have been helping injured truck accident victims obtain full and fair compensation for their injuries since 1961.
Our lawyers have enough experience to know how insurance companies operate. One thing we have learned in our more than 50 years of legal experience is that truck and commercial vehicle insurance companies are far more prepared and aggressive than the insurance companies covering standard car accident cases.
Holding Truck Drivers Accountable For Negligence
Some examples of truck driver negligence include:
- Logbook violations: State and federal laws require truck drivers to maintain a logbook of their hours on the road. Any intentional omissions or false entries may result in legal action being taken against the driver. These logbooks can also be used in civil matters such as a personal injury lawsuit.
- Drunk driving or drug abuse: Any use of alcohol or drugs can cause a truck driver to become impaired. This is an especially dangerous situation due to the size and weight of the trucks.
- Cellphone, texting and email use while driving: Though drivers may get bored spending so many hours on the road, they are expected to be alert to their surroundings at all times and not distracted. Cellphones are a major distraction in the cab of a truck and contribute to thousands of accidents every year.
- Overloaded trucks and falling debris: Anything that falls off of a truck due to the unbalanced loading of cargo or the fact that the truck was overloaded with cargo may be the driver’s fault. He or she is expected to maintain the safety of the truck at all times, and must be aware of how the truck is being loaded in order to safely control it.
If you or a loved one has been in a trucking accident in Massachusetts that caused catastrophic injuries or wrongful death as a result of the truck driver’s negligence and irresponsibility, we can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Contact Us For Skilled Trucking Accident Representation
Our firm is proud of our track record of success taking on the big insurance companies. We have achieved hundreds of favorable settlements and verdicts for our clients who have been injured in truck accident and other vehicle accident cases.
You can talk with one of our attorneys free of charge to learn more about a truck driver negligence case. Call 866-491-6561 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation with an attorney at our Worcester office.