Boston Massachusetts Truck Accident Attorneys
An 18-wheeler is the most dangerous type of vehicle that you regularly encounter on Massachusetts highways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 22 fatalities resulting from collisions involving large trucks in Massachusetts in 2009. Tractor-trailers are mechanically complex and their safe operation requires regular high quality maintenance and extraordinarily good driving skills. When a truck strikes a car or a pedestrian, catastrophic injuries and fatalities often result. If you have been injured in an accident involving a truck, you need an attorney with the experience to deal with these complicated cases.
Truck operators have special safety responsibilities
Because of the dangers inherent to these large vehicles, truck drivers are legally required to make reasonable efforts to protect the safety of others. There are many complex federal and state rules and regulations which govern commercial truck operation on our nation's roadways. Drivers are required to adhere to regulations involving the amount of time on the road, numbers of break and the weight of the load that they carry. When truck drivers ignore their duties and operate in a negligent manner, our job as truck accident attorneys is to make sure that they are held accountable for the consequences of their actions. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:
- Rear-end or head-on crashes with smaller passenger vehicles
- Unsecured loads or unsecured cargo
- Driver fatigue from prolonged operation
- Aggressive and unsafe driving or improper lane change
- Poor truck maintenance
- Drunk driving or drug use by operators
Helping you receive fair compensation
Truck accident cases require an early and extensive investigation and, in many cases, a thorough accident reconstruction by an expert. We will secure the evidence that is necessary for your case, and guide you through the process to obtain full medical care and fair compensation for your injuries. Contact Sankey Law Offices to determine how our law firm can provide the resources necessary to aggressively fight the trucking company's legal defense.
No legal fee unless we obtain compensation for you
In truck accident cases, and in all personal injury cases, we are pleased to represent you on a contingent-fee basis. This means that you do not pay us for legal services unless we obtain a financial recovery for you.
For advice about your options after a truck accident, contact Sankey Law Offices at our Boston, Mansfield, or Braintree office. We will help you receive compensation for your injuries, property damage, and lost wages.
Providing three convenient locations, free initial consultations, and comprehensive legal services