Boston Truck Accident Attorney
After a typical Boston car crash, it is common for victims to contact their insurance companies and work through the claims process by themselves. But dealing with a truck accident is far more complex. You are dealing with the truck driver, the truck owner, and maybe several other businesses involved in the shipping of goods. Mostly, you’re dealing with the trucking company’s powerful insurance company – and it won’t settle easily.
But the Boston truck accident attorneys at DiBella Law Offices, P.C., have handled hundreds of these cases, and we know the difference between a stack of unpaid medical bills and a settlement that provides you with fair compensation for your losses. Call (617) 870-0907 today for a free consultation.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration provides rules for the registration of tractor-trailers as well as identification and insurance requirements. It also enforces safety regulations, including Hours of Service rules for truck drivers, in an attempt to prevent driver fatigue. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation oversees the enforcement of federal laws throughout the state. These regulations are in place to help tractor-trailers operate safely throughout Boston. But when truckers or their employers violate these rules, Boston citizens end up paying the price.
After a truck crash, we recommend you call a lawyer right away. The trucking company’s insurance company will be working to devalue your claim right away, but your attorney can examine evidence to determine if you have a legal right to compensation for your injuries and financial losses. We’ll request:
- Truck inspection records
- Compliance audits
- Onboard computer logs (required by December 2019) and driving records
- Law enforcement and first responder reports and documents
- Drug and alcohol test results
- Truck weight limits and the truck manifest
- Dispatcher communication with the truck
- Cell phone records
All of this information can be used by our legal team and other experts who specialize in accident recreation. This information may demonstrate that there was a mechanical failure in the truck; it can indicate that the driver was distracted, was speeding, or was suffering from fatigue; or perhaps that the driver used poor judgment when changing lanes. Any form of negligence will make the trucker, his company, and the company’s insurer liable for the victims’ injuries.
Each accident is different, and any compensation you receive will be determined by the severity of your injuries as well as the value of any property destroyed by the Boston truck accident. But in many cases, you could receive compensation for the any of the following:
- Current and future medical expenses for injuries as a result of the accident
- Compensation for long-term care required as a result of the accident
- Loss of income due to the accident
- Loss of ability to return to work after the accident
- Alterations to your home or a vehicle
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Property damage or loss
- Wrongful death
A crash involving a truck is more complicated that a crash between two private cars, as there are many parties who may be held responsible for the injuries or damage caused by the truck. In addition, the severity of the injuries and damage are often far greater due to the massive size and weight of the truck.
It is in every victim’s best interests to consult with legal counsel prior to making decisions or signing any documents from an insurance company. Call (617) 870-0907 to schedule a free consultation with the Boston truck accident attorneys at DiBella Law Offices, P.C. At our office, we’ll review your case and help you understand your rights to allow you to make wise choices about pursuing compensation. The sooner you call, the better our chances of grabbing crucial evidence, so don’t delay.