New Bedford Truck Accident
There are three major roadways in New Bedford, Massachusetts: I-195, US 6, and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway. These provide ideal transportation routes for the manufacturing and fishing businesses of New Bedford. With so many trucks bringing these goods into and out of the city, there are bound to be accidents. Truck accidents can be particularly devastating and lead to serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident, contact a personal injury attorney from Altman & Altman LLP today.
The city of New Bedford has over 95,000 residents, making it the sixth largest city in Massachusetts. It was named the “whaling city” due to its large role in the fishing industry during the 19th century. Today fishing and manufacturing are the largest industries in New Bedford. It is home to companies like Titlist and Riverside Manufacturing.
As with any large city, New Bedford relies on large trucks to ship merchandise from place to place. With heavily-traveled roads that are shared by passenger motorists, any truck accident has a high potential for disaster. Regular cars stand no match for a large shipping truck or an 18-wheeler. Injuries that occur due to these accidents can range from broken bones and concussions to comas, permanently debilitating physical injuries, permanent disfigurement and even deaths.We can Determine how the Accident Happened, and Who is at Fault
There are a number of reasons a truck accident can happen. The driver may have been fatigued due to driving past the number of legally allowable hours. He may have been speeding or not paying attention. The truck may not have been maintained properly, may have been overloaded, or could have a defective part. The truck company may have habitual negligent hiring practices or regularly doesn’t comply with federal regulations. You have enough to worry about following a truck accident. Let an experienced Massachusetts truck accident attorney at Altman & Altman ascertain the reason for your accident and help you obtain full compensation for your loss.
Because truck accidents can potentially cause catastrophic damage, truck companies are cognizant of that fact and often bring their team of investigators to the scene immediately after an accident. When there is some doubt as to who was at fault for the accident, it is vital to work with attorneys who understand the importance of securing evidence and gathering witness statements, police reports and any other information that may be helpful in determining who was at fault.
It is important that you contact an experienced Massachusetts truck accident after an accident so key evidence, such as tire skid marks, witness statements and other important pieces of information are kept fresh. The attorneys at Altman & Altman have over five decades of experience and will ensure that your rights are protected, and that you have the best possible chance of collecting financial compensation for an accident that happened due to no fault of your own.We are Here to Help
The attorneys at Altman & Altman understand how devastating and confusing a truck accident is for you and your loved ones. We understand that you will have significant expenses following an accident with a truck, and that you may not be able to receive a paycheck like you normally would due to being unable to work. These are the problems that we can handle so you can focus on your recovery.
We have handled many Massachusetts truck accident cases in our more than 50 years in practice and are here to help you step by step through your claim. We will not rest until you have received full compensation for your medical injuries, recovery process, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.
Contact us online or call for a free consultation to go over the details of your case today at 617-492-3000 or toll-free at 800-481-6199. We are available 24/7.