Truck companies have a lot at stake since injuries resulting from tractor trailer accidents or other commercial trucking accidents can turn out to be very serious. The companies are likely to immediately summon an experienced team of investigators to the scene of the accident since the accident could cost them millions of dollars. The team of investigators is supposed to secure the accident's scene, to gather evidence in support of the truck company, to mitigate evidence that may inculpate the company and to try to attain the victim(s)' or witness(es)' statements.
In light of this, it is imperative that individuals involved in Truck Accidents to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible so that they can investigate the scene of the accident from your point of view and with your best interest in mind. An attorney will quickly collect evidence before it becomes compromised or destroyed, and will investigate the circumstanced in order to identify any instances of truck driver negligence, truck company negligence and other instances of negligence including:
- Driver fatigue
- Equipment failure (as a result of a defective part)
- Negligent maintenance
- Overloaded or improperly loaded truck
- Driver inattention
- Speeding (due to demanding delivery schedules)
- Non-compliance with federal regulations
- Habitual negligent hiring practices
Car drivers, motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists are at a disadvantage when they are involved in motor vehicle accidents involving large trucks. Large trucks can weigh anywhere from 10,000 to 80,000 pounds. A collision with a big rig truck, tractor-trailer, 18-wheeler, semi-truck, garbage truck, delivery truck or any other large, commercial vehicle can often lead to catastrophic personal injuries.
Many trucking companies will send a representative to the accident scene immediately to try minimizing liability and get the injured party to prematurely agree to a settlement or sign away their rights to file a truck accident lawsuit. It is important that you contact our Boston truck crash law firm before you speak with a truck company representative.Greater Boston Truck Accident Lawyers at the Law Firm of Altman & Altman, LLP
Our Massachusetts Truck Accident Lawyers have over 50 years experience fighting for the rights of Massachusetts truck accident victims and their families to receive personal injury or wrongful death recovery from trucking companies and their insurance companies. Altman & Altman has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients injured in the Greater Boston Area and throughout Massachusetts.
At the MA Law Firm of Altman & Altman, LLP, our attorneys understand the difficulties faced by victims of truck accidents and their families. Our attorneys will stand by your side and will fully explain your legal rights during every stage of the process. We are well-versed in the law as it pertains to truck accidents, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and state regulations that govern trucking companies, and we know how to prove truck driver negligence through a Truck Accident Lawsuit in MA. We know how to examine the truck driver’s log and other necessary records to determine whether a trucker had been driving longer than the legally allowed number of hours when your injury accident occurred or if the truck did not undergo a required maintenance check or repairs.
We will work with truck accident experts that can examine the truck to determine whether the accident happened because an engine malfunctioned or the truck lacked the proper blind spot mirrors or was overloaded with too much cargo. We will interview the truck driver and all witnesses to determine if the truck driver was speeding, tired, distracted, tailgating, driving aggressively, talking on a cell phone, or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Through their legal knowledge, experience and resources, our attorneys will explore every legal avenue available in your case in order to maximize your financial relief. If the truck driver, the truck company, its insurance company, or any other liable parties are unwilling to negotiate a fair and full settlement for your injuries and losses, the Truck Accident Attorneys at Altman & Altman will not hesitate to file a Massachusetts truck accident lawsuit and fight for your financial recovery in court.
Truck accident injuries and 18 wheeler accidents can cause catastrophic injuries or, in the most unfortunate instances, death. Traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, severed limbs, broken bones, and massive internal injuries will likely require expensive surgeries, medications, physical therapy, and ongoing rehabilitation to maximize any chance of recovery. You will very likely lose wages because you will have to take time off from work to heal, and your motor vehicle will likely have suffered extensive property damage in the crash.
A senior firm partner at Altman & Altman LLP will personally oversee every aspect of your case. If the truck company and its insurance company are unwilling to negotiate a suitable settlement, we will file a Massachusetts truck accident lawsuit and fight for your recovery in court.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Truck Accident in Massachusetts, please Contact the Greater Boston Law Firm of Altman & Altman LLP by phone at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 (toll free) or Contact Us Online to schedule a Free Initial Consultation with one of our MA Truck Accident Lawyers. With offices conveniently located in Cambridge and Boston, our lawyers have the ability to speak with clients face-to-face about their legal matters. We are available twenty four hours a day, seven days a week - including nights and weekends.
The Greater Boston Law Firm of Altman & Altman, LLP represents clients who have been injured in Truck Accidents on a Contingency Fee Basis - We Charge No Fee Unless You Recover.
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