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Who can I sue after an accident with a large truck?

In the wake of a truck accident, a Massachusetts resident may have many questions and few answers. After tending to their injuries, an important step in seeking the recovery of their damages may be to consult with an attorney about their possible options. Individual cases are influenced by their own facts and, therefore, understanding who may be sued will depend on the circumstances surrounding the victim's crash.

Answering important questions after a truck accident

A collision between a large truck and a smaller passenger vehicle can be devastating. Victims of these incidents can suffer an array of serious injuries, life-long traumas, and even death. Massachusetts survivors of these often preventable but always shattering events may find themselves trying to recover but struggling to understand what options they may have.

Truck hits guardrail, causes accidents, injuries and delays

It is not uncommon for traffic to mar the travel plans of individuals who drive on the Massachusetts Turnpike. Whether it is bad weather, construction or an accident the chances of a driver getting caught in delays not of their own making is relatively high. In the days following the Fourth of July, though, a serious incident occurred on the Mass Pike that put the lives of several individuals at risk.

How can cargo weight factor into a truck accident?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates many aspects of trucking and how truck drivers may operate their rigs. The rules of the FMCSA apply to big rig drivers in Massachusetts and throughout the rest of the United States. While our readers may be familiar with trucking regulations related to driver training and hours of service, truckers are also regulated with regard to how much cargo they may haul by weight in their trucks.

Drug and alcohol testing after a serious truck accident

There is no question that drinking and driving is a dangerous practice and that too many Massachusetts residents have been harmed in collisions involving impaired individuals. As such, the state has implemented a number of laws that penalize men and women who have been found to have driven while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. However, private drivers are not the only ones who are expected to abide by safe driving practices. Commercial drivers, such as those who drive large trucks, must also remain sober when they are performing their operating duties.

An attorney can be an asset in a truck accident case

Accidents that happen on Massachusetts roads can range from annoyances to life-changing events. While some who are involved in collisions are able to walk away from their ordeals, others may spend the rest of their lives coping with the devastation that their accidents imparted upon them. Accidents with large trucks and commercial vehicles can be especially damaging and can leave victims unsure of where to turn.

Hours of service regulations apply to truck drivers

Readers of this Massachusetts personal injury blog may have experienced the following scenario. After fueling up and packing their car for a road trip, they begin their drive with excitement and a sense of adventure. However, after hours behind the wheel and the night quickly approaching, they begin to feel the fatigue of someone who has been operating a car for too long.

Lack of training, experience can lead to truck accidents

The damage that a big rig or other large truck can cause when it is involved in a crash is significant. Due to their large sizes and long stopping distances, large trucks can cause a great deal of destruction on Massachusetts roads. It is an unfortunate fact that some truck accidents are preventable and could be avoided if the drivers of the vehicles were properly trained to handle their rigs.

Our firm represents victims of serious truck accidents

Can't all vehicle accidents be lumped together? This is a question that some Massachusetts residents may ask when looking for legal assistance after an automobile crash. It may seem intuitive that if an accident happened on a road and all drivers are subject to the same driving laws that it really should not matter if what type of vehicles were involved in the injury-causing incident.

Are truck drivers subject to distracted driving laws?

In order to operate a large commercial truck or bus on a Massachusetts road or highway a driver usually must possess a special license that demonstrates their capacity to handle such a massive vehicle. This special license is an important element of gaining the right and responsibility of truck driving as 18-wheelers, semis and other large rigs can be incredibly dangerous when they are poorly operated by their drivers. The possession of the special license is a sign that a driver understands the rules and regulations that apply to them when they are operating their commercial automobiles.

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