Truck accidents are devastating. The sheer weight of a truck crashing into a car, a pedestrian, a motorcyclist, or a bicyclist, causes life altering injuries. In most cases truck accidents are ultimately the fault of the truck driver or the company that owns the truck. There are strict requirements that truck drivers and companies must follow regarding how long a driver can be on the road at a stretch, how much weight the truck can carry in a trailer, and the manner in which a truck can operate on a public highway. Due to the intricacies regarding the safe and proper operation of a truck, it is essential that you contact a truck accident lawyer who specializes in these types of accidents.
Getting into any type of motor vehicle crash is bad enough, but when you are involved in an accident that involves a tractor trailer truck or other commercial vehicle, the repercussions can be devastating. You have to deal with medical treatment, medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, lost wages, future medical and wage costs, and physical and mental pain and suffering. You simply cannot let an inexperienced law firm get steamrolled by the trucking company or their insurance company.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident it is imperative that you hire truck accident lawyers who are knowledgeable in the state laws and truck regulations where the accident occurred. There are many regulations, statutes, and requirements that must be followed depending upon what state the truck is being operated in. If you want to obtain a successful verdict or settlement, you must consult with attorneys who are experienced in handling cases involving trucking accidents.
If you or a family member has been seriously injured in a truck accident, hire a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible after the accident to make sure that evidence is preserved and is not destroyed. Our truck accident attorneys utilize specialists such as accident reconstructionists who will go to the scene to preserve and document all the evidence. Physical evidence at the accident scene such as skid marks, yaw marks and scuffs begin to disappear within hours after a truck accident once the police barriers are removed. Weather, and cars and trucks passing along the same stretch of the road will erode evidence.
The sooner you have a truck accident lawyer, the sooner he or she will start to collect, preserve, and examine evidence related to your semi-truck crash. Since any individual such as the truck driver, the trucking company, the owner of the trailer, or even the manufacturer of a defective product such as the truck’s tires or brakes, etc. can be held liable for damages, the more evidence your truck accident injury lawyer can access, the better result you will obtain.
Mazow | McCullough, PC practice in Massachusetts and specialize in truck accident cases. Contact us today for a free consultation about your case. The right lawyer makes all the difference.
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