Truck Driver Error / Negligence
The large commercial trucks that transport goods and products across the country are fixtures of our roadways and driving experiences. However, these drivers have a serious responsibility to drive safely, as the size of their vehicles makes others far more vulnerable to injury or death in the event of an accident. Truck driver negligence happens when a truck operator drives recklessly or acts irresponsibly, leading to accidents and the serious injury of other vehicle occupants.
The Massachusetts truck driver negligence lawyers at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, understand that errors committed by a truck driver can result in devastating effects for victims and their families. Our legal team is dedicated to advocating for those who have been adversely affected by truck driver negligence or error and help our clients pursue the financial compensation they need to recover from their losses. To find out more about how we can help, contact us today at (617) 426-4488.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Truck accident cases are some of the most complicated cases possible, for several reasons. Truck accidents tend to involve a greater volume of evidence than regular car accidents, due to all the regulations imposed on trucks and trucking companies. To show how the accident happened, you may have to sift through black box data, GPS readings, work logs from drivers, maintenance records, and driver files from the employer. Knowing what evidence is important in your case requires a familiarity with truck accident law that only lawyers have.
In addition, even in cases of driver negligence where the driver was clearly at fault, you may still be able to hold their employer liable as well. Trucking companies have a responsibility to adequately screen, train, and monitor their drivers, and if their negligence allowed a truck driver to behave recklessly, they may be at fault as well.
To collect compensation, you will need to prove how the accident happened, who was responsible, how the accident led to your injuries, and the seriousness of your injuries. An attorney can investigate your accident, gather the necessary evidence, file all required paperwork, negotiate with the opposing insurance agents and attorneys, and even take your case to court, if necessary. You are much more likely to receive the full amount of compensation you are owed with an attorney on your side.
Why Choose Crowe & Mulvey, LLP?
The attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP have over 100 years of combined experience helping clients all over Massachusetts handle their personal injury cases. We have earned a reputation for success, having won millions for our clients over the years. Our innovative team approach has been highly successful in getting positive outcomes for our clients. Instead of having your case handled by one lawyer, you will be assigned a team of attorneys, nurses, paralegals, law clerks, and legal secretaries that will review your case and come up with the best strategy to handle your case.
When you are dealing with expensive medical bills and repairs to your car, the last thing you want to do is add another expense. We work off a contingency fee which means we don’t get paid unless you do. This will eliminate your worries about being able to pay and will ensure that you will get the most compensation possible with the help of our compassionate and skilled attorneys.
Examples of Truck Driver Negligence
Truck driver negligence refers to behavior that endangers the safety of others on the road. Error by a truck driver is particularly dangerous due to the size of the vehicle and the seriously damaging effects it can have on other cars and passengers. Negligence has occurred if a driver has committed one of these actions:
- Failure to Signal Turns: Failing to signal a turn is dangerous for any vehicle, but it can cause horrible accidents if it is done by a driver of a huge truck. Truck drivers have to make wide turns and often take up a couple of lanes to complete a right or left turn. If a truck driver does not signal, the cars in the next lanes may be hit.
- Aggressive Driving: Huge trucks require more space and time in order to slow to a stop because of their huge size. If a truck driver is tailgating or speeding, it will be much harder for them to stop in an emergency situation.
- Driving with Overweight Load: Overweight loads reduce the driver’s ability to control their vehicle, including stopping in time.
- Driving During Adverse Conditions: The weight and size of trucks make them exceptionally dangerous to drive during inclement weather. If a driver chooses to drive in unsafe conditions, they may be held liable for any resulting accidents.
All of these circumstances, although not an exhaustive list, could be considered truck driver negligence in Massachusetts. If you have been involved in such an accident through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim compensation from the negligent driver or his/her company. If you are uncertain whether or not your case would qualify, contact the Massachusetts truck driver error attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP.
Contact a Truck Driver Negligence Lawyer in Massachusetts
If you have been injured due to the negligence or error of a truck driver, it is important to discuss your legal options with an experienced attorney. The Massachusetts truck driver negligence attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, can discuss your case with you and may help you pursue financial restitution to cover the costs of damages. Call our offices today at (617) 426-4488 to learn more.