Providence Area Truck Crash Injury Victims Need an Aggressive MA/RI Personal Injury Attorney
Those of us who drive on the Interstates that criss-cross Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island have seen the semi-truck accidents that have become all too common in this region. A jack-knifed big rig on I-95, a head-on truck wreck on I-195, an overturned 18-wheeler on I-295, a tractor-trailer that swerved out of control and went off the road on I-495. From Newport to Providence, Foxborough to Boston or Fall River to New Bedford, the highways and Routes here can be treacherous, particularly during bad road conditions due to winter weather, coastal storms or thick fog. Add sleepy truckers to the equation, and the average 5,000-lb. car or 500-lb. motorcycle doesn't have a chance against a commercial truck.
Every Massachusetts personal injury attorney has seen the catastrophic injuries truck wrecks can cause, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and amputation injuries and yet, sadly, it is not surprising. Typical 50-foot long semi-trucks fully loaded with cargo often weigh over 80,000 lbs. and if they cause or are involved in car accidents or motorcycle accidents, the drivers and passengers of those smaller vehicles are vulnerable to severe crash injuries or truck accident fatalities. Overworked truckers often fall asleep at the wheel of their rigs and sometimes lose control of their truck, swerving, screeching brakes and ending up causing rear-enders, head-ons, roll-overs and pile-ups. If you are a trucker who was driving a malfunctioning truck or got injured on the job, whether during a long haul or a nearby delivery, your employer could be liable. Trucking companies can be held liable for poorly maintained trucks, faulty brakes, even putting unfair pressure on truckers to drive illegally long hours.
Big Rig Wrecks on I-95, I-295, I-95, Routes 79 and 24 Cause Debilitating Injuries, Even Death
The legal complexity of being involved in a truck accident can be overwhelming. If you were driving a car or motorbike and it was obvious to you that a drunk truck driver or distracted trucker caused the accident, it is your word against the trucking company. Lawyers on their staff and the truck company liability insurance adjusters will pressure you to accept a "low-ball" settlement offer, even if it is clear that the crash was the trucker's fault. We're not intimidated by truck company reps and have over 35 years of successful personal injury lawsuits behind us. We will handle all your legal paperwork, we'll interview accident witnesses, document the truck crash site and hold the truck company accountable to preserve accident evidence, since it will very likely help your case. We can also help arrange medical treatment, car repairs or, if your car was totaled, a loaner until you can get a new car.
If you or a loved one was injured in a truck collision or you lost a loved one in a truck crash wrongful death, call the compassionate, trusted attorneys at the Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl today at (508)677-4900 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. We serve the entire Fall River, MA and Rhode Island region and have the helpful staff and legal expertise you need most now.