A collision between a heavy commercial truck and a standard passenger vehicle almost always ends in worse damage to the latter. The average 18-wheeler can weigh 80,000 pounds or more, compared to weights of about 3,000 to 4,000 pounds for typical cars. The weight and size disparity can lead to catastrophic and fatal injuries for passengers in smaller cars. If you have been in a truck accident in Newton, Massachusetts, review your legal rights with our attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP for free. Call (617) 391-9001 or contact us online to request your consultation today.
At Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, we recognize the preventable nature of commercial truck accidents. We have helped numerous victims pick up the pieces after truck accidents related to driver and trucking company negligence. One of the tasks we can complete on your behalf as your lawyers is to investigate your collision in search of its cause.
Driver error is a main cause of truck accidents in Newton and throughout Massachusetts. In many cases, driver error comes down to poor training by the trucking company or negligence on the driver’s part. The truck company will be vicariously liable for most accidents its drivers cause. The lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP can help you go up against the correct defendant(s) after a truck crash.
Trucking companies will be legally responsible for most accidents involving their drivers and vehicles in Massachusetts. Even if the driver is an independent contractor, federal law holds the company vicariously liable. Trucking companies will also be responsible for accidents they cause directly, such as through negligent hiring or training procedures, poor fleet maintenance, or cargo-loading mistakes. Holding a trucking company liable for an accident in Massachusetts takes establishing four main elements to be more likely true than not true.
Working with a lawyer in Newton can make it easier for you and your family to prove a trucking accident lawsuit and obtain fair compensation for your damages. Our attorneys understand how to bring trucking companies and other major corporations to justice through aggressive legal strategies and a commitment to clients. Learn more about your case during a free consultation.
If you or someone you love is the victim of a truck accident in Newton, please do not hesitate to contact Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP for legal advice. Our Newton truck accident attorneys can review your case at no cost or obligation. If we believe you have grounds for a suit, we may be able to help you pursue compensation. Call (617) 391-9001 to schedule your free consultation today.