Truck accidents can destroy lives. They can cause catastrophic personal injuries and the deaths of loved ones, as well as expensive property damage repair bills and lost wages. At Sweeney Merrigan Law, we help victims go up against trucking companies and other entities in pursuit of financial compensation for truck-accident related damages. Our Quincy truck accident lawyers may be able to help you achieve justice, compensation and the closure you need to move forward after a serious collision. Start your case with a free consultation with our local attorneys. Call (617) 391-9001 to arrange your meeting today.
Truck accident cases are unique in that they involve the vicarious liability of the trucking company – not only the liability of an individual driver. Going up against a trucking company can unfortunately be more difficult for an individual due to the extensive resources available to the company. Hiring a lawyer is the most effective way to even the playing field and increase your odds of obtaining fair compensation for your injuries, losses, and damages. Your lawyer can negotiate with the truck company’s insurance provider for you, protecting your rights along the way. It is especially important to hire an attorney if you have serious injuries or have lost a loved one.
Identifying who or what caused your Quincy trucking accident might be necessary if your injuries are severe enough to make you eligible for financial relief outside of Massachusetts’ no-fault insurance system. Otherwise, the no-fault law will allow you to file a claim with your own insurance company without having to prove fault. In our years of experience, Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP has come to recognize the most common causes of truck accidents in the state.
Our truck accident attorneys in Quincy may be able to identify what caused your recent truck accident through an analysis of evidence and facts such as a police report, eyewitness testimony, pictures and videos, crash reconstruction, and opinions from an expert. Once we identify the crash cause, we can name the appropriate defendant(s) in your truck accident case.
The defendant in a case is the individual or company liable – or legally responsible – for the truck accident. The party guilty of breaching a duty of care owed to the plaintiff, resulting in the crash in question, will serve as the defendant. In a truck accident case, this could be the trucking company for its own negligence or for vicarious liability for its drivers and employees. The defendant could also be a truck manufacturer for a crash tracing back to a defective part. Other possibilities include property owners and government agencies. At Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, we can determine liability on your behalf and take over the ensuing claims process for you in Quincy.
Working with a truck accident attorney in Quincy could transform your legal experience. Your lawyer can assist you with legal matters such as filing paperwork and meeting Massachusetts’ statute of limitations. Your lawyer can also fight to obtain the best possible outcome for your case. Contact Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP today for a free legal consultation in Quincy.