Somerville Truck Accident Attorney

Truck accidents can be catastrophic events that cause devastating injuries to the passengers in the smaller motor vehicles. Truck drivers must receive special training and carry commercial driver’s licenses to operate big rigs in Massachusetts. Unfortunately, not every truck company or driver fulfills the accepted standards of care for the transportation industry. Negligence can lead to preventable collisions that destroy victims’ lives.

At Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, we represent victims and surviving loved ones during truck accident lawsuits and insurance claims in Somerville. We are passionate about helping individuals and families go up against trucking corporations in the pursuit of justice. Our lawyers may have the power to obtain financial compensation for your injuries. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation at our local law firm.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our attorneys are skilled, professional and committed to the community.
  • Our law firm has a track record of secured truck accident settlements and verdicts.
  • Our lawyers build relationships with their clients based on confidence and trust.
  • Our lawyers can take defendants to trial in Middlesex County, if necessary.
  • Our Somerville truck accident attorneys work on a contingency fee basis.

Why You Need a Lawyer

Trucking companies have the money, resources and legal teams to fight liability claims after serious traffic accidents involving their trucks and drivers. As an individual, the best way to level the playing field is to hire an attorney. A personal injury law firm will have the personnel and connections to build a strong claim to damages on your behalf. Your lawyer can go up against an insurance claims adjuster for you, protecting your rights and demanding full compensation. If you have legal questions, concerns or wish to know how to obtain compensation for your recent truck accident, talk to an attorney in Somerville.

Why Do Truck Accidents Happen?

Most truck accidents are not accidents at all. They are incidents that one or more parties likely could have prevented with due care. Human error causes the majority of serious truck accidents in Massachusetts. If someone else negligently caused your wreck, that person could be liable for your damages.

  • Driving while sleepy or fatigued
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Distracted driving
  • Operator error
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Breaking federal motor carrier laws
  • Breaking traffic laws
  • Making unsafe lane changes
  • Driving without a CMV license
  • Operating an unsafe big rig

An investigation of your truck accident by Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP could determine the cause of the crash. Truck driver error is a common culprit. Other common causes include poor fleet maintenance, unroadworthy big rigs, product defects, tire blowouts, large blind spots, wide turns and roadway defects. No matter who or what you think caused your truck accident in Somerville, contact us for a free case review.

Who Is Liable?

If our investigation finds the truck driver at fault for your vehicle collision, we may be able to hold the truck company vicariously liable. Even if the driver is an independent contractor, the company could bear the blame under federal law. Holding the company accountable could give you greater insurance benefits than an individual driver. Our lawyers can also represent you in a case against a product manufacturer, automaker, property owner, third-party driver, cargo company, the government or another party. We have the power to go up against any defendant in Massachusetts – big or small.

Contact a Somerville Truck Accident Attorney Today

If you were in a jackknife, rollover, rear-end, override, underride, wide-turn, lane-change, lost-load or another type of truck accident in Somerville, you could have a claim against one or more parties for damage recovery. The lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP can offer legal advice to you and your family during this difficult time. We accept clients with all types of personal injuries from trucking accidents. Please call (617) 391-9001 or contact us online today to schedule your free consultation.

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