Truck accidents are devastating collisions that generally do not occur without human error. Negligent truck drivers, unsafe trucking companies and poor cargo loading practices all contribute to preventable truck accidents in Massachusetts. Crash statistics for 2018 show 37 fatalities from large truck accidents in Massachusetts alone. Most of these deaths (29) were the occupants of passenger cars.
It is our mission at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP to improve the safety of commercial trucking in our community by standing up for the rights of those injured in these accidents. If you or a loved one is the victim of a serious truck accident in Springfield, please contact us for a free consultation. We may be able to help you obtain compensation and maximize your recovery from the at-fault party.
The balance of power leans heavily in the direction of a trucking company during a truck accident claim in Springfield. The truck company will have aggressive legal teams and plenty of resources to put toward refuting liability for a wreck. Handling your claim alone could lead to accepting far less than your injuries demand. Hire an attorney to represent you during insurance claim negotiations and/or a personal injury lawsuit against a trucking company or another powerful defendant. Your lawyer will level the playing field and increase your chances of winning fair compensation for your losses – all while giving you the peace of mind to focus on recovering.
Massachusetts is a no-fault state. This insurance system limits you to only filing a first-party claim with your insurance provider, regardless of fault, unless your injuries are serious enough to meet the state’s tort threshold. In general, this means broken bones, permanent disabilities, loss of limb or wrongful death. Most truck accidents are catastrophic enough to enable victims to bring third-party claims against the at-fault parties.
The defendant in most truck accident lawsuits is the trucking company. Truck companies will be vicariously responsible for crashes involving a truck driver’s negligence. The company could also be liable for poorly training its drivers, failing to keep up with fleet maintenance and many other acts of negligence. If a truck company or one of its staff members broke any federal commercial trucking regulations that caused your wreck, for example, the company could be liable for damages. Work with the lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP for assistance navigating all the laws that might impact your Springfield truck accident claim.
No matter what types of injuries you or a loved one suffered in a recent Springfield, MA truck accident, please contact the lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP for a free legal consultation about your rights. We can give you legal advice and let you know what your claim might be worth based on the severity of your injuries and several other factors. You may be eligible for compensation to cover your past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, vehicle repairs, and more. Discuss your case in detail at no cost or obligation to retain our law firm. Call (617) 391-9001 today to reach our closest law office.