Semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles pose a serious danger to Massachusetts motorists. These trucks are large vehicles capable of causing enormous damage. Indeed, each year in Massachusetts, there are over 30 people killed in Massachusetts truck accidents on average. Of course, this does not include the thousands who are injured as a result of these accidents.
Notwithstanding the old adage “accidents happen,” the truth is that most accidents are preventable. Truck drivers have a legal duty to operate their rigs safely and responsibly, following all traffic signs and laws. When a truck driver engages in dangerous or negligent conduct, and someone is injured as a result, the injured person can pursue a Massachusetts personal injury claim against the truck driver. In some cases, it may also be possible to bring a claim against the truck driver’s employer, the owner of the truck, and potentially other parties who were legally responsible for the accident. Common causes of truck accidents include distracted driving, drunk driving, and drowsy driving.
Pursuing a truck accident claim is not always straightforward, even if the accident clearly seems to be the truck driver’s fault. Depending on the nature of the accident, the insurance company defending the truck driver may contest the trucker’s responsibility, or may question the amount of damages an accident victim sustained. In either case, an accident victim’s total compensation can drastically be reduced, or even eliminated. Those who have been injured in a Massachusetts truck accident should reach out to a dedicated personal injury attorney for immediate assistance, as these claims must generally be brought within three years from the date of the accident.
Hampden County Truck Accident Seriously Injures Motorist
Earlier this month, a Massachusetts truck accident seriously injured one man, requiring his admission to the hospital in serious condition. According to a local news report covering the collision, the accident occurred on Prospect Avenue in West Springfield, around four in the afternoon. When emergency responders arrived on the scene, they saw both a semi-truck and a badly damaged vehicle that appeared to have been completely crushed.
The driver of the crushed vehicle was rushed to the hospital, where he was admitted in serious condition. Police sent out the accident reconstruction team to get to the bottom of what caused the accident; however, at this time, no additional details have been released.
Have You Been Injured in a Massachusetts Truck Accident?
If you or someone you love has recently been injured in a Massachusetts truck accident, you may be eligible for monetary compensation. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Barry Feinstein & Affiliates P.C. have been fighting the big insurance companies for over 25 years, handling various personal injury lawsuits, including Massachusetts car accidents, medical malpractice, and wrongful death claims. We proudly represent accident victims across Massachusetts, including in Essex County, Middlesex County, and Norfolk County. To learn more about how we can help you pursue a claim against those responsible for your injuries, call 800-262-9200 today. Calling is free, and we will not bill you for our services unless we can help you recover for your injuries.