Accidents involving semi trucks and other large vehicles almost always result in catastrophic injuries. The size, weight and speed of the truck make severe injuries or death almost inevitable. When injuries involving large trucks are caused by the negligence of another party, injured parties should look into their legal options. They may be eligible to file a claim or lawsuit in pursuit of compensation and damages.
At Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry, our Cambridge trial lawyers assist clients who were seriously injured in truck accidents. We also help families of individuals killed in these accidents, filing wrongful death claims and lawsuits seeking damages for their losses. These aspects of our legal practice are informed by our extensive trial experience, our knowledge of personal injury law and our dedication to seeking the best possible results for clients. Whether our attorneys try cases in state or federal courts, negotiate settlements with insurance companies or advocate for clients during alternative dispute resolution sessions, our law firm stands by our clients from the start of their cases through any necessary appeals.
Our attorneys consult with a variety of highly respected experts and specialists who help identify the liable party and determine the impact of our client's injuries. These professionals include accident reconstructionists, physicians, life care planners, highway engineers and truck mechanics. They help us build strong cases on behalf of our clients.Issues in Truck Accidents Cases
There are many causes of trucking accidents. The most common include:
- Driver problems, including tired drivers, distracted drivers, untrained
- drivers and drunk drivers
- Truck driver DUI and drug use
- Commercial vehicle accidents
- Load problems, including overloading, shifting loads, spilled loads
After accidents resulting from causes such as these, we send out investigators as soon as possible after the accident to capture and preserve evidence. This often represents a critical difference between a successful case and an unsuccessful one, as memories may fade and evidence may be washed away. We urge individuals injured in truck accident to take action as soon as possible.
Contact Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry to schedule a free initial consultation with our Massachusetts truck accidents lawyers. Call 617-494-1920. We take injury cases on a contingency basis, charging no fee until we recover damages on your behalf.