Truck Accidents

Understanding Truck Accident Litigation

Truck accident cases involve complex fact patterns and legal principles, whereas the injuries suffered are typically severe and sometimes fatal. Therefore, it is critical to have an experienced and professional team fighting on your behalf in a personal injury or wrongful death claim. At the law firm of Ross & Ross, P.C., in Springfield, our AV-rated* lawyers have the experience and resources needed to investigate and pursue damage claims on behalf of clients injured in truck accidents.

Please contact one of our trial attorneys to schedule a free consultation to discuss your right to compensation in the aftermath of a truck or commercial vehicle accident in Western Massachusetts.

We Provide A Thorough Investigation Into The Truck Accident

Our investigation of your trucking accident claim will generally involve technical experts familiar with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and the forensic examination of commercial truck “black box” data. Facts essential to the proof of negligence against the truck’s owner, operator or lessor will often emerge from analyzing recorded data concerning speed, shifts, braking, hours of continuous operation and other information that can help explain the cause of the accident.

In many tractor-trailer crash scenarios, we find that liability can be established on the part of several different defendants involved in the ownership, maintenance and operation of the truck.

  • Truck driver negligence: Was the truck driver speeding to meet delivery schedules imposed by a commercial trucking company? Did driver fatigue contribute to the driver’s carelessness on the road? Did the driver report false information in driver logs regarding hours of operation?
  • Truck company negligence: Did the company make a habit of hiring drivers with a poor driving record? Were training practices sufficient? Did the company utilize negligent hiring practices? Were procedures for maintenance checks followed?
  • Defective or dangerous equipment: Did bald tires on an 18-wheeler lead to a tire blowout? Did defective equipment cause the truck bed to become unsecured from the tractor-trailer?

Our ability to pursue multiple defendants in semitruck accident litigation can help assure that you will be able to collect the full measure of your damages in a severe injury accident or fatal collision. We will make sure that your future treatment and rehabilitative needs are covered in your damages demand, as well as your past and current medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost income. If you were injured on the job, we can also handle your workers’ compensation claim.

Our firm has the experience, resources and determination to pursue answers and accountability following all types of commercial vehicle accidents, including:

  • Tractor-trailer crashes
  • Semitruck accidents
  • Construction vehicle accidents
  • Big rig wrecks
  • Moving vans or truck accidents
  • Tanker truck accidents

Call Us For Your Free Consultation To Discuss Your Truck Accident Injuries

Whether your truck accident claim involved a 40-ton semitractor-trailer combination, a heavy equipment hauler, a flatbed or a parcel express truck, we have the experience and commitment that can make a decisive difference in the outcome of your claim. For further information, please email us or call us at 413-241-7462 to speak with an experienced injury accident attorney at Ross & Ross, P.C., in Springfield.

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