Crashes involving large commercial trucks can cause very serious accidents, including severe, disabling injuries and death.
It’s important to be aware that truck accidents are not the same as car accidents. First of all, commercial vehicles are significantly larger than cars and weigh a lot more. The sheer size of these vehicles means they have the potential to cause much more damage than a car, even when it seems like a minor accident at a slower speed. Also, large trucks often carry hazardous cargo that can be especially dangerous in a crash.
The commercial trucking industry is heavily regulated, both under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Act and by state regulations. Our experienced truck accident attorneys will investigate the circumstances surrounding your truck accident to build a strong case on your behalf. At Kazarosian Costello LLP, we work as a team to uncover the cause of the accident, to learn whether any federal or state rules were violated and obtain the compensation you deserve.
We investigate the many potential factors involved in your truck accident case, such as brake failure and other mechanical issues, the driver traveling too fast, the road conditions and weather, the driver’s lack of familiarity with the road, drug use, driver fatigue and many others.
Our trucking accident lawyers will also determine who you can sue in your case. First, we will determine whether the driver was an independent contractor or the employee of a trucking company. Liability can extend to the driver, the trucking company, insurance companies and others, depending on the specific situation in your case.
The amount of compensation you can expect depends on the extent of the damages and many other factors. Damages might include property damage, medical bills, lost wages, future costs, and pain and suffering, among others. If your loved one died in a truck accident, you might be able to bring a wrongful death lawsuit and receive compensation for your painful loss.
Truck accidents are complicated with many elements to consider. We are here to help you with your trucking accident lawsuit. Call our office today at 978-372-7758.