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There is no doubt that wrecks involving 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, and other commercial vehicles can lead to very serious injuries. The mistake many people make is assuming that any personal injury attorney can help them after an accident. Truck collisions are not the same as those involving a passenger vehicle.
Having A Good Law Firm on your side can be crucial during this time. We helped a client, who was paralyzed by a negligent garbage truck driver, recover $3,000,000 in a settlement. The trial judge described Alan R. Goodman as an attorney whose “impressive” work on the case resulted in a “very fine result” for his client.
A Good Law Firm has the skill and experience to handle any truck collision case. With 40+ years of personal injury representation in Massachusetts and nationwide, our Springfield truck accident injury lawyer is ready to help. Attorney Alan R. Goodman knows how to win. He works hard and fights to get the best results possible in every case.
Common Factors Involved in Trucking Collisions
Not all motor vehicle collision cases are the same. Cases involving a collision with a truck are more difficult to win and often very time-sensitive. Since truck accidents are often caused by driver fatigue, driver distractions, poor maintenance and overloaded cargo.
Commercial truck collision cases involve:
- Countless federal laws: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sets strict rules and regulations that govern the trucking industry. These rules limit the number of hours a driver can be on the road, the size or weight of the cargo, and even which routes the driver can take.
- Powerful opponents: You are dealing with large trucking companies and major insurance providers who will do anything they can to avoid paying. They have extensive resources and will have an investigator on the scene immediately after the collision.
- Evidence that is lost or destroyed: Investigation is crucial in truck accidents. Witnesses forget details and truck companies carelessly (or even intentionally) lose or destroy evidence that could prove helpful.
- Multiple parties may be at fault: Even when a distracted, impaired, fatigued, or careless driver causes an accident, it does not mean that he or she is the only one at fault. Trucking companies can negligently hire, train, or supervise their employees. They may also fail to maintain the vehicle. A defective auto part could contribute to the collision and the manufacturer may be at fault.
These are but some of the key elements involved in truck collision cases. A lawyer fluent and familiar with these elements can build a powerful case in your favor. Give A Good Law Firm a call now for counsel.
Contact Our Springfield Truck Accident Injury Law Firm Today
Although the big rig & semi-truck collisions cases are more complex, the settlements and verdicts are often much larger to cover the significant damages involved. As soon as you contact us, our Springfield truck accident attorney can begin taking steps to build and protect your claim. We take care of the details and you pay us nothing unless we recover money for you.