Car Vs. Semi Truck Accidents
Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyers For Car/Semi-Truck Accidents
Large commercial trucks, which are often called 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers or big rigs, present a serious danger on the roads. They can carry loads up to 30 tons (60,000 pounds). These tremendously heavy loads can cause devastating collisions. Even the largest SUVs cannot hold up to the catastrophic forces generated by a collision with a semi truck.
If a tractor-trailer accident injured or killed you or someone you love, Ellis Law Offices can help you. We are Massachusetts injury attorneys with more than 100 years of combined experience helping accident victims throughout Massachusetts.
Causes Of Semi Truck Accidents
Commercial truck accidents are generally more complex and more difficult than other types of vehicle accidents.
Special laws governing commercial vehicles are in place in an attempt to make semi trucks safer. These laws address:
The hours drivers can work
The size of the load
- The manner in which cargo is secured
- The requirement of a special class license to operate such big rigs
Despite the existence of these laws to promote safety, companies and drivers under pressure to meet deadlines often bend or break the rules. Driver fatigue is often one of the major causes of commercial truck accidents, as well as poor vehicle maintenance.
In A Commercial Truck Accident, Time Is Of The Essence To Hire An Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer
When a commercial truck is involved in an accident, the trucking company will almost always immediately send lawyers and investigators to the scene. They will diligently try to prove that the company is not at fault for the accident and will often deny victims’ claims.
It is imperative to hire an experienced Massachusetts truck attorney immediately after a truck accident — an attorney who will promptly investigate all aspects of the case. This includes calling in an independent team of truck accident reconstruction engineers to accurately prove who or what caused the catastrophic accident.
Contact Massachusetts Auto Accident Attorneys At Ellis Law Offices
If you have been involved in a semi truck accident, it is important to talk with an experienced truck accident attorney. For a free consultation on your truck accident, call us or email us now. For your convenience, home and hospital visits are available upon request.