Truck Accidents

Commercial truck accidents are common on our roads.  Unfortunately, due to the massive size and weight of these trucks, accidents are rarely minor.  In fact, accidents with commercial trucks are often quite severe and result in serious and potentially permanent injuries.  The United States Department of Transportation reports that nearly 5,000 people are killed each year by large trucks or buses, and nearly 100,000 are injured in accidents with commercial trucks or buses.  Of those numbers, Rhode Island and Massachusetts have more than their fair share.

Truck accidents are increasingly common due to the number of trucks on the road.  They are generally caused by a variety of factors.  Commercial trucks due to their shape and weight are unable to stop quickly or maneuver around obstacles in the same way that a passenger vehicle might.  As a result, commercial trucks are often unable to avoid collision.  Furthermore, commercial truck drivers frequently are trying to meet deadlines and, therefore, are driving too fast or are avoiding necessary stops to rest.  This can create a dangerous situation which puts everyone on the road at risk.

Drivers of commercial trucks are operating very dangerous equipment and are obligated to drive with the highest standards of care so as to avoid injury.  It is for this reason that commercial truck drivers are required to obtain a special (CDL) license.  If they fail to drive their truck with the appropriate standard of care and cause an accident they may be liable for your personal injury claim.  

Victims of truck accidents may experience problems with mounting hospital and doctor’s bills, lost wages, and mental and physical suffering.  Unfortunately, truck accidents may also result in wrongful death.  Following a truck accident, I am committed to helping you and your family get back on your feet.  I will work tirelessly to obtain all of the compensation that you deserve for your injury.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a commercial truck or bus, contact my office for a free consultation.


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