Rhode Island Trucking Accident Lawyer
Sound Legal Representation For Injured Victims And Their Families
Commercial truck accidents are common on our roads. Unfortunately, due to the massive size and weight of these trucks, accidents are never minor. In fact, accidents with commercial trucks are often quite severe and result in serious and potentially permanent injuries. Unfortunately, truck accidents may also result in wrongful death. 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.
If you or a loved one were involved in a commercial truck accident, reach out to our experienced Cranston trucking accident attorney today. At The Law Offices of Joseph Lamy, we understand how overwhelming it is to deal with the aftermath of a serious accident, which is why we offer compassionate, one-on-one guidance and skilled legal counsel. No matter the complexity of your case, we can help you navigate the process and fight for your rights every step of the way.
Should You Pursue A Truck Accident Case?
Victims of truck accidents may experience problems with mounting hospital and doctor’s bills, lost wages, and mental and physical suffering. Commercial trucks, often owned by large corporations, carry high insurance limits. If there is any silver lining, this is it. However, high insurance limits are of no benefit if you do not hire an attorney who knows how to maximize what you receive. We aggressively pursue large cases, finding lawsuits right away and preparing for trial. Only in this manner do we ensure leaving no money on the table. If you have been seriously injured by a commercial truck it is absolutely imperative that you contact our office and find out why we have collected over ten million dollars in settlements in less than five years!
What Makes Truck Accidents Different From Car Accidents?
Truck accidents are increasingly common due to the number of trucks on the road. 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 a collision. Furthermore, commercial truck drivers are frequently 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.