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Massachusetts Semi-Truck Accident Leaves 26-Year-Old Seriously Injured

file000474832304Semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles are commonplace on Massachusetts roadways, and are an essential part of the national economy. As useful as these vehicles can be, they are also capable of causing tremendous damage and significant injury when they are involved in accidents. Semis often weigh 20 or 30 times as much as passenger vehicles, and can be very difficult to maneuver or stop in the event of a sudden emergency. Fortunately, Massachusetts law allows people injured in truck accidents caused by negligence may be able to recover by filing a personal injury claim. The best way to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve is to have your case reviewed by an experienced Framingham truck accident attorney as soon as possible.

A Massachusetts man recently learned how destructive semi-trucks can be after a multiple vehicle collision on the Massachusetts turnpike earlier this week. According to a report published at masslive.com, a 26-year-old man was driving in a pickup along I-90 when his truck was involved in a rollover accident. He and his passenger were not seriously injured in the initial accident, and were able to crawl out of the vehicle. A sedan maneuvered around the flipped vehicle, but was then struck by a semi-truck that also struck both the pickup and the driver of the pickup. The collision left the man with life-threatening injuries and he was transported to UMass Medical Center.

Semi-truck accidents occur for many reasons, some of which may indicate negligence on the part of the truck driver or trucking company. Additionally, there are other parties that could be held liable in a truck accident case, including the manufacturer of the truck or any part of the truck, the owner of the cargo, the company responsible for the maintenance of the truck, or drivers of other vehicles who may have contributed to the accident. Some of the more common causes of truck accidents that may result in legal claims include the following:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Equipment failure
  • Tire blowouts
  • Coupling failure
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Driver fatigue
  • Brake failure
  • Dirty or missing reflectors
  • Improper braking

Of course, there are many other ways in which a tractor-trailer accident may result from negligence, and an experienced truck accident lawyer will be able to evaluate your case to determine whether you have a claim. After a truck accident, it is important for victims to make sure to seek medical attention as soon as possible. In addition to ensuring that your injuries are properly treated and diagnosed, seeing a physician will generate an official record of your injuries which can be used as evidence in establishing causation and damages should your claim be disputed.

Victims of tractor trailer accidents may be entitled to significant financial compensation. Framingham personal injury attorney Dan Cappetta is a former prosecutor who understands who important it is for innocent victims to obtain justice through the legal system. Mr. Cappetta works tirelessly to ensure that each client he represents obtains a fair and just settlement or award. To schedule a free consultation with Mr. Cappetta, call our office today at (508) 969-9505.