Boston Attorneys Protecting the Rights of Truck Accident Victims
Truck crashes can be devastating, and they are a common occurrence on the road. Many tractor-trailers weigh 30 to 40 tons, making them a serious threat to motorist safety. The truck accident lawyers at Lowney Law, LLC represent individuals in the Boston area who have been injured as the result of unsafe wide turns and other negligent conduct. We have experience investigating these accidents and have worked with knowledgeable experts who can be useful to your claim.
Seeking Compensation for Your Injuries after an Unsafe Wide Turn
Due to their size, large trucks can be difficult to maneuver, particularly while turning. If a commercial driver makes this type of maneuver carelessly and causes an accident, a negligence claim may arise.
To establish negligence, an injured person must prove that the defendant owed him or her a duty of care, that the defendant breached this duty with some careless conduct, that the breach was the direct cause of the victim’s injuries, and that quantifiable damages arose as a result. Wide turn accidents often occur because the driver was not paying attention or was not properly trained. These large vehicles require substantial skill and expertise to operate safely. As a result, drivers must obtain appropriate certifications and renew their training regularly. Additionally, there are numerous state and federal regulations that apply to truck drivers and trucking companies. For example, some of these rules set limits on the number of hours a commercial driver can be on the road at a time. If a trucker has failed to receive appropriate training or violated these state and federal regulations, the driver has likely breached the duty of care.
The trucking company may also be liable to you for your injuries if it failed to appropriately supervise its drivers and ensure that they are complying with state and federal laws. Another way to hold an employer liable for its employee’s negligent acts is known as vicarious liability, or respondeat superior. According to this theory, an employer is liable for the negligent acts of a worker who was acting within the scope and course of his or her job duties at the time.
If a truck driver’s negligent wide turn resulted in a collision that caused your injuries, you may be entitled to recover monetary damages. Examples of the types of damages that may be available to you, depending on your situation, include lost wages, loss of earning capacity, medical expenses, physical therapy, and pain and suffering. Since these collisions are often severe, they may tragically result in the death of a victim. If your loved one died as the result of a truck driver’s unsafe wide turn, you may be able to file a wrongful death suit, which allows you to pursue certain types of costs and losses like loss of consortium and medical and burial expenses.
Enlist a Boston Lawyer after a Motor Vehicle Collision
If you or someone you love was harmed as the result of a truck’s unsafe wide turn, you may be entitled to compensation. The personal injury attorneys at Lowney Law, LLC provide legal representation to Boston victims of motor vehicle accidents. We have substantial experience with truck crash cases and the complex rules that may be involved. We do not recover any fees unless we obtain a settlement or a judgment in your favor. Call us now at 617-364-8000, or contact us online to set up a free appointment. Many of our clients have come from Hyde Park, Mattapan, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, West Roxbury, and Roslindale, as well as communities throughout Suffolk County.