The trauma from a truck accident can last far beyond the incident itself. Physical and emotional trauma are challenging enough, but the financial trauma can be equally painful as medical bills, repair bills, and other costs continue to pile up. Some truck accident victims are unable to return to work, losing years of future income.
You do not, however, have to face these losses on your own. If you were injured in a truck accident in the Boston area, a Boston truck accident lawyer with Ben Crump Law, PLLC can review your case and help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Reach out to us today at (800) 630-9229 to speak with a member of our team.
Maneuvering a truck on the road is not a simple endeavor. Truck drivers are responsible for protecting themselves, their cargo, and other people and vehicles on the road. There are times when things can go wrong that are outside of their control. Other times, truck drivers act negligently and may be found liable for causing an accident.
You can work with a Boston truck accident lawyer to determine the cause of your accident and identify the responsible parties. The most common causes of truck accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Operator error
- Improper turning or signaling
- Poor truck maintenance
- Truck equipment malfunction
Whatever the cause of your accident may be, all drivers, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians must abide by the fault laws established by the state of Massachusetts. According to the Board of Appeal on Motor Vehicle Liability Policies and Bonds, you must be able to assign over 50% of an accident’s fault to one party, or else all parties involved are responsible for their own losses (up to $8,000).
Determining liability and calculating percentages can be a confusing process. A Boston truck accident lawyer can help ensure that fault is assigned properly in your case and that all deadlines for filing claims—also known as the statute of limitations—are met. Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 260, Section 2A gives you three years from the date of your accident to take legal action. It can take several months to investigate and build a case, so the sooner we can start, the better.
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Building Your Case
You do not have to fight for compensation on your own. A Boston truck accident lawyer with Ben Crump Law, PLLC can help you break down the legal responsibilities of other parties involved in your truck accident, so you can build the best possible case.
Your legal team will need to gather evidence to back up any claims for compensation. This evidence may include:
- Police reports
- Truck inspection records
- Black box from the truck
- Truck weight limits
- Compliance audits
- Communications with the trucker’s parent company
It may be worthwhile to investigate the hiring and training practices of a truck driver’s parent company as well as the truck’s maintenance records.
Once this evidence is collected, we can begin to calculate your potential compensation. After a truck accident in the Boston area, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Future medical costs
- Physical therapy needed to restore your quality of life
- Psychological counseling
- Loss of wages and/or job opportunities
- Emotional or physical anguish
- Wrongful death and funeral costs
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Evaluating Settlement Offers
A truck driver’s parent company may choose to reach out to you after an accident with a settlement offer. These settlements may cover your medical expenses and other losses you have suffered, but often these initial settlement offers are insufficient. A Boston truck accident lawyer can review the proposed settlement to ensure that it provides adequate compensation. If not, your lawyer can attempt to negotiate a new settlement or take your case to court.
If you believe that a truck driver’s parent company offered you an insufficient settlement and would like to pursue legal action against that company, contact our team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC today.
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Protecting Your Resources
We know how difficult it can be to manage your finances while recovering from a truck accident, especially if you are unable to return to work. That is why Ben Crump Law, PLLC works on a contingency fee basis. If you want us to represent you, there will be no upfront fees or out-of-pocket costs. You do not have to pay for our services unless we are able to win your case. Even then, we only take a percentage of your settlement as payment, leaving your finances free for other purposes. We will focus on your case, so you can focus on your recovery.
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Reach Out to a Boston Truck Accident Lawyer
You do not need to burden yourself with legal stresses after a truck accident. Instead, a Boston truck accident lawyer with Ben Crump Law, PLLC can do the work for you. We do not shy away from tough cases. No matter how difficult your case may seem, we can review the details, conduct a thorough investigation, and fight for the compensation you may be entitled to.
Time is of the essence, so contact us as soon as possible. Call our team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800) 630-9229 to schedule a free consultation.
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