Truck Accidents

 
 
Truck Accident — Attorneys in Fall River, MA
 
Truck accidents bring to light the striking difference between a car and a truck. Commercial vehicles are significantly heavier and can carry dangerous heavy equipment. When in an accident with a car, a truck can cause serious injuries to the car's driver and any passengers.
There are strict regulations governing the trucking industry, including the use of the vehicle, the state of the driver and the precautions taken by the trucking company. With more than 40 years of experience handling truck accident cases from our Fall River office, the lawyers of Sahady Associates can help.
To discuss your truck accident with an attorney, contact our office online. We can help you understand your options and pursue the compensation you need.
 
 

Investigating Semi or Tractor-Trailer Accidents in the Bristol County Area

A thorough investigation is essential to a truck accident case. Shortly after an accident, the trucking company's insurer will be at the scene. His or her role is not to look out for your best interests, but to limit the company's liability. We can act as your advocate and investigate the circumstances that led to your serious injuries, including accidents caused by:
  • Truck driver fatigue: We review logbooks, GPS data and the truck's black box data in order to determine if the truck driver was on the road too long and fatigued.
  • Poor maintenance: Logbooks and other records may reveal negligent upkeep of the tractor-trailer, semi or other commercial vehicle.
  • Overloaded or poorly secured cargo: Our lawyer work with accident reconstruction experts who work to determine the cause of a truck accident, whether the truck was over the weight limit or if unsecured cargo struck the other vehicle.
  • Distracted driving: We review cellphone records and other information to determine if a driver was distracted by phone use or texting when your accident occurred.