Rhode Island And Massachusetts Personal Injury Law: Best Practices on Truck Accidents

August 21st, 2018

Did you know that a loaded semi tractor trailer can weigh 80,000 pounds?  We do because we represent those injured in truck accident cases throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

What You Need To Know From Our Truck Accident Lawyers

After a serious truck accident, investigation must begin immediately.  Here in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, we know how to immediately begin getting answers from the authorities, conducting our own investigation, contacting the proper entities, and many of the other details in getting your legal claim engaged.  While the time for formally filing a personal injury lawsuit against a commercial company may be three (3) years in both states, this is a general law subject to other time limitations and in addition to the immediate work that should be started.  Knowing this, you may contact our personal injury lawyers 24/7 after a truck accident.

Special licenses are required to drive a commercial truck, along with them having to follow an entirely separate set of local, state, and federal safety regulations.  There are many different types of truck accidents, truck driver negligence being a common type. Errors behind the wheel, reckless behavior, and other types of negligence can lead to fatal and destructive collisions. Some common examples of negligent or careless driving are:

  • Failure to check blind spots (merging into other vehicles)
  • Running red lights and stop signs
  • Failure to make wide enough turns
  • Aggressive driving

Truck drivers can be negligent behind the wheel due to their failure to pay attention or engaging in behaviors that lead to distracted or impaired driving. This could be from distracted driving (answering phone calls while driving, eating, or daydreaming), driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or fatigued driving.

When a truck driver’s negligence causes a Rhode Island or Massachusetts trucking accident, the injured parties can seek compensation.  Our lawyers can help you to understand your legal rights, including how to bring a claim against the proper entities associated with the truck involved in the crash.

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At the Bottaro Law Firm, we handle car accident personal injury every day.  Honesty. Integrity. Results.   Our experienced legal team is here to fight for your rights. Contact us in any method you prefer 24/7 for a fast, free, and confidential consultation about your case. Text or call: 401-777-7777 or fill out our free and confidential online form.