A 37-year old driver was recently injured when a Boston Globe delivery truck collided with this vehicle on the interstate. The Boston Globe truck collided with the pickup truck driven by the victim on I-93, leaving the victim’s vehicle balancing on the guardrail. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries; according to police, the victim’s injuries were described as non-life threatening. The passenger in the pickup, and the Globe truck driver, were not injured. The truck accident remains under investigation.

From their very nature, truck accidents can cause serious, even traumatic, injuries to victims. Serious injuries can often, in turn, lead to significant medical bills and recovery costs. Victims can face physical, financial and emotional harm as a result of a truck collision. Because of this, victims may be able to receive compensation for the damages suffered in a truck accident.

Victims may be able to recover damages specific to the harm suffered from a truck driver liable for causing the accident or, depending on the nature of the relationship between the truck driver and a truck company, may be to recover damages from a truck company liable for the victim’s damages. Truck drivers can cause truck accidents in a variety of ways, including operating a truck as an unqualified truck driver, inattentive truck driver, drunk truck driver or a truck driver who is speeding or experiencing truck driver fatigue.

A truck driver who has caused an accident through negligence, or carelessness, may be liable to an injured victim for damages. A trained personal injury attorney can help a victim evaluate a claim for damages to receive any compensation owed to the victim.

Source: The Boston Globe, “Man hurt in Globe delivery truck crash on I-93,” Jasper Craven, Dec. 24, 2013