We have all seen commercial trucks hauling their load down Worcester roads. While we need these trucks to bring the goods and services to those that need it and to keep businesses running smoothly, there is a downside to their presence.
That downside is the potential for these commercial trucks to cause serious injury to those around them on Worcester roads. This could happen when a truck loses control or otherwise comes into contact with another vehicle and it’s occupants.
The shock and devastation associated with truck accidents can be completely overwhelming. First and foremost, attending to your own or loved one’s injury is the most important since health is the first priority. When a person has jumped the necessary hurdles to achieve a level of stability after such a shocking accident like a truck accident, those affected by truck accident injuries often start to ask questions like why this accident happened and who is responsible?
The answers to these questions are not always immediately apparent. Oftentimes, the injured look to the truck driver for fault, and although he or she could have been negligent, there are many other factors and parties to consider as well. For instance, the truck company may not have performed the proper maintenance on the truck or could have been hauling too heavy of a load per Massachusetts state and/or federal legal limits. Also, a third party may have been negligent if the cargo they were hauling was not packaged or properly prepared for travel.
These are just some examples of incidences and people that could have been behind a person’s truck accident injury. Accidents like truck accidents can wreak havoc on innocent people and their families. Lost wages and serious disability can result from the impact sustained in these accidents. Figuring out who could be responsible and in what way can make all the difference in achieving damages.