There are so many things to think about when yourself or a loved one has been critically injured in a truck accident. First and foremost, the health and well-being of a loved one is number one. Secondly, thinking about what steps to take to ensure that the injured has a smooth and easy-transition as possible transitioning back into regular life. For some injured in truck accidents, life will never return to how it was. So how does an injured reconcile their new life with their old life?If a person was injured due to another’s negligence in a Massachusetts truck accident, there could be a variety of causations that ultimately resulted in the injury to yourself or a loved one. Trucks can and do operate safely and without incident every day, but for the one’s that malfunction, are overloaded, are not maintenance and are operated improperly by the truck driver, they can cause serious injury to other passenger drivers. This is due to the sheer size of trucks, they can easily crush or run other passenger vehicles off the road. There are strict state and federal regulations that are in place to prevent such incidents from happening. However, when those laws or regulations are not followed, it could indicate negligence on behalf of one or more parties. Truck accident negligence rests on proving that a duty owed by the defendant was breached and that failure to owe that duty directly resulted in a person’s injuries and losses. Personal injury, workers’ comp, criminal law and employment law can all be issues impacted by just one truck accident injury incident. There are a multitude of angles that could have caused a person’s truck accident injury including the possibility that another passenger vehicle could have contributed.
In short, truck accident injuries aren’t always what they appear to be at first glance. One may assume that the driver was negligent, and that may not actually be the case. The truck could have not been maintenance properly which is actually his employers’ burden. Or the truck could have been over maximum weight which is possibly a third party’s responsibility. There is no limit to the havoc truck accident injury can wreak on the injured and their family.
Source: hirealawyer.findlaw.com, “What is Truck Accident Law,” Accessed October 16, 2017