Can’t all vehicle accidents be lumped together? This is a question that some Massachusetts residents may ask when looking for legal assistance after an automobile crash. It may seem intuitive that if an accident happened on a road and all drivers are subject to the same driving laws that it really should not matter if what type of vehicles were involved in the injury-causing incident.
This iassumption is not entirely sound. Although drivers are all subject to traffic laws and must hold driving permits or licenses in order to legally operate motor vehicles, accidents between different types of vehicles can have very different legal pleadings and damages.
For example, the injuries that a person may suffer if their vehicle is hit by a large commercial vehicle could be significantly more serious than if their vehicle was hit by a small private sedan. Additionally, the involvement of a large truck in an automobile crash may invoke certain federal laws and regulations that may not apply in crashes between private individuals.
Truck accidents are different than car accidents in many different ways. That is why it is important for victims of these often devastating collisions to speak with attorneys to who recognize those variations and know how to address them when fighting for their clients’ rights. The law offices of Bailey & Burke, located in Worcester, Massachusetts, employ lawyers who are competent and compassionate personal injury legal professionals. They include in their practice the representation of truck accident victims and work zealously to ensure that their rights are promoted and their damages aggressively sought.