Being in an accident with an 18-wheeler is a terrifying experience, and many of these crashes result in injuries, serious property damage and even death. At Feinberg & Alban, P.C., we have the experience and knowledge to help you seek the compensation you need and deserve after a trucking accident. Our Boston attorneys have handled thousands of car and truck accident cases across Massachusetts, and over the years we’ve become one of the most respected and sought-after personal injury firms in the entire commonwealth. For reliable assistance working with insurance companies and negligent parties, turn to us.
Semi-trucks and 18-wheelers are much larger and heavier than the average vehicle, and thus tend to cause much more damage when involved in an accident. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 3,341 people were killed and another 60,000 were injured nationwide in trucking accidents in 2011, the most common injuries being broken bones, burns, lacerations and injuries to the head, back and neck.
In Massachusetts, motor vehicles must have special permits depending on the number of axles they have and how much weight they carry. At the federal level, the FMCSA has banned the use of all handheld mobile devices for truck drivers across all 50 states; truck drivers who cause accidents while illegally using a cell phone are subject to both civil and criminal penalties. If your car accident was the result of a trucker’s violation of state or federal law, you and your Boston lawyer can use that information in your pursuit of compensation.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a trucking accident, meet with the team at Boston’s Feinberg & Alban, P.C. We work hard for accident victims and fight for the compensation you deserve. Call 617-341-9841 or contact us online to set up your free initial consultation and case evaluation.