Massachusetts State Police responded recently to an accident on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Otis, involving a tractor-trailer that jackknifed and caught fire. Police closed the highway in the immediate aftermath of the accident, but both lanes were reopened within the hour. Despite this quick response, the Pike was backed up for 6 miles. In a happy turn of events, it appears that no other cars were involved in the accident and that nobody was seriously injured in the fiery accident.
Even though nobody was injured, this accident just goes to show that truck accidents can happen, and they often cause tremendous wreckage when they do. It pays to be cautious when driving around large trucks, but sometimes that is not enough, and an accident will occur. If you or a loved one is injured in a truck accident, it is important to remember your rights. Depending on who was at fault in the accident, you could be entitled to compensation for any injuries or damages you suffer.
There are a lot of legal complexities surrounding a truck accident, including the condition of the truck and its driver as well as the practices of the company that owns that truck. For this reason, it can be difficult to prove fault in a truck accident case. However, we pride ourselves on using creative and innovative methods to prove fault and get our clients the compensation they deserve.
If you or a loved one has been in a truck accident, you will likely have unexpected bills to pay. Repairs to your car, medical bills, or in the worst case funeral bills will begin to pile up leaving you little time for grief. Fortunately, a successful personal injury lawsuit can grant you the compensation you deserve and alleviate financial stress, so you can focus on recovering from your emotional stress.
Source: WCVB5, “Truck crash in Otis causes 6-mile backup on Mass Pike,” Oct 19, 2014