Getting to the bottom of a serious crash is our specialty. When a truck accident occurs, what actions on whose part really caused the accident? How can the truth be both uncovered and proved? Once the facts are established, how can they be used to convince insurers and jurors to support the highest-value financial award?
At the law firm of Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., we have been addressing these key questions since 1995. We don’t just wonder. We are an experienced trucking accident lawyer in Boston, MA, that brainstorms, identifies effective and creative solutions, and then takes action.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), large commercial trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds when fully loaded with cargo. This is a tremendous weight difference between trucks and traditional passenger vehicles on the roadway. Unfortunately, this means that victims involved in commercial truck accidents regularly sustain severe injuries. At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., our truck accident lawyers regularly help clients who have sustained the following:
Truck accident injury victims also regularly suffer from significant emotional and psychological injuries after these incidents. Though these types of injuries are not as visible as the ones listed above, they are no less real and can significantly affect a person’s life.
According to the FMCSA, during the latest reporting year, there were:
These numbers fluctuate from year to year, but the reality is that large trucks are going to be on the roadways at all times. Some of the most common large trucks in and around the Boston area include tractor-trailers, garbage trucks, delivery trucks, cement trucks, tanker trucks, and more.
For instance, we recently represented a client whose case had been turned down by other firms due to uncertainties regarding what really happened during a serious car/truck intersection accident. We realized that the only way to prove our client’s claim was to have been at the scene of the accident. That, however, was clearly impossible. There was, however, another alternative.
We rented a semi-truck and reenacted the accident. To gain a record of the information, we had a camera mounted to the head of the truck driver during the reenactment. When the reenactment was finished, we had conclusive information regarding the truck driver’s sightlines and other factors at the time of the actual accident. We then used this invaluable information to argue successfully for a high-value resolution.
Technology, creativity, and an aggressive approach—these are needed to help ensure a positive result and high-value compensation. For more information, schedule a consultation with our semi-truck accident attorney to discuss your case.
Every state has deadlines related to how long victims have to file personal injury lawsuits if another person causes their injuries. The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Massachusetts is three years from the date the injury occurs. This means that Boston truck accident victims have a three-year window with which to file lawsuits against the alleged negligent party. This includes the truck driver, the trucking company, or any other party involved. Failing to file a lawsuit within this timeframe will result in the victim being unable to recover any compensation for their loss.
If you or somebody you love has been injured in an accident caused by the actions of a truck driver or trucking company, there may be various types of compensation available for your case. At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., our Boston truck accident lawyers regularly help clients secure the following:
The total amount of compensation available for a Boston truck accident case is going to vary depending on the circumstances related to each particular situation. The attorneys at Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C. will be able to conduct a full investigation into your case in order to determine how much compensation you should receive.
On busy Boston area roadways like I-93, I-90, Route 1 and the Concord Turnpike 18-wheeler accidents are common. Due to the speed and mass involved in accidents involving 18-wheelers (semi-trucks, tractor-trailers) and other large trucks, the resulting injuries are typically catastrophic.
At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., our semi-truck accident lawyers help individuals and families who have been injured or lost loved ones in truck accidents. We have successfully handled numerous truck accident cases and have a long track record of winning results for our clients. If you have been injured in a truck accident, it is important to have exceptional legal representation on your side. These cases are governed by complex federal guidelines and typically involve large minimums on liability insurance coverage.
Our lawyers have extensive experience handling truck accident injury lawsuits and understand the legal complexities involved. We carefully explore all of the factors leading up to the accident to determine the cause and who was at fault. In doing so, we search for signs of:
We work on a contingency fee basis on all personal injury cases, including those involving 18-wheeler truck accidents. This means that you pay nothing if we don’t win compensation for you and that all attorney time is at no charge, including your initial consultation.
Contact us to schedule a consultation if you’ve been in a truck accident. We proudly serve clients throughout Boston, MA, and the surrounding areas.