Our law firm is a team of expert personal injury lawyers who specialize in all types of Massachusetts injury claims. We have over twenty-five years of experience successfully litigating and settling personal injury claims for our Massachusetts clients. If you or a loved one have been injured while walking down the street by a truck or other automobile, you may be able to receive substantial compensation for your injuries. In Massachusetts alone, there were 1,075 truck accidents last year, 34 of which were fatal. Please call our expert truck accident attorneys at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your potential claim. Your needs are our top priority!
Shirley Miller was crossing over Ninth Avenue at 48th Street in Midtown Manhattan on her 32nd birthday in 2008. As she crossed the street, a Duane Reade truck slammed into her. Ms. Miller suffered extensive brain damage. She can now barely speak and is blind in both of her eyes.
Commercial trucks are much larger than the standard automobile. The average eighteen-wheel truck is forty tons, can be as long as seventy to eighty feet, and has a standard height of thirteen feet six inches. These extreme dimensions require a truck driver to be very particularly aware of their surroundings and movements. Many areas that the average vehicle could easily pass through or under could easily result in a collision when a larger truck is involved.
One example of this occurred in Austin, Texas, as an 18-wheeler truck was attempting to drive under a boom lift. A repairman was then in the bucket of the boom lift in order to fix a traffic light when the 18-wheeler passed underneath. The top of the truck struck the bucket, causing the man to fall out and land on the pavement below, breaking both his wrists. According to lawyersandsettlements.com, the worker now suffers from permanent mobility loss in both hands. To recover for his injuries and medical expenses, the worker filed a personal injury lawsuit against the truck driver. The worker was ultimately awarded $1,950,000 as compensation for his expenses and past and future pain and suffering.
Have you or a loved one been hit by a car or truck while walking down the street? If so, you may be able to receive substantial compensation for your injuries stemming from the motor vehicle accident. Please call the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates at 617-787-3700 to discuss your claim with our expert truck and automobile accident attorneys. Your needs are our top priority!