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Causes and Effects of Massachusetts Truck Accidents

An 18-wheeler truck traveling at a speed of 70 miles per hour produces twice as much energy as one that is traveling at 50 miles per hour. The automobiles that share the road with these massive trucks are designed under Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, which only take into account the energy produced by traditional automobiles. This means that an average motor vehicle’s safety features are specifically designed for encounters with vehicles of similar size, not 75,000 pound trucks. The enormous size and weight of these trucks, as well as the absence of rear, side and high front bumpers, are significant hazards. Together, these factors account for the high percentage of major injuries and fatalities in truck related crashes.

There are various reasons for accidents involving large trucks, including the negligence on the part of the truck driver or the drivers of any other motor vehicles that are involved in the truck accident. Among the most common causes of trucking catastrophes are:

  • Aggressive driving behavior
  • Bad weather conditions
  • Brake problems
  • Dangerous or reckless drivers
  • Driving over the speed limit
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Fatigued, sleepy or tired drivers
  • Inadequate training
  • A poor driving record of wrecks and fatal traffic accidents
  • Poor visibility
  • Overloaded trucks
  • Oversized trucks
  • Traction problems
  • Truck driver inexperience
  • Unsafe safety systems, reflectors, lights or other warning devices

Using our legal knowledge and vast resources, our Boston, MA truck accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates handle all types of truck wreck cases, including those involving driver fatigue, speeding, aggressive driving, drug or alcohol use, unsecured loads, defective equipment and improper maintenance or inspection. Call our Boston, Massachusetts truck and personal injury lawyers or Boston wrongful death attorney specialists today at 617-787-3700 or email us at

When a car collides with a negligently operated or maintained truck or tractor trailer, the individuals involved in the accident can suffer severe injuries, or even worse, wrongful death. According to The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in crashes involving large trucks and other motor vehicles, 98% of the fatalities occur with respect to the people in the motor vehicles.

Our Boston, MA law firm has the skill and experience needed to help clients suffering from a wide variety of truck accident injuries, including those involving:

  • Arm injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Brain injuries
  • Bruising
  • Disc injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Facial, cheekbone or jawbone injuries
  • Foot injuries
  • Fractures
  • Hand and finger injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Hip injuries
  • Joint pain
  • Knee injuries
  • Leg injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Sprains
  • Wrongful death

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of a collision with a truck, or you have lost a loved one in a Massachusetts truck accident, you are no doubt grief stricken and overwhelmed. Victims and families of those injured in Massachusetts truck accidents are entitled to compensation for their medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, past and future lost wages, pain and suffering and the loss of consortium with their loved ones. You will need a qualified and tenacious legal advocate fighting on your behalf to obtain for you the monetary compensation you deserve.

If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in an accident with a large truck, the Boston truck accident attorneys and Boston wrongful death lawyers at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates are ready to be your legal advocates. We offer free and confidential case evaluations to all of our prospective clients. We do not collect any fees for our services unless and until we recover fair and just financial compensation on your behalf.
If You or a Loved One Has Been Injured or Killed in a Massachusetts Truck Accident, You Need an Experienced Boston Truck Accident Lawyer Expert to Help You. Our Massachusetts Truck Crash Attorney Specialists and Boston Wrongful Death Lawyers Have Extensive Experience With Truck Accident Cases.
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