Truckers have the duty to exercise care on the roads they share with others. Unfortunately, this doesn't always happen. Negligent truckers are responsible for thousands of accidents every year.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a semi truck wreck, contact a trucking accident lawyer as soon as possible. At Heinlein Beeler Mingace & Heineman, P.C., we begin an immediate investigation into the cause of the trucking accident. We offer a free consultation.Causes of Trucking Accidents
- Drinking and driving
- Driver negligence or fatigue
- Driving aggressively - tailgating, speeding, etc.
- Driving negligently in dangerous weather conditions
- Trucks loaded with too much cargo
- Trucking companies allowing inexperienced drivers behind the wheel
Injuries from trucking accidents can be severe - from spinal cord injuries to brain damage - and many lead to wrongful death. Our attorneys are committed to pursuing fair compensation on behalf of injured clients, and holding negligent parties accountable for their actions.Serious Injuries and Fatal Trucking Accidents
The size of a truck, coupled with the rate of impact, can cause serious, life-altering injuries. Our firm considers the expense these injuries will have in the future and vigorously pursues compensation, in and out of the courtroom for the following injuries:
- Back, spinal, and brain injuries
- Head injuries (including memory loss and coma)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Other serious injuries
- Wrongful death
If you have lost a loved one in a serious or fatal trucking accident, our firm can help. We understand how surviving family members are faced with severe pain during this time, and we respond appropriately.
We are also familiar with insurance issues that are particular to this type of case. Accordingly, we can use that knowledge to our clients' advantage.Accident Reconstructionists
The federal government and the Department of Transportation (DOT) have strict regulations regarding how many hours a trucker can drive continuously, how much weight a truck can carry, and other issues. We rely on accident reconstructionists who are highly skilled in reconstructing stopping distances, speed of travel, and point of impact. When these and other factors are known, the accident can be pieced back together in an effort to determine the cause of the accident.Misplaced or Destroyed Evidence
It is important to contact our firm as soon as possible after a trucking accident for this reason: it is not uncommon for those who cause harm to "misplace" or even destroy evidence. This evidence may be crucial in holding negligent parties accountable. The sooner we have access to the evidence, the sooner we can begin investigating the trucking accident's cause.Contact Us
Contact us to schedule a free consultation in our Framingham or Cambridge, Massachusetts law offices.