Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer, Salem MA

While car accidents can be catastrophic, semi-truck accidents tend to be even more so. Whether two semi-trucks or a semi-truck and a car collide, the sheer size and weight of the semi can make what might ordinarily be a minor accident a severe one. Victims of semi-truck accidents often have critical or life-threatening injuries, and the risk of death is high.

Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents

There are a number of factors that cause or contribute to semi-truck accidents, however, many times the fault lies on the driver of the truck. The most common causes of semi-truck collisions include:

  • Driver distraction, including texting and driving
  • Fatigue
  • Truck defects
  • Hazardous road conditions
  • Inclement weather
  • Speeding
  • Alcohol

How Families Are Affected by Truck Accidents

When a loved one is hurt in a truck accident, the injuries are often far from inconsequential. Traumatic brain injuries, loss of limb, severe internal injuries, and permanent disfiguration are just a few of the different types of injuries that can occur in a truck collision. These injuries often cause families to incur astronomical medical expenses and take a great deal of time off work, resulting in months of lost wages.

Families who lose loved ones in a semi-truck accident will have unexpected funeral expenses to cover, coupled with the emotional trauma of losing a family member so suddenly. Apart from legal compensation, few families have the ability to incur these expenses without difficulty.

Reach Out to an Experienced Injury Lawyer Today

At Tinti, Quinn, Grover & Frey, we’ve seen the impact that semi-truck accidents can have and we’re dedicated to providing comprehensive legal support to victims and their loved ones. Contact us today to learn how we can help you recover financial restitution for damages resulting from the accident. Call now at (978) 745-8065.