Types of Commercial Vehicles
Commercial motor vehicles (CMV) are used to transport people, move products, or provide a service.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) defines commercial vehicles as those weighing over 10,000 pounds, designed to transport eight or more people, or used to transport materials that are considered hazardous.
Trucks and commercial vehicles in Worcester include:
- City buses
- Coach buses
- Delivery vans (Amazon, FedEx, UPS, etc.)
- Dump trucks
- Plow trucks
- School buses
- Semi-trucks (also referred to as tractor-trailers)
- Straight trucks (also referred to as box trucks)
The trucking industry is incredibly prominent in Massachusetts, making up 1 in every 25 jobs across the state.
While trucks and other commercial vehicles provide valuable services to the community, the sheer size of these vehicles can result in catastrophic injuries when a crash occurs.
Common Injuries from Truck Crashes in Worcester, MA
The average semi-truck weighs nearly 20 times more than a typical passenger vehicle. In an accident between a CMV and a passenger vehicle, passengers in the car are far more likely to sustain significant injuries than those in the truck.
Since 2020, there have been over 1,000 truck or commercial vehicle crashes in the city of Worcester.
Injuries caused by truck accidents in Worcester can include:
- Broken bones
- Hearing or vision loss
- Loss of limb(s)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
If you or a loved one suffered an injury from an accident involving a commercial vehicle, you may be able to take legal action and pursue compensation with the help of our Worcester truck accident attorneys.
Who Can File a Worcester Truck Accident Lawsuit?
You may be able to file a Worcester truck accident lawsuit if you or a loved one was:
- Involved in a commercial motor vehicle accident (like a truck, bus, or van)
- Suffered injuries as a result of the accident
Drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and bicyclists may all have the right to file a lawsuit, depending on the circumstances surrounding the crash.
Our experienced Worcester truck accident attorneys can evaluate your case and determine if you may be eligible to pursue compensation through a commercial vehicle lawsuit.
Call (800) 995-1212 now to share your story with a member of our team.
How to File a Truck Accident Lawsuit in Worcester
At Sokolove Law, we are committed to breaking down the barriers that often keep people from filing a lawsuit, like financial resources, time constraints, and the complexity of the justice system.
If you have a case, our commercial truck accident lawyers will handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your health and your loved ones.
Our trucking accident lawyers in Worcester can:
- Provide you with a free case review to determine if you have a case
- Investigate the circumstances of your accident and gather evidence to prove who was at fault
- File your Worcester commercial vehicle lawsuit within any state-specific deadlines
- Negotiate a truck accident settlement with the defendants on your behalf
If a settlement is unable to be reached, we’re prepared to present your case in court before a judge and jury.
Additionally, there are no upfront costs or hourly fees to work with our team. We only get paid if we secure compensation for you.
Let us handle the legal legwork for you. Reach out to our team today to get started.
Get the Help You Deserve
Our experienced truck accident lawyers can help you understand your legal options during a free case review. Let us get you the money you deserve.
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Pursue Worcester Truck Accident Settlements
Since the injuries from a truck accident are often very serious, victims may be able to receive more compensation than they would from a regular car accident lawsuit.
However, this also means that trucking companies — and their insurance providers — will fight hard to avoid responsibility for the crash.
Attorneys for trucking companies and insurance providers are paid to save their employers as much money as possible. Unfortunately, if you are involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, this means they may try to pin the blame on you instead.
Our Worcester truck accident lawyers have the resources and experience necessary to stand up to the trucking or insurance companies that may be trying to prevent you from getting the compensation you deserve.
To date, our attorneys have recovered over $8.9 Billion on behalf of our clients across the country.
Truck accident settlements can help you pay for various expenses, including:
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages and earning capacity
- Medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Rehabilitation and therapy costs
- Funeral expenses
Let us get you the money you deserve. Contact our team today.
Let Our Worcester Truck Accident Attorneys Fight for You
At Sokolove Law, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that a truck accident can have on your life — and our compassionate commercial vehicle lawyers in Worcester are prepared to fight tirelessly on your behalf.
We have a proven track record of success when handling truck accident lawsuits. Our legal team will thoroughly investigate the cause of your accident and identify any evidence that may help to prove your case in court.
Start your fight for justice today. Call (800) 995-1212 or fill out our contact form for a free, no-obligation case review.
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Truck Accident Lawyers in Worcester, MA FAQs
What are common causes of truck crashes in Worcester?
Truck accidents may be caused for a number of reasons, including:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failure to maintain tires, brakes, and other parts
- Following another driver too closely
- Inadequate surveillance during a lane change
- Overloaded trucks
- Unfamiliar roadways
- Unqualified or untrained drivers
Unfortunately, dangerous driving practices may be promoted by a trucker’s employer through pay structures that encourage speeding to maximize the company’s profits.
Some employers also push drivers to exceed their maximum driver hours per shift, which can lead to drowsy driving.
What should I do if I was in a crash with a commercial vehicle?
If you are involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, the most important thing to do is seek medical attention if you have been injured.
Once medical needs have been met, you should:
- Call 911: Regardless of whether or not you or others involved in the crash have been injured, calling 911 is an important step to take to ensure that there’s an accurate record of the accident.
- Collect evidence: Taking photos and videos, in addition to collecting eyewitness testimonies, can all help you prove who was at fault in the accident if you choose to take legal action.
- Call a lawyer: An experienced CMV accident attorney can help you maximize compensation received from an insurance provider or trucking company.
At Sokolove Law, our truck accident lawyers have decades of experience helping victims who were injured through no fault of their own. Call (800) 995-1212 today to learn if you have a case.
How much do Worcester truck accident attorneys cost?
At Sokolove Law, there are no upfront costs or hourly fees to work with our Worcester truck accident attorneys.
We work on a contingency-fee-basis, which means we only get paid if your case results in compensation.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit for a commercial vehicle accident in Worcester?
You only have a limited amount of time to file a Worcester commercial vehicle lawsuit due to unique laws in each state known as the statute of limitations.
Once this deadline passes, you won’t be able to sue for your truck accident again.
At Sokolove Law, we offer free, no-obligation case reviews. Fill out our contact form now to learn how our attorneys may be able to help you file a lawsuit and pursue compensation.
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