Rhode Island Truck Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured in a Rhode Island Trucking Accident, you need the experienced lawyers of Mandell, Schwartz & Boisclair to protect your rights. Large trucking companies have their own investigators and attorneys fighting for them, you need someone on your side.
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The reason why truck accidents are such a concern is that drivers are there to make deliveries, and most deliveries have tight deadlines. If you work in an office and you are at risk of missing a deadline you work faster. If you drive a truck and are in danger of missing a deadline, you drive faster – and this all too often leads to an accident. Truck accidents have caused many injuries including back, neck, spinal cord and even brain injuries. And, of course, truck accidents have been responsible for many deaths over the years; deaths of both the drivers and the people in other vehicles that may have been involved in the accident.
It’s not just the tight delivery deadlines that can result in a truck accident. Many trucks carry large amounts of cargo – sometimes dangerous cargo, which can result in a truck accident. Truck drivers also tend to work very long hours, and the stress and fatigue often leads to a truck accident. In fact, statistics show that trucks are involved in 1 out of every 9 road traffic accidents. And in 94% of these accidents the occupants of the vehicle with which the truck collided are either injured or killed.
There are many reasons why a truck accident might occur. Some of the more common reasons include:The driver is rushing to meet a tight delivery deadlineThe driver is tired due to driving for long periods
- The driver is rushing to meet a tight delivery deadline
- The driver is tired due to driving for long periods
- The driver is stressed and tired, not paying enough attention to other driver and the road
- It is difficult to see blind spots from a large truck
- The driver does not leave enough space for his giant vehicle between other vehicles
- Mechanical failure and defective components
- Overloading of the truck
These are just a handful of the more common reasons for a truck accident. Of course, a truck accident can be caused in the same way as many car accidents – through reckless driving, speeding, and mechanical faults. Another hazard of a truck accidents is in the cargo. Even if the truck accident does not involve another vehicle, a chemical or toxic spill can endanger others’ lives.
Those involved in a truck accident in any way could be eligible for compensation, and there are now many lawyers that specialize in dealing with truck accident claims. You may have been injured as the result of a collision with a truck, which was not your fault. A family member may have been killed through a truck accident. You may even be the driver of the truck and was injured through no fault of your own, such as faulty servicing. Or you may have been affected by a spill that resulted from a truck accident, where you were exposed to toxic substances. Whatever the situation, if you feel that you have been injured or affected as a result of a truck accident you may be able to make a claim.The law firm of Mandell, Schwartz & Boisclair has years of experience in dealing with insurance companies and handling accident claims. We are familiar with all of the techniques that the insurance companies may use to influence you to settle quickly and for less compensation. Insurance companies have a team of investigators, adjustors, agents and legal help to protect them. As the accident victim, you need your own team of legal experts to protect you.
Under Rhode Island law, if you have been injured in a truck accident that was caused by the driver’s carelessness or recklessness, you are entitled to monetary damages that include medical costs, property loss (your vehicle?), lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Please call Mandell, Schwartz & Boisclair for a free assessment of your case.