When a truck crashed into a Massachusetts home a few years ago, the damage was as serious as expected. A mother was inside the home with her two children and two dogs when the collision occurred. Luckily, no one was seriously hurt during this incident, despite there being serious damage done to the property. When an investigation was carried out, the truck driver claimed he was unable to operate the brakes properly because of the large boots he was wearing.
Alongside the damage to the house, the vehicle in the driveway was also damaged. In this situation, the truck driver was not charged and that was likely because no injuries occurred. However, in other truck accident cases, most individuals involved are not so lucky.
Trucks often cause colossal damage when they are involved in an accident and the other vehicles and victims affected are often irreparably harmed. A person can claim all the damages they suffered by speaking to a truck accident lawyer and learning about the legal process and getting an estimate of how much they are entitled to receive.
Who is at fault for the damages incurred by a truck accident in Beverly, MA?
The only way to figure out who is responsible for the truck accident is to carry out a proper investigation. A lawyer who has the skill and who has access to the required resources can conduct a thorough investigation to determine who will pay for the property damage, medical bills, and any other damages incurred during the collision.
The truck driver, the trucking company, the truck maintenance company, the cargo company, and government entities responsible for road maintenance may all be questioned based on how the accident took place. When the responsible individual is found and there is evidence to support their role in causing the collision, a person can go forward with negotiating a settlement claim with them.
Since the damages are often so severe, the guilty party will almost always put up a fight and try to offer a smaller amount than what a person deserves. A proper truck accident lawyer can help a person understand the opposing parties’ legal defenses so they can go forward with making their legal claim. If they fail to cooperate then matters can be taken to court to ensure that justice is served and that a person is not taken advantage of.
Speak to a truck accident lawyer at the Law Office of Edward A. Sargent today to get the required legal help.
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100 Cummings Center,
Beverly, MA 01915
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