What is the most dangerous thing that you do each day? For most Massachusetts drivers, it is getting behind the wheel and pulling out of your driveway. Your commute to work on I-195, your trip down Route 24 or 140 to visit a relative, and even your quick trip down Route 6 to pick up something for dinner can end in a life-changing car accident and serious injury. According to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), 363 people were killed in Car and truck Accidents in 2008 and tens of thousands more suffered serious injuries.
But what happens to the individual car accident and truck accident victims that make up these shocking statistics? In most cases, we don’t hear what happens in their lives after their Car & truck Accident. We only read what is posted in a corner of the paper or a short spot on the local news. The truth is that not everyone simply gets better and returns to their everyday lives. Many car crash and truck crash accident victims find themselves feeling the effects of their auto accident long after others have moved on or forgotten.
Car and truck Accidents – what to expect
- Medical bills from hospital stays, procedures, surgeries, tests, and physical therapy.
- Lost wages from work missed in the weeks and months following the accident.
- Permanent disabilities such as brain damage, paralysis, mobility issues, nerve damage, and chronic pain.
- The inability to return to an old job due to limited abilities.
- The inability to participate in activities once loved, such as playing an instrument, traveling, playing sports, or riding a bike.
- Disfigurement such as burns, amputations, and facial scarring.
- Emotional suffering and trauma resulting from the accident.
At Phillips & Garcia, we understand that Car & truck Accidents are not resolved as soon as the vehicles are towed away or as soon as you check out of the hospital. In far too many cases, the person or company at fault for your traffic accident does not take responsibility for the consequences of that accident. At the same time,accident victims are left with serious injuries, medical bills, families to support, and permanently altered lives.
We want to hear your story, and we want to help.
Fight big businesses for what you deserve with assertive, experienced attorneys.
No matter how clear-cut the evidence of your car accident case appears to be, you may be in for a legal fight for compensation. Behemoth insurance companies and truck companies often have the power, money, and experience to fight against injury victims who are overwhelmed, inexperienced, and unsure. We have the experience and expertise to guide you through your car accident case. Together, we will partner to collect relevant evidence, decide upon a legal strategy, and ultimately prove who was at fault.
With a combined 40 years of experience, we have seen a vast range of traffic accident cases:
- Drunk driving/DUI car accident cases
- Wrongful death truck accident cases
- Wrong way driving car accident cases
- Reckless driving and speeding car accidents and truck accidents
- Right of way car accidents and truck accidents
- Distracted driver truck accidents and car accidents
- Failure to stop car accidents and truck accidents
- Fatigued trucker accidents
- Mechanical failure truck accidents
Most people don’t realize the many differences between car accidents and truck accidents from a legal perspective. Unfortunately, due to a tractor-trailer’s weight and force, truck accidents usually involve more serious injuries and fatalities than other vehicle accidents. In addition, truck accidents usually involve more parties and more insurance companies than automobile accidents – it is common for a truck accident to involve the insurance companies of the truck driver, the trucking company, and even the owner of trailer. These parties not only wield a large amount of power, they are also familiar with truck accident lawsuits and truck accident lawsuit defenses.
Because truck accidents are more complex than other vehicle accidents, you should seek out an experienced accident lawyer when considering representation in your case. Your truck accident case requires a specialized SouthCoast truck accident attorney.
Contact Phillips & Garcia Today to Schedule Your FREE Legal Consultation
If you have been seriously injured in a truck collision or car accident in Massachusetts, start your fight today. Meet with us to discuss your best legal options for pursing compensation. Tell us your story. Call us toll free at (877) 892-5620 or complete our online contact form to request a FREE evaluation of your case.
Phillips & Garcia, P.C., is located in North Dartmouth, MA, and serves the following Massachusetts cities and counties on the South Coast:Bristol County, Plymouth County, New Bedford, Fall River, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Acushnet, Westport, East Freetown, Assonet, Taunton, Somerset, Swansea, Mattapoisett, Marion, and Wareham.