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Reputable Lawyers Aid Victims of Boston Truck Accidents

The Port of Boston was vital to the American economy even before some rowdy colonists made saltwater tea. Today, around 1,600 New England businesses use the Port of Boston to import and export products. Annually, more than 1.5 million metric tons of cargo pass through Massport’s Conley Terminal for points across the United States. It leaves by truck via a dedicated Haul Road, connecting to Interstates 93, 90, and 95, all less than two miles from the terminal. That makes the trucking industry a major cog in the Boston economy. And that means if you’re injured in a commercial truck accident, your claim will likely be against a large corporation whose only concern is limiting its liability. To fight for the full compensation you are due, you need the experienced legal team at Feinberg & Alban, P.C. For more than 70 years, we’ve helped injured Bostonians recover for their medical bills, lost wages and their pain and suffering. We have the knowledge and resources to level the playing field, even against the most powerful defendant.

Large truck crashes are on the rise across the country

The force of a tractor-trailer at highway speed can easily crush a passenger car, inflicting terrible injuries on its occupants. Unfortunately, the latest statistics from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) indicate that large truck crashes rose 21 percent in 2014, the latest year for which crash statistics are available. The report notes some trends during that year:

  • The incidence of fatal large truck crashes per one million people in the United States rose one percent.
  • There were 3,744 large trucks involved in fatal crashes.
  • There were 88,000 large trucks involved in injury crashes.
  • There were 346,000 large trucks involved in property-damage-only crashes.
  • Hazardous materials were present in 3 percent of the large trucks involved in fatal crashes and 2 percent of those in nonfatal crashes.
  • In 34 percent of fatal crashes, a driver-related factor was recorded. The most frequently cited factors were speeding and distraction/inattention.

Additional driver-related factors include fatigued driving, DUI, aggressive driving, following too closely, and failure to yield the right of way. Boston, unfortunately, has a problem with clearance crashes because drivers ignore low-clearance signs or blindly follow standard GPS rather than using programs designed for commercial truck transport. The clearance problem is especially bad with rental trucks moving residents in and out of the city.

Hazardous materials present additional dangers in large truck crashes

For obvious reasons, Boston prohibits hazardous materials transporters from passing through the downtown area for points south and prohibits them from using the I-93 tunnel system.  If you are in an accident with a truck hauling hazardous materials or you are simply in the vicinity of such a crash, you could be at risk of an injury through exposure. Depending on the nature of the materials released, you must be concerned about toxicity, radiation, infection, or burns from caustic chemicals. Obviously affected individuals should seek medical care immediately. If you or someone on your behalf is ready, speak to a personal injury lawyer about your rights.

Contact a Boston truck accident law firm for dedicated legal representation

For more than 70 years, Feinberg & Alban, P.C. has helped victims of commercial truck accidents throughout Greater Boston. Call us today at 617-232-5950 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We are conveniently located on Franklin Street, one block east of Leventhal Park in the heart of Boston’s financial district. If your injuries prevent you from visiting us, we can come to you.

Feinberg & Alban, P.C. fervently protects your rights
  • The Boston firm of Feinberg & Alban, P.C. specializes its practice in the area of personal injury.

    The attorneys serve the entire state of Massachusetts in addition to affiliating with lawyers in other states to handle cases outside of Massachusetts.

  • $7.7 Million Award for Feinberg & Alban Client in Personal Injury Trial

    Boston Attorneys Win Highest Injury Verdict in Massachusetts in 2011 & 2012.

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