Should a Boston truck accident victim agree to a settlement?

The answer to this question varies from case to case. That’s not a purposely evasive response. No two motor vehicle collisions are the same and none may be more complex than a truck accident. The injuries victims suffer when large trucks are involved in a Massachusetts crash can be catastrophic, disabling and life-threatening. The costs of treating serious injuries, surgeries, rehabilitation and extended care are staggering. Combined with wage losses, damage to a family’s finances can be permanent. A liability lawsuit may be a truck accident victim’s best option to recover compensation from a negligent party. There is a way Continue Reading

Does motor carrier insurance cover large truck accidents?

Every state requires minimum insurance coverage on registered vehicles. Comprehensive and collision coverage are optional, but Boston motorists must carry a set minimum amount of auto liability insurance. The insurance covers expenses from accident-related injuries for you and others harmed in a crash. Drivers often opt to increase coverage, since the insurance minimum may not cover all the costs associated with a collision. Rules for insurance coverage differ for owners of motor carriers — large trucks and buses. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration establishes the minimum requirements of financial responsibility based upon vehicle size, weight and purpose among other Continue Reading

Massachusetts boy killed in dump truck accident

A 7-year-old Massachusetts boy was riding his bicycle when he was hit by a dump truck. The boy was riding his bike with his mother when the accident occurred at the intersection of Crown Street and Montgomery Street in Westfield, Massachusetts. It is unclear whether negligence on the part of either the driver was involved. According to a witness, the boy was riding with his mother in tow a little after 3:30 in the afternoon when the truck accident occurred. The boy apparently collided with the dump truck, which, according to a statement from the police, was carrying a load Continue Reading