Wakefield truck accidents happen far too frequently, unfortunately. Truck accidents are incredibly dangerous because of the large size of commercial trucks. Some large semi-trucks weigh over 80,000 tons. When a Wakefield truck accident happens, the semi-truck can swerve out of control and slam into multiple passenger vehicles, creating a multi-vehicle pile-up. If you or your loved one have been involved in a Wakefield truck accident, it is important that you speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. If a negligent or reckless driver caused your injuries, you might be entitled to compensation. Below, we will discuss some of the recent Wakefield and Wakefield-area truck accidents that have taken place.
The Driver of a Stolen Truck Collides With a Boston Woman
A recently married young woman suffered serious injuries in a dangerous Boston-area truck accident. after the driver of a stolen pickup truck sideswiped her near the Boston Public Garden. The woman was visiting with her two sisters when a truck crashed into the iron fence next to her. The truck driver crushed her with dangerous debris and left her in critical medical condition. The driver of the stolen pickup truck then got out of the truck, and instead of trying to help the injured woman, she tried to blend in with the crowd who had gathered.
Law enforcement took the man into custody and he is facing charges for larceny of a motor vehicle, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, and operating a motor vehicle without a license. The victim is still no longer in critical care, but she will need reconstructive surgery for her facial injuries.
A Truck Driver in a Stolen Truck Arrested After a Crash in Stoneham
A few weeks ago, Massachusetts State Police arrested a man after a chase in a stolen pickup truck. The chase led to a Boston-area zoo before the driver crashed the truck. Before the crash, the driver was going the wrong way on Interstate 93. He eventually crashed the truck into an onramp off the Fellsway to 93 south. Law enforcement then took the 38-year-old man into custody. Nobody was hurt in the truck crash.
A Serious Truck Accident Occurred in Mansfield, Massachusetts
Emergency rescue crews rushed to the scene of a dangerous rollover truck accident. They had to use the jaws of life to pull the injured individual from the truck. The accident happened on the southbound ramp of Route 140, just around 8 p.m. The truck flew over the guardrail and crashed into the nearby trees, according to fire officials. Once the emergency personnel got the victim out of the truck, they transported her to Rhode Island Hospital via life flight. After conducting an investigation, law enforcement determined that the truck rolled multiple times before flying over the guardrail.
Massachusetts Family Survives a Dump Truck Crashing Into Their Home
A Massachusetts family barely escaped being injured when a massive dump truck crashed into their home. At the time of the accident, the entire family was home, including the two parents and their two children. The mother reported that the house was shaking when the truck slammed into their home. Despite her young children being close to the front door, they did not become injured. The driver of the dump truck is not currently facing criminal charges. However, the property suffered significant damage, and the living room was completely exposed. A car located near the accident scene also became injured.
Truck Crashes Into a Boston-Area Gas Station
Truck accidents involving gas stations are especially dangerous because there is always the potential for an explosion. A pickup truck recently slammed into a gas station in Rowley, with the accident being caught on camera. The pickup truck was driving down the street when the vehicle suddenly veered toward the gas station and struck the first gas pump. The truck continued until it crashed into the gas station building. The truck driver is now facing criminal charges for possession of a Class C illegal drug, operating a vehicle negligently, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs.
Recovering Compensation After a Truck Accident
If you or your loved one has suffered an injury in a Wakefield truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Under Massachusetts law, victims of truck accidents can bring a personal injury lawsuit against the person or company whose negligence or recklessness caused their injuries. You will need to prove several elements to succeed in a personal injury lawsuit, including the following:
- The defendant owed you a duty of reasonable care
- The defendant breached that duty of care by acting negligently or recklessly
- The defendant’s breach of contract caused your injuries
- You suffered personal injuries as a result
Every truck driver owes other drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and everyone else on the road a duty to drive reasonably safely under the circumstances. When drivers breach this duty by engaging in distracted driving, driving while intoxicated, or speeding, they will be liable for any personal injuries they cause. You will also need to show that the driver’s negligence caused your injuries. Successful personal injury plaintiffs are entitled to economic damages, including compensation for medical bills, lost time at work, property damage, and other tangible expenses caused by the personal injury. They are also entitled to non-economic damages for pain and suffering caused by the injury.
Contact Our Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Today
The most important thing you can do after being involved in a Wakefield truck accident is to reach out to an experienced lawyer. At the Law Office of John J. Sheehan, we have helped many clients obtain the financial compensation they deserve for their truck accident injuries. Contact our Wakefield personal injury lawyers today to schedule your initial consultation to learn how we can advocate for your rights.