Due to the sheer size, weight and speed of “big rig” trucks, even relatively “minor” accidents can cause serious property damage, catastrophic injuries, and sometimes death. Because of the extreme difference between trucks and other vehicles on the roads, it comes as no surprise that most of the deaths and serious injuries that occur in collisions with large trucks are occupants of passenger vehicles. In fact, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that in a recent year, only 16 percent of deaths involving large truck collisions were the truck driver’s themselves, while 84 percent were pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists and occupants of smaller vehicles.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a semi-truck accident or other large truck accident, in Melrose you may also have the right to recover certain benefits from your own insurance company (called a no-fault claim) as well as damages from the insurance company of semi-truck or other truck which was at fault for causing the accident (called a personal injury claim).
At Nelson Personal Injury, we have the experience and knowledge necessary to pursue these claims to ensure that victims are adequately compensated for their injuries. Important evidence and time restrictions require that you act promptly.