If you are involved in a collision with a big truck on Cape Cod, you will need urgent medical attention and be forced to focus on recovering from your injuries. It’s likely that your activities of daily living may be drastically altered for the foreseeable future and potentially for the rest of your life.
When a truck driver negligently breaches the duty of care owed to safely operate a commercial truck, you have the right to seek damages and should engage a lawyer to protect your legal interests. Pursuing the parties responsible for your injuries, should be left to an experienced and competent trucking injury lawyer.
If you are hospitalized or incapacitated, call the Snow Law Firm at (508) 477-7100
and Attorney Snow will arrange to meet with you.
What Makes The Snow Law Firm Different
Attorney Snow focuses on understanding you and your situation. He spends time to thoroughly review your case and will devote the financial resources – both man hours and money – necessary to properly litigate your injury claim.
You need a lawyer who knows the challenges that lie ahead of you, is willing to go the extra mile and will successfully deliver results when it matters most to you.
Because of his prior experience representing people injured in truck accidents, Attorney Snow has developed working relationships with:
- Trauma surgeons
- Orthopedic physicians
- Pain management specialists
- Other medical practitioners
These providers generate expert medical disclosures and render trial testimony necessary to secure meaningful settlements, awards and jury verdicts for you.
At trial, Attorney Snow regularly submits into evidence physician narrative reports which cite to:
- The American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment
- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Life Expectancy Tables
These recognized publications demonstrate the nature and extent of your injuries, and how long you will be forced to endure the effects of any injury, permanent partial disability, or permanency of injury. Introducing this information into evidence enables jurors to determine the proper award of damages to which you are entitled to receive.
The Snow Law Firm has over 30 years of experience handling truck crash claims and a proven history of achieving lucrative results for clients. Unlike insurance companies that view your case as simply one of many claims, we realize that the outcome of your case has a direct impact on your financial livelihood. Successfully representing you, is our only concern and we are committed to doing just that.
Attorney Snow was a member of the legal team that obtained the largest personal injury award in the history of Barnstable County – a multimillion-dollar jury verdict – and has since obtained many other high-value settlements on behalf of clients just like you.
Common Causes of Trucking Accidents
Every day, most of us get into our vehicles and give little thought to the possibility of being involved in a serious motor vehicle collision with a large 18-wheel tractor trailer or semi-truck. Truck accidents occur on Massachusetts roadways for a variety of reasons:
- Reckless driving
- Careless driving
- Poor weather conditions
- Black ice
- Distracted drivers
- Overly tired drivers
- Overloaded commercial vehicles
- Inexperienced truck drivers
- Inattentive truck drivers
- Reckless or negligent hiring practices
- Poorly maintained commercial vehicles
- Debris falling from commercial vehicles
Types of Commercial Trucks
Over the years we’ve handled claims for our clients involving many kinds of commercial trucks including:
- Delivery Trucks
- Tractor Trailers
- Garbage Trucks
- Dump Trucks
- Tow Trucks
- Concrete Mixers
- Flatbed Trucks
- Snow Ploughs
- Salt Trucks
- Moving Trucks
- Food Trucks
- Box Trucks
Pursuing a Trucking Accident Claim
Immediately following a serious truck accident, Attorney Snow will engage an investigator to preserve evidence from the scene of the crash, and an accident reconstructionist to photograph and measure the site of the accident. These individuals generate written reports which can then be used to support your claim.
Often times, the tractor and trailer are owned and insured by separate individuals or entities. Attorney Snow is knowledgeable at determining the extent of available coverage to satisfy your claim for damages.
Representation When You Need it Most
Attorney Snow has a well-deserved reputation for negotiating with insurance companies to secure meaningful settlements. Because he is willing to take your case to trial to maximize your award of compensatory damages, insurance companies take him seriously. In fact, before opening his own practice, Attorney Snow worked for a Boston law firm that represented insurance companies in all types of motor vehicle accident cases. Since he has represented the responsible parties in the past, he is aware of the tactics employed by insurers and anticipates strategies designed to minimize claim payouts to injured people.
To increase your settlement, Attorney Snow regularly engages liability, medical, vocational, and economic experts to prove all aspects of your case. The goal at trial is to demonstrate, beyond a preponderance of evidence, exactly how the collision occurred, the extent of your injuries, how these injuries impact your everyday life and the level of damages which you are entitled to receive.
Attorney Snow is experienced in handling complex injury claims resulting from truck crashes including:
- Head injuries – including traumatic brain injuries, skull fractures, concussions, and post-concussion syndrome
- Internal injuries – punctured lungs, torn rotator cuffs and injury to other internal organs
- Broken bones – including fractures of the pelvis, femur, tibia, distal radius and ribs
- Neck and back injuries – including herniated discs, compression fractures, angulated discs causing spinal cord impingement, paralysis or permanent and/or partial disability
- Wrongful death
A truck accident on Cape Cod is a traumatic experience which can result in medical expenses for emergency room visits, surgery, pain management, follow up doctor appointments, and occupational and physical therapy. Truck crashes also cause physical pain, mental suffering, and emotional anguish.
The Snow Law Firm accepts truck accident claims arising from all types of accidents including:
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end pileups
- Rollover accidents
- Intersection crashes
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Failure to yield collisions
- Distracted driving crashes
- Texting accidents
Attorney Snow has helped many people injured in truck crashes receive the money necessary to move forward with their lives. He can help you too!
We Help With Your Trucking Accident Claim
The Snow Law Firm will help you file a truck collision injury claim against the people or entities responsible for causing your injuries. The at fault party is put on notice of your intent to pursue an injury claim against them and to disclose the amount of the defendant’s insurance policy. Once the disclosures are received, and your medical bills and records are assembled, a lawsuit is filed against the responsible parties.
To bring a claim arising from a motor vehicle accident, Massachusetts law requires each injured party to incur at least $2,000 in medical expenses or otherwise meet the “tort threshold,” including operators, passengers, and pedestrians.
If you are involved in an accident with a truck, you will need to obtain an Application for Benefits – Personal Injury Protection (PIP) from your insurance company. In Massachusetts, all automobile insurance policies must have PIP benefits coverage. These cover you and any passenger in your vehicle for medical expenses, lost wages, and prescription reimbursements up to $8,000. To receive these benefits, you must file an Application for Benefits – Personal Injury Protection with your auto insurance provider.
If you are covered under a private health insurance policy, your automobile insurance company will pay the first $2,000 in medical expenses, and thereafter, your medical bills must be submitted to your private insurance carrier. Co-payment charges can be submitted to your insurer for reimbursement under PIP.
Some drivers have optional coverage known as medical payments, which is purchased in $5,000 increments and can be used to pay medical bills after PIP benefits have been exhausted.
Once we complete the PIP application on your behalf and send it to your auto insurance company, we can help with the following:
- Making sure that your medical bills get paid
- Making sure that you receive reimbursement for lost wages
- Assist you with any property damage claim
- Assist you with rental car reimbursement
Attorney Snow has helped many people injured in truck crashes receive the compensation necessary to move forward with their lives. He stands ready to help you!
No Fee Unless We Successfully Resolve Your Case
Attorney Snow takes truck accident cases on a contingency-fee basis. This means he does not receive a fee unless he successfully secures a settlement, award, or jury verdict on your behalf. You do not have to pay any upfront costs and will not be charged for out-of-pocket expenses until your case is resolved.
Call Today For a Free Consultation
If you, your spouse, significant other, partner or child has been injured in a truck accident on Cape Cod, call the Snow Law Firm today at (508) 477-7100
. Or, if you prefer, complete our contact form
and we’ll be in touch to schedule a free consultation.
From his office in Mashpee, Attorney Steven Snow represents clients throughout Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts, including clients residing in Falmouth
, Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Norfolk, Middlesex, Plymouth, and Suffolk Counties.