A truck accident resulted in one serious injury and cranberries covering the roadway. The accident happened in Sagamore, Massachusetts on Friday morning. According to Massachusetts State Police, a head-on crash involved a truck carrying cranberries at around 7 a.m. The truck was heading into Cape Cod on the Sagamore Bridge when it collided head-on with another vehicle. One person sustained serious injuries and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Another individual sustained minor injuries and refused treatment. The police are investigating the accident and have not released any information regarding liability or cause.
Due to their size and cargo, truck accidents typically result in severe damage, serious injuries, and fatalities. Commercial trucks weigh tens of thousands of pounds, and when combined with speed, a truck accident can be devastating. Improperly loaded cargo, mechanical defects, distracted driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and fatigued driving are the most common causes of truck accidents. Individuals injured or families that lose loved ones in truck accidents may have grounds to file an accident case and could even be eligible to file a third party case. Third party cases are filed when more than one party is responsible for the accident, such as a trucking company. In order to explore all options to recover the maximum compensation you deserve, a full investigation is imperative.
The skilled St. Louis truck accident lawyers at Meyerkord & Kurth have over a century of combined legal experience. Our attorneys will fully investigate your accident to explore all options for recovering possible compensation. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident, contact us today for a free consultation.