Rhode Island Injury Lawyer Representing Victims of Truck & Bus Accidents
The Pawtucket law office of Raymond A. Pacia has experience handling personal injury claims involving serious truck and bus accidents in Rhode Island. We have also represented Rhode Island drivers injured in another state, as well as out-of-state drivers injured while traveling through the Rhode Island.
Truck Accidents in Pawtucket
Semi-trucks, 18-wheelers and other large commercial vehicles require skill, diligence and caution to operate safely. Even the most experienced truck drivers must work to properly navigate the enormous trucks and share the road with smaller vehicles. Many commercial truckers, however, fail to handle their vehicles with the necessary degree of care. Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Lack of training or general inexperience
- Speeding, reckless driving, and aggressive driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Failure to properly maintain brakes, tires, or other equipment
- Exceeding truck load weight limits
Personal injury claims against truck drivers and their corporate employers require an in depth knowledge of state and federal safety regulations, and the ability to properly investigate and reveal issues in driver logs and records. If you have been hurt in a truck accident, Attorney Ray Pacia possesses the requisite understanding of commercial vehicle regulations to help you obtain compensation from all liable parties.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that approximately 11,000 injury-causing bus accidents occur in the United States each year. For passengers, lack of seat belts and other safety restraints increase the risk of serious injuries, and for other vehicles and pedestrians involved in an accident, the size and weight of a bus poses a great danger. A bus accident may give rise to personal injury claims against the bus company or bus driver if negligence, recklessness or wrongful conduct contributed to the accident, such as:
- Sudden braking
- Making sharp turns while passengers are standing
- Jumping curbs while making turns
- Closing doors while passengers are still attempting to enter or exit the bus
- Quickly accelerating to make a green light
The law office of Ray Pacia understands how to hold transit companies responsible for a bus driver's failure to provide passengers with safe transportation.
Seek Experienced Representation after a Truck or Bus Accident
Our firm has the resources and experience to successfully handle even the most complex personal injury claims. If you or a loved one was hurt in a truck or bus accident, please contact the law office of Ray Pacia for a free initial consultation and interview. We represent clients on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay any attorney's fees until we recover money damages on your behalf.