A fully loaded tractor-trailer can weigh up to 70,000 pounds while compact cars typically weigh less than 5,000 pounds. This size difference makes trucks capable of crushing cars and severely injuring any and all occupants. In some cases, victims suffer catastrophic injuries that affect every aspect of their lives. A catastrophic or serious injury is one that results in permanent and/or severe functional disabilities. Examples of catastrophic injuries that can result from a truck accident include, but are not limited to: Burn injuries Brain injuries Spinal cord Organ damage Bone fractures It is important that victims of Massachusetts truck accidents are provided the support they need not only for their immediate medical bills, but also for their future losses. If you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury in a truck accident, make sure you research all of the options available before making any decisions that can affect your personal and financial future. At David M Gabriel & Associates we can provide you with an in-depth consultation to discuss your legal options.