Truck Accident Attorneys

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Auto collisions involving tractor trailers, semi-trucks, 18-wheelers or other large commercial vehicles are far more dangerous than smaller vehicles. This is due in large part to the fact that it takes more time for these trucks to stop, they have larger blind spots due to the size of the rig, and carry large or heavy cargo that make it more likely that the trucks flip over in the event of a crash. These factors often result in significant injuries for the parties involved and massive destruction of personal property.

Many commercial freight companies train their drivers on what to say in the event they’re involved in an accident to avoid being held responsible. This can make it difficult for victims to get the insurance compensation they need to pay for pain and suffering caused by these unfortunate crashes.

Due to the severe consequences associated with truck accidents, it is important to seek out an experienced legal advice from a trusted Maryland truck accident attorney.

Our truck accident attorneys proudly serve the following counties:

Baltimore City County, Prince Georges County, Montgomery County, Baltimore County, Charles County, Calvert County as well as cases throughout the state of Maryland.

  • What You Need To Know
  • Steps to Take
  • How We Can Help

In Maryland, truck drivers must abide by the rules of the road that every motor vehicle operator must abide by, truck drivers are also held accountable to a set of federal laws and regulations called the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). The regulations include but are not limited to:

  • Licensing requirements for drivers
  • Route limitations
  • Insurance minimums based on type of commodity transported
  • Limitations for consecutive hours a truck driver may operate their vehicle without documented rest.
  • Size and weight restrictions.

With no two accidents being the same, truck accidents are often regarded as negligence cases and viewed by how the accident occurred. Maryland truck accident attorneys are aware of the common types of truck accidents that occur and factors that substantiate liability. Common truck accident types and factors include:

  • Jackknife truck accidents
  • Rollover truck accidents
  • Swinging turn accidents
  • Blind spot accidents
  • Overloaded truck accidents
  • Squeeze play accidents
  • Truck Driver Fatigue
  • Bad Weather truck accidents
  • Speeding
  • Rear-end truck accidents
  • Truck driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Steps to take following a truck accident:
  • Obtain receipt for vehicle storage fees
  • Apply for Personal Injury Protection (PIP) through your insurance
  • Notify your insurance and the driver's insurance company
  • Determine the vehicles property damage
  • Obtain receipt for vehicle storage fees
  • Arrange for rental car or temporary transportation
  • Obtain statements and evidence from witnesses
  • Hire competent legal counsel

By hiring one of our truck accident attorneys you improve the odds of recovering significantly more in terms of compensation than by representing yourself. You could be facing lost wages, medical bills, physical and emotional distress, and automobile repair bills and car rental fees. Juggling this load, while trying to recover from your injuries, is a burden that no one should have to bare alone.

Experience matters when hiring a personal injury attorney to handle a truck accident case. These claims require an intimate understanding of state and federal regulations that govern the industry. Many of these regulate the use of controlled substances and alcohol, outline proper loading and tie down requirements, maintenance and inspection procedures, licensing and driver qualifications, hours of service and much more.

We consult with expert witnesses that have extensive knowledge of the trucking industry and often times can be the key to winning your case.

Ensure that your rights are protected and that insurance companies treat your case with the upmost respect that it deserves.  Contact our truck accident attorneys today and schedule your free consultation to learn how we can assist with your truck accident claim.

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