Was The Truck Accident Caused By A Driver Asleep At The Wheel? Accident Attorneys Can Investigate

It is vital that McGowan & Cecil, LLC, be contacted immediately to preserve the scene, motor vehicles and black box and have an accident reconstructionist properly investigate why this horrible accident occurred. Studies have shown that the most common factor in a truck accident is driver error. Driver errors in truck accidents typically fall into one or more of these categories:

  • Traffic violations
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Driving too many hours
  • Driving fatigued
  • Driving distracted or texting while driving
  • Failing to property inspect a truck before taking it into traffic

The very nature of truck driving is quite different from the type of driving that most other motorists are engaged in. Most drivers are on the road in order to get to work, go shopping, socialize or fulfill other goals and obligations. Truck drivers, however, are at the wheel many hours every day. Driving a truck is a trucker's full-time occupation. It is challenging for him or her to remain fully alert all day or all night. However, it is essential for safety. If you or your family member was seriously injured in a truck accident, our law firm is prepared to advocate zealously and skillfully on your behalf.

Did the trucker involved in your accident violate the high standards for trucking as spelled out by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)? Let our lawyers look into the facts of your case and determine whether the trucker was negligent — and how to pursue maximum available compensation under these circumstances.

Contact A Baltimore Truck Accident Attorney

Trucking accidents caused by driver error are far too common. Learn how our law firm can determine the cause of your truck accident and how to use this information to strengthen your injury claim. From our office in Laurel, we serve clients throughout the Columbia, Maryland, and Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. We handle all injury and disability claims on a contingency fee basis, so we charge no fee unless we recover compensation for you.

To schedule a free consultation with a Laurel personal injury attorney at our firm, call 301-476-1325 or toll free at 877-833-5045. You may also contact us by email.