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One man sustains severe injuries in tractor-trailer accident

Truck accidents often lead to catastrophe consequences. Drivers on Maryland roads see their fair share of truck traffic and truck accidents, which could be a result of driver negligence. Inattentive driving or failure to follow state traffic rules and regulations are often the causes of these accidents. When a truck accident occurs, smaller vehicles cannot withstand the damaging impact of the larger vehicles, resulting in serious damages to property and severe injuries, most often to the smaller vehicle's occupants.

A recent Pasadena, Maryland, tractor-trailer accident left a 37-year-old man with life-threatening injuries. Based on the report, the victim was working with a co-worker near a company pickup truck with an activated arrow board that was parked on the side of the road when a 28-foot tractor-trailer struck the work vehicle. The force of collision pinned the worker under the pickup, causing severe injuries. According to the initial investigation, the driver of the tractor-trailer failed to recognize the arrow sign, resulting in the collision, but he was not cited even though the initial investigation revealed that driver inattention caused the collision. The victim is recovering in a local hospital.

Truck drivers should always drive with caution and care when operating commercial trucks. One miscalculation can result in an accident that can claim lives or cause severe injuries. Truck drivers who act carelessly may be held liable for a victim's medical expenses and other losses that result due to their negligent behavior.

A truck accident victim who lives in Maryland may need to get more information about their legal options in order to determine whether or not to pursue compensation from the negligent parties. Compensation for medical expenses and pain and suffering may be recovered, helping the victim to recover and move on from the traumatic experience.

Source:, "Worker pinned beneath truck in Pasadena," Ben Weathers, June 17, 2014

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