Maryland is crisscrossed with state and federal highways that are constantly being used by commercial trucks. By their very size and weight, especially when loaded, these vehicles present constant dangers to smaller motor vehicles, such as passenger cars. A truck merely sideswiping a smaller vehicle can create considerable damage and injure or even kill the occupants in the car, van or pickup truck. In any accident involving speed, such as typically occurs on the state's streets and highways, smaller vehicles are simply no match against commercial trucks of any size, including 18-wheelers and semi-trailers.
Auto accidents involving trucks present unique and complex challenges. Our law firm has seen many cases in which truck accident victims faced incredible difficulties in the aftermath of accidents, especially the costs of medical treatment. Victims who suffer severe injuries often cannot return to work until they have undergone extensive medical treatment, physical therapy and rehabilitation. The costs of treatment and loss of income from time off work all add to a victim's financial problems. For families who lose loved ones in accidents involving commercial trucks, the financial costs compound the emotional devastation they typically feel.
The aftermath of a truck accident triggers the involvement of numerous parties, including the truck driver, the truck driver's employer or trucking company and one or more insurance companies. By identifying every potential defendant, an injured party can increase the chances of receiving higher compensation. With our assistance, victims and their families can be assured that their rights are protected throughout the process. Our experienced legal professionals thoroughly investigate every truck accident to determine what caused the crash and which parties were responsible. Our website has valuable information for anyone who has been injured in a truck accident.