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Truck Driver Error

Truck Driver Error in Maryland

Our Laurel Truck Accident Lawyers Can Provide a Thorough Investigation

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a truck accident, it is vital that McGowan & Cecil, LLC be contacted immediately to preserve the scene, motor vehicles, and black box for evidence. Our firm has an accident reconstruction specialist to properly investigate why this horrible accident occurred. With over 100 years of combined experience, our Laurel personal injury attorneys can make sure that the negligent party will be held accountable for your injuries by pursuing the maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost income and opportunities, as well as pain and suffering.

Secure the services of our firm by scheduling a free consultation at (301) 761-2007!

Common Truck Driver Errors

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 properly 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 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 Laurel truck accident 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 Our Law Firm in Maryland Today

Trucking accidents caused by driver error are far too common. Learn how our 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 the 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.

Get in touch with us at (301) 761-2007 to schedule a free consultation. Our firm is responsive and provides “Platinum Concierge Service.”

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Client Victories

Exceptional Service & Proven Results
  • $ 90,000 Automobile Injury

    Our client was stopped for traffic on 495 when she was rear-ended by a commerical truck. The client sustained permanent thoracic and lumbar strains with L2-L5 disk bulges/protrusions.

  • $222,599 Automobile Injury

    Our client was waiting to merge onto MD 100. The Defendant was exiting MD 100 when he lost control of his vehicle and struck the driver's side of client's vehicle. Client sustained a concussion and a Type 2 Slap tear of his left shoulder that required surgery.

  • $162,500 Automobile Injury caused by Negligent Service

    One day, our client was driving the company truck to service a call. As he headed down I-695, a tire suddenly flew off of a car traveling in the opposite direction. It hurled through the air and ultimately struck his windshield. As a result of the collision, our client sustained multiple personal injuriesincluding tinnitus. This tinnitus is permanent and continually interferes with his ability to sleep and concentrate.

  • $100,000 Automobile Injury caused by Negligent Service

    One day, our client went to get her oil changed and tires rotated. After the service was complete, she was driving down the street when her tire came off. This automotive failure caused new injuries and aggravated previous injuries.

  • $250,000 Boating Injury

    Our client was a passenger on a boat that crashed into a seawall at night. The collision caused severe injuries to our client. We obtained a policy limits award of $250,000.00.

  • $490,000 Convenience Store Injury

    A case of water fell off of the shelf onto our client's head while she was shopping. Our client suffers from permanent head, shoulder, and vision injuries as a result.

  • $2,000,000 Drunk-Driver

    Our client was the passenger in the car when the driver lost control of the car and crashed into a tree. Our client was very badly injured and had to have his foot and two fingers amputated.

  • $125,000 Drunk-Driver

    While intoxicated, the defendant lost control of his vehicle and traveled into the lane of oncoming traffic, striking our client's vehicle head on. Our client suffered injuries in his back and wrists. The wrist injury was persistent and required surgery.

  • $872,354 Head-On Collision

    Our client's vehicle was struck head on when another driver crossed the center line and came into incoming traffic. The force of the impact caused serious head trauma to our client, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The insurance company settled after a complaint was filed and awarded our client $872,354.

  • $250,000 Head-On Collision

    The defendant's vehicle crossed the median into oncoming traffic. He struck our client's motorcycle head-on. Our client was severely injured.

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Why McGowan & Cecil?

  • Our attorneys possess more than 100 years of collective legal experience.
  • We return calls! Our goal is to provide "Platinum Concierge Service."
  • Every case will be assigned at least one attorney and one paralegal.
  • We’ve won financial compensation in excess of $1 million on individual cases.
  • We handle PIP & property damage issues at no additional fee.

Client Testimonials

We Put Our Clients First
  • “If you are looking for a powerful and well-connected personal injury attorney, first consult McGowan and Cecil and you won’t need to look any further. They are exceptionally skilled in handling traumatic and life altering personal injury cases.”

    - Anonymous
  • “I am beyond pleased with how Attorney Scott Stengel handled my case. From our the first conversation he made me feel comfortable with his knowledge in law and I felt like my case was a priority.”

    - Arlondria
  • “If you are looking for a lawyer that is going to be up front and honest and truly give it their all then Scott is the man. I would highly recommend him for any personal injury case that you may have.”

    - Ciara