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Michael J. Schreyer, JD
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Trucking Accident Lawyer Maryland

Trucking Accident Lawyer Maryland

Truck Accident Attorney Maryland

In recognizing the many challenges that victims face, Alpert Schreyer, LLC will aggressively protect your rights to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Truck Accident Statistics

Big rigs and semi-trailer trucks transport  commodities all across the country.heir cargo is essential to businesses, the economy, and consumers. That being said, it can be dangerous work. Considering that large trucks account for only a small percentage of all vehicles on the road, they tend to cause many injuries and fatal accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one out of nine traffic fatalities in 2008 were caused by an accident that involved a large truck.

The NHTSA reports that 380,000 large trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds were involved in motor vehicle accidents in the United States in 2008, with 4,066 large trucks involved in fatal collisions. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) notes that in 2008, there were 50 large trucks involved in fatal accidents, and 1,092 large trucks involved in injury crashes in Maryland alone. In 2008, 1,403 people were injured, and 60 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks.

Detailed state and federal regulations are in place for trucking companies and truck drivers to ensure safe and efficient truck operation and maintenance. However, trucking companies and truck drivers may collectively or independently put profits before safety by violating trucking laws and placing the lives of innocent people at risk.

Accidents Caused by Negligent Truckers

The NHTSA notes that the percentage of large truck drivers involved in fatal collisions with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher was 2% in 2008. Moreover, for the same year, 24% of all large truck drivers involved in fatal accidents had at least one previous speeding conviction.

Due to the enormous weight and size of large commercial trucks, occupants of vehicles other than the large truck are more susceptible to injury or death. The NHTSA reports that in 2008, of the individuals injured in accidents involving trucks, 71%were occupants of another vehicle. Of the fatalities caused by accidents involving trucks, 74% were occupants of another vehicle.

Compensation for Your Accident

Motorists, motorcyclists, pedestrians, and other vehicle occupants who are injured in a crash involving a large truck that they believe was caused by truck driver or trucking company negligence may be able to obtain compensation for their injuries and other damages. However, going up against a trucking company is not an easy task. Acquiring just compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses from a truck accident may require the legal resources and knowledge of attorneys with years of experience handling such cases.

Truck Accident Case Results

  • $650,000 Mediated Settlement – Truck collision resulting in ankle and leg reconstruction surgery
  • $645,000 Settlement – Tractor trailer intersection collision resulting in wrongful death
  • $430,000 Mediated Settlement – Truck collision

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