Maryland Trucking Accident Lawyers
Truck Accident Attorneys
In recognizing the many challenges that victims face, the Maryland traffic accident lawyers at Alpert Schreyer, LLC will aggressively protect your rights to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. To find out more about how we can assist you with your truck accident case, call (301) 932-9997 or 1 (844)-MDCRASH today for a FREE consultation.
Truck Accident Statistics
Big rigs and semi-trailer trucks transport various commodities throughout the country that are essential to businesses, the economy, and consumers. Considering that large trucks account for a small percentage of all vehicles on the road, they cause many injury 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 the state of Maryland. In 2008, 1,403 people were injured and 60 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks.
Specific and detailed state and federal rules and 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 who had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher was 2 percent in 2008. Moreover, for the same year, almost one-fourth, about 24 percent, 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 percent were occupants of another vehicle, and of the fatalities caused by accidents involving trucks, 74 percent 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 a Maryland truck accident 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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Alpert Schreyer, LLC does not guarantee case results. Every case is different and no two case outcomes are ever the same. The results featured on this website are examples of successful cases Alpert Schreyer, LLC has represented individuals in. The results are meant to demonstrate the types of cases the firm handles and in no way guarantee similar results will be achieved in future cases. The monetary awards discussed in these cases results were obtained through settlements, verdicts, or judgments of one form or another. In addition to case results, the attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC urge prospective clients to select an attorney with whom they are comfortable with and believe is the best fit for their particular case.