Truck Crash Lawyers in Maryland
Truck Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 8.2 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2011 involved large trucks. If you have been involved in a crash caused by the negligence of a truck driver, trucking company, or truck manufacturer, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the experienced Calvert County truck accident attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC to learn more about your legal rights and options at 1 (844)-MDCRASH or 1 (844) 632-7274.
No amount of preventative measures can protect motorists from the negligence or wrongdoing of other drivers. When a motorist is involved in an accident with a semi truck, the consequences can be tragic for the victim and his or her family.
Maryland Large Truck Accident Statistics
According to the NHTSA, there were 692 motor vehicle accident fatalities in Maryland in 2011. Of these, 38 deaths were caused in crashes that involved large trucks. While passenger vehicles tend to outnumber semi trucks on the road, the significant level of damage that much larger trucks can cause makes it imperative that the trucking industry takes every precaution against accidents. For this reason, truck drivers, truck manufacturers, and truck companies are under strict laws to help reduce the risk of even minor crashes.
Causes of Truck Crashes
One of the most common causes of big rig accidents is driver error or negligence. If you have been injured as a result of a distracted, fatigued, or intoxicated driver, it is important to seek a knowledgeable legal representative to help you pursue damages. An aggressive legal team will be able to investigate the driver’s cell phone records, hours of service log books, and/or the police report to build a successful case against the at-fault party.
In the event that a big rig accident was caused by mismanagement or negligence on the part of the trucking company or truck manufacturer, you will need an attorney to defend your rights against the team of investigators employed by the other party to minimize their liability. Trucking companies and manufacturers will often try to avoid paying compensation for an accident because they stand to lose a lot of money. Hiring a lawyer who is familiar with the complex insurance issues that arise after a truck crash can help you obtain the financial reimbursement you or your loved ones deserve.
Obtaining Justice after a Semi Truck Crash
The dedicated MD truck accident injury lawyers at Alpert Schreyer, LLC have the experience and resources to help our clients take the best course of action to protect their rights. While no amount of money can erase the tragic outcome of a truck collision, the monetary reimbursement can help alleviate the burden of lost income, medical bills, property damage, funeral expenses, and even pain and suffering. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a big rig accident in Maryland, call us at 1 (844)-MDCRASH or 1 (844) 632-7274 for a confidential and free evaluation of your case.