Maryland Truck Accident Lawyers

Tractor Trailer Accidents can result in serious
injuries and damages. It is important to have an
experienced attorney to protect your rights.

Accidents involving 18 wheel tractor trailers or semi-trucks can cause substantial property damage and serious injuries. These big trucks often weigh up to 40 tons, and when traveling at highway speeds, the force of an impact can have devastating consequenses.

Immediately following an accident, truck company investigators will begin working to build their case against you. Without a Maryland truck accident attorney on your side, evidence could be destroyed and witness testimony could change.

If you, a friend or family member have suffered a personal injury as a result of a truck accident in Maryland, you should contact our experienced lawyers as soon as possible to review your case and make sure that steps are taken to protect your family.

Truck Accident Statistics

In 2006, over 385,000 tractor trailers were involved in truck accidents throughout the United States, accounting for about 4% of all vehicles involved in a traffic injury. At least 4,732 of those truck accidents resulted in a death, accounting for about 8% of the fatal accidents.

Immediately after an accident, truck company
investigators will begin working to make sure
you receive as little compensation as possible.

A big rig tractor trailer can weigh between 30,000 and 80,000 pounds. With the average passenger car weighing only about 3,000 pounds, a high speed accident between a car and truck carries a substantial risk of injury to the automobile passengers.

Given the substantial risk of injury or death that could be caused in an accident, truck drivers have a duty to exercise care and caution to make sure that they are safely operating their vehicle.

While most commercial drivers are responsible workers who respect other vehicles on the highway, our Maryland truck accident lawyers have found that many of the most serious wrecks are caused by negligent drivers who were travelling at excessive speeds, without proper rest or in violation of other regulations.

Handling a Maryland Truck Accident Case

Maryland accidents involving trucks and tractor trailers require special handling and an attorney with experience investigating these serious crashes. Crucial evidence must be preserved, witness statements must be documented and a detailed truck accident reconstruction may be necessary in some cases to obtain information needed to establish that the trucker was responsible for the accident.

Most commercial trucks also contain a “black box” recorder which could contain valuable data about the speed of the truck, when brakes were applied and other information about the operation of the vehicle during the days leading up to the truck accident. In many cases it is necessary to obtain a temporary restraining order from the court to prevent the truck company from altering the vehicle or attempting to retrieve information from the “black box”.

There are also a number of complex federal and Maryland truck laws which must be evaluated to identify potential violations of trucking regulations that may have caused or contributed to the accident.

Free Consultation with a Maryland Truck Accident Attorney

While you are still recovering from your injuries, our Maryland truck accident lawyers can begin working on your case to make sure that you receive all of the financial compensation that may be available.

Free consultations are available to review the facts and circumstances surrounding a truck accident in Maryland with our personal injury attorneys. All cases are investigated and handled by our Baltimore accident law firm on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.

Call 1 (800) 522-0102  toll free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
or submit an online request for a free consultation with one of our Maryland accident lawyers.