Truck Accidents Are Complex, So You Need Experienced Legal Counsel
It is estimated that there are over two million 18-wheelers on U.S. highways today. Each rig can weigh 10,000 to 80,000 pounds. That’s 40 tons traveling at around 60 mph. The presence of those large trucks on the roads can pose serious risks to the safety of other motorists. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), large trucks accounted for 3,964 fatalities in 2013. These numbers are rising. “Fatalities in crashes involving large trucks showed a 4% increase from 3,781 in 2011 to 3,921 in 2012.” The chance of your being involved in a serious Baltimore truck accident increases every year. You need to know where to turn to: Spector Law Group.
Common Causes Of Truck Accidents
Truck drivers are supposed to be highly trained professionals, with considerable licensing in order to get behind the wheel of those road behemoths. If they’re not fully trained and prepared for a drive, that’s negligence on the part of the driver and perhaps the trucking company itself. A few forms of negligence in truck driving are:
- Improper maintenance of the vehicle (e.g., failing to check tire pressure before embarking, failing to conduct proper safety and roadworthiness tests regularly)
- Speeding to make deadlines or get the next pick-up sooner
- Driving drowsy from being overworked, too tired or from substance abuse
You don’t even need to be driving to be at risk. From 2011 to 2012, 2,428 nonoccupants (e.g., pedestrians, cyclists) were killed or injured in truck accidents.
Those who do survive an accident often experience severe injuries followed by a long list of medical bills and months without wages. Nevertheless, insurance and truck companies will make it their mission to paint you as the responsible party. They will do everything in their power to stall or even prevent paying you the compensation owed to you. Fortunately for you, our truck accident law firm is on your side.
Call Our Truck Accident Injury Lawyer Today – Free Consultation
Our Baltimore truck crash lawyer is ready to help in this difficult time and will fight for you, so you don’t have to. Our attorney’s experience and dedication to our clients is reflected in our success rate. Let us fight for the settlement you deserve. Call now for your free consultation at 410-671-5605. You may contact us online if you prefer. We represent people throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C.