Truck Collision Lawyer Maryland
Our Truck Collision Lawyer in Maryland at Frederick J. Brynn, P.C. represents victims of collisions that resulted in serious injuries. Serious injuries typically require costly medical treatment. The recovery time may be long and frustrating, and during that time it might be impossible for the individual to work. As a result, they may lose several paychecks, further stressing their financial situation.
Our team can help you file a claim and seek maximum compensation for damages. We have earned a reputation for aggressive representation of victims who were injured through no fault of their own. Talk to our MD Truck Collision Lawyer about your circumstances to learn if we can help you get the settlement you deserve.
Collisions caused by truckers are not uncommon. As our team knows very well, there are an almost unlimited number of ways in which an injury collision may occur. However, some causes are more common than others and they include:
Truck Driver Intoxication
The trucker was under the influence of a narcotic or alcohol. Even certain over-the-counter medications can cause side effects that can cause an individual to feel sleepy behind the wheel. Many prescription medications carry a warning that when taken, the person should not operate heavy machinery. Worse, when someone takes a drug and drinks alcohol at the same time, the effects of both can be greatly enhanced, causing the driver to lose their ability to drive safely. Notify your Maryland Truck Collision Lawyer if the truck driver appeared intoxicated at the scene of the accident.
Poor Truck Maintenance
The truck was not properly maintained or had a defective part that catastrophically failed. Poor safety maintenance or defective parts can cause a vehicle and its driver to lose control. Brakes that fail, tires that explode, or imbalanced loads can lead to a collision with serious consequences for any vehicle in the vicinity of the truck. Your MD Lawyer for Truck Collisions can investigate further to see if poor truck maintenance was a contributing factor of the accident.
Lack of Safety Practices
As a truck accident lawyer in MD may explain, unsafe operating practices on the part of the trucking company and the driver can happen. Far too many trucking companies and their drivers have numerous motor vehicle and safety violations. Some companies have a long record of accidents as well, and they are not necessarily minor collisions. It’s not unusual for such companies to periodically change their names when their reputations catch up with them. If a driver is given permission by their employer, or even pressured by them, to drive beyond the maximum amount of hours allowable by law, they are more likely to drive recklessly.
Truck Driver Fatigue
There are federal and state laws in place that allocate the number of hours a driver can be behind the wheel before having to take a mandated break. However, if the driver does not follow those rules (perhaps their employer forces them to work long hours) then it’s likely they will be fatigued. When fatigued, reaction times slow, situational awareness declines, and so forth.
If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident, learn your legal rights by talking with a Truck Collision Lawyer in MD at The Law Firm of Frederick J. Brynn, P.C.