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What You Should Know About Truck Accidents in Maryland

What You Should Know About Truck Accidents in Maryland

Truck accidents are among the most devastating accidents, as the sheer size and weight of a truck is enough to pulverize most other motor vehicles. If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, you are most likely now severely injured. Please continue reading and speak with the Maryland personal injury attorneys at Timian & Fawcett to learn more about how we can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of truck accidents?

There is a wide array of potential causes of truck accidents. To start, truck accidents are most frequently caused by truck driver negligence. The most common types of truck driver negligence include driving while fatigued, driving distracted, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, neglecting large blind spots, and more. However, truck employers are also sometimes partly responsible for truck accidents if they fail to ensure their drivers are fully certified or they otherwise conduct company affairs in a way that may endanger the safety of others. In other cases, truck company employees may be responsible for an accident if they neglect to maintain a truck, or if they improperly load a truck. The bottom line is that a wide variety of parties may be responsible for a truck accident, which is why it is so critical that you retain the services of a Maryland personal injury attorney who can assess your situation and determine the liable party.

What damages can I recover after being injured in a truck accident?

As long as we can prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence, you should recover economic damages that will help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more, and you may also recover non-economic damages, which will cover the cost of non-monetary damages, such as the loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and more. Ensure you file your personal injury claim within the state’s statute of limitations, which is three years. If you wait any longer than three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the liable party, there is a very good chance that you will be permanently time-barred from suing. Our firm is ready to assist you through every step of the claims process ahead.

Contact our experienced Maryland firm

If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys. At Timian & Fawcett, LLC, we provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C., and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to assisting our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.

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