Waldorf Maryland Attorney
Truck accidents are all too common and often result in devastating injuries and fatalities. In many cases, truck accidents result from safety violation on the part of trucking companies.
If you or someone you love has been is seriously injured in a collision involving a large commercial truck, you will have to fight the trucking company and possibly other large companies for the money you deserve. Fortunately, with an experienced truck accident attorney on your side, you can recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and more.
Alison Mason Heurich, Esq., represents truck accident victims throughout Maryland and is here to help you and your family during this time of crisis, so that you can win the money that you need and deserve and get back on your feet. Please, call us today.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents are complex events, typically involving far more than meets the eye. The sheer size and weight of a large commercial truck makes it far more likely for even a small error on the part of the truck driver to result in a crash. And there are many factors beyond the driver’s control that can easily lead to a catastrophic truck accident, including defective or poorly maintained truck and roadway defects.
Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Unrealistic schedules imposed on truck drivers
- Improper hiring practices
- Inadequate monitoring of truck drivers
- Inexperienced, inadequately trained or inadequately licensed truck driver
- Poorly maintain truck
- Improperly loaded truck
- Inadequately secured load
- Unbalanced load
- Overweight truck
- Driver did not perform pre-trip inspection
- Truck driver fatigue
- Intoxication or impairment with alcohol or drugs including prescription, over-the-counter (OTC) and recreational drugs
- Distracted truck driver
- Driving too fast for weather, road or traffic conditions
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Following too closely
- Failure to signal
- Unsafe passing
- Failure to maintain lane
- Negligence on the part of another driver
- Defective truck or equipment
- Defective roadway
Truck Accident Liability
Truck drivers and the companies they work for are held to a higher standard than your average driver. State and federal trucking regulations apply, and violations of these regulations often point us to who can be held liable for your truck accident injuries.
One or more of the following may be held liable for your truck accident injuries:
- Trucking company, employer or lessee
- Truck leasing company
- Freight shipper
- Freight broker
- Third party logistics provider (3PL)
- Truck driver
- Third party hired to load truck
- Third party contracted to perform maintenance or repairs
- Manufacturer or seller of defective truck
- Manufacturer or seller of defective parts or equipment
- Another negligent driver
- Weigh station or personnel
- Government entity responsible for design, construction and/or maintenance of defective roadway
To learn more about your legal rights after a truck accident in Southern Maryland, please email or call attorney Alison Mason Heurich, Esq., at 240-346-4883 and schedule your free consultation right away.
Attorney Heurich represents truck accident victims in Waldorf, in Charles County and throughout Maryland.