Americans depend on our truckers to keep our shelves stocked. Truckers have taxing jobs that come with lots of responsibility. Unfortunately, because these jobs demand long hours and employers require their employees to abide by strict deadlines, the chances of serious accidents occurring increase. If you are someone who was recently injured in an accident involving a commercial truck, you need an experienced Annapolis auto accident lawyer on your side. Continue reading and contact our firm to learn more about commercial truck accidents in Maryland and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of commercial truck accidents?
Commercial truck accidents can happen for a wide variety of reasons. In most cases, they are the result of negligent truck drivers, such as those who fail to allow enough time to break, drive under the influence, and travel at unsafe speeds. Truckers who drive while fatigued (which is not uncommon) also pose very serious risks to other motorists on the road.
That said, truck accidents can also be caused by other parties, such as truck company employers or employees. In some cases, they can even be caused by outside parties who were paid to service the truck and did so negligently, causing it to become unsafe.
How do I recover compensation in a personal injury claim?
To recover compensation in a personal injury claim, you and your personal injury lawyer will have to collect and present evidence that proves you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Some of the most useful forms of evidence can include:
- Surveillance footage of the accident
- Pictures of the damage caused by the accident
- A copy of the police report filed at the scene
- Medical documentation/bills concerning your injuries
- Witness testimony corroborating your claim
You may wish to wait and see if your injuries heal on their own before hiring an attorney and going through the personal injury claims process. That said, you should note that there is a statute of limitations in place that determines how long a person has to bring a personal injury claim against another person. If you miss this deadline, you will permanently lose your right to sue. Our firm can ensure you meet each deadline and that you have a strong case in pursuit of the compensation you need to heal.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
The Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz has decades of experience representing clients in Anne Arundel County and Howard County, Maryland who need legal assistance for criminal defense or personal injury matters. Contact the Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz today to discuss your case.