Personal Injury Attorneys Handling Truck Accident Cases In Prince George's County, Anne Arundel County, Charles County, Baltimore, and in the Maryland, Washington, DC, Metro area.
A passenger car is no match for a semi tractor-trailer, and for this reason, crashes involving cars and trucks nearly always result in catastrophic injury or death, but often not for the truck driver. Truck accidents are much more dangerous than typical passenger car crashes, due to their incredible size and weight. A passenger vehicle weighs an average of 4,000 pounds, while an 18-wheeler can weigh up to 80,000 pounds.
Injuries from truck accidents can be severe and long-lasting, ranging from broken bones to internal organ damage to traumatic brain injury.
Some of the most common causes of trucking accidents are as follows:
poor vehicle maintenance
truck driver dui
improper lane changes
improper cargo loading
- Frequently Asked Questions: Truck Accidents
- FMCSA Safety and Fitness Electronic Records (SAFER)
- Crash Not Accident Pledge
Unlike other motor vehicle accidents, there are unique elements involved in truck accidents that provide different legal challenges. In a truck accident, there are several parties that could be held accountable, including the truck driver, the supervisor, the trucking company, and/or the truck manufacturer. Our experienced legal team can carefully assess the circumstances of your accident to determine which parties should be held liable.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, let Potter Burnett Law fight to provide you with the justice and compensation you deserve.