Truck accidents are dramatic and often very serious. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 8 percent of traffic accidents involve large trucks. These accidents leave up to 170,000 people injured each year.
The NHTSA also estimates that the number of truck accident-related fatalities reaches 5,000 per year. Thousands of trucks travel the country’s roads on a daily basis, delivering goods and providing much needed services, but the impact of accidents involving these oversized vehicles can be particularly devastating.
If you or a family member has been injured as a result of a truck driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation to pay for medical bills and lost wages. By holding negligent truck drivers and trucking companies accountable for their actions, injury lawsuits can help prevent future accidents.
At DuBoff & Associates, Chartered, we are passionate about winning personal injury cases for our clients. We are a family owned law firm and have operated out of Maryland for more than 30 years. If you want to find out if you are entitled to compensation, contact us to arrange a free consultation today. Call us at 301-495-3131 to speak to an experienced personal-injury lawyer.
Fire Truck Collides With Ambulance, Injures Six
CBS reports that Montgomery County Police closed two intersections in Rockville after an ambulance and a truck collided. According to the report, the two vehicles collided at approximately 3:30 p.m., resulting in several road closures and delays in the area.
According to police, the crash injured six people, and emergency responders transported all of them to a local hospital for treatment. Two of the injured had serious injuries that were non-life threatening, and four had minor, non-life threatening injuries.
A spokesperson for the Montgomery County Fire Department told reporters that both emergency vehicles were responding to a call regarding hazardous materials when they collided. Five of the injuries incurred in the accident were people on the fire truck, and the driver of the ambulance remains hospitalized with serious injuries.
A full investigation into the cause of the accident is currently underway.
Dump Truck Crash, Closes US Route 29
WBAL TV reports that US Route 29 has reopened after a serious accident involving a dump truck forced its closure. Police say the accident happened on the northbound lane at approximately 8:30 a.m., and no other vehicles were involved in the accident. According to officials, Howard County police and fire teams were on the scene attempting to clear the wreckage and debris caused by the accident.
According to the report, the driver of the dump truck simply left the roadway and collided with the guardrail and an overhead signpost. The driver was trapped inside the vehicle for more than two hours as responders attempted to extricate him. They transported him to a nearby hospital for treatment.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, speak to a specialist accident lawyer from DuBoff & Associates, Chartered today. Call us at 301-495-3131 for a free consultation.