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Truck accidents are unfortunately very common throughout Maryland, Virginia and the D.C. area, and all of these cases involve large commercial vehicles that can create very dangerous injuries when involved in collisions. We understand how truck accident victims keep compensation recovery as a to priority, and how difficult it is to even imagine fully absorbing all of your medical costs, lost wages, future costs and other damages.
Health insurance coverage will only go so far, and you’ll undoubtedly need support when it comes to obtaining the necessary financial resources for physical rehabilitation, your overall trauma coping, any necessary home renovations to assist with long-term disabilities and so much more. We are more than confident that our MD truck accident attorneys will help you determine all your damages after a truck accident, but before we do that we have to undoubtedly prove which party/entity was responsible for the crash.
Determining liability within truck accidents is a lot easier said than done because these are such complex personal injury cases, so on this page we are going to dive into the finer details that you should know about when it comes to determining liable parties so you can better understand how to file valid claims.
If you or a loved one was injured as a result of a truck accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, then you should contact us for a free consultation so we can go over the details of how your accident happened and begin the initial steps of our own comprehensive, independent investigation.
Establishing Liability in Truck Accidents
There’s no doubt about it that truck accidents are much different than typical car collisions, which is why they require a somewhat different legal approach. First of all, there are several more regulations and laws that are important considerations when it comes to truck accidents. This is partly because both state and federal laws come into play when regulating the entire trucking industry.
It’s also important to understand that there are some situations in which a driver’s negligence was not the root cause of a trucking accident, and some factors may make a business entity the liable party in these types of personal injury cases. Liability in trucking accidents simply could fall on several different parties, and sometimes multiple parties per claim.
Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys has handled these types of cases before and knows how to properly investigate a trucking accident to fully decipher who caused your injuries. Some common defendants in trucking accident claims that could be held liable include the following:
We’ll always make sure we are using much more than just police and witness reports when conducting our investigations. One thing we always do in these cases is look through a truck driver’s required logs that details their hours driven/worked, as well as the vehicle’s maintenance records and reviews.
All of these additional documents can help better determine the proper liable party within a trucking accident claim. We understand the necessary processes that are required when it comes to properly requesting and reviewing these pieces of evidence while we are working diligently to fully establish the liability involved with your truck accident case.
Other pieces of evidence we’ll gather to help prove negligence and overall liability includes:
Recovering Your Rightful Compensation
Insurance policies tend to be much different for commercial trucks, so it’s always crucial to have an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side who knows how to negotiate with insurance providers and other lawyers when it comes to the magnitude of damage recovery that’s typically associated with trucking accidents.
Once you’ve been able to successfully establish liability within a trucking accident, it’s then necessary to establish what damages you’ve sustained. Some of these damages can include:
Contact a Maryland Truck Accident Attorney Today
We understand how truck accident injuries can ultimately have a devastating effect on a victim’s life, which is why our team of Silver Spring, Bowie, College Park, Landover and Upper Marlboro Injury & Accident Attorneys are here to help you maintain financial security while you recover from your injuries. Every truck accident case is unique, so we’ll be ready to put in the necessary investigation to help you fully determine who was liable for your accident and who owes you your rightful compensation.
Don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation if you have any questions or concerns about how you can be successful in your truck accident case.