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Maryland Truck Accident Lawyers

Seeking Fair Settlements After Truck Accidents

When you are involved in a truck accident, it is important to act right away. Insurance companies for the trucking companies often send investigators and adjusters to the scene immediately. When a victim acts just as quickly, evidence can be preserved and witnesses can be interviewed before their memories fade.

A Legal Team with Former Police Officers. 

At Schlachman, Belsky, Weiner & Davey, P.A., our legal team includes several former police officers with significant accident investigation experience. Our attorneys understand the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rules and regulations. Trucking companies have significant resources to fight claims by accident victims.

Evidence to Collect After A Truck Accident

It is not always easy to determine the identity of all the responsible parties involved in a truck accident. Knowledge of trucking industry documentation such as bills of lading, shipping records and trip tickets is important particularly when injuries are significant. Individual coverage may not be adequate, so being able to identify all parties involved is crucial to assure adequate compensation.

Our attorneys look at factors such as:

  • The driver’s log book to determine whether he or she complied with the driving time restrictions in FMCSA
  • The maintenance records of the truck to determine whether required repairs and checks were performed
  • The black box on the truck to verify the log book
  • The training the driver received
  • Road conditions at the time of the crash
  • Truck’s speed
  • Blood tests for alcohol and drugs

In addition, we may consult with accident reconstructionists, physicians and other providers, physical therapists, life care planners, economists, and other experts who can help us understand the impact of the truck accident on our client’s life.

How Do Truck Accidents Happen?

Truck accidents are among the most devastating and potentially fatal incidents on the road. Understanding how these accidents occur is crucial for advocating for victims' rights and preventing future tragedies. 

At Schlachman, Belsky, Weiner & Davey, P.A., we have extensive experience representing clients involved in truck accidents and are committed to shedding light on the causes behind these collisions.

Driver Fatigue and Hours of Service Violations

One of the leading causes of truck accidents is driver fatigue. Truck drivers often face demanding schedules and tight deadlines, leading to extended hours behind the wheel and inadequate rest breaks. When drivers exceed the maximum allowable driving hours set by federal regulations, they become fatigued, which can increase their risk of causing an accident. 

Distracted Driving

In today's digital age, distracted driving has become a significant concern for all drivers, including commercial truck drivers. Distractions such as texting, talking on the phone, adjusting GPS devices, and eating or drinking can divert a driver's attention from the road, increasing the risk of accidents. 

Improper Loading or Cargo Securement

Proper loading and cargo securement are essential for maintaining the stability and safety of commercial vehicles. When cargo is improperly loaded, unsecured, or overweight, it can shift during transit, causing the truck to become unstable or tip over. Cargo spills and shifting loads can lead to multi-vehicle collisions, rollovers, and catastrophic accidents, resulting in severe injuries and property damage.

Mechanical Failures and Equipment Malfunctions

Mechanical failures, such as brake failures, tire blowouts, steering system malfunctions, and engine problems, can occur unexpectedly and lead to loss of control accidents. Negligent maintenance practices, defective parts, and inadequate repairs can exacerbate the risk of mechanical failures and increase the likelihood of accidents.

Common Injuries Associated with Semi Truck Accidents

Common injuries associated with semi-truck accidents can vary widely in severity, depending on factors such as the speed of the vehicles involved, the type of collision, whether seat belts were worn, and more. Here's a list of some common injuries:

  • Whiplash
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Internal injuries
  • Burns
  • Amputations
  • Death

Get Help For Truck Accidents Throughout Maryland

We advocate for clients involved in truck and tractor-trailer accidents on Maryland roadways such as Interstate 83, Interstate 95, Interstate 70 and Maryland Route 50. Wherever your crash occurred, our lawyers can help you obtain compensation for your losses, expenses and damages. We also file wrongful death claims for clients whose loved ones have died in truck accidents.

For more information about our Baltimore truck accident lawyers, contact Schlachman, Belsky, Weiner & Davey, P.A. today. Call (855) 865-6185 toll-free or complete our online form.

Contact Us Now For A Free Personal Injury Consultation

For more information about our personal injury practice, contact Schlachman, Belsky, Weiner & Davey, P.A., today. Call our firm at (410) 685-2022 or Call 855-865-6185 toll-free or complete our online form.

We handle cases throughout the state and have offices located conveniently in Upper Marlboro, Salisbury, Frederick and the city of Baltimore.

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