Truck Accident Law Firm in Washington DC and Maryland
Our firm represents drivers and passengers who have been injured in a truck accident. We have the experience of going up against the big insurance companies and our goal is to help put your life back together following an accident. If someone else caused your injury, our accident reconstruction experts and lawyers will find the evidence. Our job is to then hold the negligent party responsible for causing you to suffer a serious injury. Contact us for a full investigation of your case in order to determine whether negligence was the cause of your injury. If there was negligence, we will find the evidence. And if you suffered a serious injury, you could be entitled to compensation for lost wages, future wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
A truck accident can involve a frighteningly enormous tractor-trailer or an oil tanker appearing to be the length of a football field. A truck accident can also include a commercial box truck, a delivery truck or a personal truck. Obviously, the injuries suffered in an accident with a large truck can be catastrophic. If you are injured, you should seek immediate medical attention. Before you exit your vehicle, make sure it is safe to do so. Sometimes the safest thing to do is to remain in place until the authorities arrive.
You should reach out to a lawyer as soon as the medical emergency is resolved. An attorney will make sure you have the representation you deserve in dealing with insurance companies. We have the experience it takes to represent injured victims of truck accidents.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Many large trucks, including freight deliverers are poorly maintained. These are often older vehicles with lots of opportunities for wear and tear. Sometimes profits get in the way of maintenance and then accidents happen.
Very large trucks often have very large blind spots. They also sit very high off the ground. An operator of a tractor-trailer, for example, cannot see smaller vehicles in their blind spots as they carelessly change lanes and they cannot see an adult pedestrian, much less a child, cross an intersection on foot.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a truck driver transporting property must only drive a maximum of 11 hours after being off-duty for 10 consecutive hours. In addition, there is a 14-hour limit on driving after beginning a shift, following 10 consecutive hours off-duty.
The rules are meant to protect not just truckers but every single person that comes anywhere near them on roads and highways. Unfortunately, sometimes a truck company’s profits or a driver’s effort to boost take-home pay gets in the way of safety. When these rules are bent the consequences can be tragic.
I CAN’T AFFORD A LAWYER. CAN YOU HELP ME?
We work on a contingency basis which means that you will not pay us anything for our services unless we are successful in resolving your case. In the case of a favorable outcome, our fee is a percentage of the total amount recovered. If we are not able to obtain a favorable outcome, then you owe us nothing for our time or expenses.
If you suffered serious injuries, then you must act quickly and contact a lawyer.
Please contact us for more information about your case so that we may determine the best course of action.
You can count on our total dedication to you. We rely on the best experts to help us evaluate your case. With our firm on your side, you will have an attorney directly available to you. Contact us at 202-330-6290 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a free initial consultation if you suffered a serious injury.
When Should I Contact A Lawyer?
There is a time limit for initiating a personal injury lawsuit. In Washington, D.C. and Maryland you have three years from the date of the injury to make a claim. Wrongful death matters are treated differently in the District of Columbia where the time limit is two years. In Maryland, there is a three-year limitation on wrongful death cases.
When you reach out to us, your personal injury attorney will thoroughly analyze your case and conduct a full investigation to determine whether you should pursue a personal injury case.