Driver Negligence in Truck Accidents
Causes of Truck Accidents in Maryland
Truck accidents often result in catastrophic injury or wrongful death. Most of these accidents can be easily prevented if the truck driver simply pays attention to the road and to their driving. Truck drivers are required to comply with federal trucking regulations, which ensure that the truck driver is properly trained and that they take mandatory breaks in order to prevent driver fatigue as much as possible. The moment a truck driver becomes distracted, however, they can cause a serious accident and personal injury.
Types of Truck Accidents
In the few moments that it takes for a driver to look at their phone, adjust the radio or GPS, or light a cigarette, they could hit an innocent motorist who is sharing the road. Distracted truck drivers can change lanes without looking and cause a sideswipe accident, or they can pass through intersections without stopping or yielding the right-of-way. Different types of truck accidents include these, as well as jackknife accidents, underride accidents, truck rollovers, and runaway truck accidents. Each of these can cause severe damage to the victims and their property. Our firm can skillfully handle any such case and recover the damages that you need.
Find a Truck Accident Attorney Near You
Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. has handled personal injury cases of all kinds for the past 45 years. We understand your rights and are fully capable of taking on the big trucking companies in order to maximize your payout. Our attorneys are skilled litigators, having been recognized by Washingtonian Magazine and Washington, DC Super Lawyers® as “Top Lawyers” in the Maryland, DC and Virginia area, and Attorney Joseph Cammarata is a board-certified civil trial lawyer with the National Board of Trial Advocacy. We can obtain fair compensation for your truck accident, so contact us right away to get started!