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What to know if you have been injured in a truck accident

On Behalf of | Jun 1, 2021 | Truck accident

It is an unfortunate reality that each year hundreds or more Maryland residents are injured in motor vehicle accidents. For the lucky ones, they walk away from such accidents with simple “bumps and bruises.” However, there are some who suffer serious injuries, ranging from head and brain injuries to spinal cord injuries and even paralysis – among many other possibilities. And, when the collision in question was caused by a large truck, the potential for serious injuries is even higher.

Truck accidents in Maryland

Truck accidents have the seemingly unique ability to cause a massive amount of damage and injuries to those involved. The sheer size difference between large trucks and passenger vehicles usually means that a collision between these two types of vehicles will leave those in the passenger vehicle much more worse off. Although most truck drivers do their best to operate their vehicles properly, the fact is that they are just as much subject to distractions and other factors that lead to motor vehicle accidents.

In addition, some truck drivers simply aren’t trained properly on how to correctly operate a large truck. In other cases, trucks are not maintained properly or might even be overloaded or improperly loaded. Simply put, there may be many different factors in play in a lawsuit concerning a truck accident than there might be in a car-on-car accident.

Any Maryland residents who have been injured in a collision with a large truck may have legal options to explore. However, it is important to recognize the differences that might come up in such a case involving a large truck. At our law firm, we work with our clients to determine the impact of these unique factors in truck accident cases. For more information, please visit the truck accident overview section of our law firm’s website.