Truck Accident Attorney in Suitland
Have You Been in a Truck Accident? Let Us Help You Today!
If you or a family member were injured in an accident with a commercial truck, call the Law Office of Ben Evans for help. Working with a lawyer will help you get the knowledge and insight you need when the time comes to take a grievance to court.
There is no questioning that trucks, semis, and tractor-trailers are massive when compared to other vehicles on the road. That is why they are subject to especially stringent monitoring and rules that are in place to ensure smooth and safe shipping.
However, with the number of trucks and vehicles on the road, accidents are bound to happen. The Law Office of Ben Evan brings over 15 years of legal experience to help you get the compensation you need.
How Long Do You Have to File a Truck Accident Lawsuit in Maryland?
If you were injured in a truck accident, the statute of limitations in Maryland states that you have three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit.
Despite having three years to file, you should not wait as you will likely lose the ability to file a claim once it runs out. To determine if you should file a lawsuit and when you should do it, speak with an experienced Suitland, MD truck accident attorney today.
How Are Truck Accidents Different from Car Accidents?
Truck accidents are different than other motor vehicle accidents. Not only do they have a higher percentage of fatalities and catastrophic injury, but the multiple parties involved, as well as the different regulations imposed on trucks, make these cases more complex than other car accident cases. Maryland laws also make it harder for individuals to recover from at-fault truck drivers.
What To Consider When You Have Been in an Accident With a Truck
If you have been in an accident with a truck, the only thing you should need to think about is how you and your family can heal. When a semi gets into a wreck, it is almost always the smaller vehicle that takes the damage.
A lawyer can help you hold the responsible party accountable. We want to make sure you get the money you need to pay for any medical bills or property damage you’ve suffered.
Call today to go over every aspect of your case and see if the truck driver:
- Followed the rules of the road
- Properly stored the cargo
- Received routine maintenance
When your attorney handles your claim, there are several things that will be considered in order to protect your rights and get you the compensation that you deserve:
Who Is Liable?
While the answer to this question may be simple, it usually isn’t.
Does legal responsibility fall on:
- The truck driver who caused the crash
- The company who employs the driver
- The company who owns the vehicle
- Or the company who hired the truck
These questions are complicated by Maryland’s contributory negligence laws. Contact a lawyer to determine who may be liable for your injuries.
What Was the Cause?
Accidents involving trucks can have many causes including:
- Poor road conditions
- Driver negligence
- Unsafe driving by other vehicles
- Or mechanical problems can all cause accidents
Whatever the cause, it is important that your attorney has the information needed to build a strong case.
What Laws Are Involved?
Truck accident cases are often more complicated than car accident cases due to the state and federal regulations governing trucks, as well as the different traffic laws that apply to truck driving.
However, the basic formula for recovery remains the same: Did the driver have a duty to keep you safe, breach it, and cause your injuries? A good attorney can help you prove this and recover what you deserve.
Call the Law Office of Ben Evan To Get Started Today
Call the Law Office of Ben Evan if you or a family member were injured in a wreck involving a semi-truck.
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