The Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow may be able to help you file a claim and receive compensation if a careless truck driver caused your Harford County injury crash. One of our truck accident attorneys in Bel Air North, MD, can help you understand your rights and what you can do to hold the driver and trucking company accountable.
We provide complimentary consultations for traffic accident victims in Bel Air North. Our team wants to speak with you about your legal options for free today.
We May Be Able to Limit the Impact of the Accident on Your Everyday Life
When you work with a Bel Air North personal injury lawyer from our team, you will have an advocate who takes the time to understand where you are coming from and what you need to move on with your life. We know that suffering injuries in a preventable accident can impact almost every area of your life—and the lives of your family members.
Our team wants to work for you to reduce the stress you face, help you recover financially, and ensure you are getting the best medical care available to heal from your injuries. To this end, we will:
- Protect your rights
- Build a case and pursue compensation for the losses you incurred
- Recommend doctors and therapists who are highly qualified and who we would send our own family members to see
- File your claim or sue the liable parties
- Fight for fair compensation
Recoverable Damages in a Truck Accident Claim
Our team from the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow will pursue compensation for the losses and costs you incurred because of your crash and injuries. This could include:
- Medical bills
- Future treatment and care
- Lost wages and reduced ability to work and earn a living
- Vehicle repairs
- Miscellaneous expenses
- Pain and suffering and other non-economic losses
- Wrongful death damages, when appropriate
For legal consultation with a truck accident attorney in Bel Air, call (410)777-8960
You Can Count on MD Accident Law to Manage Your insurance Claim or Lawsuit
At the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow, our team focuses our utmost attention on providing legal services and representation for our clients. We can handle every step of your legal case, leaving you to focus on your health and well-being.
Our firm provides 24/7 availability to our clients, ensuring you can reach us when you have a pressing concern, a question, or another issue you need to discuss with us. In addition, you will have the option of calling, emailing, or using our around-the-clock text number to reach us at any time.
Our attorneys also work based on contingency, allowing our clients to keep the money in their bank accounts and not worry about paying a retainer or other upfront fees. We receive our attorney’s fees from the financial recovery we win for you. If we do not win your case, your attorney will not get paid.
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Negligence and Liability in a Bel Air North Truck Collision
When our team builds a truck accident case, we need to show that the trucker or another party caused the crash. This requires proving negligence, which may show that:
- The driver had a duty to follow all traffic rules and safety best practices.
- They failed to do so, usually violating the law.
- Their actions led to the collision.
- You suffered harm—financial, physical, and emotional.
Respondeat Superior and Accident Liability
Under the legal doctrine of respondeat superior, the truck driver and their employer are generally both liable for tractor-trailer crashes. This doctrine lets us hold the trucking company vicariously liable for the driver’s negligence when:
- The driver was working for the company.
- The driver was acting within the course and scope of their job description.
The doctrine was recognized in Maryland as early as the 1870s per Tome v. Parkersburg Branch R.R. Co. (1873). Numerous recent cases have also confirmed it, including:
- Embrey v. Holly, (1982)
- Dhanraj v. Potomac Elec. Power Co. (1986)
- Oaks v. Connors, (1995)
Other Crucial Personal Injury Laws in Maryland
Maryland’s contributory negligence laws make winning traffic accident cases difficult under some circumstances. It is one of only four states that bar you from recovery if you are even 1 percent liable for an accident. This means the truck driver could be 99 percent at fault, but you might not receive compensation because you were speeding or violating another traffic law.
At MD Accident Law, our team may be able to help you avoid this situation and get the financial recovery you deserve based on the facts of your case. We are ready to review your accident details and go to work for you today.
Our Team Can Get to Work on Investigating Your Case As Soon As Possible
We like to get a head start when investigating truck accidents. These crashes have a lot of evidence, and much of it is held by the trucking company. They may not preserve crucial evidence to support your claim unless we legally bind them to do so by sending a spoliation letter quickly following the accident.
Our team also needs to quickly search for video of the accident and canvass for witnesses, among other steps. Memories fade, and videos may get recorded over shortly after an accident. The deadlines in these cases are generally as follows:
- Three years for injuries under Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-101
- Three years for wrongful death under Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 3-904
However, we recommend enlisting our help as soon as your injuries allow you to make the phone call. A member of our team will meet with you in your hospital room, at a rehabilitation facility, or your home.
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Speak to a Member of Our Truck Accident Team Now for Free
Our team from the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow provides complimentary consultations for victims of 18-wheeler truck accidents and their families. We can help you better understand your case, legal options, and the steps to take to recover compensation.
Let us help you hold the liable parties accountable. Call (410) 777-8960 today.