A truck accident can leave victims facing life-altering injuries and costly financial losses. You and your family don’t deserve to foot the bill for someone else’s negligence. If you experienced a truck accident in Columbia, our lawyers can represent you and fight for your best interests.
The Columbia personal injury lawyers from MD Accident Law can file an insurance claim or a lawsuit to seek awards. We can go after things like medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. Call us today for a free consultation.
Your Potential Compensation Depends on Your Truck Accident Injuries
Truck accidents can cause severe injuries that leave victims facing life-altering consequences, especially if they were passenger vehicle occupants. Depending on how large the truck was, victims can suffer a range of injuries, such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Soft-tissue injuries
It could take years to heal from such injuries, and other victims may suffer permanent impairment. In these cases, you will want to seek compensation for not only current damages but also ongoing expenses. Our Columbia truck accident attorneys can assess your losses and seek fair compensation from a liable party.
Our legal team can seek awards for the financial losses you incurred due to your injuries. For example, we can pursue recovery for:
- Current medical bills, such as surgery, emergency room care, medications, and specialists
- Ongoing medical expenses, such as physical therapy and rehabilitative services
- Lost income if you took time off work to heal
- Reduced earning capacity if you can no longer perform the same duties at work and earn your pre-injury wages
- Property damage, such as car repairs and replacement
We can use your medical records, wage statements, and your doctor’s prognosis to assess and substantiate your economic damages.
Our Columbia lawyers can also seek compensation for non-economic losses, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Scarring and disfigurement
It can be difficult to assign a monetary value to such losses, but our legal team can do so and make sure you pursue fair compensation.
For legal consultation with a truck accident attorney in Columbia, call (410)777-8960
How Our Columbia Truck Accident Lawyers Can Prove Negligence
Truck accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. Our legal team’s job is to determine if and how negligence played a role. Whether it was driver error or another party’s negligence that led to your accident, our team will get to the bottom of it.
Take a look at some of the common forms of negligence that can lead to truck accidents:
Truck drivers have an immense responsibility, especially if they are operating large vehicles, like semi-trucks. They must be properly trained and operate in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) rules and regulations. For example, the hours of service regulation places limits on how long they can be on the road. This ensures that truck drivers do not drive while fatigued.
If a truck driver violated any of these rules and regulations or a traffic law, they can be held liable for your losses.
Negligence on the Trucking Company’s Part
The trucking company or the truck driver’s employer can also be vicariously liable for any accidents involving their drivers. Aside from that, there are ways a trucking company or employer may also directly violate the FMCSA’s regulations and put their drivers at risk of an accident.
For example, employers are supposed to regularly inspect and maintain their fleets. When they fail to do so and an accident occurs due to a lack of maintenance, they may be directly liable for losses. We can file a lawsuit against a trucking company and seek fair compensation.
If a truck accident occurs due to a defective auto part, a truck manufacturer may bear liability. Our Columbia truck accident team can employ experts who can analyze the truck to see if a preventable defect contributed to the accident.
A Government Entity
In some accidents, a local municipality may bear liability. For example, if a government entity failed to maintain its roads and a hazardous condition contributed to the crash, we can work to hold them liable for their share of the fault.
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Our Columbia Truck Collision Attorneys Work on Contingency
At MD Accident Law, our aim is to help truck accident victims, not saddle them with more financial burdens. This is why we take personal injury cases on contingency, meaning we do not charge upfront fees to start your case. Instead, we take a percentage of your settlement or award.
We also offer free initial consultations to help you learn about your legal options. We want to take as much stress out of the legal process as possible.
Start Your Truck Accident Case Before the Statute of Limitations Expires
You should know that there is a deadline to file a lawsuit in Maryland. According to Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-101, you generally have three years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you lost a loved one in a fatal truck accident, your family generally has three years to file a wrongful death lawsuit, per Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 3-904.
The sooner you begin working on your case, the better we can protect your right to take legal action.
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Call Adam M. Smallow for Help With Your Truck Accident Case
Whether you are filing an insurance claim or a lawsuit, our legal team serving Columbia can handle the legal legwork. You deserve to rest and recover from your injuries. Call us today for a free consultation. We want to hear your story and explain how our legal team can help you.