Truck accidents often result from negligence––usually driver error, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Yet, this does not shield truckers (or their employers) from liability if an accident happens.
If you were injured in a truck accident on Interstate 95, U.S. Route 40, Maryland Route 213, or another roadway in Elkton, our attorneys can review your case and pursue compensation.
An Elkton personal injury lawyer with the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow can protect your rights after an accident. We will not allow the at-fault parties, insurers, or attorneys to push you around or blame you for an accident you did not cause. Let us navigate the insurance claims process and recover what you need.
We Can Fight for Compensation for Medical Treatments, Lost Wages, and More
At the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow, we understand the physical and emotional devastation that can follow a severe accident. We also know how serious injuries can take a toll on your body and affect your day-to-day life.
We can seek the awards you need to pay for your medical care, both now and in the future. Compensable losses in your case could comprise:
- Medical care, including hospitalizations, surgeries, rehabilitation, and necessary future treatments
- Pain and suffering, including physical pain and emotional suffering
- Lost wages, including benefits, bonuses, tips, and the loss of your future earning capacity
- Property damage expenses, including the cost of fixing or replacing your vehicle
- Funeral fees, if you lost a loved one in a trucking accident
You Only Have a Limited Time To Recover Damages Through a Lawsuit
We encourage you to take prompt legal action if you suffered harm in a truck accident. That’s because the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury case in Maryland is three years, according to Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-101. You also have three years to file a wrongful death case under Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 3-904.
This is one of the most important laws surrounding your injury case. If you fail to file your case within the applicable deadline, you could lose the right to seek damages through the court system.
For legal consultation with a truck accident attorney in Elkton, call (410)777-8960
Questions and Answers About Recovering Damages in an Elkton Truck Accident
As you consider your legal options, you may have many questions on your mind. Some of those questions may include:
Do My Injuries Warrant Financial Recovery?
If you suffered injuries in a truck accident and have incurred various expenses, you could pursue damages from the negligent party. Previously, we have advocated for truck accident claimants suffering from:
- Head, neck, and back injuries
- Broken limbs
- Fractured and crushed bones
- Spinal injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Severe cuts and bruising
- Sprains and strains
- Loss of mobility or paralysis
- Internal injuries
As noted, we can also lend a helping hand if you lost a close loved one.
Who Could Be Financially Liable for My Losses?
One or more of the following parties could owe compensation for your losses:
- A commercial truck driver
- A third-party motorist
- A trucking company
- The truck’s owner or the entity responsible for the truck’s maintenance
- The loader or owner of the truck’s cargo
- A truck or vehicle parts manufacturer
- A government or private roadway owner
To determine who should pay for your losses, we will investigate your collision and support your case with evidence.
What Evidence Could Bolster My Injury Claim or Lawsuit?
Our Elkton attorneys can help you build a strong case proving the truck driver or their employer is at fault. We can also defend you against allegations that your actions led to your accident. When you work with our team, we will act quickly to collect as much evidence as possible related to your crash, including:
- Photographs of the accident scene, your injuries, and vehicle’s damage
- Surveillance, cellphone, or dashcam videos
- Eyewitness testimony
- Testimony from medical professionals, crash reconstructionists, and other experts relevant to your case
- Details about the road and weather conditions at the time of your accident
- Data from the truck’s “black box” recorder
- The trucker’s driving logs
- Vehicle inspection records
- The truck driver’s driving and employment records
- The police report
- Your medical records
Does It Matter What Caused My Truck Accident in Elkton?
The cause of your truck accident matters because it helps us determine fault and liability for your losses. After collecting and reviewing your case’s information, we may find that one or more of the following factors caused your accident:
- Truck driver drug or alcohol use
- Truck driver fatigue
- Unbalanced or overloaded cargo
- Improperly secured cargo
- Mishandling of hazardous cargo, such as fuel and chemicals
- Failure on the part of the trucking company to vet and train drivers
- Speeding, making an improper turn, and other negligent driving behaviors
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