You do not have to deal with the aftermath of a truck accident on your own. At the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow, we never leave you guessing about your case or dealing with the insurance process alone. We help you collect compensation for your injury-related medical bills and loss of income. In many cases, we also include pain and suffering in your compensation request because coping with a truck accident can be physically and emotionally challenging.
A Havre de Grace truck accident lawyer from our personal injury team will start gathering evidence and building your case immediately. We obtain copies of your crash report but will also conduct our own investigation. Our goal is to prove the cause of the truck accident, prove that you are entitled to compensation, and assign a fair and accurate value to your recoverable damages. We also handle the negotiation process on your behalf to ensure that your case receives the attention it deserves.
How a Truck Accident Differs From a Car Accident
Coping after a car accident can be stressful, but coping after a truck accident can be even more so. Thankfully, the Maryland Department of Transportation has specific laws and regulations in place that govern truck drivers, their vehicles and cargo, and their employers.
In some cases, it can be easier to understand the cause of a truck accident, especially with on-the-road hours and cargo-loading regulations that provide clear guidance. In other cases, it can be more difficult to prove whether a truck accident was caused by the driver, the way their truck was loaded, or the company that employs them. Sometimes, the accident can be attributed to the driver’s truck or to its parts and components (such as brakes or windshield wipers). When our Havre de Grace truck accident lawyer represents you, we work to prove the cause of the accident, attribute it to the correct at-fault party, and pursue that party for compensation.
Common Causes of Truck vs. Vehicle Accidents
Truck accidents happen for a variety of reasons ranging from driver behavior to vehicle behavior to road and weather conditions. Some common causes of truck driver behavior that leads to collisions include:
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Ignoring traffic signs
- Inadequate driver training
- Exceeding the speed limit
Other common causes of truck accidents include vehicle flaws or failure, faulty brakes, and improperly loaded cargo. Not only will we get to the bottom of the accident, but we will also work to prove the at-fault party’s breach of duty – one of four elements that establish the negligence required in personal injury cases.
For legal consultation with a truck accident attorney in Havre de Grace, call (410)777-8960
Recover These Damages After a Havre de Grace Truck Accident
When our personal injury team represents you, we demand compensation on your behalf for the full range of expenses and losses you have suffered after your truck accident. Your recoverable damages will likely include medical expenses such as:
- Emergency care
- Hospital admissions
- Required medications
- Assistive medical devices
- Therapy and rehabilitation
In addition to medical care, we can recover other expenses related to your injuries, such as lost wages, physical and emotional pain and suffering, property damage, and diminished value. We also make sure that your current and future costs are included in your compensation request, so you are not left with uncovered expenses after a settlement or verdict is reached.
Make the Time After an Accident Count
We are passionate advocates for injured clients and take every step necessary to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to. This includes making sure that your potential lawsuit is filed on time:
- In general, the personal injury statute of limitations is three years from the date of the accident, according to Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-101.
- In general, the wrongful death statute of limitations is three years from the date of a loved one’s accident-related demise, according to Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 3-904.
The statute of limitations can still be somewhat confusing because various factors can alter it. When our truck accident team handles your case, we make sure to comply with the statutory filing deadline so your right to compensation is not jeopardized.
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Focus on Getting Well and Leave the Rest to Us
After a truck accident in Havre de Grace, all you need to do is contact our team. While we handle your fight for compensation, you can concentrate on getting better. Rather than asking you to chase down documents that support your case, we compile that information for you. Based on the details of your case, a truck accident lawyer from our team will order records such as:
- Police reports
- Medical records
- Employment records
We also recommend visiting physical and psychological health care professionals — we offer a supportive network of people who we would send our own loved ones to see. In addition, we maintain 24/7 open lines of communication that allow you to reach your truck accident lawyer whenever you want or need.
At the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow, we use the records we compile along with witness testimony to prove the other driver’s negligence caused the accident. We also work hard to ensure that Maryland’s contributory negligence law does not prohibit you from getting the compensation you are entitled to.
See Why Others Trust Our Personal Injury Team
We want every client we represent to have a positive experience. Here’s what some of our past clients say about us:
- “Adam Smallow is the most professional, truthful, and caring lawyer you can ever find… He is always available when you need him…unlike most other lawyers whose fees are beyond ridiculous, Mr. Smallow is quite fair… I recommend him 100%.” – Safa
- “This is the best lawyer that I have ever had. He’s a good hard worker and is for the people not [himself]… I’m very happy with his service… call my lawyer Adam Smallow and he’ll get the job done fast and accurately.” – Steven
Read more about working with our legal team on our client testimonials page and see why so many clients recommend us to their friends and family.
Call for Your Free Initial Consultation
If you or someone you love were injured in a collision with a truck in Havre de Grace, we can help you identify and pursue the at-fault party. Are you ready to find out how hard our truck accident lawyer will fight for you? Contact the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow today at (410) 777-8960 for your free case review.