There are no safe types of truck accidents. Any type of impact with what can be an 80,000 pound vehicle causes serious and fatal injuries. This statistic helps put this in context: a full 20 percent of the 4,000 people in the country who die in motor vehicle accident cases every year are killed in a accident with a commercial truck. More astoundingly, 29 percent of minor deaths in vehicle crashes were caused by a commercial truck.
Still, the type of truck accident makes a great deal of difference when it comes to what needs to be done to prove your claim and show that the truck driver was negligent.
It also matters to the value of your case. There is statistical data that shows correlation between the type of accident and the value of the case. The reality is that some types of truck accidents cause more serious injuries than others.
Why Getting Help Quick Matters
If you were injured or lost a loved in a truck accident, call our law firm to see if we can help you. There is always wisdom in starting an investigation in a tort matter sooner rather than later. The importance of this is exponentially higher in truck accident cases.
From the minute we get a call on a serious truck accident case, we go to work. Because one thing is for sure: the trucking company’s lawyer is already at work. There is one law firm – one lawyer – who gets most of the serious and fatal truck accident cases in Maryland. He and an collision reconstruction expert will be at the scene often in a matter of minutes trying to protect the trucking company’s interests. Plaintiff’s counsel must be able to move quickly if there is to be a level playing field with the trucking company and its insurers.
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