Maryland Truck Accident Lawyers

Traffic collisions can be terrifying; however, truck accidents can be quite devastating. Trucks are heavy, especially when loaded and can weigh many times heavier than passenger vehicles. This means that in a road accident, truck passengers are safer compared to passenger vehicle occupants.

What Causes Truck Accidents?

Human error, either by a trucker or other drivers is the major cause of road accidents. Truck drivers, same as other drivers, are valuable or reckless and careless behavior. Like other drivers, they are cited for speeding, drunk driving, failure to yield, tailgating (following too closely) or distracted driving specifically using cellphones. Fatigued (drowsy) driving is a problem often identified with truckers. Truckers who take over eight hours driving are likelier to cause an accident. Long working hours disrupt a trucker’s normal rest cycle, depriving them of sleep, and causing fatigue. Employers are known to pressure truck drivers to work for long hours without rest.

Trucker fatigue causes approximately 13% of all truck accidents. It disrupts the trucker’s capacity to observe and maneuver the road. As a result, truckers become unable to observe the Highway Code, causing truck malfunction and other risks.

Our Maryland truck accident lawyers at Robinson & Associates will fight tooth and claw to seek compensation and justice for truck accident victims as a result of any form of negligence. We make it our job to ensure that negligent parties are held responsible and that our clients, the victims and their families are well advised and represented in pursuing all accessible legal remedies to get the highest compensation possible.

Trucking Accidents: Who is Liable?

When a truck accident occurs, the liable parties are determined by observing the facts available. However, different parties can be responsible for the accident: the trucker can cause the accident through negligence. Other motorists can cause accidents through impaired distraction or not adhering to the Highway Code. A trucker’s employer can as well be liable for failure to employ a qualified driver, their none roadworthy or unmaintained trucks, or failure to ensure compliance with trucking laws, which are major causes of accidents. Municipalities can as well cause accidents by failing to maintain suitable roadway conditions while truck equipment manufactures could be liable for defective equipment that causes an accident.

 

Robison & Associates are Maryland Truck accident lawyers with the knowledge and experience to establish legal responsibility after a collision. The acknowledge the significance of physical evidence in the accident scene including yaw marks, skid marks, and scuffs, which start disappearing shortly after a truck accident following the removal of police barriers. They as well understand where to get other important information:

  • Trucking company records
  • Electronic onboard records (EOBRs)
  • Information from truckers’ duty logs
  • Regulators compliance records for truckers & trucking companies
  • Expert witnesses like physicians, accident reconstructionists, and others

Our Truck Accident Practice: we handle different cases including:

  • Rollover truck accidents
  • Jackknife truck accidents
  • Underride truck accidents
  • Fatal truck accidents
  • Overloaded truck accidents

Losses incurred during truck accidents are devastating. In fact, no compensation is enough for grave injuries or the loss of life. However, we understand that justice and fairness are of essence to a victim or the family that has lost a loved one through such an accident. Truck accidents have brought lives to a standstill for some people who cannot continue their daily life normally or put food on their families’ tables anymore. We understand how a fair compensation can help you through the tempting period, recover from your injuries, or cope with the pain of losing a loved one.

Attorney's You Can Trust

If you are a victim of a truck accident, Robinson & Associates’ lawyers will stand with you to the very end. Our experienced attorneys will fight for your rights and ensure that justice is served. For 25 years now, we have helped truck accident victims against intimidating opponents and ensured justice by getting the best possible compensations for damages. Our lawyers have the knowledge, experience, and willingness to represent and fight for you. You can call us at 410-484-1111 so that we discuss your problems and how we can assist you. You may as well email us via the email provided below. We will set a meeting where we will listen to you and give you proper guidance on how to move forward and what you deserve. We serve people in Maryland, where our offices are located, and beyond including the Baltimore Metro area, Howard County, Prince George’s County, and the state of Maryland.

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