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Maryland truck accident lawyersThe dedicated Maryland truck accident lawyers from Cohen & Cohen are well aware that commercial trucks are the largest motor vehicles on the roadway. These trucks can weigh tens of thousands of pounds when fully stocked, and can cause terrible damage in the event of a crash. Because of the inherent danger of these vehicles, truckers and their employers must abide by state and federal safety regulations. For instance, a trucker is not permitted to just drive endlessly, they must log their hours and take proper rest breaks within a certain period of time.

If you or someone you care about was seriously injured in a truck accident, it is possible that the trucker and trucking company had violated regulations. There may also be additional parties who could have contributed to the accident, such as manufacturers of truck parts.

Victims may be eligible for compensation based on what they had gone through. And because of how complicated a truck accident can be with so many parties involved, we strongly recommend getting legal support now before moving forward. Our truck accident lawyers in Maryland have decades of experience handling personal injury accidents, including traffic collisions. We can guide you through every step of the process and relentlessly advocate for your behalf. We have built a positive reputation in the community for being a source of reliable legal guidance, so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need help right now.

In many cases, it is the truck driver that had done something wrong which led to a collision. However, the driver may not be the only person who had influenced a crash. Sometimes multiple parties are liable for causing a truck accident. These entities may entail the truck driver themselves, trucking company, manufacturers, shipping company, and others. Let us investigate to find out more.

Victims of truck accidents can suffer in many ways. They may need to be rushed to the nearest emergency room for life-saving treatment. Or they may be unable to pay their rent because medical bills are piling high. And, many victims have to deal with mental trauma too. Those who survive being hit by a truck often sustain painful injuries that need extensive medical care to treat, which means there will be bills to pay too. 

If you need a lawyer to come to your aid after a recent accident and fight for your right to restitution, please call us now. Our MD truck accident lawyers from Cohen & Cohen, P.C is prepared to take on your case and inform you of what to do next.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are often more catastrophic than accidents only involving passenger vehicles. These accidents frequently result from driver error. Here are some of the most common causes of truck accidents.

  • Distracted driving. Truck drivers have to spend long hours on the road, which can become tedious after a while. Some drivers may turn to distractions, such as texting and changing the radio stations, to help pass the time. Unfortunately, these actions can take their eyes and attention off the road ahead, increasing the risk of an accident.
  • Improper cargo loading. Truck drivers are responsible for loading their cargo before driving to their destination. However, if they load too much cargo or load it unevenly, it can fall into the street and cause an accident.
  • Fatigued driving. Federal regulations prohibit truck drivers from driving a certain amount of hours without breaks. However, that doesn’t mean that all truck drivers abide by this rule. They are often under immense pressure to deliver their goods by strict deadlines and may drive longer hours to accomplish this. Truck drivers who are running on little sleep may lose focus of the road ahead or even fall asleep behind the wheel.
  • Speeding. As Maryland truck accident lawyers can confirm, driving above the speed limit is another common cause of truck accidents. Truck drivers may be under pressure to deliver their goods on time, so they speed. Unfortunately, speeding is especially dangerous for truck drivers. They won’t have time to react to hazards if they’re driving too fast.
  • Impaired driving. Believe it or not, many truck accidents result from impairment from drugs or alcohol. Trucking driving can be a stressful profession, so some drivers may resort to drugs or alcohol to relax. However, these substances can impair their judgment and cause an accident.
  • Inadequate training. Driving a commercial truck is much different than driving a passenger vehicle. As such, truck drivers should go through extensive training before getting behind the wheel. However, some trucking companies may skimp on training to save money and allow inexperienced drivers on the road. Truck drivers with minimal training are more likely to cause accidents.
  • Poor truck maintenance. Trucking companies are responsible for maintaining and repairing their trucks on a regular basis. If they fail to do this, accidents are more likely to occur. For example, if faulty brakes don’t get fixed promptly, truck drivers may have trouble stopping and cause an accident.

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