Four people were injured in Anne Arundel County this week, following a three vehicle collision involving an overturned tractor trailer Thursday evening on Route 50 in Parole.
The accident occurred on Route 50 eastbound near I-97 North. Police stated that when they arrived at the scene, they discovered that an 18-wheeler tractor trailer had rolled over, and two other vehicles were involved in the collision.
One 40 year old man was transported to Shock Trauma for treatment of his life threatening injuries. Two other individuals were transported to local hospitals for treatment of their non life threatening injuries. A fourth patient was also transported to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The circumstances surrounding the collision were unclear at the time the information was reported. Authorities are likely continuing an investigation into the collision.
While the information regarding the cause of this collision is unknown, most collisions occur because at least one driver was at fault. In trucking accidents, driver fatigue is one of the most common causes of accidents.
Although truck drivers are required to follow certain federal and state laws regarding safety measures and maximum driving times, the companies that employ drivers often offer special incentives for those individuals who can deliver loads ahead of schedule. These incentives can have serious or even deadly consequences. Truck drivers and the companies they work for should be held accountable for the damages that their dangerous tactics cause.
If you have been involved in a truck accident, one of the most important things you can do following notifying law enforcement and seeking medical treatment, is to contact an experienced trucking accident lawyer. Contacting a lawyer is key because there are several evidentiary sources that may become unavailable after the passage of time, such as footage from a camera inside of the truck’s driver cabin. Additionally, company and insurance lawyers will have an incentive to settle any potential claims as quickly, and for as little as possible. If you have been injured, your injuries may not present themselves immediately, therefore you’ll want to make sure that any settlement amount will cover both past and any potential future medical treatment that may be required.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a trucking accident that occurred in the Maryland or Washington D.C. areas, contact the experienced trucking accident attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC today. Our law firm has extensive experience in handling trucking accident cases, and we will fight to ensure that you recover the damages that you deserve. There are certain evidentiary advantages which may expire if you wait to pursue your case. Contact us today in order to schedule your free initial consultation, and learn how we can help you. You can reach us by calling 1-800-654-1949 or through this website.
More Blog Posts:
Two State Troopers Narrowly Escape Serious Semi Accident, Maryland Trucking Accident Lawyer Blog, November 6, 2013
Truck Driver Sentenced to 8 Months Jail Time For Vehicular Manslaughter, Maryland Trucking Accident Lawyer Blog, published October 25, 2013