Earlier this week in California, a semi-truck was involved in a serious accident when the driver of the rig lost control as he was traveling on the highway. According to one local news report, the driver of the truck was traveling on Interstate 80, heading downhill from the summit of Castle Peak, when he lost control of the vehicle, eventually ending up with the truck overturning on the highway.
Evidently, the weather conditions at the time were rainy and wet. Authorities who were investigating the accident told reporters that they believe the weather to be at least one factor in the accident. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured as a result of the accident, although the driver did suffer minor injuries.
Weather Related Truck Accidents
As the weather in Maryland begins to change in the coming months, road conditions will be difficult at times. It is important for drivers to take extra care when operating their vehicles in these compromised conditions. While the authorities investigating the truck accident discussed above noted that the weather was a factor in the accident, rarely will weather be an “excuse” to relieve the responsible party of liability.
Thankfully, no one was seriously injured in the truck accident noted above. However, that will rarely be the case in a weather-related truck accident, especially when it occurs on a crowded Maryland highway. When a party is injured in a weather-related accident, they may be able to seek compensation for their injuries through a Maryland personal injury lawsuit.
Proving Negligence in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
In order to be successful in a Maryland personal injury lawsuit, a plaintiff must be able to show that the other driver violated some duty of care that was owed to them. Establishing the duty is rarely a problem in these cases, since all motorists owe a duty to others on the road. However, the other elements of a negligence lawsuit are often contested.
Often, a truck driver, his employer, or an insurance company will fight tooth-and-nail to avoid liability in a truck accident case because liability can result in a substantial monetary award for the injured party. To learn more about Maryland truck accidents, consider speaking with a dedicated Maryland personal injury attorney.
Have You Been Injured in a Maryland Truck Accident?
If you or a loved one has recently been the victim of a truck driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for all that you have been though. This could include amounts for your past medical bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, and any pain and suffering you sustained as a result of the accident. The compassionate attorneys at the Maryland-based personal injury law firm of Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC have decades of combined experience helping injured Marylanders seek the compensation they deserve. Call 410-654-3600 today to set up a free consultation with an attorney at Lebowitz & Mzhen.
More Blog Posts:
Laurel Bus Accident Claims One Man’s Life, Injures Seven Others, Maryland Trucking Accident Lawyer Blog, published September 17, 2015.
Two Dead, One Injured in Late-Night Maryland Truck Accident, Maryland Trucking Accident Lawyer Blog, published August 11, 2015.