All truck accidents are different. Some are straightforward accidents in which a driver’s fault is apparent. However, other accidents present a more difficult task when it comes to determining who was at fault, or what happened in the moments leading up to the collision. This is especially the case when all of the parties involved are seriously injured or killed as a result of the accident.
However, the fact that the police cannot piece together what caused an accident will not prevent any of the accident victims from filing a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensation for their injuries. In fact, it is quite common for a personal injury case to rely solely on circumstantial evidence. Of course, physical evidence, eyewitness testimony, or a police officer’s account of the accident is preferred, but this is not always available.
Police Unsure of Cause in Truck Accident that Killed Two, Injured Two Others
Earlier this month, two men were killed and another two injured in an accident between a dump truck and a pick-up truck. According to one local news source reporting on the collision, the accident occurred at around 7:15 in the morning when the occupants of the pick-up truck were on their way to work. The accident was so chaotic that it was unclear who was driving the pick-up truck.
Evidently, the pick-up truck was traveling on a two-lane road and was attempting to exit onto another highway when it collided with the side of the dump truck. The pick-up truck struck the dump truck on the passenger’s rear, near the gas tank. After the collision, the dump truck rolled over onto its side, and the pick-up truck caught fire. Several passersby pulled the men from the trucks, likely saving at least one man’s life.
There were no witnesses to the accident besides the survivors, and police told reporters that they are unsure how the collision occurred. However, police did indicate that the dump truck had a stop sign at which it should have stopped before entering the intersection. The pick-up truck did not have a stop sign. However, since the police do not know the turn of events immediately prior to the accident, it remains unclear which driver was at fault for the fatal collision.
Have You Been Injured in a Maryland Truck Accident?
If you or a loved one has recently been injured in a Maryland truck accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for all that you have been put through. Even if there are few facts known to you, you may still have a case. Contact one of the skilled personal injury attorneys at the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. law firm of Lebowitz & Mzhen to discuss your case and the rights you may have. The dedicated lawyers at Lebowitz & Mzhen have a wide base of experience in all types of personal injury cases, including those arising out of truck accidents. Call 410-654-3600 today to set up your free consultation.
More Blog Posts:
Court Determines Insurance Contract in Trucking Accident Was Not Ambiguous, Finding in Insurance Company’s Favor, Maryland Trucking Accident Lawyer Blog, published September 7, 2016.
Court Interprets “Good Samaritan Law” Broadly in Truck Accident Case, Maryland Trucking Accident Lawyer Blog, published September 21, 2016.