Earlier this month in Honduras, a bus accident claimed the lives of at least 23 people and injured several more. According to a national news source, the accident involved a passenger bus and a large semi-truck. Evidently, the collision occurred a few miles from the nation’s capital, when the semi-truck inexplicably drifted out of its lane and into the path of the passenger bus. Witnesses to the accident told police that the truck had been speeding and was zig-zagging in the moments before the fatal truck accident. In all, 23 people were killed and 39 more injured. Of the injured, two were in serious condition.
Authorities are currently investigating the accident and whether the driver of the semi-truck was speeding or otherwise in violation of any traffic law. A preliminary investigation determined that the driver was not under the influence of alcohol at the time, although the driver was arrested while the investigation was conducted. The results of the investigation have not yet been released.
Maryland Truck Accidents
With its central location and hundreds of miles of highways, Maryland sees thousands of trucks cross through the state each week. While most of these truck drivers are responsible professionals who take their job seriously, occasionally a truck driver bends a traffic rule, drives in an aggressive manner, or stays out on the road while too tired to safely operate their vehicle.
When a truck driver risks the safety of others by disregarding the rules of the road, and someone is injured as a result, the injured party may be eligible for monetary compensation through a Maryland truck accident lawsuit. While each case is different, generally an accident victim must be able to prove that the defendant truck driver was negligent and that the truck driver’s negligence was the cause of their injuries. In some cases, the truck driver’s employer may also be a responsible party. This may be the case when the trucking company hired the driver despite knowledge of a checkered driving history, or when there was an issue with the truck itself. To learn more about Maryland truck accident cases, consult with a dedicated Maryland personal injury or wrongful death attorney.
Have You Been Injured in a Maryland Truck Accident?
If you or a loved one has recently been injured in any kind of Maryland truck accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. The skilled personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at the law firm of Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC have decades of experience helping victims seek the compensation they deserve after being involved in a serious truck accident. Call 410-654-3600 today to set up a free consultation with a dedicated truck accident attorney to discuss your case. Calling is free, and we will not bill you for our time or services unless we can help you recover for your injuries.
More Blog Posts:
Mass Transit Accidents in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. Areas, Maryland Trucking Accident Lawyer Blog, published January 18, 2017.
Court Reversed Default Judgment Against Allegedly Negligent Truck Driver, Maryland Trucking Accident Lawyer Blog, published February 3, 2017.