Maryland has some of the most highly trafficked highways on the East Coast, due to its proximity to several major cities. The likelihood of an accident on a Maryland highway is an unfortunate risk for those traveling through Maryland. Regardless of whether a person is involved in a small fender-bender or a more serious Maryland truck accident, it is important that drivers are aware of their rights and remedies.
While it may be tempting to avoid calling law enforcement after a minor accident, it is very important that motorists report their accident. In some instances, it may be advisable to report it to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration as well.
A person who suffers an injury or property damage will likely report their accident to their insurance company, but that may not actually cover all of their damages. In these instances, a person should consider contacting a Maryland personal injury attorney and filing a lawsuit to recover compensation for their injuries. In most personal injury cases, a person has to file their claim within three years, but there are some exceptions that would require a claim to be filed earlier.
Next, a driver involved in a truck accident must determine which type of personal injury lawsuit to file and which parties should be named as defendants. For example, individuals involved in an accident with a truck may consider filing a lawsuit against both the driver and the trucking company that employed the driver. There are various potential causes of action in these types of cases, and an attorney can help accident victims determine which ones are most applicable to the accident in which they have been involved.
In truck accident lawsuits, the defendant will most likely be represented by counsel, and their attorney will argue certain defenses to try to avoid liability. Maryland is a contributory negligence state, so, if the defendant establishes that the plaintiff was even 1% at fault, it could be a total bar to recovery for the plaintiff. A Maryland personal injury attorney is an indispensable resource for plaintiffs involved in these lawsuits.
Maryland Dump Truck Accident Results in Three Fatalities
A recent news report discussed a tragic Maryland dump truck accident. Apparently, an SUV driver was driving on Penns Hill Road when she collided with a dump truck that was driving toward the Penns Hill Road intersection. The accident resulted in the deaths of three of the people in the SUV, including the driver. Two of the SUV passengers were taken to a local hospital, as well as the driver and passenger in the dump truck. Law enforcement has reported that they are currently investigating the accident.
Have You Been Involved in a Maryland Truck Accident?
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a truck accident, you should contact the Maryland injury lawyers at Lebowitz & Mzhen. The attorneys at the firm have decades of experience handling complex Maryland personal injury lawsuits. They can assist you in understanding your rights and remedies and help you recoup the damages that you deserve. If you are successful, you may be entitled to economic damages and possibly non-economic damages as well. Contact the Maryland injury lawyers at Lebowitz & Mzhen at 800-654-1949 to schedule your free initial consultation.
More Blog Posts:
Roadside Accidents Involving Maryland Semi-Trucks, Maryland Trucking Accident Lawyer Blog, published April 18, 2018.
Court Finds in Plaintiff’s Favor in Recent Public Transit Accident Case, Maryland Trucking Accident Lawyer Blog, published May 3, 2018.