Earlier this week, two residents of Baltimore County were injured when a semi-truck came crashing through the back side of their Perry Hall home. According to one local news report, the semi-truck was cut off by another driver and ended up veering out of his lane of travel to avoid what would have been a certain collision.
The truck lost control and ran up onto the sidewalk. From there, it crashed through a nearby fence and through the back yard of a home, eventually crashing through the rear of the home. It left an 8 x 10 foot hole in the side of the residents’ home. Inspectors have since determined that the home is unsafe to reside in.
The homeowners and their four children (and one dog) were all home at the time, but thankfully not near the site of the collision. No one inside the home was injured. However, one of the resident told reporters that “The whole house shook for about five seconds. . . . It literally felt like a massive earthquake.”
While the semi-truck was the one that physically caused all the damage in this case, police told reporters that the other vehicle was the driver who was at fault. Both the driver of the truck and the driver of the vehicle that cut off the truck sustained minor injuries.
Chain Reaction Accident Involving Semi-Trucks
This kind of accident is best described as a chain-reaction accident. One vehicle makes an error, resulting in several other people suffering as a result. Often, a chain-reaction accident occurs on a highway, where vehicles are traveling at high speeds and do not have time to stop before crashing into what is immediately in front of them. Another common cause of chain-reaction accidents is icy, wet, or snow-packed roads. Any time the road condition makes it difficult for a driver to stop, a chain-reaction accident may result.
Here, it seems as though the semi-truck driver was not at all at fault for the accident. However, that will not always be the case. In many chain-reaction accidents, several of the drivers involved are partially at fault for the accident. In such a case, an accident victim may look to any and all involved parties for compensation for their injuries and property damage.
Have You Been Involved in a Maryland Chain-Reaction Accident?
If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a Maryland chain-reaction accident that was due to no fault of your own, you may be entitled to monetary damages to help you recoup the costs you incurred as a result of the accident. You may be eligible to recover compensation for past medical bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, and in many cases for any pain and suffering that was endured as a result of the accident. To learn more about Maryland truck accidents, and how you may be able to recover for what you have endured, call 410-654-3600 today to set up a free consultation with a dedicated Maryland personal injury attorney.
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Maryland Truck Driver Facing Criminal Charges for 2013 Fatal Accident, Maryland Trucking Accident Lawyer Blog, published February 25, 2015