All drivers in the state of Maryland must abide by the rules of the road and exercise reasonable care whenever they are operating a truck or any motor vehicle. Failure to do so may result in the driver being held liable for the damages resulting from a Maryland truck accident. In some cases, a driver’s conduct is more than negligent, but not necessarily to the level of being intentional.
In Maryland, gross negligence is considered conduct that goes beyond mere negligence. Under Maryland law, the conduct must rise to the level of an intentional failure to meet a duty in reckless disregard for the effect on another person’s life or property. It also suggests a disregard for the consequences without any attempt to avoid them. Even if it is impossible to prove a driver’s state of mind in some cases, the driver’s actions may be sufficient to show such conduct. A finding of gross negligence is significant because it may overcome a plaintiff’s contributory negligence, allowing a plaintiff who was partially at fault to recover. In considering whether a driver’s conduct rises to the level of negligence or gross negligence, a trier of fact will consider all relevant circumstances in the case, including the weather, the actions of other drivers, and whether the driver was presented with an emergency situation.
Eight People Injured After Tow Truck Driver Runs Red Light
According to a recent news report, eight people were injured in a recent multi-vehicle accident after a tow truck driver reportedly ran a red light. The crash occurred around 10 p.m. on a Wednesday night. Police believe that a tow truck driver ran the light and crashed into three cars, including a police patrol car. Two police officers were among those injured and one had to be rescued from the car using the Jaws of Life. According to police, the tow truck driver may have been responding to another accident.
Tow truck drivers can help clear vehicles after an accident, but tow truck drivers have also been reported to race to the scene of a crash. Tow truck drivers may rush to a crash in order to be the first tow truck on the scene, ensuring that they get the job. Drivers may get paid for towing the car, but also may get a commission for towing it to a specific repair shop. Rushing to get to the scene of the crash can unfortunately result in another crash.
Contact a Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyer
If you have been involved in a serious Baltimore truck crash or another type of accident, you cannot afford to take any chances. Your financial and emotional well-being depends on it. The Maryland truck accident attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen, Personal Injury Lawyers have decades of combined experience and are familiar with the complex issues that arise in truck accident cases. Acting quickly is critical to safeguarding your rights and your ability to pursue compensation. Our legal team will guide you through each step of the process, allowing you to focus on your recovery. For a free consultation, call us at (800) 654-1949 or contact us online.