A recent accident in Maryland involving an SUV and a truck resulted in the death of one person and two other passengers were seriously injured. Only the SUV occupants were harmed. In most truck accident cases, the truck driver does not face a lot of harm and it is only the occupants of the smaller vehicle that suffer because of the collision.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety revealed that 98% of fatalities that occur after a truck accident are to the occupants of the smaller vehicles. The reason why truck accidents are so dangerous for passenger vehicles is because of the larger size and excess weight that trucks carry. Truck drivers have a lot more protection and a lot less to lose in case an accident does end up taking place.
Truck accidents also cause more trouble when examined from a legal perspective. It is often difficult to determine who should be liable for the damages caused by these large-scale collisions. Accidents happen very quickly and with so many different parties who can potentially be at-fault, the only way to get answers is to conduct a thorough truck accident investigation with the help of a truck accident lawyer.
A proper investigation, which may include accident reconstruction experts, will reveal importance evidence and determine who caused the accident. Once the cause of the accident is learned, you can claim compensation for injuries. Your lawyer can negotiate with the at-fault party seeking to have you fully compensated for all of your injuries and damages. If the guilty party won’t pay what is fair, your lawyer can take them to court to get the compensation you deserve.
Who May Be Liable After a Truck Accident in Frederick, MD?
Based on the cause of the truck accident, the relevant parties can be held accountable, including:
- The truck driver
- The truck maintenance company
- The trucking company
- The cargo company
If the truck driver was not following traffic rules, then they will be at fault. If the trucking company failed to screen their employees’ properly and ensure they were safe drivers they can be held to account as well. If another factor such as improperly loaded cargo or excess truck weight caused the accident then the cargo company can be brought into the legal brawl as well.
Anyone who is injured in a truck accident should reach out to a qualified attorney at the Santa Maria Law Center as soon as possible to get advice on the correct legal route to pursue fair compensation.
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