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Injured in an 18-wheeler accident in Maryland?

Have you been injured in a truck accident? Is a loved one suffering because of complications related to a collision? Each year, thousands of Americans are seriously injured or killed as a result of a truck-related accident. Semi-trucks and 18-wheelers are large, fast-moving vehicles and at the hands of a reckless or negligent driver, they can quickly become moving weapons.

Unlike simple traffic accidents, truck accidents are often more complicated and determining liability is the job for an experienced personal injury lawyer. At Trunnell Law, LLC, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands. Our experienced staff stands ready to aggressively pursue monetary compensation on your behalf and ensure that justice is served to the liable party. There are numerous local, state and federal regulations put in place to provide security and safety to motorists in Maryland. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the United States Department of Transportation govern the majority of regulations that all truck drivers and operating companies must oblige by. Failure to adhere to safety guidelines and laws can result in a catastrophe.

It is absolutely vital that you take action to protect yourself, your loved ones and your future after an accident. Insurance companies are often only looking out for their own best interests and you will need to retain the representation of an experienced attorney.

Do not let your future and health be dictated by a truck accident! Work with Trunnell Law, LLC right away!

Determining Liability

When you work with our firm, we will take immediate action to determine who is at-fault for the accident. There are numerous parties that could be held liable for your injuries. Our team will look into police records, driver logs and witness statements to create a solid foundation for your case. One or more of the following parties may be held liable in your situation:

The Driver

Federal organizations hold truck drivers to strict regulations regarding how long they can be on the road, the distance they are allowed to travel in a given time frame and how much alcohol they can consume before reaching the legal limit. If it is found that the driver failed to abide by these rules, or if they operated their vehicle in an unsafe or negligent manner, they will be held liable for your injuries.

The Owner

In some cases, trucks and trailers are under lease from owners. If it is found that it was the owner's duty to properly maintain the truck to keep it in a safe operating condition and they failed to do so, the owner may be held liable for your injuries. Our team will review records and contracts to determine if the owner or leasing company acted in a negligent manner.

The Manufacturer

There are some cases where a product failure was the cause of the accident. If a brake, tire or other crucial vehicle part failed to operate properly, the manufacturer of the part may be held liable for injuries. This involves thorough investigation on behalf of an experienced and tenacious legal representative, which is why you need to contact Trunnell Law, LLC immediately.

The Shipper of Loader

Cargo can cause a truck to become top heavy and if the cargo was not properly secured prior to transport, it may slip or roll and cause an accident. Flatbed trucks, open-top trucks and heavy or wide loads are most commonly involved in these accidents. If you were injured as a result of cargo moving, falling or coming loose, you may be able to hold the loader accountable for your injuries.

Dedicated Representation and Aggressive Litigation

At Trunnell Law, LLC, our firm has been representing clients in Crofton for more than 30 years. The substantial experience we provide to each client's case allows us to obtain a favorable resolution in a quick and efficient manner. We are experienced in handling a multitude of cases and we will never back down from a trial. Our team will work to settle your case promptly so you can begin to move forward with your life.

We understand that the unexpected costs of an accident can quickly add up, and if you are facing steep medical bills, repair costs and loss of wages, Trunnell Law, LLC can help. Obtaining financial compensation for your injuries can greatly improve your quality of life and ensure that your future is bright.

If you have questions or concerns about your situation, do not hesitate to contact a dedicated Crofton truck accident attorney from our firm.