Who Can Be Held Liable for a Truck Accident in Maryland?

Truck Accident in Maryland After a truck accident in Maryland, you are most likely concentrating on recovering. However, you should contact a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible – before you contact insurance companies – to help you through the process. First, insurance companies have several tricks they use to deny your claim or offer you the least amount possible. Second, more than one person may be responsible for your injuries and other losses. An accident investigation will tell us who is responsible for your injuries and losses.

Truck Accident Responsibility

In some cases, the truck driver and company may not be responsible at all. If another individual or company caused the truck to crash into you, you would recover the compensation you deserve from the person or company that caused the truck to wreck into you.

However, in cases where the truck driver caused the accident, others may share in the liability for your injuries and other losses. You could recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, pain and suffering, and inconvenience from two or more parties. If you lost a loved one, you could also recover funeral and burial expenses and loss of consortium.

Others who may be responsible for your injuries and other losses include:

  • Truck Driver: If the truck driver was driving under the influence, fatigued, or driving recklessly or aggressively, you could recover damages from the driver or his or her insurance company.
  • Trucking Company: If the driver works for a trucking company, you may also recover damages from the trucking company.
  • Inspectors: If it is found that the truck inspectors failed to stop the driver because of an issue they found, the inspectors could share liability.
  • Dispatchers: If a third-party dispatcher “encouraged” the driver to break the hours-of-service and other regulations to deliver a load on time or risk losing his job, the dispatcher could share in the responsibility for your injuries and losses.
  • Mechanics: If a mechanic installed a part incorrectly or knowingly installed a defective part, the mechanic could face liability.
  • Owners: Sometimes, a truck driver leases a truck from an independent owner. If the owner is responsible for upkeep on the truck and doesn’t take care of it, the owner could face liability.

A thorough investigation is often needed to determine if one or several parties are liable for the resulting injuries or damages. It is vital that you seek legal representation from our Maryland truck accident attorney right away to get started.

Contact Our Truck Accident Attorney in Waldorf, MD

Voice Law serves Waldorf and the surrounding areas in Maryland. To find out more about your rights after a truck accident in Maryland, speak with an attorney at Voice Law. To schedule a free case evaluation, please call 301-264-6072.

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