Bowie Truck Accident Attorney
Helping Accident Victims Seek Justice for 30+ Years
Due to the sheer size of trucks, many accidents involving them prove to be fatal for those involved. Whether you were another truck driver, a passenger vehicle driver, or a pedestrian injured in a truck accident caused by negligence, our lawyers at Alpert Schreyer Poe want to help you hold the at-fault party accountable. We have assisted myriad accident victims in not only proving negligence but maximizing their compensation so they can get back to their lives.
Our award-winning attorneys have the skills needed to investigate the different facets of your accident to substantiate your legal claim. We understand that recovering from a life-changing injury takes time and money, and we want to help ease the burden you may be feeling. Furthermore, holding negligent truck drivers, trucking companies, insurance companies, and even truck manufacturers accountable for their actions can prevent similar harm from befalling others in the future.
Contact Alpert Schreyer Poe online to arrange a free case evaluation with a Bowie truck accident attorney.
Which Truck Accidents Qualify for a Claim?
For clarification, the term “large trucks” includes big rigs, semitrucks, 18-wheelers, flatbeds, tractor-trailers, and the like. Therefore, any preventable crash that involved these trucks and led to injury is likely to qualify for a truck accident claim.
You will need to prove the following to win your claim:
- The at-fault party owed a standard of care to you;
- This duty of care was breached by an act of negligence; and
- You sustained an injury from this lapse of care.
While this may seem simple enough, many truck drivers, their employers, and/or insurance agents will be reluctant to admit fault and take legal, financial responsibility. Hiring an attorney is a step in the right direction, as they can prevent you from being taken advantage of and ensure that you receive a fair payout to cover any associated damages.
A few examples of negligence on the part of another driver include:
- Driving under the influence
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Hauling oversized loads
- Driving a defective truck
- Ignoring road safety regulations
- Ignoring traffic laws
Other examples of negligence include when a trucking company fails to adequately train their drivers or requires them to work long hours, increasing the risk of falling asleep behind the wheel. In addition, a manufacturer who sells defective parts, especially if they misrepresent them as safe, may be held liable for any resulting accidents.
Common Crash Injuries
Injuries that are likely to qualify for a claim include but are not limited to:
- Head injuries
- Orthopedic injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal bleeding or hemorrhaging
- Bumps, bruises, and abrasions
- Broken or fractured bones
- Spinal cord injuries
A successful legal claim concerning one or more of these injuries may obtain you compensatory damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, property damage (e.g. to your vehicle), lost wages, and any other related costs.
What to Do After a Truck Accident
After the accident occurs, document the scene and what happened. Always remember to refrain from admitting fault, even if the other driver is pressuring you to do so. Since most truck accidents result in blocked roadways and substantial property damage, you will likely need to contact the police for assistance, as well as to file an official report.
It is very advisable to visit a medical professional for your injuries and receive the appropriate treatment immediately. The longer you wait, the worse your condition may get. Additionally, the at-fault party may use any gap between the accident and the doctor’s visit to dispute your claim.
Lay Down a Strong Foundation for Your Case
To give yourself a good chance at winning your claim, it is best to start with a strong foundation. That is why it is integral that you consult a lawyer as soon as possible. You should not speak to the trucking company or their insurance agents without a lawyer present because they may take your words out of context and use them against you in a court of law. They may seem friendly, but their top priority is their job, meaning they will often do anything they legally can to deny or minimize your claim.
Work with Alpert Schreyer Poe
Alpert Schreyer Poe attorneys have been met with national acclaim for their work in injury law by Super Lawyers®, Martindale-Hubbell, Lawyers of Distinction, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and others. We will fight to help you recover any damages associated with your claim, keeping you in the loop at all times. This is your future and recovery you are fighting for; let our seasoned attorneys join you in your fight for justice.
We’ve helped thousands of injured clients; now, we want to help you.
Call our Bowie accident lawyers at (301) 812-4777.
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