Waldorf Truck Accident Attorneys
Holding Negligent Truck Drivers and Trucking Companies Accountable for 30+ Years
Have you been seriously injured in a truck accident caused by an inattentive or negligent truck driver? Due to the size of trucks like big rigs, semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, flatbeds, and the like, an accident in which these vehicles are involved is likely to result in severe and long-term injuries. Yet at-fault truck drivers and trucking companies attempt to avoid liability more often than not. Fortunately, truck accident lawyers can fight back against these negligent parties to help you recover compensation for your injuries.
Alpert Schreyer Poe truck accident attorneys have more than 30 years of experience in holding negligent parties accountable for the harm they have caused individuals and their families. In fact, we have successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients pursuing injury claims, leading our firm to be met with industry acclaim.
If you were injured in a truck accident, contact our Waldorf truck accident lawyers onlineor call us at (301) 812-4777. We are available 24/7 to take your call.
Should I File a Claim for a Truck Accident Injury?
Whether you were injured in a truck accident today, yesterday, or anytime in the recent past, if the accident was caused by the other party, then you can file a claim to have them pay for any injuries sustained during the accident and any costs related to the injury. In personal injury law, these expenses are referred to as “compensatory damages.” There are also “punitive damages,” which the court may require the at-fault party to pay to you as a penalty for committing negligence in the first place.
Therefore, if you are struggling to pay for the costs of your medical bills, missed time off work, or sustained a severe injury, it would be advisable to file a truck accident claim to attempt to recover such damages. These cases can also result in the claimant receiving monetary compensation for the following damages:
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Vehicle damage
- Hospital bills
- Physical therapy and other rehabilitation costs
Since truck accidents usually result in severe injuries, another benefit of filing a claim is that injured individuals may find some peace of mind knowing that the at-fault party who harmed them is being held accountable for what happened, preventing the same tragedy from befalling others in the future.
At Alpert Schreyer Poe, we understand that handling legal red tape while you are trying to recover from a life-changing injury may seem like too much to take on. If you work with our firm, our lawyers will help with every step of the legal process and handle bureaucratic barriers on your behalf.
Common Truck Accident Injuries
Truck accident claims are filed for a wide range of injuries, including but not limited to:
- Severe burns
- Broken bones
- Cuts and lacerations
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
Maryland Statute of Limitations for Truck Accident Claims
Often, a truck accident claim will deal with the wrongful death of a loved one. These claims have a different statute of limitations than truck accident claims filed for a personal injury. If you are considering filing a claim, it is advisable to consult a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible to determine which statute of limitations you need to adhere to and whether any other deadlines apply to your case. Missing the statute of limitations means that the court will be unlikely to even hear your case.
What to Do After a Truck Accident
No matter the severity of your injury, it is vital to seek the help of a medical professional after being involved in a truck accident for multiple reasons. Most importantly, some injuries, such as those affecting internal organs or the brain, may not be immediately evident and can progressively get worse the longer they are left untreated. In addition, it is helpful to document any injuries sustained during an accident; the testimony of a medical professional can serve as important evidence should your case proceed to trial.
Moreover, documenting any costs related to your injury will go a long way in helping you recover your maximum compensation. Make sure to keep track of any medical bills, physical therapy expenses, prescription medication costs, lost wages, and the like.
The last thing to keep in mind after a truck accident is to refrain from admitting fault when speaking to the truck driver, their employer, or their insurance company. Trucking companies are not at all inexperienced when it comes to accidents; in truth, they are likely to have seen more than their fair share of accident claims and know how much money they can lose because of them. Putting their own interests over another’s health, they will hire well-trained, seasoned insurance agents to minimize, contest, or even outright deny a claim. For this reason, consult an attorney before attempting to obtain a payout from the truck driver, their employer, or their company insurance agency.
Hiring a legal professional does not mean you will immediately have to go to trial, rather it strengthens your chances of obtaining a fair insurance payout, as insurance agents are likely to take a lawyer seriously to avoid going to trial.
We Fight for Waldorf Truck Accident Victims
If you are contemplating filing a claim to hold the negligent party accountable through the civil justice system, our truck accident attorneys at Alpert Schreyer Poe want to fearlessly represent you. We remain fully aware that no amount of money can reverse the clock and make up for the trauma you were put through, but we will fight to win you justice and some form of closure so you can get back to what is most important to you.
In a free consultation, a member of our team will discuss your legal options, provide you with an estimate of the value of your claim, and discuss what action you can take from here. We understand the financial toll an accident takes on people, and we do not charge any upfront fees. If you work with us, you will not owe us a dime unless we win your claim.
Call Alpert Schreyer Poe at (301) 812-4777 to speak to a truck accident attorney in Waldorf, Maryland.
I would highly recommend Mr. Alpert's firm.- Former Client
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