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Truck Accident Attorneys in Charles County, MD

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At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our skilled Charles County truck accident lawyers relentlessly pursue justice for motorists hit by negligent truck drivers. We know that truckers are usually backed by large trucking companies that are, in turn, shielded by corporate defense teams. To give you a fighting chance in and out of court, we pull out all the stops when working on your case, building your claim, and arguing for your best interests in and out of court.

Our Waldorf Truck Accident Lawyers:

  • Are trial lawyers backed by 50 years’ shared experience
  • Take many cases on a no recovery, no fee basis
  • Make evening & weekend appointments available
  • Return your every phone call within 24 hours

Call (301) 870-1200 for your free case evaluation with our team.

How Trucking Accidents are Caused

Commercial trucks are subject to a number of safety regulations intended to keep other drivers safe while on the road. When truck drivers or trucking companies fail to adhere to these safety regulations as set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), motorists in smaller vehicles are put in extreme danger without even knowing it.

Violating these FMCSA can dramatically increase the chances of a truck accident:

  • Work hour limits: The average commercial truck driver cannot legally drive for more than 11 hours a day, and at least 3 hours in the same shift must be spent on a break from driving. Exceeding the work hour limit can fatigue a trucker, significantly increasing their chances of causing a preventable accident.
  • Weight limits: All tractor trailers are subject to industry and federal weight limits. The heavier the truck, the more dangerous it becomes as steering and braking capabilities worsen. Overloading a trailer with product can directly contribute to why a truck accident occurs.
  • Speed limits: To reduce the chances of a big rig causing severe traffic collisions, many commercial trucks are subjected to lowered speed limits, especially on highways. Typically, semi-trucks cannot exceed 55 miles per hour unless a posted limit says otherwise.
  • BAC limits: Commercial truck drivers are also subjected to a lower blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit before they can be legally considered intoxicated. A trucker with a BAC level of 0.04 or greater is considered “drunk” behind the wheel.

Determining what FMCSA violation was violated by the truck driver that hit you is a crucial part of building your case and validating your claim. Our Charles County truck accident lawyers are here to investigate your crash on your behalf, so you can focus on rest and recuperation, not legal battles with a responding insurance company.

Building the Strongest Case for You

Our team investigates your case as if we were representing ourselves, ensuring that all witness testimonies are collected, evidence is submitted, and your physical injuries are officially documented. With heightened attention to detail and thoroughness, our investigative methods can give you the strongest possible chance at recovering losses related to your medical expenses, time lost from work, emotional suffering, and more. Your attorney will be able to review the details of your truck accident, recording incidents where safety regulations were violated and other circumstances that may have put your life in danger.

In truck accident cases, we investigate:

  • Equipment malfunctions on the truck, or defective parts
  • Driver exhaustion due to working more hours than mandated
  • Cargo that is not safely packed into the vehicle
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Driving while texting or making phone calls
  • Company negligence of operating requirements

Who is Liable for Your Truck Accident Case?

Knowing why your truck accident occurred is only half of what we need to do as your Charles County truck accident lawyers. We need to also use the evidence we have gathered to place liability on the correct party or parties. Although the trucker that hit you is most likely to be a liable party, they are probably not the only party that acted negligently and contributed to the accident.

Two other parties that could be liable for your damages include:

  • Trucking company: The parent company that hired the trucker that hit you has multiple responsibilities to you and other motorists. For example, they must ensure the trucker is fit and qualified to drive their commercial vehicle. Trucking companies must also not demand unreasonable driving schedules that practically force their truckers to drive while exhausted.
  • Load crews: Third-party load crews often place and remove cargo from the trailer of a big rig. For example, the employees of a retail store might be in charge of placing returning cargo into a trailer while the trucker is required to not assist. If a truck accident happens due to a cargo misbalance or an overweight trailer, then the company that employed that load crew could be a named defendant in your claim.

Reliable Legal Representation That Visits You

For your convenience, our Charles County truck accident lawyers offer weekend and evening appointments when other law firms close up shop. To take convenience another step further, we also offer in-home or in-hospital visits to discuss your case. If you are too injured to come to our office, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We would be happy to arrange a time and date to come to you.

Contact us today at (301) 870-1200 to begin your case.

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