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Truck Accident Attorneys in Waldorf, Maryland.

At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our skilled truck accident lawyers in Waldorf, Maryland. relentlessly pursue justice for motorists hit by negligent truck drivers. We know that truckers are usually backed by large trucking companies that are shielded by corporate defense teams that will aggressively work with their insurance companies to delay, devalue, or deny personal injury claims — effectively leaving injury victims without the compensation they need to fully heal.

That is why we fight for our Charles County residents after they have been injured in a truck accident. We know truck accidents cause severe, even catastrophic injuries, which compromise each of our client’s quality of life without notice. We also know, unfortunately, truck collisions cause an average of nearly 5,000 fatalities each year across the country.

With a combined 50 years of experience, our Maryland personal injury lawyers focus on each of our client’s overall well-being, which is why we offer evening and weekend appointments and provide responsive communication and customized solutions that produce results.

What are the Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Waldorf, Maryland?

Commercial trucks are subject to several 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 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 truck accident lawyers in Maryland 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.

Skilled Truck Accident Attorneys in Waldorf, Maryland Who Fully Investigate Your Claim to Pursue Real-Time Results

Our team investigates your case as if we were representing ourselves, ensuring that all witness testimonies are collected, the 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.

Our experienced attorneys 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 in Maryland, our skilled lawyers investigate all negligent actions or inactions that may have caused your collision with injuries.

That may include:

  • Truck driver negligence, including driving:
    • Distracted
    • Impaired by alcohol or drugs
    • Speeding
    • Recklessly
    • Drowsy
  • Trucking company negligence, including:
    • Hiring inexperienced or dangerous drivers
    • Failing to conduct background checks on drivers
    • Not conducting drug, alcohol, or medical tests
    • Pressuring drivers to operate their trucks in violation of FMSCA regulations
  • Truck maintenance or manufacturing company negligence, including:
    • Failing to recall defective trucks or parts
    • Improper maintenance checks and protocols
    • Using worn or used replacement parts

Other negligent actions or inaction may lie with third-party loading crews that are charged with loading or unloading the trailer of a big rig. For example, the employees of a retail store might oversee 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

If you believe your truck accident injuries were caused by negligence, our experienced personal injury attorneys in Maryland will review your case during a free consultation and subsequently launch an investigation into any eligible truck accident case, so you can focus on your recovery while we pursue the financial compensation you deserve.

If you are too injured to come to our office, please do not hesitate to let us know. We would be happy to arrange a time and date to come to you and discuss your case inside your home or healthcare facility, so you can rest while we compile the information we need to take your case from here.

Call Our Experienced Truck Accident Lawyers in Waldorf, Maryland Now.

If you have been hurt in a truck accident in Maryland, do not attempt to take on the truck driver, trucking company, another third party, or their insurance company on your own. Contact our personal injury attorneys Maryland & Washington DC at the Law Office of Robert Castro by calling 301.870.1200 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case today.

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Frequently Asked Questions for our Truck Accident Attorneys in Waldorf, Maryland.

Are Statutes of Limitations a Factor for Trucking Accidents in Maryland?

As with standard automobile accidents, trucking accidents have a statute of limitations of 3 years in Maryland. After that, you can’t file a personal injury claim, even if you have severe injuries and a law firm on your side with extensive experience. 

While we understand you have a lot on your mind following a truck accident, including your health and everything entailed with the collision, we encourage you to schedule an initial consultation as soon as possible. That way, you don’t continuously postpone filing and forgo receiving fair compensation for your medical bills, suffering and damages to the vehicle involved.  

How Are Truck Accident Cases Different From Your Typical Car Accident Cases? 

You’d think car and trucking accidents in Charles County are the same, but that’s not true. When comparing, you have to consider the size of the vehicle. A truck, especially when it’s hauling a load or equipment, can be considerably heavier, leading to more severe injuries and damage. Ultimately, this means that lawsuits often have higher compensation associated with them. 

Another factor to consider with this type of motor vehicle accident is the number of individuals who could be held accountable after a truck accident.

Since strict state and federal trucking regulations exist, these are factors as well, especially in cases that involve interstate trucking companies. For instance, we have to take into account if truck driver fatigue played a role. We evaluate whether the driver was driving more than they were legally allowed and if they adhered to sleep and rest protocols. 

We also look into the truck driver’s disciplinary record and maintenance logs for the truck, which is different than how we approach a car accident. 

Should I Accept the Insurance Company’s Truck Accident Settlement?

If you have been hurt in a truck accident in Maryland, the at-fault party’s insurance company – whether it is the driver, trucking company, or another third party – is going to offer you a lowball settlement to make your claim go away. They may even attempt to settle your claim before you have had the opportunity to hire a truck accident attorney. Do not agree to any type of settlement, or sign any paperwork provided by the insurance company, without speaking with an attorney first. If you accept a settlement without knowing the full extent of your injuries, you may end up paying for a large number of your expenses out of pocket.

If a Truck Driver Caused an Accident with Injuries, Will He or She Be Fired?

Truck accident claims often uncover extensive safety violations committed by the truck driver and/or their trucking company, which can lead to sweeping changes in the organization that help make our roadways safer by increasing the safety standards required to drive and/or work for the at-fault company.

Will the Law Office of Robert Castro Take My Case if I Was Injured in a Flatbed Truck Accident?

If you were injured in a commercial truck accident with a semi-truck, flat-bed truck, garbage truck, concrete truck, delivery truck, or any other type of commercial vehicle, we want to discuss your case, so you can pursue the negligent party that caused your injuries. Our truck accident attorneys in Maryland review all types of personal injury cases during free consultations, so you can get the help you need to hold the negligent party liable for your financial compensation.

How Do I Know How to Choose the Right Truck Accident Attorney?

Choosing the right truck accident attorney in Maryland & Washington DC. begins with feeling comfortable with their legal process. Are they responsive? Do they listen? Does he or she respect how your injuries have affected your overall quality of life? Your truck accident attorney of choice will allow you to ask as many questions as you would like during a free consultation and will never make you feel as if your injuries are insignificant. They will also have the experience you need to pursue real-time results and long-term solutions, so you can get the care you need.

I Lost a Loved One in a Semi-Truck Accident. Can I Pursue the Negligent Party for Financial Recovery?

If you lost a loved one in a truck accident in Maryland, we will investigate your case and the available evidence to evaluate your eligibility to file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party, so you can pursue financial compensation for your damages when we can prove negligence was a factor in your crash.

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