Baltimore Trucking Lawyers: What Happens After Your Car is Hit By a Truck in Maryland?March 2, 2012
Every year in the United States, there are more than 400,000 truck accidents. That’s about one accident every few minutes—and almost every truck accident involves serious injury or even death. Remember, your car is designed to protect you from an accident with another car—not with an 80,000-pound truck. If you are involved in a truck accident in Maryland, you will need the help of an experienced attorney.
Because of the many rules and regulations surrounding the trucking industry, truck accidents can be complex. Trucking companies and their insurance companies have a lot of money behind them—and they will fight tooth-and-nail to deny your claim. You should choose a Maryland truck accident firm like ours that has the experience to go head to head with these companies and defend you until you receive the compensation you deserve.
The key to a successful truck accident case is preparation. After a truck hits your car and you have received proper medical attention, your legal team will begin an analysis of your case, including the following:
- Crash data retrieval
- Vehicle analysis
- Weight shift/rollover analysis
- Witness statements
- Photos of the scene
- Time/distance/speed calculations