Truck Accident Lawyer in Gaithersburg, MD
Personal Injury Lawyers at Sussman & Simcox
If you’ve been involved in a truck accident near Gaithersburg, MD, the experienced and aggressive attorneys at Sussman & Simcox are ready to go to work for you. Truck accidents can occur in an instant, causing property damage, personal injury, or even wrongful death. If you or a family member has been affected by a truck accident, our personal injury lawyers can help you receive the compensation you deserve. The law firm of Sussman & Simcox understands the causes and effects of truck accidents. We’ll work to get you the settlement you deserve so you can return to your daily life.
Filing Your Truck Accident Claim
After any truck accident, it’s critical to act quickly when filing your personal injury claim. Seeking professional representation will reduce your stress levels while increasing the chances of a positive outcome. By law, trucking companies are only required to maintain certain records for a limited period of time, even if those documents contain evidence regarding an accident. For some records, the required time period prior to disposal is as short as 90 days. It’s essential to make your personal injury claim as soon as possible so that this evidence will be preserved and available during the claim process and trial. Even when you’re not at fault, a successful personal injury claim can hinge on many factors, including the proper presentation of facts and evidence. Hiring the experienced personal injury attorneys at Sussman & Simcox is the key to representing your case accurately and achieving the settlement you want, whether your accident occurred in Bethesda, Clarksburg, Germantown, Hagerstown, Frederick, or Rockville, MD.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Just as there are many possible causes of passenger vehicle accidents, there are also many possible causes for a truck accident. Understanding the most common causes of these accidents gives you a starting point for a successful personal injury claim. When you need the help of a lawyer in Maryland following a truck or automobile accident, please contact Sussman & Simcox for a free consultation. The single most common cause of truck accidents is driver negligence. Truck drivers who are not paying attention to the road, fail to follow the rules of the road, or are experiencing extreme fatigue or distraction are much more likely to cause an accident. Equipment problems can also play a role in truck accidents. Trucks and trailers that have not been properly maintained or cargo that has not been adequately secured can lead to accidents, even when the truck driver is operating safely. Trucking companies are required to inspect their trucks daily and maintain their fleet, so accidents caused by equipment failure place them at fault in a personal injury claim.
The Facts About Truck Accidents
Trucking accidents are more common than you might think. Approximately one in ten fatalities on U.S. highways are caused by semi-trucks due to their size, mass, and power. The average cost of a fatal crash involving a semi-truck is more than $7 million. Every case varies, but our attorneys will go to trial and fight for you so you get the money you deserve. The vast majority of trucking accidents can be traced to negligence, which is true in 88% of cases. Commercial truck and tractor trailer accidents are often more devastating and complicated than regular car accidents. For that reason, it’s essential to hire an attorney with experience in the matter.
We’re Ready to Take Your Case
If you’ve been involved in a truck accident in Maryland, the law firm of Sussman & Simcox is ready to take on your case. Our experience and expertise make us the right team to help you get the compensation you’re entitled to. Whether you’ve been the victim of a truck accident on I-270, MD 200, the Beltway, or anywhere else in the Gaithersburg area, our attorneys want to get to work for you. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for damaged property, medical bills, loss of income, inability to work, or pain, suffering, and inconvenience.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
Time is of the essence when you’re in an accident involving a truck. The experienced attorneys at Sussman & Simcox have obtained millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our hundreds of clients across the state of Maryland. With 40+ years of combined experience, attorneys Karen Sussman and Howard Simcox would be happy to provide you with a free, confidential consultation. Contact us today to get started.
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