As professional auto and trucking injury lawyers, we can say that most serious traffic collisions have the potential for severe injury to the drivers and passengers riding inside the vehicles involved. And, bodily injury aside, there is always the possibility that a severe car, truck or motorcycle crash could subject one or more victims to life-threatening or fatal injuries.
In the case of a beltway or interstate trucking accident, there is often the potential for serious or fatal injuries, which means that the risk of death from a Maryland commercial trucking wreck may be high for those unfortunate enough to find themselves in such a situation. Whether an injury accident takes place on the interstate, beltway or a two-lane rural route, when a large vehicle such as a semi tractor-trailer or large box-truck is involved, the occupants of smaller passenger vehicles can suffer greatly.
Knowing personal injuries sustained by adults in auto accidents can often be serious, it should come as no surprise that young children -- newborns, babies and toddlers -- may be even more susceptible to severe or even life-threatening injuries as a result of a commercial trucking wreck. As motorists ourselves, the legal team at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, is all too aware of the hazards that frequently crop up on Maryland roadways. From Garrett and Allegany County, to Frederick, Anne Arundel and Wicomico County; parents, grandparents and adult siblings should be especially careful when driving with youngsters onboard.
As Maryland personal injury lawyers, our attorneys understand how most any auto, trucking or motorcycle accident can lead to serious health and financial problems down the line. A sad fact behind many roadway collisions is that the crash may have been avoided had the negligent party been paying attention to traffic and road conditions. Unfortunately, infants and small children have no say in the matter. When a child is injured or killed in a negligence-related trucking crash, parents need to know that they have recourse.
Our job is to provide legal assistance to families that have experienced the pain and suffering that a serious commercial truck accident often leaves in its wake. A growing family may not have the wherewithal to deal with high hospital bills and possible long-term medical costs. With a tight family budget -- including savings for college and retirement -- the parents’ income may not last long against the flurry of medical expenses brought about by a car-truck collision involving injuries that threaten a tiny life.
While it is difficult to predict when and if a child may be hurt in a commercial truck-related roadway wreck, there are ways to ensure that one’s children are as safe and secure in the family vehicle as possible. By making certain that the family sedan, minivan or SUV is equipped with correctly sized and installed child safety seats, mothers, fathers and grandparents can feel more at ease when transporting young kids in the heavy traffic conditions that are a large part of our modern transportation landscape.
Most parents with small children already know that infants and toddlers are required by state law to be secured in an approved child safety seat. These safety devices are not only good insurance when traveling on the beltway or interstate, but also when driving through one’s neighborhood or local supermarket parking lot. It goes without saying that accidents can occur anywhere, and that a crash with kids in the vehicle is always an opportunity for injury to those smaller passengers.
Maryland law strictly states that children under eight years of age must be strapped into an approved safety seat when traveling on the road unless the child is 4ft 9in or taller (Note that weight restrictions may also apply depending on the seat manufacturer’s recommendations). The legal staff at Lebowitz & Mzhen fully understands the importance of maintaining a properly installed child safety seat for every youngster that rides in the family vehicle. Recognizing this is the first step toward ensuring the safety of one’s kids. Similarly, making certain that each safety seat in use in a vehicle is manufactured by a reputable company will help to allay many fears about being involved in a passenger car or trucking-related crash.
Of course, the attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen know that even the best preparation on a parent’s part may not prevent an unexpected traffic accident. If your child or grandchild has been seriously injured as a result of a commercial trucking wreck, we urge you to consider contacting a knowledgeable Maryland personal injury lawyer. When an infant or toddler winds up in the emergency room following a collision with an 18-wheeled semi, charter bus, or large box-type delivery truck, it is best to leave nothing to chance.
If you suspect that the accident was caused by negligence on the part of the commercial driver, or even if all or part of your child’s injuries may have been the result of failure of his or her safety seat to provide sufficient protection, we are ready to discuss the potential of filing a personal injury claim. As Maryland trucking accident experts, we know that many parents whose children are hurt in a traffic accident may feel somewhat responsible for their child’s injuries -- even when the accident was not their fault.
Our legal team is dedicated to helping families who have a severely injured child hurt as a result of a negligence-related trucking wreck. Whether the crash was due to the negligent actions of the truck driver himself, or perhaps a third party, our legal experts will work with you to prepare either a personal injury claim or wrongful death lawsuit. We approach every client’s case with the intention of seeing each and every claim through to the end -- either taking a case to full completion via a trial or settling out-of-court using the strength of the law and the facts on our side.
If you or your child has been badly hurt in a traffic collision involving a commercial motor vehicle, we recommend that you talk with a qualified personal injury attorney who has experience in litigating trucking-related injury claims. Our work in both Maryland and the District of Columbia provides us with a range of experience in car, truck and motorcycle injury accident claims. Our attorneys are ready, willing and able to assist you with your personal injury lawsuit. Please feel free to contact us at our toll-free number -- (800) 654-1949 -- or email either Jack Lebowitz or Vadim Mzhen to arrange for a free, no-obligation legal consult to learn about your rights to compensation under the law.