Baltimore Trucking Accidents Involving Head-on Collisions between CMVs and Passenger Cars
Regardless of one’s age, nobody deserves to be injured or killed as a result of the thoughtless actions of another driver. Yet, every day we see the aftermath of the numerous and senseless car, motorcycle and commercial trucking accidents all across the state of Maryland. As personal injury experts and experienced commercial truck accident lawyers, the professional legal staff at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, have the skills and background to represent victims of trucking-related highway crashes in Maryland and Washington, D.C. Regardless of where a roadway collisions takes place -- Bowie, Rockville, Columbia, or the District -- if negligence is involved we highly recommend that you or your family get in touch with a qualified trucking injury lawyer to review the case and explain your rights.
Unfortunately, many serious trucking accidents may have been prevented, or the effects lessened by a large measure, if there had been a little more care exercised on the part of the commercial truck driver. As qualified personal injury and traffic accident attorneys, we know that Maryland’s highway fatality rate is about the same as the nation as a whole; however, reciting road accident statistics will not help those who have already been badly injured in an auto or trucking-related injury accident. As experienced trial attorneys, our law firm has represented many clients who were seriously injured -- or permanently disabled -- due to another driver’s error or outright negligence. Being professional trial lawyers, fighting for the rights of victims all across the state, we fully believe that the responsible party(s) should be held accountable when their negligent actions result in bodily harm or death.
Here at Lebowitz & Mzhen, our experienced legal staff knows first-hand how innocent victims can suffer great pain and discomfort following serious car, truck or motorcycle collisions. Trucking related accidents can be deadly enough, but some of the worst outcomes involve traffic accidents where a large commercial truck crosses over into the oncoming traffic lanes and hits a smaller car, SUV or minivan head-on. It doesn’t take a degree in advanced physics to know that these kinds of crashes are usually much more severe due to the sheer mass of the truck involved.
Even when two passenger cars collide head-on, the cumulative effect of vehicles nearly equal in weight can make for a fatal crash. Upping the ante to include a large box truck, auto hauler or semi tractor-trailer rig and the forces involved are enough to kill the passengers in the smaller automobile, even at lower than expressway speeds. Anyone who has ever been witness to a serious truck-car collision on the beltway can’t help but remember the devastation that follows such a tragic wreck. The huge weight disparity between a 50,000-pound tractor-trailer and a relatively lightweight passenger sedan or family minivan is enough to result in severe injuries and possibly death.
Although theoretically preventable, the odds of eliminating every kind of car, truck or motorcycle accident is and will likely continue to be quite low. As motorists ourselves, members of the legal team at Lebowitz & Mzhen are also exposed to the ever-present dangers of Maryland’s busy and congested roadways. Surface streets, beltways and interstates each present a variety of commercial trucking threats to the drivers and occupants of those smaller vehicles that share the road with heavy-duty commercial trucks.
Especially dangerous are situations in which there is no physical divider between the opposing lanes. If a large truck crosses over the centerline, for any reason, and collides with another car, truck or motor coach, the resulting crash could injure one or more people. Bodily injuries from such head-to-head collisions can result in traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, injuries to internal organs and other potentially life-threatening conditions. In the worst case, some victims may be killed during the collision or suffer fatal injuries.
Sadly, in our hectic modern society, trucking-related traffic accidents continue to be a real and present danger for those traveling in small passenger cars, as well as others on foot, riding bicycles and motorcycles and even truckers themselves. Depending on the circumstances, victims of such collisions may find the advice of a Maryland personal injury lawyer indispensable when facing mounting hospital bills and lost wages due to incapacitation after a crash.
The legal team at Lebowitz & Mzhen is ready and willing to assist victims of trucking-related crashes, as well as their families, by preparing strong legal arguments against those negligent parties. We are dedicated to fighting for the injured victim’s right to maximum compensation under the law. As skilled trial lawyers and personal injury attorneys, we prepare every case with the full intent to go to trial. This detailed preparation can sometimes result in an out-of-court settlement; such a turn of events can help spare victims the sometimes lengthy litigation process of a full-blown trial.
We highly recommend that anyone injured as a result of a commercial trucking-related wreck take the time to consider the important benefits of retaining a skilled trucking accident lawyer. Our firm can take the time to explain to victims what their legal rights entail; we can help you understand your right to compensation based on the injuries you received in a particular trucking-related traffic accident.
Certainly, if you or a loved one has been injured in a car-truck or motorcycle-truck wreck, we recommend that you talk to an experienced commercial trucking injury lawyer. With years of courtroom experience handling personal injury cases here in Maryland, our traffic accident lawyers are available to discuss the specifics of your roadway accident case. Especially in situations where an innocent victim was badly injured by a drunk, impaired or otherwise negligent commercial trucker, being informed will usually help you make important decisions going forward. Please call toll-free at (800) 654-1949, or feel free to contact Jack Lebowitz or Vadim Mzhen via email to arrange a free, no obligation consultation.