Injury-related Car-Truck Collisions Caused by Commercial Trucker Negligence

Accidental injuries take place day-in and day-out all across Maryland. These incidents, whether in the home, at a worksite, or on the road, can affect many different individuals, though the randomness and unpredictability are one thing they all have in common. Bodily injuries, both moderate and severe, are an unfortunate fact of life; this is especially true of injuries suffered in serious traffic accidents. As Baltimore personal injury specialists, the legal team at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, has a great deal of experience assisting the victims of negligence-related automobile, motorcycle and trucking wrecks.

While a minor household accident, such as simple burn or trip-and-fall, can result in some serious consequences for many people, these types of accidents are rarely as serious and as potentially life-threatening as a beltway or freeway collision involving one or more cars or trucks. In situations that take place on Maryland roadways, or in the District of Columbia, negligence is more than likely a factor.

Although one could say that the majority of drivers on our nation’s roadways are conscientious when it comes to operating their personal car or company vehicle, there are still some individuals whose thoughtless or careless approach to driving can result in a serious traffic collision that may entail terrible bodily injury or other catastrophic outcomes. There is much to be said about those who fail to act responsibly and the devastation that can follow in their wake.

As experienced trucking accident attorneys, the Lebowitz & Mzhen understands the pain and discomfort that can stem from a severe trucking-related beltway wreck. Internal organ injury, bone fractures, spinal cord damage, and closed-head trauma are all possible results of a commercial truck accident. One or more of these types of injuries can lead to prolonged periods of hospitalization, as well as physical pain and emotional distress; and in the case of head or spinal cord injury, partial or complete paralysis can place an extreme burden on the victim and his family.

At Lebowitz & Mzhen, we understand how a victim’s physical and economic situation can make the pursuit of a personal injury lawsuit that much more difficult. Our job, as advocate for those seriously hurt or killed as a result of a commercial truck driver’s negligent actions, is to make the legal process of recovering damages as easy as possible for the victim and his family. We help our clients in the recovery of hospital expenses, rehabilitation costs and lost wages, plus any other financial impact resulting from a commercial trucking accident.

Retaining a Baltimore personal injury attorney to handle a trucking injury case can give the victims some peace of mind. As skilled personal injury experts, we are aware that our clients are often fighting their own battle to recover from both physical and emotional injuries, especially in the aftermath of severe commercial truck-related collisions.

As experienced trial attorneys, we must consider all the legal aspects in regard to the negligent actions that led to our client’s injuries. The term “negligence” derives from the Latin, meaning “not to pick up something." While this more or less direct translation from the Latin can seem a bit odd, what it basically means is that negligence is the failure of one party to exercise the care that any “reasonably prudent” person would employ under similar circumstances. In personal injury law, negligence is an area of tort law that involves harm caused by a person’s “careless” actions versus someone’s “intentional” act to do harm to another individual.

Through the process known as civil litigation, an injured party must prove that another individual acted in a negligent manner and, thus, caused the plaintiff’s injury. This is the typical process in which victims of traffic accidents, such as a passenger car being struck by an 18-wheeled semi on the interstate, can sue for damages, otherwise known as compensation for the harm done to them. By proving negligence in a commercial trucking accident case, the plaintiff may be entitled to financial compensation for injury to their person, damage to their property, emotional or mental distress, or impairment to their financial condition as well as other potential harm that may have resulted from the crash.

As skilled personal injury attorneys, Lebowitz & Mzhen knows that every case is different. Our job is to prove negligence for our clients, which can be a rather fact-specific task. This is why we carefully prepare every case with the specific intent to take the victim’s lawsuit to trial. Another benefit of any well-prepared personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit is that it can influence the defendants to settle out of court to reduce the time and expense of an out-and-out courtroom trial. Though there is never any guarantee of a favorable out-of-court settlement, the better one’s case is prepared from the start, the better the chances of a positive outcome.

If you have suffered an injury from a serious trucking-related beltway or interstate accident and believ that negligence was involved, we recommend that you consult with a qualified attorney, one who is proficient in personal injury claims related to traffic accidents. The legal experts at the law offices of Lebowitz & Mzhen are ready, willing and able to discuss the details of your case. We can help you decide if a personal injury lawsuit is in your best interest. Please contact us at (800) 654-1949, toll-free. You may also email either Jack Lebowitz or Vadim Mzhen to arrange a no-obligation consult regarding your commercial trucking-related injury case.