Knowing When to Consult a Maryland Trucking Accident Lawyer

No matter where in Maryland you may live or work -- Annapolis, Baltimore, Rockville or Gaithersburg – the fact remains that hundreds of motor vehicle accidents occur weekly throughout our state and the District of Columbia. As personal injury experts, we know that being involved in any serious beltway or interstate accident can lead to traumatic injuries and emotional scars that can take a long time to heal. This is why the commercial trucking injury attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, believe victims should not be burdened with the worry of having to pay bills for medical care necessitated by another driver’s negligence.

Motorists and motorcycle riders who are hurt in a collision with a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) that was caused by trucker negligence should consult a legal expert to decide whether or not to file an injury claim. When a traffic-related injury accident leaves an innocent victim with serious bodily injuries and the medical bills that accompany hospital treatment, there is no reason not to hold any responsible parties accountable for damages.

Regardless of whether the accident was high-speed T-bone crash at a busy urban street corner, a frightening side-swipe type of incident on the beltway, or a serious injury-related rear-end collision on the interstate, our personal injury lawyers are ready and willing to apply their legal expertise to help you file a claim. Certainly, many traffic accident victims and/or their families can often benefit from the guidance of an experienced Maryland personal injury lawyer knowledgeable in auto and trucking accident law.

As experts in the field, we know that the potential complexity of a trucking-related traffic accident in which bodily injury or death has resulted can make some people nervous about pursuing a claim against the responsible parties. However, regardless of whether your injuries were sustained in a crash on a Maryland roadway or a city street in Washington, D.C., the services of a skilled personal injury attorney can be invaluable.

There can be a multitude of legal issues tied to any CMV-related injury accident. As a firm experienced in handling traffic-related injury cases both here and in the District, the lawyers at Lebowitz & Mzhen are well-versed in the correct and proper interpretation of applicable personal injury and insurance statutes. There should be no doubt that having an experienced legal advocate on one’s side can often make the difference between success and failure of an important injury or wrongful death claim.

Not only can an experienced attorney give you valuable advice and counsel in regard to recovering damages for medical treatment and physical rehabilitation following a negligence-related auto or trucking accident, a competent legal expert can also help victims recoup other losses connected to a bad traffic wreck, such as compensation for property damage and lost wages. In many instances, accident victims must deal with insurance carriers, whose employees are motivated to settle any claim with the least amount of cost to their company. It goes without saying that this rarely works out well for those claimants who have suffered serious physical injury or permanent disability.

We understand that deciding whether or not to retain a legal professional can weigh heavily on some people. Following a bad road accident, if a victim believes that she was not at fault, there is practically no reason not to contact a qualified professional for advice. Many law firms such as ours offer a free no-obligation consultation to help victims understand their rights under the law. This includes insight into whether or not their case has sufficient merit to justify a lawsuit against a truck driver, commercial trucking company or other negligent party.

When considering retaining the services of a Maryland personal injury attorney, it is highly advisable in certain cases, such as those involving serious injuries that may lead to potentially long-term physical or cognitive problems. Another instance that may call for the expertise of a qualified commercial trucking accident attorney can include accidents caused by a negligent trucker who was either unlicensed or improperly trained at the time of the crash. This can be especially important in cases where the trucker or his employer disputes the victim’s injury claim.

Retaining a skilled lawyer to represent you or a family member who has been badly hurt in a negligence-related trucking accident is crucial, especially where there is a risk of the statute of limitations coming into play and precluding a settlement claim that the victim may be pursuing on his or her own. As anyone who has successfully won a trucking-related personal injury lawsuit might tell you, there are certainly many good reasons to contact a qualified attorney, but few reasons not to.

For motorists who have been involved in a serious injury accident -- either here in Maryland or over in the District -- the legal team at Lebowitz & Mzhen is prepared to review the facts of your case and help you to understand the process of filing a personal injury claim. While courtroom trials involving personal injury suits against commercial trucking companies can become lengthy affairs, depending on the preponderance of evidence and the completeness of the plaintiff’s case, there have been instances where the defendant decides that an out-of-court settlement is a better route to take.

Our legal staff is ready to help. We at Lebowitz & Mzhen believe that there is little reason why any injured party, especially one who has been hurt due to carelessness or outright negligence, should shoulder the burden of his or her medical expenses alone. If a truck driver or his employer can be shown to have brought about the injury or death of another person though carelessness or the outright disregard for the safety of others, it is in that person’s best interest to contact a qualified attorney. If you find yourself in such a position, please contact us at (800) 654-1949 for a free, no-obligation consultation; or you may email either Jack Lebowitz or Vadim Mzhen to set up a face-to-face meeting to discuss your trucking-related injury case.