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Common reasons why trucking accidents happen

In Maryland, it is hard to go anywhere without seeing semitrailers and other large commercial trucks taking up the road. They are simply everywhere. With more of these vehicles on the street, more trucking accidents are happening now than ever before. The results of such incidents can be absolutely devastating to the victims or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members.

What are some of the common reasons truck accidents happen? The truth is, such events can occur for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common of them being:

  • Poor driver training
  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Medical issues
  • Distracted driving
  • Unsafe passing
  • Visibility issues
  • Cargo securement issues
  • Truck maintenance issues

Following a truck accident, a thorough investigation will be performed in order to determine fault. If truck driver or trucking company negligence is thought to have contributed to the event in any way, the victim or the victim's surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses. Those losses that may be recoverable according to the state include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost benefits
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering

The damages resulting from trucking accidents can be severe and can have both economic and non-economic consequences. Thankfully, victims and/or their loved ones may seek relief through legal means in the civil court system. An experienced truck accident attorney can assist Maryland residents who have suffered injuries or lost loved ones in such events fight for full and fair compensation by aggressively pursuing a settlement through out-of-court negotiations or through litigation. 

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