Maryland police are in the process of investigating a crash involving a semitrailer that left one woman dead and several other individuals injured. This event is said to have occurred April 10, in Clinton. If trucking accidents are believed to be the result of truck driver negligence, victims or — in the event of fatality — their surviving family members may seek compensation for their losses.
At approximately 6:30 a.m., a 32-year-old woman was passing through the intersection at Surratts Road and Branch Avenue when the driver of a tractor-trailer failed to stop at the red light and struck her car. Authorities say that six other vehicles were also impacted. The woman failed to survive the event and five other people reportedly suffered injuries and were transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Investigators say that it may take several months before they can report an official cause of this accident. At this time, no charges have been filed against the truck driver. Authorities have not indicated if any charges are pending in this case.
Trucking accidents often do have severe — if not fatal — outcomes. When they do, surviving victims and the loved ones of those killed may have a number of questions about seeking compensation for their losses. In Maryland, seeking relief through legal means may be possible if one is able to establish to the court’s satisfaction that driver negligence directly contributed to one’s losses. Those who would like to learn more about compensation availability and filing civil claims can turn to an experienced attorney who will be able to answer any questions and assist one through the legal process.