Driving a commercial vehicle is not a job for the faint of heart. It is tough work, often with horrible hours. It is a job that will always be in demand, though, as there will always be a need to transport goods across the country. Due to vehicle type and the amount of time spent on the road, truck drivers do need to go through very specific training in order to get their commercial driver's licenses. The problem is, some training programs may be better than others, and those who receive inadequate driver training are more likely to be involved in trucking accidents in Maryland or elsewhere.
Truck drivers are on the road just about every day of their lives. As driving is their profession, one would think driving safely would be a top priority. Unfortunately, frustration may set in, and these drivers may drive aggressively, which often leads to trucking accidents. Those in Maryland who have been injured or lost loved ones in such events may be entitled to seek monetary damages through legal means.
Police in Maryland are in the process of investigating a crash between a work truck and a school bus. A total of 15 people, mostly children, were injured in the wreck. According to current laws, when trucking accidents that involve injuries occur, the victims may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.
All automobiles need to be maintained and frequently inspected to keep them running and ensure that they are safe to operate. This is particularly true for semitrailers and other commercial vehicles. When improperly maintained, trucking accidents can happen. When they do, the victims or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses in a Maryland civil court, as failing to maintain these vehicles is considered a form of negligence.
Recently in the Cumberland area, eight people were injured in a wreck involving a tractor-trailer. It all started on Friday, May 24, at approximately 11:30 a.m., when Maryland State Police were called to the scene of a motorcycle accident near mile marker 25 on Interstate 68. While investigating this crash, a tractor-trailer was unable to stop for traffic and sideswiped two cars, then hit the back end of an SUV. The force of the impact caused a chain reaction collision involving two other vehicles. As is common with trucking accidents, the injuries suffered by the victims required immediate medical treatment.
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.
Maryland highways can be downright deadly. Posted speed limits are often 70 mph and high traffic areas can be challenging to navigate. Every driver is legally obligated to adhere to traffic laws and safety regulations. If a driver fails in his or her duty and another person suffers injury because of it, he or she may be held legally accountable. Trucking accidents often result in catastrophic injuries or even death.
A woman in Maryland recently died after her vehicle was rear-ended by a flatbed truck. Sadly, trucking accidents with results like this are all too common. Following such an event, surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses through legal means.
On Monday, March 11, two people were killed in a multi-vehicle accident in Maryland. A total of 12 vehicles were involved, including a tractor-trailer whose driver allegedly caused the crash. Following trucking accidents, those injured and those who have lost loved ones may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses through legal means if negligence can be established. In this case, legal counsel would have the ability to review the details of the tragedy in order to help the injured victims and the family members of the deceased determine if pursuing civil claims is appropriate.
The seemingly boring drive one takes every day as part of their routine can turn into a nightmare in a matter of seconds when cargo flies off a semitrailer and hits one's vehicle. This may not happen all too often in Maryland, but it can and the damages suffered by the victim or -- in the event of fatality -- his or her family members can be devastating. When car or trucking accidents are the results of falling cargo, one might think that such events are just freak accidents, but the truth is negligence may be the true cause.