Were you involved in a truck accident in Maryland? In the United States, most semi-trucks are over 70 feet long, 8.5 feet wide, 13.5 feet tall, and up to 80,000 pounds in gross weight. According to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA), of all fatality crashes that happen in a typical year, over 10% involve a large truck. That means over 60 deaths each year in Maryland are due to these types of collisions. Even if there is no fatality, when an accident involves a semi-truck or commercial vehicle, the resulting injuries are often catastrophic. Read on to learn more about trucking accidents, and call the experienced attorneys at Cardaro & Peek for legal assistance if you or a loved one has been in an accident involving a semi-truck or commercial vehicle.
Truck Accidents Are More Likely to Cause Severe Injury or Death
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 4,761 people killed in crashes involving large trucks in 2017. Seven hundred eighty-five (785) total trucks were involved in fatal crashes in Maryland alone that year. Accidents involving large trucks are more likely to result in death or injury than crashes involving two standard motor vehicles.
Accidents involving large trucks can leave victims with horrific injuries that require years or even decades of recovery. If you or a loved one has experienced any of the following injuries as a result of a truck accident, you may be entitled to relief:
Back & Neck Injuries
Back and neck injuries can range in severity, from mild neck pain to degenerative disc disorders. Common examples of back and neck injuries resulting from truck accidents are lumbar sprains, spinal stenosis, facet injuries, and pinched nerves. Back and neck injuries are often debilitating and significantly impact your daily life.
Head trauma caused by a collision with a large truck can result in severe injuries, many of which are life-altering. Whiplash, rapid acceleration, and deceleration can lead to head injuries that range from mild concussions to severe permanent brain damage.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Injuries to the spinal cord suffered in a truck accident are especially devastating because of the sensitive nature of the spine. Spinal cord injuries can cause loss of sensation and control of bodily functions, such as breathing.In the most severe cases, injuries caused by a collision with a large truck can lead to paralysis.
Seatbelts are designed to protect drivers and their passengers, but they can also harm them. Whiplash is a common example of injury caused by seatbelt.
Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today
Have you or a loved one experienced an injury as a result of a vehicle collision? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Cardaro & Peek, LLC today.
The lawyers at Cardaro & Peek, LLC have the experience and resources necessary to investigate and litigate all types of medical claims throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. Cardaro & Peek, LLC has medical personnel on staff and has access to nationally recognized, board-certified physicians and other experts, to assist in the investigation, analysis, and prosecution of all types of medical malpractice claims. If you or a loved one have experienced malpractice, give us a call at 410-752-6166. Please visit our website www.cardarolaw.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for more information.