Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can happen suddenly without any notice. In one moment, everything in your life can change forever. Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher represents victims of personal injuries and surviving families of fatal accident victims throughout Southern Maryland. SCB has experience with nearly every imaginable type of truck accident case.

Professional truck drivers have a legal responsibility to other drivers on the road. They must operate safely, but unfortunately, these responsibilities are often ignored.

Types of Truck Accident Cases

While you may be a safe driver and follow the rules of the road, there are many ways in which a truck accident can occur. There is no guarantee you will be safe from a negligent driver.

Truck accident attorneys at Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher provide expert representation to the victims of car and truck accidents who were hurt in:

  • Head-on collisions
  • Rear-end accidents
  • Rollover accidents
  • T-bone accidents
  • Red light and stop sign accidents
  • Accidents in construction zones
  • Fatal car accidents

If you have been in any of these types of truck accidents, we encourage you to contact our Upper Marlboro office to arrange to speak with a lawyer with experience in personal injury resulting from truck accidents.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Just as there are many ways a truck accident can occur, there are also many common causes of truck accidents. In today’s modern world, our lives are busy, the roads are congested, and there’s plenty more to be distracted by, but it’s every driver’s duty to stay focused on the road. Unfortunately, negligence behind the wheel occurs often.

Some of the most common causes of truck accidents in Maryland include:

  • Driving while distracted
  • Driving while on an electronic device
  • Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs
  • Driving recklessly
  • Driving at excessive speed
  • Having a defective vehicle

What Damages Are Recoverable?

There are three main types of damages in a personal injury case:

  • economic
  • non-economic
  • punitive

Economic damages compensate for losses such as medical bills and expenses and missed days of work due to your injury. Non-economic damages compensate for more abstract losses such as pain and suffering. The state of Maryland limits the amount of non-economic damages that can be recovered in a personal injury claim. Punitive damages are meant to punish and, as such, are rarely awarded.

Free Consultation and Claim Evaluation

If you have a question about a personal injury claim resulting from a truck accident, we invite you to call 301-627-5500 or email our office to arrange a consultation with one of our truck accident personal injury attorneys. We serve clients throughout Maryland from offices in Upper Marlboro and La Plata.