It’s common to feel anxious when driving near a large truck, and you have a good reason to be cautious. Accidents involving semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, or other sizable vehicles can cause significant, life-changing injuries.
If you or a loved one has been in an accident involving a truck that has inflicted damage, such as loss of wages, wrongful death, extreme suffering from an injury, or property damage, contact a truck accidents lawyer as soon as possible. A professional will be able to assess your case and determine if you are entitled to compensation.
Johnnie Bond has helped many clients in the DMV through the aftermath of truck accidents. Our law firm can take the reins on your case so that you can focus on family and recovery.
Truck Accidents in DC and Maryland
If another person’s negligence led to an accident, you might have access to compensation for any damages you experienced. With truck accidents, determining the cause and liability is more complex than in other cases. Many individuals and organizations have their hands in trucking operations, such as the driver, the driver’s employer, the freight loaders, and the truck manufacturer.
The complicated nature of truck crashes makes it vital to work with a skilled personal injury attorney. Lawyer Johnnie Bond will search every possible avenue for evidence that will give you fair compensation.
Common Causes for Truck Accidents
- Mechanical failure
- Failure to check blind spots
- Distracted driving
- Lack of sleep
- Intoxicated driving
- Unsecured cargo
- Failure to follow FMCSA regulations
Every truck driver should use reasonable care when operating a vehicle. Distracted driving is common among truckers. Since they are on the road for long periods, some truck drivers pass the time by talking on their headsets or using their phones.
Liability for the accident can extend beyond the truck driver. If a trucking company sets unreasonable quotas and delivery times, the truckers could suffer from lack of sleep or speed to save time, leading to accidents.
The truck’s manufacturer could also be held liable in your injury case. If the brakes fail or a tire pops, causing a crash that injures you, courts may require the manufacturer to compensate you.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates the trucking industry to prevent accidents like yours. The organization requires trucking companies to follow guidelines involving drug testing, securing freight, overloading commercial trucks, and medical qualifications for drivers.
Truck Accident Compensation in DC and Maryland
A big part of why dealing with a truck accident can be so challenging is the insurance companies. The trucking company will most likely have a highly specialized team of insurers backing them up to protect them from costs like compensation for the victim. Often, they will offer you a settlement for an amount much lower than you deserve.
Our truck accidents lawyer can take the weight off your shoulders and negotiate with the other party’s insurance team on your behalf. Attorney Johnnie Bond has extensive experience handling cases with insurance companies, and he will fight passionately for your right to compensation from the liable party.
Types of compensation include:
- Medical bills (hospital stay, surgery, medications, rehabilitation, etc.)
- Lost wages (during medical treatment and recovery)
- Pain and suffering
Our team at Johnnie Bond Law will assess your accident claim to determine if you are entitled to certain forms of compensation. Depending on your injuries, you could be awarded a significant amount for medical expenses. We’ll also work hard to recover any wages you lost while having to be away from work.
The accident’s effect on your mental health can also warrant compensation. If you become anxious, depressed, or develop a psychological disorder because of the crash, you should receive fair payment to cover costs associated with treatment.
Work With a Skilled Truck Accidents Lawyer in Maryland and Washington, DC
Attorney Johnnie Bond represents his clients with ferocity in court and negotiations with the other parties. He understands that you have been going through painful events, and he’ll compassionately listen to your concerns. Johnnie Bond will work with you to devise a custom strategy that addresses your legal concerns.
If you seek compensation after in a truck accident, contact the experienced truck accidents lawyers at Johnnie Bond Law at (202) 683-6803 to schedule a free consultation.
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