Runaway Trailer Accidents
A very rare, obscure yet potentially fatal type of trucking accident is a runaway trailer or disconnected trailer accident. These occur when the trailer portion of a tractor trailer becomes detached from the tractor that is hauling it. Since the trailers are out of control they can induce serious, debilitating and life threatening injuries on passengers, drivers, pedestrians and motorcyclists in their path.
If you, or a loved one have been hurt, injured or killed, in a Maryland tractor trailer accident please contact a Bel Air Maryland Accident Attorney as you have rights and they need to be protected.
Causes Of Maryland Runaway Trailer Accidents
A trailer disconnecting from a tractor or hauling vehicle can occur for several reasons. Normal wear, tear and corrosion can cause the trailer to disconnect. If the rig was not properly secured it can easily become disconnected or unsecured. In addition, if the trailer or cargo is light enough a pothole or bump in the road may cause the trailer to disconnect and become a violent, life threatening missile. All trucking companies must adhere to federal rues and regulations regarding securing rigs, trailers and cargo. A skilled and experienced Maryland Trucking Accident Lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation of your accident and make any and all liable parties accountable for your injuries in court.
Damages Awarded In Maryland Tractor Trailer Accidents
In a Maryland Truck Accident Injury Lawsuit there are numerous damages, benefits and means of compensation that may be awarded under Maryland Commercial Vehicle Liability Law. Each case is unique regarding what damages may be obtained by the victim. Possible damages can be:
Medical Benefits (including physical rehabilitation, medication costs, current and future medical costs)
Lost Income/Lost Wages/Future Lost Earnings
Diminished Quality Of Life
Pain And Suffering (Pain And Suffering Compensation Entitlement Will Depend On The Circumstances Of Your Accident)
Having a skilled and experienced Havre De Grace Maryland Commercial Vehicle Accident Liability Attorney in your corner will ensure that you obtain the maximum amount of compensation and benefits for your injuries from all possible compensation sources.
Call A Bel Air Maryland Trucking Accident Liability Attorney
Maryland allows a 3 year window from the date of the accident, or date of death, to file your Maryland Truck Accident Lawsuit Claim. This is called the statute of limitations. The at fault drivers’ insurance company will immediately begin protecting themselves from a legal standpoint. You should do the same by retaining a Bel Air Maryland Truck Accident Injury Lawyer immediately following your accident. Baltimore Maryland Trucking Accident Lawyer David Batzer will work on your behalf and make sure that your legal rights are protected. He will do his absolute best to get you the full, fair and just compensation for your injuries, pain, suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and other possible means of compensation. Call Mr. Batzer today to discuss filing your Cecil County Maryland Trucking Accident claim.
Mr. Batzer offers free consultations to those injured in Maryland.