Being involved in an accident with a big rig, semi-truck, tanker, flatbed, or other commercial vehicle can often prove catastrophic. Fully loaded, a tractor-trailer may weigh 80,000 pounds or even more with an oversize vehicle permit. Smaller vehicles may be crushed or have their roofs sheared right off by large trucks, with occupants sustaining catastrophic injuries. Some truck accidents are deadly.
The sheer size and weight of a commercial truck makes it a potential hazard if it is not operated, loaded, and maintained properly. At Fay Law Group, we represent victims of trucking accidents and their families. We work to expose truck driver and trucking company negligence in order to help our clients recover the compensation they need to make their lives whole again – and to promote the safety of everyone on the road. Our Washington DC truck accident attorneys are committed to righting wrongs in every way we can.
If you were injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident, Fay Law Group is here for you. Call us at (202) 759-7833 or contact us online for a free consultation.
Why Truck Accidents Occur
There are many different potential causes of truck accidents, including:
- Fatigued truck drivers
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Overloaded trucks
- Improperly balanced cargo
- Improperly secured cargo
- Negligent truck maintenance
- Defective truck parts
- Unsafe lane changes
- Poor trailer visibility
Truck operators, owners, trucking companies, loading companies, truck manufacturers, or shipping companies may all be responsible for causing a truck accident through any one of the above scenarios.
Free Evaluation of your Maryland or District of Columbia Truck Accident Claim
It is important to determine what caused your accident, so the proper individual or entity can be brought to justice. This is a crucial part of your claim, and our Washington DC truck accident lawyers will use all of our talent and resources to establish fault and show the full and fair value of your claim.
Call (202) 759-7833 to get more information regarding your options and rights after a truck accident. We serve all of the District of Columbia and Maryland.