Last Friday, a tractor trailer collided with a car on Route 27 in Westminster. Both vehicles quickly caught fire and the driver of the car could not make it out in time. The truck hit the car in the intersection of Route 27 and Kate Wagner/Chapel Road.
Preliminary investigations do not reveal any alcohol involvement or defective maintenance of the tractor trailer as possible causes of the accident. Although the truck initiated the collision, it still has not been determined who was at fault or the accident.
Truck-involved accidents will almost always result in serious injuries or death. Due to the size and power of tractor trailers, it is difficult for truck drivers to bring their rigs to a quick stop. All drivers on the roads and highways should always be extra cautious when driving near, next to, or in front of tractor trailers because there is a greater risk for a serious accident.
Remember, the actions you take immediately after an auto accident will affect your personal injury recovery. Most crash victims do not understand that an auto accident entails complicated issues, including:
· What should never be discussed with the Adjuster;
· The two critical guidelines to follow when seeking medical treatment;
· The method to “get more” for your property damage and an immediate rental car;
· The one document always needed for your lost wage recovery, and other critical accident related proof;
· The three essentials for building and evaluating the case for pain and suffering compensation.
If you or a family member has been injured or killed in a truck accident caused by the fault or negligence of another person and would like to consult an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney for free, contact us at (301) 854-9000 to schedule an appointment at one of our office locations in Westminster or throughout Maryland or visit us online at http://www.portnerandshure.com/Auto-Accidents/Truck-Accidents/