Cars and commercial vehicles may be equal under the rules of the road, but they are anything but equal in an accident. Semi-trucks and tractor-trailers can cause extensive property damage, catastrophic injuries and death when not properly maintained or driven by negligent drivers.
While we practice throughout both regions, we have in-depth knowledge of the different nuances, likes and dislikes, of both prospective jurors and judges for truck cases in Northern Virginia and Maryland. Learn more about how Portner & Shure can help by calling (410) 995-1515 or (301) 854-9000 in Maryland, (703) 734-8790 in Virginia or (202) 554-1449 in Washington, D.C. for a free consultation today.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
At Portner & Shure, we look out for the interests of those who have been injured due to negligence in truck accidents. We represent people in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., including those injured on Route 95, the Baltimore Beltway (Route 695), the Capital Beltway (Route 495) and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (Route 295).
These devastating accidents are often the result of fatigued drivers who are pressed for time in transporting their cargo. Other causes of trucking accidents include:
- Truck driver DUI and drug use
- Inattentive driving
- Inadequate surveillance
- Illegal maneuvers
- Distracted driving
Our attorneys, with the help of other experts such as reconstructionists, thoroughly investigate these accidents. Part of this process is using technology such as speed regulators and "black boxes" to determine the cause of the accident and assign liability.
Compensation for Your Catastrophic Injuries
We pursue compensation for the victims of catastrophic injuries such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, scarring and disfigurement. This includes compensation for lost wages and medical expenses as well as compensation for future rehabilitation and lifelong care if it is required.
If the insurance companies have called you hoping for a settlement, what they are offering is likely much too small and will not cover the true costs of your recovery. We work with life planners, medical professionals and vocational professionals to determine the true costs you have incurred and make sure that any verdict or settlement reflects your true needs.
We Will Take On the Trucking Companies
Not only will we deal with the insurance companies, we will also deal with the trucking companies on your behalf. They will often be belligerent throughout the process, attempting to prevent plaintiffs from obtaining crucial documentation. Our experience and knowledge of trucking regulations helps us use the discovery process to explore whether the commercial trucking company or truck driver involved in your accident violated the law.
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We have the experience, skill and resources to achieve the best possible outcome for you in your truck accident injury cases in Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. Contact us today for a free initial consultation with a truck accident lawyer by calling (410) 995-1515 or (301) 854-9000 (Maryland), (703) 734-8790 (Virginia) or (202) 554-1449 (DC). We handle cases on a contingency basis, which means we will not collect unless you do. Our support staff includes paralegals fluent in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Korean and Vietnamese.