Western Maryland Trucking Lawyers
Accidents involving a commercial truck can cause severe injuries and extensive damage. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, you need a trustworthy attorney to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash and determine if you may be entitled to compensation.
The Silver Spring truck accident lawyers at Goldberg Finnegan have decades of success handling truck accident cases and will guide you through the entire legal process. We will handle all of the details of your claim for you, including communicating with the insurance company and negotiating for the maximum compensation you deserve.
Our experienced Silver Spring personal injury lawyers will provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation to review the details of your accident. We can come to your home, the hospital or wherever is convenient for you. If you have a case, we will represent your best interests without any upfront costs or fees for you. Because we work on a contingency fee basis, we only receive payment if you do.
Call (888) 213-8140 now to find out how we can help you.
Why Do I Need a Silver Spring Truck Accident Lawyer?
After a truck accident, it can be difficult to determine your next steps and the compensation you should be owed. The seasoned attorneys at our trusted law firm can advise you of the options that are available to you and help you determine which are in your best interest.
If you are entitled to compensation for your injuries and other damages, we will handle the details of your case for you. That way, you can focus on getting back to your life.
To prepare your case, we will:
- Review the accident report for details about the cause of the accident
- Speak to the witnesses for further information
- Review any photos or video footage from the crash scene
- Have medical professionals evaluate your injuries from the accident
- Communicate with the insurance companies
You can trust that your Silver Spring truck accident attorney will thoroughly investigate your accident and injuries and fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. We will represent your best interests to all involved – including insurance companies and the at-fault party’s lawyers.
Fill out our simple online form to begin your claim.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
In Maryland, as in most states, there is a deadline for filing personal injury lawsuits, called a statute of limitations. For this reason, it is important to contact a Silver Spring truck accident lawyer as soon as possible after an accident.
Maryland code § 5-101 explains that anyone filing a personal injury claim must do so before the statute of limitations expires. The state allows up to three years to file a personal injury case, which usually starts on the date when the accident occurred. If you miss this deadline, you may no longer be able to file a lawsuit or receive compensation.
It takes time for attorneys to establish and prepare a case, so it is important that you contact our trusted truck accident lawyers in Silver Spring immediately following an accident.
The experienced attorneys at Goldberg Finnegan are ready to help you.
Call (888) 213-8140.
Compensation Available from a Truck Accident Case
If we determine that you have a case, Goldberg Finnegan will represent you throughout the process, including handling your insurance claim with the at-fault party’s insurer or filing a personal injury lawsuit if necessary.
As skilled negotiators, we have decades of experience working with the at-fault party and their insurers to obtain fair compensation for our clients. However, if the insurance company is unwilling to provide a fair settlement, it may be necessary to take your case to court if it is in your best interest. Every decision we make will be made with your input and will be focused on obtaining the compensation you deserve.
Compensation may include payment for your:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Property loss and damage
- Pain and suffering
To find out if you are entitled to compensation and to learn more about your options for recovering the maximum amount you deserve, do not wait to contact our Silver Spring truck accident lawyers today.
Call (888) 213-8140 to have a truck accident attorney in Silver Spring review your case.
Who Is Liable for My Damages?
Truck accident cases are unique in that several parties could potentially be liable for the accident and your injuries. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, it may be possible to file a claim against and obtain compensation from:
The Truck Driver
Truck drivers and commercial truck companies bear special responsibility for their vehicles on the road. Trucks are much larger and heavier than passenger cars: Trucks in the U.S. can weigh as much as 40 tons, whereas a typical car weighs only 2 tons.
If a truck driver was negligent or careless in operating a large truck, he or she could potentially be held liable for the accident. This could include accidents that were caused by a driver who was:
- Under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Using a cellphone
- Driving aggressively or recklessly
- Running a red light
The Trucking Company
Commercial trucking companies, service companies and other organizations who own trucks all have liability for the proper maintenance and handling of their vehicles. If a truck driver is at fault in an accident, his or her employer may also be liable. If an accident occurs because the truck was poorly maintained, such as worn brakes, the trucking company may also be liable.
Likewise, outside companies that help to maintain the truck may also be liable for an accident. An organization may have altered the truck or was otherwise negligent in their repair and upkeep of the vehicle. Companies and organizations who use trucks in their line of business have a legal obligation to maintain safe vehicle standards at all times. Our experienced truck accident lawyers will review your accident and look into all potentially liable parties.
The Driver of Any Other Vehicle Involved
Many accidents involve more than two vehicles. If your truck crash included three or more automobiles, your truck accident attorney at Goldberg Finnegan will help you hold all liable parties responsible. We will fight for you to receive the maximum compensation you deserve.
The City or County Where the Accident Occurred
Liability may fall primarily on the city, county or state if the road where the accident occurred was poorly designed or maintained or did not have proper signs to establish clear traffic patterns. Unclear signs and traffic markers can cause confusion for drivers, which can be a factor in causing a truck accident. Our experienced lawyers will analyze the scene of the accident and seek damages from the municipality as appropriate.
The manufacturer of each part of a vehicle has the responsibility to uphold quality control standards of the finished product, regardless of how small the part is. An accident has many variables, and a faulty part may have been a contributing factor in your accident. If that is the case, we will work to hold the manufacturer accountable.
Our Silver Spring truck accident attorneys will thoroughly investigate your crash to determine who should be held liable for your injuries. We will then work to hold each liable party responsible for its role in causing the accident.
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How Much Does a Truck Accident Lawyer Cost?
At Goldberg Finnegan, we only get paid if you get paid. Our firm will never receive payment of any kind unless we are able to get compensation for you to help cover your injuries and damages. You never pay any upfront costs or fees.
We also provide free consultations to review the details of your claim and help you determine if you are entitled to compensation. Your case will be evaluated by an experienced Silver Spring truck accident lawyer who will get right to work for you trying to maximize your compensation from the at-fault party.
Our attorneys have many years of experience negotiating settlements, winning cases in court and helping our clients get the compensation they are entitled. Contact us to get started on your claim today.
We are ready to hear from you. Call (888) 213-8140 now.
Contact Our Silver Spring Truck Accident Attorneys
Contact Goldberg Finnegan today to have your claim reviewed by a truck accident lawyer in Silver Spring. Once you contact our firm, someone from our team will be in touch shortly to gather more details and information about your injuries and accident.
We will evaluate your accident and determine if you have legal options and are entitled to compensation. If you have a case, a trusted Silver Spring truck accident lawyer will immediately get to work building your case and fighting for the compensation you deserve.