Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers
Advocating for truck accident victims in Maryland
Truck accidents caused by commercial vehicles often cause a great deal of damage due to the large size and heavy weight of commercial trucks. Commercial vehicles are generally more difficult to control and far more complex to maintain than regular passenger cars. Statistics show that tractor-trailers, big rigs, dump trucks and other large commercial vehicles are involved in a higher percentage of deadly automobile accidents than small cars. In fact, 4,229 people died and another 90,000 individuals were injured as a result of commercial truck accidents in 2008 alone.*
LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. represents people who have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident in Maryland. Our highly skilled truck accident lawyers will handle all legal concerns in the aftermath of your accident so you can focus on your physical and emotional recovery.
Experienced Baltimore truck accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. have in-depth knowledge of state and federal trucking laws, including those of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regarding Hours of Service (HOS) regulations and drivers logs. We will aggressively pursue your claim if you or a member of your family has been seriously injured as a result of a truck driver’s or trucking company’s negligence or misconduct. Our attorneys build strong cases to ensure favorable outcomes for our clients. We are familiar with insurance companies’ tactics to minimize the damages they must pay and how to best combat them.
If you have been involved in a collision caused by a commercial truck, contact LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton as soon as possible after the accident. When we take your case, we act promptly to preserve critical evidence at the scene. We may photograph road conditions, collect copies of drivers’ logs and black box recordings and any other relevant resources that can bolster your claim. Our Maryland truck accident lawyers have obtained more than $250 million in compensation for injured clients over the last 20 years.
Common causes of trucking accidents
Any number of factors can contribute to a truck accident. A driver’s momentary lapse in judgment or an unforeseen obstacle on the road can result in serious, long-term injuries.
Common causes of trucking accidents and types of truck accidents include:
- Aggressive/reckless driving, Road rage
- Dangerous road conditions
- Defective brakes
- Distracted driving, cell phone use
- Driver fatigue and drowsy driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI)
- Failure to properly maintain equipment
- Failure to yield right of way
- Hazardous cargo
- Improper lane changes
- Improperly loaded cargo
- Inadequate training
- Overloaded cargo
- Poor weather
- Tire blowouts
- Trucking company negligence
- Truck jackknifing
Contact Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton for a Free Case Evaluation
LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. represents clients injured in truck accidents in Baltimore and throughout Maryland. Contact us online or call 800-547-4LAW (4529) to schedule a free consultation with a truck accident lawyer in Maryland from our firm. We keep flexible office hours, have a 24-hour hotline you can call in case of an emergency. All of our cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing for our services or expenses until we win your case. Our Baltimore accident lawyers also handle car accidents, automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents in Baltimore and throughout Maryland.