Recovering Compensation After an 18-Wheeler Accident in Maryland
April 6th, 2020
There are few things more frightening and devastating than being involved in a truck accident. However, since truckers are frequently overworked and on tight schedules, they are apt to speed and drive while fatigued. If you are someone who has been injured in a truck accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you recover. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Maryland personal injury attorney to learn more about how we can help you.
What should I do if I have been injured in a Maryland truck accident?
If you find yourself injured in a truck accident, you may not be physically capable of doing any of the following. However, if you are, you must do several things to maximize your chances of winning the compensation you need to recover from your injuries. First and foremost, you should contact the police, who will also send an ambulance to the scene of the accident. From here, take pictures of any damage to your vehicle, the truck, and any other damaged property. Then, ask anyone who saw your accident for their email, phone number, or any other means by which you may contact them. Once you are treated at a hospital, ask your doctor for medical documentation detailing the origin and extent of your injuries. Finally, though perhaps most importantly, if you wish to file a claim, you must hire an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney. There are several types of evidence available that only an attorney may uncover and use. For example, many trucks have a device that records the speed at which they operate. After an accident, sometimes truck companies will try and destroy those records before you can use them as evidence to prove the truck driver caused your accident. In certain cases, our firm can subpoena that data.
That being said, you must take legal action sooner, rather than later, because the state of Maryland has a statute of limitations in place that governs how long people have to sue. Since the statute of limitations is three years, you will have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the truck driver that caused your injuries. We are ready to help you.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
Here at the Ruben Law Firm, we understand how much your legal situation means to you. That is why we pledge to provide you with the personalized attention you deserve, every step of the way. Our firm is more than happy to assist you through matters of personal injury law, bankruptcy, family law, criminal defense, and estate planning. Attorney Ruben has helped clients achieve favorable results in a wide array of legal matters for years, and he is ready to do the same for you. Simply contact the Ruben Law Firm today.