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Seeking Fair Settlements After Truck Accidents
When you are involved in a truck accident, it is important to act right away. Insurance companies for the trucking companies often send investigators and adjusters to the scene immediately. When a victim acts just as quickly, evidence can be preserved and witnesses can be interviewed before their memories fade.
A Legal Team With Former Police Officers
At Schlachman, Belsky, Weiner & Davey, P.A., our legal team includes several former police officers with significant accident investigation experience. Our attorneys understand the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rules and regulations. Trucking companies have significant resources to fight claims by accident victims.
Issues In Truck Accident Cases
It is not always easy to determine the identity of all the responsible parties involved in a truck accident. Knowledge of trucking industry documentation such as bills of lading, shipping records and trip tickets is important particularly when injuries are significant. Individual coverage may not be adequate, so being able to identify all parties involved is crucial to assure adequate compensation.
Our attorneys look at factors such as:
- The driver’s log book to determine whether he or she complied with the driving time restrictions in FMCSA
- The maintenance records of the truck to determine whether required repairs and checks were performed
- The black box on the truck to verify the log book
- The training the driver received
- Road conditions at the time of the crash
- Truck’s speed
- Blood tests for alcohol and drugs
In addition, we may consult with accident reconstructionists, physicians and other providers, physical therapists, life care planners, economists, and other experts who can help us understand the impact of the truck accident on our client’s life.
Get Help For Truck Accidents Throughout Maryland
We advocate for clients involved in truck and tractor-trailer accidents on Maryland roadways such as Interstate 83, Interstate 95, Interstate 70 and Maryland Route 50. Wherever your crash occurred, our lawyers can help you obtain compensation for your losses, expenses and damages. We also file wrongful death claims for clients whose loved ones have died in truck accidents.
For more information about our Baltimore truck accident lawyers, contact Schlachman, Belsky, Weiner & Davey, P.A. today. Call (410) 685-2022 toll free or complete our online form.