Truck drivers travel thousands of miles and spend countless hours on the road each year. Because of this, there are certain requirements in place to improve roadway safety and reduce the chances of crashes. Not all trucking companies, however, abide by these laws. Recent investigations have held trucking corporations under heavy scrutiny.
According to data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in 2016, over 4,500 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes. Nearly 120,000 large trucks and buses were involved in collisions that resulted in injuries. These numbers are on the rise.
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident that you believe was caused by negligence, you may have legal options. Insurance companies may try to get you to settle early, especially when you’re dealing with the trucking company’s insurance. This is where we come in. Our Baltimore truck accidents lawyers have the experience necessary to guide you through these complex legal matters.