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Catastrophic Truck Accidents and Driver Liability

It’s never a good thing to be in a car accident, and accidents involving trucks can be much more catastrophic. There are some additional factors to consider involving serious accidents involving trucks, and that will affect driver liability.

Proving Negligence

The first step in any lawsuit around a car accident is proving negligence. Often an insurance company or the defendant in the case will try to use contributory negligence in their argument. That is because, in the state of Maryland, contributory negligence of even one percent on your part can mean that you won’t win the case. It’s important to talk to a lawyer about every detail of what happened so that they can demonstrate how you were not even partially at fault for the accident.

Truck Driving Regulations

Accidents involving commercial trucks can be more complex because each trucking company has its own policies and regulations. It can be easy for a truck driver to be fired because of negligent driving, such as driving while distracted or without the proper amount of rest. These are all things that you can look into to help determine that the truck driver was at fault.


Lastly, another tricky thing about truck accidents is determining liability. Often, if the truck driver works under a company, then you would need to sue the company instead of the driver. It’s good to find out whether or not the driver involved was independently contracted.

Contact The Snyder Law Group Today

The Snyder Law Group, LLC, proudly represents clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our experienced Baltimore attorneys understand the frustration that comes with an insurance company, medical professional, or other party that refuses to accept liability for negligent or reckless behavior. You can take heart in knowing there are talented and experienced lawyers ready to work for you. We are experienced in handling personal injury claims of medical malpractice or injury resulting from serious car and truck accidents, and have secured hundreds of millions in verdicts settlements*. Please visit our website,, for more information and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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