If you or a loved one was involved in a truck accident, you have the right to pursue compensation. You could be reimbursed for your medical expenses and car repairs, among other damages.
A Baltimore truck accident lawyer from Jenner Law can act as your legal counsel. Our personal injury lawyers are prepared to fight every step of the way for your compensation. Hiring a lawyer could cost you nothing upfront.
Working With a Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyer
After a truck accident, you may find yourself stressed, confused, and unsure of what to do next. You may also be suffering from a serious injury. At Jenner Law, we understand what you’re going through. We can handle your case so you have time to recover.
A Baltimore truck accident lawyer can provide you with several legal services, including:
- Explaining your options and next steps
- Determining if you qualify for compensation
- Estimating the amount of compensation you could qualify for
- Communicating with insurers and the liable party
- Investigating your case to determine who caused your injuries
- Taking your case to court if settlement negotiations don’t produce a fair result
Why Choose Our Firm?
Since our founding, we’ve won millions of dollars in compensation for our clients throughout Maryland, Massachusetts, and Virginia. Robert K. Jenner, our lead attorney, has won distinctions from Best Lawyers® every year since 2005. In 2022, Jenner was recognized as Lawyer of the Year in the Baltimore area.
We’re committed to providing our clients with individualized legal experience. We recognize that every case is different and can tailor our approach to suit your specific needs. We don’t treat our truck accident clients like case numbers; we treat them like family.
To ensure that you’re never left out of the loop, we can:
- Respond to texts, emails, and phone calls
- Provide consistent updates on the status of your case
- Answer tough legal questions when they arise
Can I Afford a Truck Accident Lawyer?
After being involved in a truck accident, it’s common to have expenses like:
- Upfront medical bills
- Car repairs
- Ongoing treatment costs
Even with insurance, you may find that these expenses are overwhelming. Luckily, our team won’t contribute to your financial stress. We work on a contingency fee basis. This means that:
- We charge nothing upfront
- We only get paid if you receive compensation
- Our payment comes as a percentage of your final compensation
If you have further questions about our payment plan, we can discuss them during a free case evaluation. At Jenner Law, we believe transparency is key.
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Damages Available to Truck Accident Victims in Baltimore
In Baltimore, you can receive compensation for a range of damages after a truck accident, including:
- Damage to your vehicle
- Medical expenses
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Mental distress
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income
- Reduced earning capacity
Our team is here to pursue these damages on your behalf. We can undergo negotiations with insurers and, if needed, file a lawsuit. We’re prepared to do whatever is necessary to secure a fair settlement on your behalf.
What If I Lost a Loved One?
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), those driving passenger vehicles are much more likely to pass away in a truck accident. This is largely due to the nature of truck accidents – they involve a large vehicle striking a smaller, less-protected vehicle.
If you lost a loved one in a Baltimore truck accident, we extend our deepest condolences. We recognize that a settlement cannot bring your loved one back. However, pursuing compensation could provide you and your family with breathing room. These are the damages you may qualify for:
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of parental care and guidance
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical expenses
Keep in mind that wrongful death cases can typically only be pursued by representatives of the deceased’s estate. The court can appoint a representative if necessary.
What Is My Case Worth?
The value of damages differs from truck accident case to truck accident case. Some victims receive a few thousand dollars, whereas others receive over a million dollars. The precise amount you qualify for depends on several factors, including:
- Whether or not your case involves a wrongful death
- If you choose to hire a lawyer
- The outcome of settlement negotiations
- The severity of your injuries
Our team can estimate the potential value of your case. This estimation could prove beneficial during settlement negotiations. If you know how much your injuries and damages are worth, you’re less susceptible to unfair settlement offers.
Who Is Responsible for My Truck Accident Damages?
Determining fault is critical in truck accident cases. If you cannot prove that another party was at-fault in your truck accident, you may be unable to receive compensation. These are some potential parties that could be responsible for your damages in a truck accident:
- Another driver
- A truck or trucking company
- A vehicle or parts manufacturer
To determine who caused your accident, our team can review relevant evidence, including:
- Traffic camera footage
- Eyewitness statements
- A police report
- Your medical records
- Input from crash reconstruction specialists
Once we know who’s responsible, we can contact their insurers to begin fighting for your compensation.
Negligence in Truck Accidents
For a party to be at fault, negligence must be involved. This is a legal concept that states another party had a responsibility to keep you safe from harm and failed in that duty. Examples of negligence in a truck accident can include:
- The truck driver falling asleep at the wheel
- The truck driver texting while driving
- The truck driver failing to check his or her blind spot
- The truck driver driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- The trucking company ignoring safety regulation
Keep in mind that just because your accident involved a truck doesn’t mean it was caused by a trucker or trucking company. Our investigation may reveal that someone else is responsible for your damages.
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You Have a Limited Time to File a Truck Accident Lawsuit
Truck accident lawsuits are constrained by the Maryland personal injury statute of limitations. Md. Code, Cts. & Jud. Proc. § 5-101 requires that an injured person file a lawsuit within three years of the date of the injury, or else they are barred from collecting any damages. This deadline only involves truck accident lawsuits, and many truck accident claims can be settled without a lawsuit. Yet, it’s still best to get a head-start on your case, regardless of if you plan to file a lawsuit or not.
The benefits of starting your case early include the following:
- Preserves your chance to file a lawsuit if needed
- Signals to the liable party that you intend to pursue compensation
- Prevents witnesses from forgetting what they’ve seen of your accident
- Provides you or your legal team additional time to gather evidence
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Work With a Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyer Today
Our team is currently accepting Baltimore truck accident cases. We’re proud to support those in need. You deserve legal representation. Contact our offices today for a free no-obligation case evaluation.
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