Cockeysville, MD Truck Accident Lawyers

Truck accidents are incredibly serious. This is because they very often result in extreme injuries to the passengers of other vehicles involved or, sadly, in the death of some or all of the occupants. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were nearly 6,000 fatal truck crashes in – the most recent complete data set. Even for the vast majority of accidents that are not fatal, the occupants of ordinary vehicles are not in for a good time. Truck accident injuries are often permanent and expensive to treat. This can leave victims angry, upset, and wondering what to do next.

Luckily, our attorneys can help you. We have a lot of experience representing truck accident victims in court, and we can represent you next. We will be in your corner through the entire legal process, working tirelessly to get you the compensation and help you need and deserve after getting injured..

For a free, no-obligation case review, call the truck accident attorneys with Rice, Murtha & Psoras at (410) 694-7291.

What Kinds of Injuries Happen in Truck Accidents in Cockeysville, MD?

Truck accidents can lead to very nasty injuries. The average car driven by an ordinary United States citizen weighs in at about . Tractor trailers, on the other hand, weigh in at upwards of 30,000 and can legally weigh up to 80,000 pounds. This extreme weight and size disparity contributes to the seriousness of injuries sustained by ordinary drivers in truck accidents.

One of the first things our truck accident lawyers will probably ask you about is what injuries you got from your truck accident. Knowing those injuries can help us shape an argument and factual basis for the damages you ask for in your lawsuit. Below, we have detailed some injuries you may get in truck accidents.

Broken Bones

Broken bones are very common in truck accidents. The impact forces involved can fracture pretty much any part of the body without much issue. Pretty much every fracture-based injury will require you to immobilize the affected area in a sling or cast, while more serious breaks like compound fractures may require at least one surgical procedure to heal correctly and fully.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) happens when a hard blow to the head damages the brain. The resulting side effects of these injuries are very serious. Even mild TBIs, more commonly known as concussions, can cause memory problems, mood swings, and headaches/migraines. More severe traumatic brain injuries can lead to the loss of basic motor functions, permanent memory issues, or even death in some cases.

Bruises and Blunt Force Trauma

Bruising and other blunt force trauma are also very common in truck accidents. A large, heavy thing, like a truck, impacting an ordinary vehicle at high speed is bound to damage the body with the force of the impact alone. This can cause bruising over a large area.

While bruising is painful, it can usually heal on its own without extreme medical intervention. However, large bruising that does not go away can be indicative of a more serious medical condition, such as internal bleeding. Therefore, it is important to have a medical professional evaluate you and give you the care they deem appropriate.

Damages from Cockeysville, MD Truck Accident Lawsuits

Damages are awarded to plaintiffs who successfully prove that the defendant is liable in court. Damages in lawsuits are based on a number of factors, all of which are unique to your case and ever so different from other cases. However, there are certain things that many plaintiffs use as a basis for damages in their lawsuits.

First, you can ask for damages based on your injuries and associated medical expenses. If you have very high medical treatment costs for your injuries, you can get damages based on that cost in your truck accident lawsuit. Second, you can get damages based on missed income if you were not working for a period of time after the accident. This is especially important if you had to take a lot of time off to focus on recovery instead of working. You can also get damages for lost future wages in the even that your injuries are such that you can no longer work at all.

Third, the court can award damages for pain, suffering, and mental anguish. These damages are different than the previously discussed kinds of damages because physical pain is not necessarily based on a receipt or expense. Thus, you need to argue the worth of these kinds of damages with the help of our truck accident lawyers.

The Statute of Limitations in Cockeysville, MD Truck Accident Lawsuits

You do not have as much time as you may think to file a truck accident lawsuit. All states have a law called the statute of limitations that puts a time limit on how long you have to file a case for any given matter. In Maryland, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits – which includes truck accidents – is three years from the time you get injured per Md. Code, Cts. & Jud. Proc. Art., § 5-101. After that time runs out, the statute of limitations is said to have “run,” and you will not be able to file your case or get financial compensation.

While three years may seem like a long time, in the legal world, it is no time at all. This is especially true if a lot of your time is dedicated to recovering from injuries you received in your truck accident. Thus, it is very important that you talk to our lawyers sooner rather than later so that we can file your case in a timely manner.

Speak with Our Cockeysville, MD Truck Accident Attorneys Today

Call Rice, Murtha & Psoras at (410) 694-7291 and speak to our Cockeysville, MD truck accident attorneys today.