Piazza, Simmons, & Grant

Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers

The winter months are officially here, which means that those of us in Connecticut can expect weather that can often results treacherous roadways. While all vehicles are susceptible to winter weather accidents, when trucks lose traction and slide across the road, the damage they cause can cause devastating injuries. In addition, due to increased retail demand, more trucks travel the roads around the holidays, putting us all at increased risk of injuries.

If you or a loved one was involved in a truck accident in Maryland, contact a Maryland truck accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons & Grant, L.L.C. The experienced truck accident attorneys at our firm are committed to representing the rights of victims and work hard to ensure that our clients get the compensation they deserve. To schedule free case evaluation, call our office today.

Insurance Companies Are Not on Your Side

Insurance companies are profit-seeking companies that do not have your best interests in mid. They have a single objective—to settle every case for the least amount possible—which may mean denying your claim altogether.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Winter weather causes truck accidents for many reasons. The following can make those winter accidents worse:

  • Drugs or alcohol use
  • Defective road conditions
  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Lane shifting
  • Freight overload
  • Poor maintenance
  • Bad tires
  • Unrealistic delivery deadlines
  • Faulty equipment
  • Driver inexperience
  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to obey traffic laws
  • Lane changing
  • Too many hours driving

Truck Accident Injuries Can Change Your Life

Truck accident injuries can ruin your life. Sustained injuries may require a lifetime of medical care and prevent your from working. Activities you once enjoyed could evaporate. Fortunately, in many cases, you can receive compensation by filing a truck accident claim.

Sharing the Road With a Semi-truck

When sharing the road with a semi-truck, take the following safety precautions:

  • Leave ample space between yourself and the truck. Do not tailgate the truck, and do not ride too closely. There is risk of running into the truck and then going under the truck during the accident.
  • Given their hefty weight, trucks require greater time to stop. Take this into account when you plan to cut out in front of them.
  • If you can see the driver’s side mirror, the truck driver can see you as well. Clearly, trucks are wider than typical cars, so a truck driver cannot see you unless you appear in the truck’s mirror.
  • As you have likely noticed, trucks must take extremely wide turns. If a truck is making a right-hand turn, never attempt to make a right-hand turn at the same time.

Call a Maryland Truck Accident Lawyer Today

Serious truck accidents can significantly damage every aspect of victims’ lives. When they do, accident victims may seek to recover significant compensation from the person or party responsible for their accidents. If a truck accident injured you or a family member, call an experienced Maryland truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. The compassionate attorneys at the Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons & Grant, L.L.C., work diligently and zealously, fighting for the interests of all our injured clients. Give us a call today at (203) 348-2465 or write us through our online contact form.

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