Semi-trucks present a danger to all motorists with whom they share the road. In part, this is due to their large and cumbersome size, which does not lend itself to being easily maneuvered in the event of an emergency situation. Additionally, the enormous size of these trucks creates large blind spots that can make it difficult for truck drivers to safely change lanes and make turns.
While all motorists are at risk of being involved in a Maryland truck accident, perhaps none face as high a risk as motorcyclists. With their slim profile, motorcyclists are too often not seen by motorists in cars, let alone truck drivers dealing with blind spots that are several times the size of cars. Despite the difficulties truck drivers face when operating their vehicles on a crowded highway, truck drivers are always required to operate their rig in a safe and responsible manner. This includes making sure that all blind spots are clear before making a turn or lane change.
When a Maryland truck driver fails to take the adequate precautions when changing lanes or turning, they may be held liable for any injuries that were caused as a result of their negligence through a Maryland truck accident lawsuit. These cases can present a number of complex legal issues, including the determination of which parties should be named in the lawsuit. In some cases, a truck driver’s employer can be named as an additional defendant, potentially increasing the likelihood of a full and fair recovery.
Father of Six Killed in Motorcycle Accident with Semi-Truck
Earlier this month, one man was killed in a motorcycle accident involving a semi-truck. According to a recent news report covering the tragic accident, the man was on his way to work when a semi-truck attempted to make a left-hand turn in front of him. However, the truck driver failed to accurately assess the speed at which the motorcycle was traveling and cut the motorcyclist off. The motorcycle collided with the front passenger side of the truck, resulting in the operator being thrown from the bike. He was later pronounced dead from the injuries he sustained in the accident.
The fatal motorcycle accident is still under investigation, and there is no indication which, if any, charges the truck driver will face for his role in the accident.
Have You Been Injured in a Maryland Motorcycle Accident?
If you or a loved one has recently been injured in a Maryland motorcycle accident involving a semi-truck or other large commercial vehicle, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. If the truck driver was working at the time of the collision, the driver’s employer may also be liable for your injuries. To learn more about Maryland motorcycle accident law, and to speak with an attorney about your case, call 410-654-3600 to schedule a free consultation with an attorney today. Calling is free, and we will not bill you for our services unless we are able to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
More Blog Posts:
Lingering and Delayed-Onset Injuries Following Maryland Motorcycle Accidents, Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog, published October 26, 2017.
Motorcycle Accident Plaintiff’s Case Dismissed for Failure to Comply with Discovery Requests, Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog, published November 13, 2017.