If you have suffered serious injuries in a truck accident, you know how difficult the recovery process can be. The lost wages, mounting medical bills and pain and suffering you are enduring can become overwhelming. It is important to know that you are working with a team of attorneys you can trust.
At Joel L. Katz, L.L.C., you have an advocate on your side to help you through the process and get you the compensation you deserve. Our Annapolis truck accident attorneys have been helping injured clients in the Annapolis area of Maryland for more than 40 years. We provide our clients with personalized representation — taking the time to make sure our clients understand their rights and options and to walk them through the legal process — and we take a strategic, aggressive approach to fighting for our clients’ interests.
Commercial Truck Accident Litigation
Since our firm’s founding in 1966, we have handled many commercial truck accident cases. We represent clients in accidents involving many types of commercial trucks, including:
- Delivery trucks
- Short-haul trucks
- Long-haul trucks
- Dump trucks
- Garbage trucks
- Mail trucks
These accidents can occur anywhere. While the most catastrophic truck accidents generally occur on the highway because of the higher speeds involved, accidents can also occur on city streets and in parking lots and alleys. Because of the size of big rigs, the injuries that result from truck accidents are generally catastrophic. In addition to the property damage caused by trucking accidents, serious personal injuries can include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
- Wrongful death
Working To Help You Obtain Compensation
If you were hurt as a result of a truck driver’s negligence in or near Annapolis, Centreville or elsewhere in the Eastern Shore area, that driver should be the one paying for the costs that arise from the accident, including medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. At Joel L. Katz, L.L.C., we will explore every option to establish liability on the part of the driver or the trucking company. We will examine the police reports to find the proper owner of the truck, whether the truck was owned by the driver or the trucking company. We will look into insurance as well to determine whether the policy was carried by the vehicle operator or the company that was hiring out the vehicle.
We will also look into any possible signs of negligence on the part of the driver or the company, exploring issues that include:
- Truck driver fatigue
- Logbook violations
- Failure to properly secure the load
- The driver’s use of alcohol or drugs