Any person who has spent any amount of time on Maryland highways and interstates has likely encountered multiple tractor-trailers. While many drivers are well-trained professionals, truck accidents with catastrophic consequences are often traced back to a single moment of negligence or distraction. If you are a victim of such an accident, the attorneys at Joel L. Katz, LLC may be able to help.
With all the attention in the news recently about airplane crashes, many people might decide they would rather drive than fly. However, the truth remains that traveling by air is still safer than traveling by car. One major hazard while traveling by car is truck accidents. While most truck drivers are skilled and conscientious, these type of accidents still happen, with a large potential of causing death or serious injury. For example, one woman is in critical condition this morning after a collision with a tractor-trailer in Maryland.
Anyone who has driven on the interstate knows that they are filled with semi-trucks. The American economy largely relies on these types of trucks. While most drivers are well-trained and safe, the sheer size of the vehicle likely ensures that truck accidents are frequently dangerous, causing injury and damage. One young woman is recovering today after a collision with a semi-truck sent her over a bridge in Maryland.
Anyone who has driven on the Jones Falls Expressway in Baltimore will find it easy to imagine the kind of auto accident that recently sent a tow-truck driver over the edge of the guard rail and into the water. The breakdown lanes on that stretch of road are narrow, and it's been noted that police officers are reluctant to stop vehicles there because of safety concerns.