Truck Accident Lawyers in Baltimore
Holding Negligent Drivers & Trucking Companies Accountable
Suffering an injury in a trucking accident can be devastating. Few people walk away from such a major accident without some sort of injury. If you or someone you love was involved in a truck accident and needs help fighting for the compensation they deserve, Ashcraft & Gerel offers the representation you are seeking.
Our firm understands the ins and outs of trucking litigation. By working with Ashcraft & Gerel, you will have knowledgeable lawyers on your side who understand the regulations that play a role in truck accident claims and the intricacies of handling these kinds of personal injury cases.
Contact us at (410) 983-6833 to request a free initial consultation.
Trucking Regulations & Truck Accidents
Trucking accidents tend to involve extremely complex regulatory issues. Because the trucking industry is heavily regulated to ensure the safety of all involved, these policies come into play during litigation after an accident.
Federal regulations mandate that:
- Truckers who drive 70 hours in a week must rest for 34 consecutive hours
- Truckers are not allowed to work for more than 70 hours in eight consecutive days
- In a 14-hour workday, truckers can only work for up to 11 hours
- The weight of a truck cannot be over the federal limit
- Truck drivers must be hazmat-certified if their vehicle is carrying hazardous chemicals
- Truckers must keep a logbook of their time working
- Truckers must pass a physical exam every two years
- Truckers cannot consume alcohol or behavior-impairing substances for eight hours before driving
If a trucker violated any of these policies and caused an accident, the injured victims have the right to pursue compensation.
Truckers are undoubtedly subject to long hours and long stretches of driving. Far too often, an overworked or sleep-deprived truck driver is unable to properly and safely operate their vehicle – a vehicle that is far larger than most others on the road.
If you were left injured by a trucker or trucking company found to be in violation of state or federal regulations, discuss your situation with our Baltimore truck accident attorneys as soon as possible. The sooner we can get started on your case, the better equipped we are to preserve evidence and build a strong claim on your behalf.
Call (410) 983-6833 now to get started.
Pharmaceutical Negligence $46 Million
Brain Injury Due to Defective Medical Device $16 Million
Injuries Caused by Mining Disaster $11 Million
Injuries to Foster Child From Abuse - Gov’t Agency $10 Million
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Child Injured at Birth - Umbilical Cord Compression $5.4 Million
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Child Injured at Birth – Deprived of Oxygen $2.9 Million
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Our legal team understands what you are going through and is committed to defending your rights against powerful businesses and insurance carriers.
Committed to the Community
Our advocacy extends beyond the courtroom through our extensive involvement in the community and support for positive change within our industry.
Fearless Advocacy When You Need It
Our experienced legal team is not afraid to go to trial in order to maximize the recovery that our clients desperately need and rightfully deserve.
Respected within the Legal Field
Our esteemed attorneys are highly regarded within the legal community and even command respect from adjustors and defense counsel.
At the Forefront of Major Litigation
Our legal team has spearheaded litigation on behalf of injured clients in many high-profile cases, including major disasters, explosions and sexual abuse cases.
A Long Legacy of Successful Results
Since its founding in 1953, Ashcraft & Gerel has obtained more than a billion dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for injured clients.