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Trucking Accidents

Truck Accident Lawyers in Landover

Standing up for the Victims of Trucking Accidents

Truck accidents can lead to some of the most severe and devastating injuries. Given the size and weight of tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, and even more compact delivery trucks, these accidents often cause long-term – if not lifelong – injuries to all parties involved, especially drivers in passenger cars.

Because the trucking industry is heavily regulated, filing a personal injury claim after a truck accident can be far more complex than filing one after an accident only involving passenger vehicles. At Ashcraft & Gerel, we are deeply familiar with trucking regulations, trucker and trucking companies’ obligations, and the most effective strategies to pursue compensation. Let our Landover truck accident attorneys help you seek justice for the damages you have suffered.

Call (301) 327-2104 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

Holding Negligent Drivers Accountable

If a truck driver’s negligence led to the accident that left you injured, you deserve high-quality legal representation from an attorney willing to stand up for you. Far too often, innocent people are harmed by a trucker or trucking company’s mistake or carelessness.

Truck accidents are often caused by:

  • Fatigued truckers who have driven longer than they are legally allowed to
  • Improperly loaded cargo or overweight truck loads
  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding or aggressive driving
  • Unqualified or untrained truck drivers
  • Defective truck equipment
  • Unsafe lane changes

We Understand Federal Trucking Regulations

Quite often, the most complicated part of a truck accident claim is factoring in industry regulations and how a violation of these regulations may have come into play.

Under federal law, truckers:

  • Must rest for 34 hours after driving 70 hours in a week
  • May not drive for over 70 hours in eight consecutive days
  • May drive for only 11 hours in a 14-hour workday
  • Must be hazmat-certified if they are carrying dangerous substances or chemicals
  • May not have alcohol for eight hours before driving
  • Must maintain a logbook of all time they spend working and driving

Our Landover truck accident lawyers are familiar with the laws by which truckers and trucking companies are expected to abide. In all truck accident cases, we take the time to thoroughly investigate the incident so that we can determine liability and pinpoint who should be held accountable for your injuries.

Trust Our Experience at Ashcraft & Gerel

At Ashcraft & Gerel, we have extensive truck accident litigation experience. Senior Partner David Layton is an accomplished civil litigation attorney who has represented numerous victims of truck accidents. He has prior experience working with the Interstate Commerce Commission, where he focused on regulating trucking companies.

For a free consultation, call (301) 327-2104 or complete our online contact form.

Client Testimonials

Our Clients Come First. Always.
  • “We ended up with a settlement of way more than the nothing I would have gotten by giving up.”

    - Former Client
  • “Robert Samet and his team have been able to get me the medical treatment and rehabilitation that I needed, as well as a generous settlement for my injury.”

    - Chris K.
  • “After meeting with Alan Mensh I understood that it was not an open and shut case. Alan was confident that we had a strong case.”

    - Jerry C.

OVER $1 BILLION RECOVERED FOR OUR CLIENTS

And Counting
  • 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
  • Injuries Due to Negligent Operation of Train $6.1 Million
  • Child Injured at Birth - Umbilical Cord Compression $5.4 Million
  • Injured by Defective Helmet & Negligent Track Employees $3.5 Million
  • Child Injured at Birth – Deprived of Oxygen $2.9 Million
  • Injured Forklift Operator $2.5 Million
  • Burns from Flammable Bathrobe $2 Million
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Why Choose Ashcraft & Gerel, LLP?

The Right Firm Makes a Difference
  • Compassionate Representation

    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.