Truck Accident Attorneys in Silver Spring, MD
Holding Truck Drivers & Truck Companies Accountable for Negligence
Due to the sheer size of tractor-trailers and other commercial motor vehicles, truck crashes can cause more devastating injuries than almost any other type of car accident. That means commercial truck drivers and trucking companies have a clear responsibility to observe federal and state safety procedures and exercise extreme caution on the road. Whether your truck accident was caused by a defective truck part, a drunk truck driver, or a negligent trucking company, our experienced litigators at Ashcraft & Gerel will help you navigate the accident claims process.
Since 1953, our firm has been providing powerful representation to injury victims throughout Silver Spring, Maryland. With a commitment to justice and decades of combined experience in truck accident cases, you can rest assured that our attorneys will deliver the top-tier service and seasoned advocacy that you deserve after a crisis.
Call (800) 674-9725 to schedule a free consultation with our experienced team.
Understanding the Truck Accident Claims Process
Because most trucks and tractor-trailers are typically owned or leased by large companies, truck accident claims can be exceptionally complex – and they take considerable skill, time, and effort to resolve. Truck accidents also tend to result in the most catastrophic injuries for victims, including paraplegia and quadriplegia, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), and amputations. These injuries require victims to pay for more immediate medical treatments and expenses, as well as long-term care options and changes in employment status.
Here are a few of the other reasons truck accidents can become so complicated:
- Commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have to meet additional requirements before they can legally and safely operate trucks. If they fail to meet these requirements, they could be held liable for injuries.
- Most tractor trailers are owned by small businesses and leased out to larger companies, which can make it difficult to identify the organization responsible for a crash.
- There could be multiple insurance policies involved in a truck accident, including for the truck driver, the trucking company, other drivers, and the plaintiff (injury victim).
Your Dedicated Advocates After a Crash
When your life has been up-ended by a truck accident, our team at Ashcraft & Gerel will use all our available resources and knowledge to help you identify the root cause of the crash. As a well-established law firm in the Silver Spring area, we have years of experience helping our clients with some of the most serious and complex truck accident cases around – and we never back down in the face of a complicated claim. It’s our goal to maximize your compensation while ensuring that you have time to recover from lasting injuries.
We’re here to provide legal support and advocacy during this difficult time. Contact us onlinetoday for prompt assistance.
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
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.