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Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Maryland Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorney

Commercial vehicles, which commonly include delivery trucks of various sizes, travel daily through the state of Maryland on its roads, highways & interstates. They typically make our lives easier by delivering foods, beverages, supplies, packages and more to residential and commercial destinations. For the most part they serve their purpose without incident and help to make our lives easier and more convenient. However, it is not out of the realm of possibility that they can cause an accident of some sort. Traffic accidents involving commercial vehicles do happen on all Maryland roadways, rural roads and surface streets. If you are involved in one due to another’s negligence or carelessness it is important to know that you have rights and may be entitled to compensation. You should absolutely seek the help of a skilled Maryland trucking accident attorney.

If you, a family member or loved one have been injured due to being struck by a commercial, courier or delivery vehicle you may consider speaking with an experienced Maryland Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer. Call The Law Office of Kemp & Kemp. Mr.Kemp and his staff have many years experience handling accident and injury claims in all of Maryland including Annapolis, Baltimore, Bethesda, College Park, Upper Marlboro and Salisbury.

Types Of Commercial Vehicles

There are many types of commercial vehicles on the road in Maryland today. Some are cars, others are trucks and vans of various sizes. Examples are:

FedEx Trucks

UPS Trucks

DHL Vans

Beverage Supply Trucks

Food Supply Vehicles

Climate Controlled Parcel Trucks

Mobile Billboard Vehicles

Courier Vehicles

Garbage Trucks

Tow Trucks

Frequent Commercial Vehicle Accident Injuries

Commercial vehicle accidents typically induce much more severe property damage and physical injury than automobile accidents due to their size. At impact, even at a lower speed there is an extraordinary amount of force exerted. With that injuries can be much more severe as well. Typical injuries resulting from a Commercial Truck Accident can include: broken, shattered or fractured bones, head injuries, neck injuries, back & spinal cord injuries and soft tissue injuries such as whiplash. More severe commercial vehicle accidents can result in possible amputation, paralysis, crushing injuries and wrongful death. The overall extent of your injuries is related to speed at impact, angle of impact and employed safety features such as seat belts and airbags. Maryland Auto Accident Attorney Tom Kemp will analyze the nature and extent of your injuries and get you the compensation you deserve.

Causes of Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Like all motor vehicle accidents a commercial or delivery vehicle accident can be caused by a number of factors. Improperly maintained vehicles or vehicles with defective equipment are common causes of courier truck accidents in Maryland. Examples of this are balding tires that ultimately blowout while on the road. Defective products or equipment such as eroded brakes, is another cause of these common and very dangerous accidents. 

Driver or operator related causes are also common. The driver being buzzed, drunk or drugged while driving is a very common driver related cause. Also, due to technology advances inattentive, careless or negligent driving are also common causes of delivery vehicle accidents. Texting while driving and talking on a mobile phone while driving are examples of inattentive or negligent driving.

Contact a Maryland Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorney

To discuss your Maryland injury case free of charge call Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer Tom Kemp today if you have been injured by any type of commercial vehicle in Maryland. The Law Office of Kemp & Kemp may be reached at (410) 398-0910. Mr. Kemp is here to help you and to discuss your claim. With over 30 years experience helping those injured in accidents in the Elkton, Bel Air, Annapolis, Upper Marlboro and Salisbury, Maryland areas he has the experience, skills and resources to get you the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.