Truck Accidents Archives - Zirkin and Schmerling Law

How to Prove Negligence in a Maryland Truck Accident Case

Truck accidents can be hazardous. Trucks are usually heavier and generate more force when they impact smaller vehicles. The result can be catastrophic injuries or death. If you were involved in a Maryland truck accident and want compensation for losses, such as medical bills, property damage, or income loss, you first must know how to prove […]

How Many Hours Can a Trucker Legally Drive?

How many hours can a truck driver drive? We’d be hard-pressed to live our lives without truckers. They get products from one place to another, but doing so involves many long hours on the road for days in a row, up against deadlines set forth by their bosses and delivery destinations that can be challenging. […]

Suing for Wrongful Death After a Truck Accident

It’s hard to imagine what to do after an accident with a semi-truck. It’s even harder to imagine how to process the next steps after someone dies in an accident with a truck. Besides recovering from injuries to yourself and dealing with the emotional turmoil of losing a loved one, suing for the wrongful death […]

Jackknifed Semi-Truck Accident Causes and Injuries

Some of the most destructive road accidents in Maryland are semi-truck crashes that involve highways, high speeds, and multiple devastating impacts. These include jackknifed semi-truck accidents causing horrific, life-altering bodily injuries. What leads to truck jackknife accidents and why do they leave people so severely injured? In this article, we’ll explain what jackknife crashes are, […]

Who’s Liable in a Truck Accident? Driver? Trucking Company?

Vehicle accidents, no matter who is involved, can be devastating and complicated. But Maryland accidents involving large commercial trucks can be even more complex and have tragic results.  Commercial trucks weigh thousands of pounds more than standard passenger vehicles, which means the injuries and damages that passenger vehicle occupants often suffer after a truck accident […]

Why Soft-Tissue Injury Claims Can Be Difficult to Prove

It’s not uncommon for people to think that an injury they cannot see is not that serious. People think if a broken bone isn’t among your injuries, it can’t be serious. The reality is a soft-tissue injury can be just as debilitating as a bone fracture, even if it seems invisible from the outside. Soft-tissue […]

Harford County Deputies Rescue Driver, Child From Fiery Head-On Crash

A truck and minivan struck each other and a child was in a head-on collision at about noon on February 16, 2022. This occurred in the area of Route 7 near Brass Mill Road in Harford County. Fortuitously, three Harford County deputies happened to be driving past as the accident happened and immediately rushed into […]

What Do I Do if the At-Fault Driver Offers Me Cash on Scene?

It’s not uncommon for drivers to try to handle the aftermath of a car accident without getting the authorities or court involved. Especially in cases where the accident caused minor damage, an at-fault driver may simply try to offer you cash to avoid the hassle of dealing with the cops. You may also want to […]

What Do I Need to Know About No-Zone Accidents?

Accidents involving large semi-trucks can be especially dangerous. Large trucks’ size and weight make their damage potential very high. Certain no-zone areas surrounding trucks can be the cause behind certain accidents. No-zone areas refer to the blind spots surrounding a truck and its trailer, where the truck driver’s visibility is either partially obstructed or completely […]