Q: What are my rights when I’ve been injured in a Maryland truck accident involving a piece of construction equipment?
Whether you’ve been the victim of a car, motorcycle, or truck accident in Maryland, you deserve compensation for injuries that occurred due to another person’s negligence. Any accident involving construction equipment is similar in many ways to a Maryland truck accident. Here are three ways your accident is similar to a truck crash:
- Construction equipment is commercial. While construction equipment operators are not subject to the same regulations as over-the-road truckers, there are specific regulations and requirements overseeing the operation of these commercial vehicles, as well.
- Construction equipment is typically large. Think of a cement truck, a dump truck, or even a bulldozer. All of these are larger than a typical passenger car or even an SUV. Therefore, any collision with one of these vehicles will likely affect your vehicle (and you) more.
- Injuries suffered in a collision with any piece of construction equipment are likely to be significant. Because of the disparity in size, you are more likely to be the one suffering serious injury. Keep in mind that Maryland law requires a victim be guilt-free in order to collect any damages for injuries received in an accident.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a Maryland truck accident involving a piece of heavy construction equipment, you deserve compensation for your injuries. A skilled lawyer can help you prove your innocence to protect your right to compensation. To request a free consultation to see how we can help you get the best settlement possible, call the experienced Maryland truck accident lawyers of Nickelsporn and Lundin at 800-875-9700.