The angry, old truck driver crushes a beer can in his hand, glares at you, and yanks the steering wheel in your direction. With a crazy laugh, he bangs into your car again and again until both vehicles are forced off the road. Then he stomps out of the cab, baseball bat in hand to finish the job.

Sounds like something out of a movie right? Yet, sometimes we get the idea that truck drivers really are out to get us. We start to think of them as uncaring machines that will run over anything or anyone who gets in their way.

The reality is that most truck drivers are hard-working people with a family and home. They are simply struggling to make a living and just want to get the job done on time so they can go home and spend a little time with their own families.

Keep this in mind when you’re the victim of a Maryland truck accident. While the occasional truck driver does succumb to road rage, in most cases it’s unlikely that the driver intended to hurt you.

What’s more likely is that the driver was exhausted after hours on the road and made a careless mistake. It’s possible that medicine he was taking interfered with his judgment or that he was unfamiliar with the roads.

While none of these are cause to give the driver a free pass when you’ve been injured in a Maryland truck crash, it should serve as a reminder that the truck driver may not be quite the menacing enemy you expected.

While you certainly deserve adequate compensation for your injuries, a fair settlement can be reached without needlessly turning the truck driver into a villain. To see how we can get you fair compensation, call the experienced Maryland truck accident attorneys of Nickelsporn and Lundin at 800-875-9700.

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