It's common knowledge that truck accidents are often some of the most serious accidents on the road, but why is that? What makes them so dangerous?

Size equals danger

It's a well-known fact that the size of semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles makes them especially dangerous in the case of an accident. The sheer size of these vehicles means they can do a lot of damage to themselves or other vehicles.

Because of their size, trucks have large blind spots and take longer to stop, adding to the risk factor. Complicating matters is the fact that commercial truck drivers are often tired and under stress to get to their next destination quickly. For this reason, driver error or negligence is often a factor in a Maryland truck crash.

You may be exposed to toxins

You're not likely to hit a car whose driver happens to be carrying toxic chemicals in the backseat.
Commercial trucks, however, may very well be transporting hazardous materials.

If the truck that was involved in your crash contained any type of hazardous liquid, gas or other material, you may have been exposed. It's important that you alert your doctor to this possibility as soon as possible.

If you are suffering from the after-effects of toxic exposure, you are eligible for compensation both for the treatment and for the pain and suffering that you have endured.

It's more than an inadvertent sunroof

In Hollywood, a car can drive under a truck and suffer no more damage than a harmless inadvertent sunroof. In the real world, it's not that simple.

"Underride truck accidents," or accidents in which a vehicle travels underneath a truck, can be very dangerous and add to the victim's injuries.

Head or brain trauma is especially common in these types of accidents and can lead to a permanent disability. Signs that you may be dealing with a head injury include frequent headaches, exhaustion, forgetfulness and confusion.

We have the experience to fight for you!

Truck accidents in Maryland often mean serious, long-term injuries and a long legal battle to get what's rightfully yours. Rather than fight the truck companies on your own, you may want to trust the experienced Rockville injury lawyers at Nickelsporn & Lundin to handle your case. Call us today at 1-800-975-8700.