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Situated along Interstate 95 between Washington, DC and Baltimore, Laurel sees a great deal of truck traffic — particularly truck traffic that intermingles with the ordinary passenger vehicle traffic typical of a major metropolitan area. Such conditions make the Laurel area particularly prone to truck accidents and the injuries that arise from them. Below, we will highlight some of the accidents unique to trucks, as well as a few common causes of truck accidents. For more information about truck accidents and what to do if you have been injured in one, please contact a Laurel truck accident attorney.
Accidents between trucks and passenger vehicles differ from accidents involving only cars or passenger vehicles. Some of the most common types of accidents unique to trucks include:
Of course, trucks are also capable of getting into the same kinds of accidents as ordinary vehicles, including head-on collisions, rear-end collisions, sideswipe collisions, and broadside collisions.
As with all types of vehicle accidents, human error — such as speeding and distracted driving — also plays a large role in causing truck accidents. However, there are a few issues unique to the trucking industry that can also cause accidents. Some of these include:
If you have been injured in a truck accident in Baltimore or surrounding cities, you may want to evaluate your options for seeking compensation. For more information, please contact a Laurel truck accident attorney at the Law Offices of Thomas E. Pyles by calling 301-723-7076 or filling out our online form.