January 26, 2017 Proudly Serving Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Severna Park, Crofton, Waldorf, Bowie, Prince Frederick, and Surrounding Areas Every truck accident is unique, but many involve similar types of negligence on the part of the driver, truck owner or trucking company. Because the legal team at the Jaklitsch Law Group understands the causes of truck accidents, we know how to investigate your case and maximize the financial value of your truck accident claim. The Jaklitsch Law Group: The Personal Injury Attorneys Call for a Free Consultation: (301) 627-8700 or 866-586-6079 Many common causes of truck accidents involve various types of truck driver negligence, from speeding to following too closely to failing to signal while changing lanes. Other acts of driver negligence include: Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol Driver inattention Improper use of prescription drugs Driver cell phone use Improper lane changes Improper emergency stopping Unsafe highway exit and entry Driver loss of control Sometimes the trucking company is responsible for the trucking accident. Companies that hire unlicensed drivers, force their drivers to work long hours resulting in driver fatigue or improperly train their drivers, can be held liable for the accident and resulting serious injuries. Other common causes of truck accidents include: Improper loading or overloading Improper maintenance Defective tires Defective brakes Other truck defects Failure to comply with regulations for carrying hazardous materials Lack of signage Lack of guardrails or other highway “hardware” Driving on unfamiliar roadways No matter what caused the accident that injured you, our attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation to determine what happened and who is at fault. We know the questions to ask and the evidence to gather. You can rely on our law firm for effective representation that gets results in truck accident claims. To schedule a free consultation, please contact us today. Put our 50 years of combined experience to work for you. From our office in Upper Marlboro and Annapolis, we represent injured people throughout Prince George’s County, Anne Arundel County and in southern Maryland (Baltimore, Bowie, Suitland-Silver Hill, Greenbelt, Waldorf, Saint Charles, Clinton, Parole, and Columbia). If you cannot come to us, we can arrange to meet you in Maryland or Virginia.