If you were involved in a serious car crash involving a large truck or 18-wheeler in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland, or Virginia, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit based on one or more of the following claims:
Majority of truck accident lawsuits are brought based on the allegation that the truck driver or the trucking company’s “failure to use reasonable care” caused the accident, and therefore the victims may recover damages for their injuries. To prevail on a claim of negligence the victim must prove:
Examples of negligence include:
A victim involved in an accident may have a product liability claim against the manufacturer of the truck if any part of the truck has a defect and that defect is a contributing factor to the accident. A defect is an imperfection created during the manufacturing or assembly of a product, which results in product being unsafe for its intended use. To prevail on a product liability claim, the victim must show:
Product liability claims may be proven using either negligence, strict liability, or breach of warranty theories. If a victim is unable to prove negligence by showing the company failed to “exercise reasonable care,” the victim may prove strict liability by showing that no matter what care the company exercised or precautions taken, the company is still responsible for the trucking accident that injured you or a loved one in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland, or Virginia. Alternatively, the victim may prove breach of warranty by showing either the company’s defective part violated the warranty given by the manufacturer or the company’s part violated a warranty automatically applied to the product by state law.