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Trucking Accident Lawyer Cecil County Maryland

Tractor Trailer Accident Attorney in Maryland

In Maryland, there are major cities, densely populated suburbs as well as rural areas. With that, there are many miles of roads, highways and interstates that lead vehicles into and out of these areas. Sometimes the very tractor trailers that deliver products and goods essential to everyday life pose an extremely serious threat to other vehicles, drivers and passengers. A tractor trailer accident can be extremely serious and dangerous. Due to the size of the truck, speed at which accidents occur and other factors it may make sense to consult with a skilled and experienced Maryland Trucking Accident Lawyer.

If you, a family member or loved one has been involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle or tractor trailer call The Law Office of Michael J. Onifer. Mr. Onifer has over 15 years experience handling car, truck and motorcycle accidents in Maryland. Contact his office today regarding any compensation you may be entitled to at 410 885 4032. Mr. Onifer can also be reached via email by clicking here.

Causes Of Trucking Accidents

Tractor Trailer, 18 Wheeler and Semi-Truck accidents can be caused by a variety of reasons. Some are human or driver related such as:


Driver Fatigue


Inattentive Driving

Other factors related to trucking accidents are related to mechanical or maintenance issues such as:

Unsecured Cargo

Improperly Maintained Vehicles

Tire Blowouts

Flying Debris

Injuries Caused In Tractor Trailer Accidents

Injuries sustained in a trucking or tractor trailer accident can be more severe than in a car accident. Big rig accidents are frequently catastrophic in nature meaning that the injuries can be life altering and debilitating. Truck accident injuries are often times fatal as well.

Common injuries as a result of truck accident are head, neck and spinal cord injuries. Whiplash, herniated or bulging discs and other soft tissue injuries are also commonly seen due to the force exerted on the body at impact. If the impact is severe enough and the accident is bad enough paralysis, amputation and wrongful death can result.

Proper Investigation Of Accident Is Key

Elkton, Maryland Trucking Accident Attorney Michael J. Onifer is aware of how important it is to investigate the accident and or recreate the scene if necessary. Special rules and regulations apply to the trucking accident and they must be adhered to in order for drivers to deliver their cargo safely without endangering others. Some of these rules are regarding how many hours a driver can drive consecutively, drug and alcohol consumption and vehicle maintenance schedules. A skilled Maryland Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer is familiar with these rules and will make sure they were adhered to as it pertains you your case, your accident and your injuries.

Contact A Maryland Trucking Accident Lawyer

Maryland Tractor Trailer Accident Attorney Michael J. Onifer has the skill, knowledge and resources to properly investigate your accident. If you have been injured in a trucking accident on a Maryland road, highway or interstate call The Law Office of Michael J. Onifer at 410 885 4032. Or, email Mr. Onifer by clicking here.

Mr. Onifer handles tractor trailer accidents on all roads, highways and interstates in Maryland including, but not limited to: I-95, I-695, I-495, Route 1, Route 40, Route 213 and Route 50.

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Michael J. Onifer, III, PA
Attorney and Counselor at Law

147 East Main Street
Elkton, MD 21921
Phone: 410 398 3075
Mobile: 443 207 1524
Fax: 410-620-2401