The sad truth is that there is not always a particular or specific cause when it comes to motor vehicle accidents. Sometimes things like truck accidents are simply that, accidents. But this does not mean that they cannot still cause significant injury to others who happen to be involved in the accident, and that is why the law allows victims who were not at fault in an accident to recover compensation.
Recently in Maryland, a tractor-trailer overturned in the evening, shutting down the highway for nearly five hours as the accident was cleaned up. The vehicle was traveling to Tennessee with two sealed shipping containers, which were filled with radioactive cleanup suits. Fortunately, this material was not dangerous, and thus nearby people and property were not at immediate risk. Thankfully, no injuries were reported in the accident, and after the shipping containers were determined to still be sound, they were removed and are presumably resuming their journey.
Even though nobody was injured in this accident, an overturned truck could easily cause significant damage depending on the circumstances. No word was given as to what might have caused the truck to overturn on its way from Maryland to Tennessee. Whether the driver was negligent and accidentally overturned the truck or the truck was in a state of disrepair, this overturning could very well have happened in our state if the truck had continued on for another dozen hours.
We all scan our surroundings often while driving in order to discern dangerous driving conditions, and when driving near large trucks, many people instinctively become more alert and concerned. Unfortunately, as this incident proves, sometimes you simply cannot prepare for an accident, and a truck may overturn without any warning. The good news is that if you are injured in such an accident, you can recover compensation for your injuries with a successful claim. Enlisting the aid of an attorney can help you strengthen your claim to increase your chances of recovering compensation.
Source: PennLive, "Wednesday crash on I-81 involved truck carrying suits for radioactive cleanup at TMI," Nov. 19, 2015