Driver Involved in Tractor-Trailer Accident Suffers Non-Life Threatening Injuries
According to Cumberland, Maryland Police, the driver of a vehicle that recently drove under a tractor trailer was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. According to police, the accident took place at the intersection of Howard and South Mechanic Streets.
West Virginia driver Douglas Dorsey was attempting a right-hand turn from Howard onto South Mechanic when he wedged his car partially under the truck’s trailer. Dorsey was transported to UPMC Western Maryland following the incident.
As a result of the accident, Dorsey will be charged with failing to yield the right of way.
Nobody else was injured in the accident. It resulted in an hour-long closure of the intersection for a crash site investigation.
Tractor-Trailer Accidents Have Devastating Results
Mr. Dorsey’s injuries were not life threatening, but this is not the case for many people injured in tractor-trailer accidents.
These devastating accidents occur every day on the roads and highways in and around the Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and Pennsylvania areas. These trucks might be picking up or delivering cargo, often in a rush to arrive at their destination by a certain time.
Unfortunately, truck accidents involving tractor-trailers can leave people with catastrophic injuries. Accident victims’ lives are changed in a moment, either because of a mistake they made or due to other events on the roadways.
Heavens Law Firm understands the impact a tractor-trailer accident has on the injured party.
Large, heavy trucks can cause devastating injuries and even death when they are involved in a crash. Victims of these accidents often need surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy, and multiple follow-up appointments. Recovery can take months or years, or never fully occur. Permanent disabilities are common for tractor-trailer accident victims.
If you or a loved one has been hit by a large truck, you need to know your case is in the best possible hands. These are not regular car accidents. It’s important to work with a law firm that understands the devastating outcome of accidents involving tractor trailers.
An experienced tractor-trailer accident attorney can negotiate a fair settlement for you and ensure that the insurance companies involved do not take advantage of your situation. The first thing you should do after an accident involving a tractor-trailer is contact an law firm that knows what you’re up against. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, contact Heavens Law at 888.897.5377.