Carmel, ME (October 10, 2023) – A truck accident reported in Carmel, Maine, on Monday sent two people to area hospitals with injuries.
The accident occurred at around 9:30 a.m. on October 9.
Reports provided by the Maine State Police show that a box truck was involved in a collision on Interstate 95 during the morning hours. As a result, the vehicle went off of the roadway and crashed into multiple trees before coming to rest.
Two people were injured as a result of the crash. The victims were both transported to area hospitals for emergency care.
The accident is currently being investigated by the state police.
We hope the two victims injured in this accident recover quickly.
Truck crashes cause hundreds of injuries in Maine every year. Unfortunately, the vast majority of these accidents involve some form of negligence. Far too often, truck accidents take place as a result of drivers who are speeding. Given the tight deadlines truck drivers have to make when it comes to delivering cargo, they often rush to make it to their destinations on time. When drivers are speeding, it dramatically increases the risk of accidents occurring.
We also see a number of accidents take place as a result of drivers who fail to see other vehicles nearby. Semi-trucks are much larger than other vehicles, and as a result, they have much larger blind spots. When drivers switch lanes, they may not see other vehicles traveling nearby in their blind spots. Unfortunately, this can lead to devastating accidents.
In addition, countless truck accidents take place as a result of driver fatigue. As mentioned before, truck drivers have incredibly tight deadlines to make deliveries in. If they are running behind, drivers are more likely to stay on the road longer than they are legally allowed. As a result, they may get tired and fall asleep while operating their vehicles. These violations of federal trucking regulations have devastating consequences for others.
If you have been harmed as a result of a truck accident, and negligence played a role, you may be able to take legal action. It is important that you seek guidance from a tractor-trailer accident lawyer right away. Your attorney will be able to identify any acts of negligence that contributed to the accident and take the appropriate action against the liable party.
At Burg Simpson, we take great pride in fighting for the rights of truck accident victims and their families. Over the years, we have helped our clients collect more than $2 billion in damages, proving our dedication and commitment to helping injured parties get justice. With our experienced team of dedicated lawyers and a proven track record of success, you can trust that your case will be handled with the utmost care and dedication. We are here to help guide you through the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (888) 895-2080 to schedule a free consultation and let us begin fighting for your justice.
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