A Harford County woman has died after the sport-utility vehicle she was driving collided with a semi-truck on Sunday morning. Linda Buckland, 57, was pronounced dead at Maryland Shock Trauma. Her husband, 62-year-old Charles Buckland, sustained critical injuries.
Buckland was reportedly driving a Chevy Tracker west on Pulaski Expressway when the semi-truck crash happened. The Kenworth tractor driver, Irvine Jones, was charged with multiple violations.
Involvement in any kind of large truck crash can be overwhelming and frightening. This is not the kind of Maryland injury case that you want to handle alone. An experienced Maryland truck accident attorney can help you explore your legal options. In the meantime, there are steps that you or your loved one can take to help your case, including:
• Get medical help as soon as possible.
• Do not admit fault or apologize for the truck crash.
• Take pictures of the crash site or ask someone else to do it for you.
• Do not talk to representatives from the trucking company or their insurance company until you talk to a Maryland injury lawyer.
• Document as much as you can about what happened during and after the accident.
• Collect witness contact information and document their accounts.
• Let your insurer know you were involved in a truck crash.
• Contact a Maryland truck crash law firm as soon as possible.
There may be multiple responsible parties that can be held liable for causing your Maryland truck accident. An experienced Baltimore County truck crash law firm will know how to determine who these parties are and how they may have contributed to causing your semi-truck collision.
One killed in truck-SUV crash in White Marsh, The Baltimore Sun, October 12, 2009
Related Web Resources:
Trucking Accidents, Nolo
Truck Accidents Overview, Justia