A non-injury accident involving a tractor-trailer flip in Carroll County saw several bags of doggy treats spilled as a result. The tractor-trailer flip in Carroll County occurred during the early hours of Monday, August 9th. The cause of the accident is unknown at this time.
The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration received a call about a crash involving a tractor-trailer shortly after 4 a.m. The call also reported property damage on Route 27 south of Old Westminster Road. The vehicle struck a fence and gate on private property before tipping into a ditch.
There were no injuries, but much of the tractor-trailer’s content — checkup dental dog treats — ended up on the side of the road. Coordinated Highway Action Response Team crews responded to the crash scene and closed the road in all directions. The lanes stayed closed until 3 p.m.
In accidents of this nature, the damaged property owner can claim compensation even if they were not directly involved in the accident. This is because Maryland laws allow them to get compensation from the at-fault party for money spent repairing the damaged property. For accidents involving large commercial vehicles, the truck driver might not be the only one at fault.
This is so because several factors outside of the driver’s negligence could have led to the crash. For instance, in a crash where a mechanical fault or defective part caused the accident, the vehicle repairer or parts manufacturer would be liable. If the trucking company failed to maintain the truck, they could be the responsible party. The same goes for cargo loaders who fail to secure the goods adequately.
Deciding on the fault party is hard to do alone. So, contact our expert Maryland auto accident lawyers for help today.