Illegally Parked Truck Accident Lawyers

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Please contact the illegally parked truck accident lawyers, George Patterson and Maria Patterson to schedule a free consultation to discuss your truck accident case.

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Bowie truck accident lawyers, George and Maria Patterson have handled numerous truck and car accident cases involving illegally parked cars.  George Patterson has been quoted in an article entitled "When Your Parked Car is at Fault" published on and "When a Parked Car is at Fault" published on  Insurance companies typically deny claims by people who were injured when they struck an illegally parked truck on the grounds that the driver was negligent for failing to see and avoid the illegally parked truck.

Illegally parked vehicles, particularly trucks can lead to serious car accidents.  Ordinarily a person that has illegally parked a vehicle that is struck by another car will not be liable for the accident.  Liability occurs if the parking statute that was violated was meant to prevent accidents as opposed to maintaining the free flow of traffic.  For example, trucks that double park on a busy city street are violating a parking statute that is meant to maintain the flow of traffic.  On the other hand, a truck that parks on a narrow roadway just past a sharp bend in the roadway is creating a hazard.  That parking restriction was meant to protect approaching drivers.  Simply put, the no parking signs in that location are for the protection of drivers that will not have time to react to a stopped vehicle in the roadway.

Bowie lawyer, George Patterson has litigated truck accident cases where a large truck was illegally parked on an unlit roadway at night near an intersection.  George Patterson's client made a right turn onto that roadway and observed a stopped truck in his path.  The driver had no time to react and his car slid under the rear of the truck.  These truck accidents are very dangerous because the driver and his passengers are often in danger of severe head injuries due to the larger height of the back of many trucks.  The drivers of the cars pictured to the left narrowly avoided potentially fatal injuries when they struck illegally parked trucks.

Highway accidents involving tow trucks or stopped tractor trailers on the shoulder have also been litigated by Bowie lawyer, George Patterson in Prince George's County.  One of George Patterson's car accident clients was injured when a tow truck driver partially obstructed the left lane of the beltway with his tow truck at night.  Mr. Patterson's client unexpectedly found his travel lane partially blocked.  A serious beltway accident occurred that resulted in both parties suing each other for the accident.  The case was heard in Upper Marlboro and the court found that the violations of statute by the tow truck driver were the cause of the accident and that George Patterson's client was unable to see and avoid the tow truck. 

Accidents involving stopped trucks that have inadequate light or reflective striping required by law are fairly common.  Many fatal accidents have occurred with a truck with a long trailer attempts to cross a road with a trailer that is missing the required reflective material that should run the length of the trailer.  This is exceedingly dangerous when a flat bed trailer is involved.  A flat bed trailer without lights on the side or reflective stripping may be nearly invisible to approaching drivers at night. 

If you have been involved in a car accident with an illegally parked vehicle please call the illegally parked truck lawyers George and Maria Patterson for a free consultation at 301-383-1525.   The lawyers may be reached 24 hours a day on the injury phone at 240-893-7474.

Lawyer George Patterson handles serious car and truck accidents caused by illegally parked vehicles in Prince George's, Montgomery, Anne Arundel, Charles, Calvert, Queen Anne's and Howard Counties.  The law offices of Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott are located in Bowie near the intersection of Route 50 and Route 301.

Each case is different.  Past records are no assurance that our lawyers will be successful in reaching a favorable result in any future case.

The Bowie illegally parked truck accident lawyers at Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott serve clients in Prince George's, Montgomery, Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's, Howard, Anne Arundel, Queen Anne's and Baltimore Counties. Our clients are from Silver Spring, Upper Marlboro, Bowie, Forestville, Prince Frederick, Leonardtown, Annapolis, Edgewater, Rockville, Bethesda, Germantown, Oxon Hill, Beltsville, Deale, Severna Park, Largo, Crofton, Columbia and Landover.
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