Trucking Accidents

Mesirow & Stravitz represents clients in metropolitan Washington (including the Maryland suburbs and Northern Virginia) and Baltimore and its surrounding counties who have been seriously hurt in truck accidents. That includes accidents with trucks used as passenger vehicles as well as accidents with large commercial trucks, such as semis, tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers or Mack trucks. In addition to handling collisions and rollovers caused by bad driving or defective trucks and parts, we also hold truckers and their trucking companies responsible for accidents involving cargo spills or improperly maintained trucking equipment.

Accidents between passenger cars and larger trucks can be extremely serious because of the imbalance of size and weight between a car and a truck. Even an ordinary passenger truck can be twice the weight of a passenger car; a commercial truck can be many times heavier. That size imbalance means the truck brings much greater force to a collision, causing severe injuries like brain damage, spinal cord injuries, amputations, severe burns or even death to the occupants of the smaller vehicle. In an accident with spilled cargo, drivers may also be severely injured simply because have no warning until it's too late to avoid a crash at highway speeds.

Eric Stravitz has successfully litigated several truck crash cases and separate truck cases involving spilled cargo and flying truck parts. 1

At Mesirow & Stravitz, we understand that truck accident victims and their families are severely physically and emotionally traumatized, as well as struggling with the financial cost of treating a catastrophic injury. Our goal is to ease those burdens by securing the money our clients need to meet their medical needs; win back income they lose while they cannot work (or for a lifetime); and win compensation for severe physical and emotional injuries. We also strive to relieve our clients of the burden of dealing with insurers, hospitals and other bureaucracies while keeping them well-informed and actively engaged in their cases.

If you or someone you love was seriously hurt in an accident with a truck, Mesirow & Stravitz would like to help. To set up a free consultation where you can learn more about your options and your rights, you can fill out our confidential online form or call toll-free 866-463-0303 or 202-463-0303 in Washington, D.C.


1In one of the truck crash cases, and in the flying truck part case, Mr. Stravitz was hired by lawyers already handling those cases, who sought Mr. Stravitz’s expertise and work ethic.�