Hamden Truck Accident Attorney
Personalized Guidance for Injured Victims
Large commercial vehicles that transport cargo on the road can weigh up
to 80,000 pounds. These massive trucks pose a deadly risk to other drivers
and pedestrians, and often result in extremely devastating injuries during
a collision. A high percentage of truck accidents involve catastrophic
injury and fatalities.
At Sette & Parnoff, our Hamden truck accident lawyers work hard on
behalf of our clients to recover the compensation they need after an accident.
We understand the physical pain, suffering, and financial struggles that
you and your family are going through right now. We are here to help you
get through this difficult time.
Tell us about your truck accident during a
FREE evaluation: (203) 285-3075.
Truck Accident Liability
Truck accidents are different from auto accidents because the trucking
industry is subject to strict federal and state regulations. The federal
government recognizes the dangers that trucks pose, which is why they
created The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR), which govern
nearly every aspect of the trucking industry to ensure safety and to minimize
accidents. Some examples of these rules include maximum hours a driver
can be on the road per day (known as Hours of Service) and stringent hiring
and training of qualified truck drivers. If truck drivers and companies
fail to abide by these rules, then they can be held liable for any injuries
that result. In fact, it is not uncommon for truck accidents to have more
than one liable party - the truck driver, trucking company, and even truck
manufacturer can be held liable.
Common violations of federal trucking regulations include:
- Driving more than the maximum driving limit
- Speeding or reckless driving
- Overloading trucks
- Improperly securing cargo
- Failing to comply with regular truck maintenance
- Failing to properly screen and/or train drivers
We can investigate your claim to help you identify the cause and source
of negligence, and whether any federal trucking regulations were violated.
From looking through driver logs to a sifting through trucking company's
hiring records, we diligently analyze all available evidence to help you
build a strong claim.
Start with a FREE Consult: (203) 285-3075
If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, you should
not hesitate to turn to our firm for support and guidance. When we help
you file a personal injury claim, our goal is to pursue damages to cover
your medical bills and expenses, lost wages and future wages, and pain
contact us today to set up a
FREE injury consultation!