While truck driver negligence like speeding and distracted driving are often the cause of truck accidents, truck company errors are often contributing factors to truck accidents as well. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, it is critical that you retain a personal injury lawyer who understands how a truck company error may contribute to the cause of an accident.
Examples of truck company errors include:
- Negligent hiring of truckers: Truck companies have a responsibility to hire safe drivers. They should determine if their truckers have a valid commercial driver's license, have a good driving record and have sufficient safety training to ensure safe driving.
Failure to prevent driver fatigue: Truckers often log significant miles because they are paid by the mile. As a result, they often drive to the point of exhaustion and become fatigued. When truckers are not alert, they pose a danger to other motorists. Federal trucking laws require semitruck operators to take adequate rest breaks to prevent driver fatigue. Truck companies have dispatchers who should know when a truck driver has logged too many miles and may be fatigued.
- Negligent maintenance: Trucks should be properly maintained to ensure safety. Tires, lights, brakes and other safety devices should be routinely checked and maintained when necessary to prevent unnecessary risk of harm to other motorists.
- Negligent loading: Federal trucking laws have weight restrictions for semitrucks and other large tractor trailers. When trucks are overloaded or when truck loads are not properly secured, accidents may occur. Trucks that are carrying heavy loads in violation of weight restrictions are more difficult to stop and are more likely to cause a rollover accident.
For the experienced and knowledgeable representation you require, contact Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C. We represent clients throughout Connecticut in truck accident claims.
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Our personal injury attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience and know how to effectively prosecute truck accident claims. We seek to identify all responsible parties, including truck drivers and truck companies, in an effort to obtain the full compensation our clients are entitled to receive.
Several of our personal injury lawyers have prior experience as insurance defense attorneys. We use our broad base of experience to build strong cases for our clients. As defense and plaintiff's attorneys, we have experience handling thousands of personal injury cases. Our experience extends to cases in which accident victims have sustained a wide range of injuries, including back and neck injuries, broken bones, burns, disfigurement, paralysis, traumatic brain injuries and other serious injuries. We also have experience advocating on behalf of family members in wrongful death claims.
Our attorneys are committed to your recovery. We seek full compensation on behalf of accident victims for past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other forms of available relief. As a client of our firm, you will have a strong advocate on your side.
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We handle all personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no fees to us unless we recover compensation for you. To schedule a free consultation with a Connecticut truck accident lawyer at our firm, call 866-475-8805 or contact us by email.