Truck & Tractor Trailer Accidents
Connecticut Truck and Tractor-Trailer Lawyers – Kocian Law Group
Trucks and tractor-trailers are larger and heavier than your average car. Therefore, truck crashes can cause devastating amounts of damage to both property and people. If you’ve been involved in a truck or tractor-trailer accident, call Kocian Law Group.
Truck crashes can be caused by a number of factors such as:
- Operator error. Truck and tractor-trailer drivers can be just as fallible as ordinary motorists. If an operator is drunk, distracted, or simply drowsy, a catastrophic crash can occur. Even a moment’s lapse of attention can cause disaster. Truck driver fatigue is such a danger that federal regulations limit how long a trucker is allowed to be on the road before taking a rest. Truckers or trucking companies who fail to follow these regulations put everyone on the road at risk.
- Falling cargo. Federal laws also govern how heavy a truck’s load may be, how it must be secured, and how large a truck bed must be to accommodate the load. Oversized or poorly secured cargo poses a danger to other motorists.
- Negligent maintenance and repair. All trucks and tractor-trailers must be regularly inspected and repaired for damages. Just as the drivers of these large, powerful vehicles must stay well-rested and alert, owners and companies must keep the trucks themselves in a safe condition. Trucking companies that violate maintenance requirements may find their trucks placed “out of service” by law enforcement or may discover one of their vehicles has been involved in a serious accident.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration makes and enforces the rules that govern interstate trucking. At the Kocian Law Group, we will navigate the “ins and outs” of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to determine if laws were violated in your accident and to secure the compensation you need. If you were in a truck or tractor-trailer accident, give the Kocian Law Group a call for a free consultation. We will put our extensive knowledge and experience to work for you.