Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyers
Although any motor vehicle crash has the potential to cause serious injury and even death, collisions with tractor-trailers account for a huge number of fatal accidents. The reason is simple. When an 80,000-pound truck slams into a passenger car, the results are usually catastrophic. At Nugent & Bryant, we help people who have been gravely injured in tractor-trailer collisions. We also assist families pursuing wrongful death claims against truck drivers, their carriers and their insurance companies.
Although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration places heavy regulations on truck drivers and carriers, both owners and operators often disregard these rules in favor of making money. Carriers push their drivers to ignore rules governing maximum driving hours. Operators drive with overloaded and unbalanced freight. When trucking companies and their drivers put profits before safety, innocent people get hurt and sometimes killed. At Nugent & Bryant, we are a strong voice for innocent people hurt by corporate greed. We speak up for the families suffering unspeakable loss.
As personal injury trial lawyers, our practice is exclusively devoted to pursuing justice for the injured. We never represent insurance companies. We will handle cases in a wide range of trucking accidents, including:
- Overloaded tractor-trailers
- Hours of service violations
- Driver distraction
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Defective equipment, such as brakes and tires
- Unlicensed and untrained drivers
- Falsified log records
- Failure to inspect and maintain
Truck Accidents Are More Complex
Unlike car accidents, tractor-trailer crashes usually involve multiple defendants from various states. Thousands of semis cross the state of Connecticut each day, carrying freight across our borders and beyond. In many cases, their carriers are located out of state and conduct operations across large regions of the country. Because tractor-trailer operators are governed by federal agencies, tractor-trailer crashes also involve government investigations. Although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has the authority to shut down carriers with an established pattern of unsafe operations, many of these companies manage to evade the government until it is too late. In fact, it is not uncommon for negligent carriers to close their business only to reappear as a new corporate entity with a new name.
At Nugent & Bryant, we fight back against unscrupulous trucking companies that put profits before people. Using a variety of resources, including medical records, carrier log books, expert testimony and accident reconstruction, we create a case that proves the link between the trucking company’s negligence and our client’s injury.
Contact Us Today to Learn More
If you have been injured in a tractor-trailer collision, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. State law sets limits on how much time you have to file a lawsuit. It is also critical to your case to begin gathering evidence while it is still fresh in your mind and at the scene. To learn more about our tractor-trailer collision practice and to speak to an attorney who can help, call us at (203) 795-1111.