Connecticut Truck Accident: How Trucking Companies Are Liable
Connecticut truck accidents can happen because of improper maintenance and mechanical failure. Trucking companies are required by federal law to keep a maintenance and service log of all trucks in their fleet.
Some of the ways a truck could be mechanically unsound are:
- Worn or defective tires, resulting in a blowout
- Defective brakes
- Transmission failures
- Defective steering wheel
- Defective lighting
- Broken trailer hitch
Federal law also prohibits trucking companies from imposing unrealistic delivery schedules that would cause drivers to be in violation of federal required sleep and rest regulations.
If you or a loved one was involved in a Connecticut truck accident, contact our firm. Our team will immediately begin an investigation into your accident including obtaining the maintenance logs from the vehicle that caused the accident.