Connecticut Truck Accidents and Negligent Truck Companies
Connecticut truck accidents are caused not only by dangerous driving, but by negligent companies. Trucking companies can cause accidents due to hiring unqualified drivers, inadequate vehicle maintenance, inspections and repairs as well as being non-compliant with federal regulations. These and several other reckless acts can seriously injure drivers, passengers, and others sharing the road.
There are different ways trucking companies can be negligent, including:
- Hiring unqualified drivers. Commercial truck drivers require additional training than your regular driver’s license and must have experience maneuvering large trucks. If the driver does not have the proper license, qualifications or understanding of laws and guidelines across the country, the company can be legally responsible for these offenses.
- Poor maintenance and inspection procedures. Defects like worn brakes and tires, for example, can be spotted during routine inspections. Additionally maintenance of beds, trailers, and other mechanical parts can prevent equipment malfunction.
- Noncompliance with federal rules and regulations. Commercial truck drivers must comply with federal rules surrounding rest, sleep, and breaks.
- Failing to report violations. If a driver is found to have driven under the influence, been speeding, been noncompliant with rest, or overloaded weight, the company can be held liable.
If you or a loved one was injured in a Connecticut truck accident, contact our firm immediately. Our team is experienced in handling cases like this. In fact, we recovered the highest settlement in New England for a truck accident victim in 2018.