Poughkeepsie Truck Accident Lawyers
Call (845) 340-HURT to Let Our Experienced Legal Team Fight for You
Since commercial semi-trucks and tractor-trailers are gargantuan in size
and weight compared to civilian automobiles, accidents involving these
massive vehicles are often disastrous, causing severe injuries and deaths.
If you wish to file a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent truck
driver, you will also face the trucking company itself along with their
powerful legal team.
Mainetti, Mainetti & O’Connor, P.C., we are not afraid to protect your rights and best interests against these
large transportation companies and their drivers. With millions of dollars
recovered on behalf of our clients, our
Poughkeepsie personal injury attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of state and federal trucking regulations
in order to guide you through the intricacies of the legal system.
The Federal Laws Regarding Commercial Truck Safety
Trucking companies and their drivers have an obligation to uphold the rules
set forth in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR). However,
they tend to ignore these laws to meet deadlines quicker, make more deliveries,
and save money despite overlooking the safety of innocent lives due to
these hazardous behaviors. In many cases, what may seem like a simple
mistake can derive from a driver ignoring federal law.
Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Fatigued driving
- Overloaded or improperly loaded cargo
- Hiring inexperienced or unqualified drivers
- Failure to perform routine vehicle inspections and maintenance
- Defective truck parts
Ready to Fight Tirelessly for You Today!
Our Poughkeepsie truck accident lawyers can investigate your accident,
gather evidence, work with accident reconstruction specialists, and negotiate
with insurance adjusters while you make the best recovery possible from
injury. With more than 100 years of combined experience, we understand
what it takes to aggressively pursue the compensation and justice you deserve.
Contact us and request a
free consultation immediately.