Michael D'Amico serves on the National Advisory Board of the Association of Plainff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, the largest organization of plaintiff trucking lawyers in the United States.
It's just plain physics: When an 80,000-pound semi tractor trailer collides with a car or SUV weighing 3,000 pounds or less, the smaller vehicle and its occupants are going to suffer greater damage.
A total of 5,212 people died and 114,400 were injured in accidents involving large trucks in 2005, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates all aspects of the trucking industry, from the number of hours a trucker may drive, to how the truck must be loaded, to the required safety equipment and markings. At D'Amico, Griffin and Pettinicchi, LLC our truck accident attorneys are familiar with FMCSA regulations and know how to determine whether a truck and its driver were in compliance.
We understand that truck drivers and trucking companies frequently disregard FMCSA regulations in order to cut costs. The financial pressures to deliver the goods on time can be huge. A truck driver once told us of an auto company supplier that would lose $600,000 for every hour a shipment is late.
Semi tractor trailer accidents can be even more costly in terms of lives and money.
We represent victims of all types of truck accidents, including those involving:
- Driver fatigue
- DUI/DWI drunk driving
- Drug abuse
- Improper maintenance
- Improper loading
- Driver errors
- Worn or defective brakes
- Worn or defective tires
- Unrealistic schedules
- Improper training
- Unlicensed drivers
- Failure to install under-ride protection
- Other causes
In appropriate cases, our attorneys will hire an accident reconstructionist to determine what caused the truck accident. We will explore all possible sources of financial compensation, including the driver, the owner of the tractor, the owner of the trailer, the warehouse that loaded the truck, the shop that maintained the truck and more.
Tractor Trailer Collision Lawyers in Waterbury
We are skilled truck accident attorneys who have won substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of our injured clients. If we can be of assistance to you, please contact us today for a consultation and case evaluation.
From our offices in Watertown, Connecticut, we represent clients in various locales within the State of Connecticut.