When a Tractor-Trailer Comes Unhooked, Everyone's In Danger
The trucking and transportation industries are under heavy regulation by the federal government to ensure their equipment is safe for drivers and passengers on the road. Cab and trailer manufacturers share the same burden of designing and building their equipment to be safe under the most extreme and hazardous conditions at highway speeds. The coupling devices used to attach the trailer to the cab are among the most heavily regulated.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has strict regulations relating to scheduled maintenance for the entire big rig, including the air lines and coupling devices connecting cab to trailer. Truckers and mechanics are required to report safety concerns at the first indication of a problem.
Nationally Recognized for Our Capacity to Handle Complex Cases for Victims
Accidents resulting from decoupling or trailer connection problems are rare. When these accidents do happen, however, they are very serious. If you or a member of your family was injured in a truck accident because of any type of truck equipment failure, talk to an experienced personal injury attorney right away.
Since 1984, the law firm of Humphrey, Farrington & McClain has been recognized as a prominent truck accident law firm. We handle serious truck crash cases throughout the country, including in Illinois, California, Texas and Florida.
We Will Not Be Out-Resourced: Because our firm has been so successful, we are able to leverage our professional and financial resources to fully investigate your case and obtain maximum compensation, either through a negotiated settlement or a verdict at trial. We won't promise you the world and then ask you accept a low or unfair settlement down the road.
We have experience in all types of injury and wrongful death claims involving commercial trucks and vehicles, including:
- Trailer coupling failure
- Brake failure, failure to stop
- Steering and transmission system failure
- FMCSA violations relating to truck load weight
- Violations of scheduled maintenance
- Jackknife and rollover accidents
- Defective truck design and failure
Because of our success, we have the capacity to handle complex truck accident cases that involve multiple parties. Often, truck accidents resulting from equipment failure include liable parties such as the motor carriers, transport company managers, maintenance contractors and the freight company responsible for loading the trailer.
Our team of trial attorneys has extensive experience investigating and preparing every case to win in court, in case a fair settlement cannot be reached in negotiations. To set up a free consultation with one of our lawyers, contact us online or call 888-353-0491.