Truck Drivers Are Required to Pull Off the Road in Bad Weather
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) makes it clear: During times of inclement weather, truck drivers are required to pull their rigs off the road. Bringing a fully loaded tractor-trailer to a stop requires skill and extra distance, even on the driest roads. In rain or snowy conditions, an 18-wheeler traveling at highway speeds is at the mercy of natural forces that even the most experienced trucker cannot overcome.
If you or a member of your family was injured in a truck accident during inclement weather, there may have been violations of FMCSA regulations that directly resulted in the accident. You will not know if you are entitled to seek compensation from the truck company unless you talk to an experienced truck accident lawyer.
National Truck Accident Representation
Since 1984, Humphrey, Farrington & McClain has represented truck accident victims across the country, including in Illinois, California, Texas, and Florida. Our clients and their referrals turn to us for vigorous, effective representation after an injury or wrongful death caused by someone else's negligence.
We have experience in all types of injury and wrongful death claims involving commercial trucks and vehicles, including:
- FMCSA violations relating to weather conditions
- Truck driver negligence, distracted truck drivers
- Aggressive driving under unsafe conditions, insufficient following distance
- Truck brake failure, tire and tread failure, maintenance issues
- Snowplow accidents
- Management negligence, illegal policies, failure to order a trucker off the road
- Truck driver fatigue and other logbook violations
- Drug and alcohol violations
Our trial attorneys work aggressively to investigate every detail of a truck accident. Because of our record of success, we have the professional and financial resources to prepare your case to win in court, if necessary. That means we will not make empty promises only to push you to accept a settlement that does not meet your needs.
To speak with a truck accident attorney at Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, call 888-353-0491 or contact us online.