If you’re a truck driver, your first order of business is to check the vehicle and make sure everything is secure and working properly. Unfortunately, not every driver takes the same care with each trip he or she makes, and could possibly make a mistake that might be life-threatening to themselves or another driver on the road. One of the scariest things that can happen on the road for a tractor trailer driver and the surrounding traffic is if the trailer detaches from the tractor. The last thing you want to see on the highway is a trailer over 50,000 barreling towards you and other vehicles with no way to stop.
Why a trailer detaches.
There are many reasons a trailer may detach from the tractor pulling it on the road.
- negligence when connecting
- worn out/old parts
- infrequent maintenance checks
All truckers must follow certain regulations by law when it comes to securing their rig, and when they do not comply, the results can be deadly.
Who is at fault?
There are many parties who might be to blame for your detached trailer accident, depending on why the accident occurred. It may be the fault of the driver, the owner of the truck or trailer, the trucking company, and/or anyone who worked on the vehicle. It is the job of your lawyer to find out who is at fault and how to get the compensation you need to recover after your accident.
Your detached trailer accident lawyers
At Munley Law, we know how to fight for what you deserve after your accident with a tractor trailer. This can be a scary and complicated time, and you need an experienced lawyer who will be with you every step of the way to fight aggressively for the compensation you’re owed.
Munley Law assists tractor trailer accident victims throughout the Northeast, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Contact us now for a free consultation.