Tractor-Trailer Accidents


A crash involving a tractor-trailer is a nightmare for any motorist. When negligent truck drivers cause accidents, lives can be changed forever, and there absolutely must be accountability. That’s why you need the tractor-trailer accident attorneys at D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC.

Any claim involving a tractor-trailer is a high-stakes case, both emotionally and legally. Founding partner Michael D’Amico is a former member of the National Advisory Board of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, the largest organization of plaintiff trucking lawyers in the United States. We know what is needed to take on a trucking company, and we would be honored to listen to your story and advocate for your justice.


It goes without saying that when a fully loaded tractor-trailer weighing up to 80,000 pounds collides with a smaller vehicle, serious or fatal injuries can follow. That’s why trucking companies and truck drivers are held to higher legal standards: their vehicles are dangerous. They’re considered professional drivers and are required to drive at safe speeds, stay sober, obey traffic laws and take mandatory rest breaks to avoid falling asleep at the wheel.

But too often, the trucking companies cut corners and put pressure on drivers to put profits ahead of safety. When that happens, people get hurt. If you’ve been injured due to this negligence, you have legal rights, and you deserve accountability. We can help.


Trucking companies understand how high the stakes are when someone is hurt by one of their drivers. They often have investigators on the scene within hours to gather the evidence they need to reduce or deny your claim. We know how to match them by launching our own investigation and taking action to secure critical information, such as the truck’s “black box” data or hours of service log, before it can be destroyed. Our goal is to get to the bottom of what happened and find your way forward.

When you contact us after a truck accident, we’ll listen. We’ll answer your questions and clarify your legal options. Once you retain us, we’ll get the trucking company and their insurance company off your back, taking care of negotiations with them while you focus on getting better. We’re often able to settle these cases out of court thanks to our experience, reputation and relentless advocacy, but if necessary, we’re always fully prepared to go to trial.

Call us right away after a tractor-trailer accident anywhere in Connecticut. We’ll represent you every step of the way, fighting not just to resolve your case, but to help rebuild your life. Contact us for your free remote consultation.

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If you or someone you love has suffered an injury or illness, you need to take immediate action so we can start our investigation. It’s not just a legal matter; it’s about helping you rebuild your life.

We have a proven track record of success. Other lawyers refer their cases to us because we have the experience and resources to resolve these complex matters.

It’s important that you contact us right away, before evidence disappears and critical legal deadlines expire. Our office is centrally located in Watertown and we offer legal counsel to victims and their families throughout Connecticut. Contact us online or by phone to schedule a free consultation.