Trucking companies are subject to numerous rules and regulations that are intended to keep the public safe. Unfortunately, far too many trucking companies bend or even ignore the rules, and people get seriously hurt. At D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC, we know the trucking company rules & regulations in Watertown, and we hold trucking companies accountable by winning on behalf of those who have been injured in a trucking accident.
If you’re a victim of a trucking company’s negligence or recklessness, you need an attorney with a proven track record of representing truck accident victims fighting for you. The trucking companies have their own lawyers, investigators, and adjusters working around the clock to protect their interests. Level the playing field by contacting our experienced 18-wheeler crash attorneys—including attorney Michael D’Amico, a former member of the National Advisory Board of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America.
We understand the complexities and specific legal requirements that apply to truck accident cases. When you hire us, we will take immediate efforts to secure evidence, such as:
Most semi trucks have a “black box” which records important information that can be used for evidence in an accident case, including speed during the accident, brake condition, use of seat belts, engine speed, and more.
Drivers are required to keep a log book containing information about miles driven per day, hours off duty, and more. This information can reveal whether the driver was fatigued. These logs are sometimes falsified, so we’ll cross-check them against the “black box” data to look for discrepancies.
Radio recordings between a driver and dispatch center can provide solid evidence in a case. These recordings are often taped, and we’ll take immediate action to secure them before the trucking company can destroy them.
All trucking companies are required to maintain driver qualification files, which include information from state agencies (what states a driver has driven in,) prior employer contracts, copies of violations of motor traffic laws, DOT physical reports, and more. Too many trucking companies hire dangerous drivers or keep them on the payroll even after they cause accidents. We hold them accountable.
We look at accident registers, traffic violation convictions, alcohol and drug tests, satellite tracking systems, recording devices, trip summaries, toll tickets, fuel receipts, weight tickets, and other information to give us a better idea of how and why a crash happened.
The last thing you need is to try to take on the trucking company and their insurance company alone. While you focus on getting better, we’ll investigate, build your claim, negotiate with the trucking company and their insurance company on your behalf, and, if necessary, take your case to trial. At D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC, our experience, reputation, and thorough preparation allow us to settle many of these cases out of court, but when it is necessary to go to trial, we’re always ready, including preparing our arguments in our in-house courtroom.
Remember, the trucking company has investigators on the scene, often within hours of a crash, to start building their case. You need to get your own representation right away. Contact us today to schedule your free remote consultation and discuss trucking company rules & regulations in Watertown with a knowledgeable attorney.