There Are Rules for Trucks Driving Through Construction Zones
Highway construction zones are among the most dangerous areas to drive in America. Even for passenger cars and motorcycles, the narrow lanes, misplaced equipment and driver impatience put everyone at increased risk. When a large, multiton 18-wheeler enters the mix, the odds of an accident leading to injury or death increase greatly.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has strict regulations relating to truck driver techniques and practices in construction zones. Truck companies are required to provide special training for each truck driver. Before embarking on a route, truckers are required to know the areas that may be under construction and deal accordingly with the hazards presented.
If you or a member of your family was injured in a truck accident in a construction zone, you may be entitled to seek compensation if the truck driver or company is found in violation of FMCSA regulations. Talk to an experienced truck accident lawyer about your accident.
Construction Zone Truck Accidents Often Have More Than One Party at Fault
For more than 25 years, the attorneys of Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, have been fighting for compensation on behalf of victims of truck driver and transportation company negligence. We are a nationally recognized personal injury law firm that has secured verdicts and settlements of more than $200 million. Our trial lawyers are experienced and work effectively to investigate and prepare every case to win at trial.
We have experience in all types of injury and wrongful death claims involving commercial trucks and vehicles, including:
- Construction zone driving violations
- Truck driver negligence, reckless driving, speeding in construction zones
- Road construction crew negligence
- Construction equipment left in the road
- Unsafe road design, improper construction zone warnings
- Overloaded trucks and unsecured loads
Often, investigating a truck accident in a construction zone means looking beyond the truck driver to determine liability. There may be liability on the part of the road construction crew, the county and its subcontractors as well. We offer the professional and financial resources to investigate thoroughly and fight until we obtain the highest settlement or jury award from all liable parties.
Free Consultation · No Attorneys' Fees Unless You Recover Compensation
Personal injury cases can sometimes cost more than $100,000 to successfully litigate, which is one of the reasons why we do not charge our clients unless they recover compensation. Our firm has the resources and skills necessary to help our clients make it through the trial process and achieve the compensation they are entitled to.
To speak with a truck accident attorney at Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, contact us online or call 888-353-0491.