Driving a semi-truck, 18-wheeler, or tractor-trailer requires specialized training and knowledge. Unlicensed or undertrained drivers may not be able to perform all necessary maneuvers in a truck—which can lead to an accident. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sets rules for the trucking industry to promote safe driving and help prevent accidents.

At Carter Mario Law Firm, we understand the regulations that govern the trucking industry. We know those regulations are enforced to protect those who share the highway with trucks—and we know accidents happen when these regulations are violated. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, Carter Mario can investigate the accident. We’ll determine which rules were broken.


If you have been injured in a car accident, trust Carter Mario Law Firm to help. Contact our team today at 203-876-2711 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.


We Can Determine Fault

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, a Connecticut truck accident lawyer can investigate the accident, determine which rules were broken, and help you get the compensation you need to recover. If a violation caused your accident, we’ll hold the responsible parties accountable.

About the FMCSA

The FMCSA establishes rules and sets guidelines in several areas—including driver behavior, driver fitness, and vehicle maintenance. Some of these regulations include:

  • Safe Driving Behaviors: Truck drivers must obey the same rules of the road as other drivers. To be safe on the road, they should avoid speeding, aggressive driving, distracted driving, and other dangerous behavior.
  • Driver Fitness and Health: Drivers must be healthy enough to operate their vehicles over hundreds of miles with limited stops. FMCSA regulations restrict total hours driven per day—and prohibit drug or alcohol use.
  • Improper Loading and Maintenance: Companies and drivers must check vehicles for excess weight, vehicle damage, unperformed repairs, or neglected maintenance—as well as unsafe or unsecured cargo, which may cause injury.

Trust Our Experience

When you or someone you love has been injured, you need experience on your side. Let Carter Mario Law Firm protect your rights. Just call 203-876-2711 today. The Carter Mario team offers decades of combined legal experience. We provide 24/7 access to our compassionate attorneys—along with our exclusive Zero Fee Warranty. With Carter Mario, you don’t owe any attorneys’ fees unless we recover on your behalf. It’s that simple. Call 203-876-2711 to find out what Carter Mario can do for you.

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