Tractor Trailer Crashes on I-295 in Falmouth, ME
Falmouth, ME (3/12/20) – A tractor trailer crash on I-295 in Falmouth, MA slowed traffic for hours yesterday.
According to the news report, the tractor was hauling garbage that spilled all over the road. Luckily, no injuries were reported.
Source: Central Maine
Our Thoughts – Beware of Adverse Weather Conditions
Given the rainy and windy weather the area is expecting over the next few days, we may see a spike in these types of accidents. In fact, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act requires drivers to exercise “extreme caution…when hazardous weather adversely affect[s] visibility or traction….Drivers are required to reduce speed under such conditions. If conditions become sufficiently dangerous, operations must immediately be discontinued until the vehicle can against be safely operated.”
It is no secret that adverse weather conditions affect a tractor trailer driver’s ability to operate a vehicle safely. Unfortunately, large corporations often put unrealistic expectations on drivers, forcing them to push the limits of safety in the interest of profits. This often results in crashes that can have catastrophic injuries to innocent motorists.
Contact an Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer For Help
At Stanger Stanfield Law, our trucking accident attorneys are experienced in handling tractor trailer accidents for injured people. We have a unique perspective and understanding of these accidents because our attorneys have experience defending the tractor trailer companies.
We know how these company’s prepare, defend, and value cases. This experience also gives us an in depth understand of the rules and regulations that tractor trailers must abide by.