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Bridgeport Truck Accident Lawyer

Commercial truck drivers spend long hours transporting cargo across America’s highways. Despite numerous Federal and State regulations, commercial trucks were involved in nearly 9 percent of fatal collisions in 2020. The Bridgeport truck accident lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm have been successfully representing truck accident victims and their surviving family members for over 30 years.

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Trust Carter Mario’s 30+ Years of Experience

Truck accident victims need solid legal representation. This is because insurance carriers ferociously defend truck accident lawsuits. The personal injury attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm have spent over 30 years successfully litigating truck accident lawsuits against powerful insurance companies.

If you need a Bridgeport car accident lawyer, a motorcycle accident attorney, or must file a workers’ compensation, a wrongful death, a catastrophic injury, or a medical malpractice lawsuit, the personal injury lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm can help.

What To Do Following a Truck Accident

You should immediately contact the police and obtain medical treatment for your injuries. If your injuries are not life-threatening, you should photograph the vehicles and the collision scene. Next, you should get the name of the truck driver and the names and contact information of individuals who may have witnessed the collision. Finally, contact a Bridgeport truck accident attorney for help with your claim.

Determining Responsibility for a Truck Accident

Depending on the cause of the truck accident, one or more persons may be responsible. The trucking company might be liable if it failed to maintain the truck or supervise the driver correctly. Regarding the driver, information from the vehicle’s black box and the driver’s post-accident drug test may reveal the driver was negligently operating the truck.

Proving Negligence in Trucking Collisions

A successful outcome for a truck accident lawsuit requires you to prove the truck driver caused the collision. You must prove this element of your claim, in addition to your losses and injuries, by a preponderance of the evidence, i.e., 51%. Depending on the facts of your case, testimony by expert witnesses such as an accident reconstructionist and transportation consultant may be necessary.

How Truck & Other Motor Vehicle Accidents Differ

Unlike collisions involving only regular passenger vehicles, collisions involving commercial trucks are significantly more violent. This is due to the size and weight of commercial trucks. A collision involving a 40-ton commercial is more likely to feature catastrophic and potentially fatal injuries.

Potential Injuries from Truck Accidents

While regular passenger vehicles offer some physical protection, the sheer size and mass of a commercial truck cause personal injury victims to suffer severe injuries. Specifically, truck accidents cause victims to suffer:

  • Broken bones
  • Torn ligaments and muscles
  • Lacerations and burns
  • Neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

Due to these injuries, truck accident victims often need extensive medical treatment.

Damages You May Recover from a Truck Accident Claim

You can claim general and compensatory damages if you were injured in a truck accident. Specifically, you can claim compensatory damages for the cost of your medical treatment and other financial losses, such as your lost wages. You can also claim general damages for the physical pain and mental suffering you endured due to your injuries.

Trucking Accident Claims FAQ

The time following a truck accident is painful and confusing. Worse yet, the lives of truck accident victims are interrupted due to their medical treatment. The personal injury lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm offer free consultations for truck accident victims.

How Long Do You Have to File a Truck Accident Claim?

Each State imposes a legal time on a person’s ability to pursue a legal claim. Under 52-584, the statute of limitations in Connecticut is two years. This means you have two years from the date of the truck accident to file a lawsuit or else your claim is barred.

Can You Sue a Truck Driver or Company for an Accident?

You may be able to sue both. If the truck driver is a direct employee of the trucking company, you can sue the driver for negligence and the trucking company under a respondeat superior claim. However, you may not be able to sue the trucking company if the truck driver was an independent contractor.

Contact Carter Mario Law Firm to Speak with a Bridgeport Truck Accident Attorney

Truck accident claims require personal injury attorneys who know how to litigate complex cases. At Carter Mario Law Firm, our award-winning attorneys use their skills to build strong truck accident cases on behalf of injured victims. To learn how we can build your case, contact us today to talk with one of our Bridgeport truck accident attorneys!

Client Victories

We’ve Recovered Over $1 Billion for Clients
Just Like You


Rear-End Collision

Our client sustained a significant injury to his cervical spine after a rear-end crash. After receiving a low initial offer from the insurance company, we fought hard for our client to get him the settlement he deserved.


Medical Misdiagnosis

Our client’s doctor misread an x-ray causing a delayed diagnosis of sarcoma, which resulted in our client’s death.


Failure to Treat

Gastroenterologist and primary care doctor failed to treat or transfer our client who was hospitalized for GI bleeding, which resulted in our client’s death.


Failure to Diagnose

Our client’s doctors failed to diagnose him with abdominal cancer, resulting in his death.


Medical Malpractice

Our client suffered brain damage, paralysis, and speech deficits after undergoing a bedside procedure.


Brain Damage

Our client suffered brain damage after their breathing tube was misplaced.


Failure to Diagnose

Our client’s doctor failed to diagnose Fournier’s Gangrene, resulting in necrotizing fasciitis, sterility, abnormal gait, and muscle loss.


Personal Injury Resulting in Death

Our client, an innocent bystander to a bar room brawl, required surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon. After the surgery, our client developed a pulmonary embolism, resulting in his death.


Gas Poisoning

Our client suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning with cognitive loss after an on-site contractor ran gas engines during business hours.

Why choose Carter Mario?

We want justice and what’s best for you and your case. Here’s our promise:

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    A Team That Puts You First!

    Our clients are our #1 priority and everything we do is focused on getting you the best result! You are the reason we became lawyers. To the insurance company, you are no more than a claim number but to us, it’s personal. We’re here for you 24/7, 365 days a year. We communicate often and call you back the same day or lunch is on us. We believe an informed client is a happy client. You are the reason we fight!

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    Over $1 Billion Recovered!

    For over 30 years, we’ve fought fiercely and tirelessly against Big Insurance and won countless victories for our clients. You were already hurt physically when you came to us, but we make sure you aren’t hurt financially when you leave. Our goal is to give you a better tomorrow.

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    Experience On Your Side!

    No obstacle is too big. Our seasoned attorneys were handpicked and know how to hold the insurance companies accountable. We have experience in and out of the courtroom. Our attention to detail and in-depth investigation helps identify key evidence we use to prepare your case. Our attorneys have the knowledge, the dedication, and the passion it takes to win. They love what they do.

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    We Have a Large War Chest!

    When we go to trial, we are battle ready, but taking a case to trial takes more than confidence, experience, and commitment. It takes cutting edge technology and a War Chest to support the costs of zealous representation. Many firms aren’t willing or don’t have the resources and financial stability to front your costs and maximize your case. We’ll spend whatever it takes to get you every penny you deserve!

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    Making the Law Make Sense!

    At Carter Mario Law Firm, our mission is to make the law make sense. You’ve been injured and it wasn’t your fault. Life is suddenly overwhelming and confusing, and you don’t know where to turn. You need help, but it matters who you get. Let us come to your rescue. We’ll do the work, so you don’t have to. You can focus on you!

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We Win Your Case

Call (203) 876-2711 or Contact Us For a No-Obligation Case Evaluation. Our attorneys are standing by to evaluate your case, answer any questions, or discuss your next steps. Getting the compensation you deserve starts here!

    Client Testimonials

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    "When I had my work-related injury, Carter Mario took on the workers’ comp insurance company that tried to belittle me and dealt with them, which took so much stress off of me. Thank you so much."

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