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Truck Accidents

Connecticut Truck Accident Attorneys


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Every day, millions of 18-wheelers take to the roads of the United States to help deliver needed goods and provide vital services. Unfortunately, the sheer mass, great size, and overall weight of these tractor trailers can present a serious hazard. In an accident, an 18-wheeler can cause serious damage, severe injuries, or even death.

If you have been injured in a truck accident, trust Carter Mario Law Firm to help. Contact our team today at (203) 806-9256 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.

Know the Risks

Big trucks can sometimes present a danger on the road. With that in mind, it is vital both truck drivers and other motorists remain alert behind the wheel.

People involved in accidents involving large trucks often face painful injuries, which can result in:

  • Expensive Medical Treatments
  • Disability or Loss of Work
  • Loss of Future Earnings

What Makes a Truck Accident Different?

Even a seemingly minor accident involving an 18-wheeler can be a serious incident. The large size and heavy weight of a tractor-trailer can cause both significant property damage and potentially devastating personal injuries.

Truck Accident Claim Do's and Don’ts

After a truck accident, you may be physically injured, emotionally scarred, and financially troubled. The time immediately following a truck accident is critical to your overall recovery. Carter Mario Law Firm suggests certain steps to help obtain the best outcome for your injury claim.

What Should You Do?

  • Seek Medical Attention: Get help right away, even if you don’t believe you are seriously injured. Some injuries may be internal, while others may take time for symptoms to fully develop. Keep records of your care.
  • Document the Crash: Gather contact information from the driver, trucking company, and any witnesses. If possible, take pictures of your crash scene and injuries. Write a description of events that led to the accident.
  • Call a Lawyer: Trucking companies have many resources to protect their profits after accidents. Fighting them alone can be a challenge. An experienced truck accident attorney can help protect your rights under the law.
  • Keep a Detailed Record: Note all expenses and associated costs related to your accident, such as medical bills, vehicle damage, lost wages, and other expenses. These records will establish your right to compensation.

Taking these steps will help your attorney build a solid case and can help determine the full, fair compensation to which you may be entitled.

What Should You Avoid?

  • Don’t Be Intimidated: You have the right to seek compensation for your injuries.
  • Don’t Sign Anything: Don’t agree to a settlement without first speaking to a lawyer.
  • Don’t Give In: Insurance adjusters may pressure you to settle for as little as possible.
  • Don’t Delay: The longer you wait to file a claim, the greater the risk of losing evidence.
  • Don’t Volunteer Information: If you are questioned, only provide requested details.

After the Truck Accident

After being injured in a truck accident, your most important responsibility is to seek medical help immediately. A truck accident can cause serious, potentially life-threatening injuries — all of which need to be treated and documented by healthcare professionals.

What are Your Next Steps?

After you have seen a doctor, there are other steps you can take to help strengthen your injury claim after a truck accident.

These include:

  • Notify Your Insurance Company: You should report your accident and any injuries sustained to your own insurance company. However, do not speak to or sign anything from the other driver’s insurance company.
  • Detail the Accident: Take notes about how the accident occurred. Include specific details — including what lane you were in, the weather conditions, the time of day, the traffic flow, and other specifics that you may remember.
  • Photograph Injuries and Property Damage: Before seeking any repairs, photograph any damage your vehicle sustained in the crash. If no doctor photographed your injuries, make sure to photograph them yourself.
  • Track Your Treatment and Recovery: Write down any medications you’re prescribed — including dosage. List all doctors you see, as well as any additional treatment or rehabilitation you require during your healing.
  • Gather Contact Information: If possible, get the name and phone number of the trucking company. Get the driver’s name, address, phone number, and insurance information. Get contact information from all available witnesses.
  • Obtain a Copy of the Police Report: If a police officer was present at the scene of your accident, they should have filed an accident report with their department. You are entitled to obtain a copy of the full report from the police.
  • Retain a Lawyer: An experienced personal injury attorney can help protect your rights and guide you through an accident-related injury claim process. Their guidance can help you obtain the full compensation you need.

Who Is Responsible for a Truck Accident?

Negligence occurs when someone fails to use reasonable care in a situation and that failure results in harm done to another person. For an accident victim to receive compensation for their injuries, they must first prove the negligent actions of another driver caused the accident in which they were injured.

At Carter Mario Law Firm, our Connecticut truck accident lawyers can investigate the details of your accident — helping you determine who is at fault.

If you have been injured in a truck accident, trust Carter Mario Law Firm to help. Contact our team today at (203) 806-9256 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.

Establishing Negligence

Negligence covers the failure to uphold safe driving standards. When a truck accident occurs, the liability falls on the person or company whose negligence caused the violation.

In addition to agencies responsible for road conditions, responsible parties in a truck accident can include:

  • Motorists in Other Vehicles
  • Pedestrians or Cyclists
  • Large Truck Manufacturers
  • Independent Truck Drivers
  • Large Truck Owners
  • Trucking Companies

In many cases, it can be difficult to prove who is financially responsible for an accident. This happens when the driver, the truck, the trailer, and the trucking company all have insurance through different providers.

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, don’t wait to get the legal help you need. Contact an experienced attorney immediately to begin building your case before supporting evidence is lost, damaged, or destroyed.

The experienced truck accident attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm have the resources required to help prove negligence after an accident. We can help determine who is at fault and hold the insurance companies responsible for your losses.

Truck Accident FAQ

If you’ve suffered injuries after being involved in a truck accident, you’re certain to have questions. At Carter Mario Law Firm, our accident attorneys can help you find answers.


What Are the Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents?

Like other motor vehicle accidents, truck accidents can be caused by many different factors. These include carelessness, distracted driving, drug or alcohol use, and fatigue or sleep deprivation. Other causes include poor vehicle maintenance and violation of established safety regulations.


What Are Truck “No-Zones?”

No-zones are dangerous areas or blind spots around big trucks where accidents are most likely to occur. These areas include certain spots located in the front, to the sides, and at the rear. Taking care to always observe these zones helps the drivers of large trucks keep you in their sight.


How Can I Hold a Truck Driver or Trucking Company Liable?

Truck drivers and trucking companies can be held liable for your accident if their trucks are considered unsafe or unfit for the highway, if their equipment breaks any industry regulations, or if their drivers violate the law. This information is used to help determine which party is at fault.


How Can I Get Compensation for My Injuries?

To receive compensation for a truck accident, you must prove the accident was caused by the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company. For a claim of negligence to be successful, you must establish the driver or trucking company failed to uphold established standards of care.


How Long Do I Have to Sue After a Truck Accident?

In personal injury cases, a statute of limitations gives you a limited amount of time to take legal action after your accident or injury. Because there is a limited amount of time for you to file a claim, it’s important you contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options.

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 contact us today! The Carter Mario Law Firm team offers decades of combined legal experience. We provide 24/7 access and our exclusive Zero Fee Warranty. With Carter Mario Law Firm, you don’t owe any attorneys’ fees unless we recover on your behalf. It’s that simple.

Call (203) 806-9256 to find out what Carter Mario Law Firm can do for you. Get Carter! Guaranteed Tough! Guaranteed Fast!

CLIENT VICTORIES

We've Recovered Hundreds of Millions for Clients Throughout Connecticut
  • Truck Stop Collision $1,200,000

    Our client was walking in a truck stop parking lot when he was hit by a tractor trailer driver who was driving with his lights off.

  • Failure to Yield to Right of Way $500,000

    Our client, a mother of two, was struck by a fuel delivery truck after it made an improper left turn directly into the path of her vehicle.

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    - Michelle P.
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    “My son suffered an injury after being hurt in a car accident, and it felt really good to have someone fighting for the person you love.”

    - Alex M.
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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.”

    - Ruth H.
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