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Despite extensive regulations, the rates of truck accidents continue to rise nationwide. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the rate of truck accidents which resulted in victims suffering non-fatal injuries increased by more than 50% between 2009 and 2019. If you or a family member were recently injured in a collision involving a commercial vehicle, contact the Hartford truck accident attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm to learn about your rights.

Put Carter Mario Law Firm’s 30+ Years of Experience to Work for You

Some personal injury attorneys decline to represent injured truck accident victims. This is because some attorneys are afraid of litigating complex cases against powerful commercial insurance carriers, which often insure commercial vehicles. At Carter Mario Law Firm, our Hartford car accident lawyers have been litigating truck accident cases for over 30 years and have obtained over one billion dollars in compensation for our injured clients.

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If you have been involved in a car accident in Hartford, a motorcycle accident, or must file a workers’ compensation or a medical malpractice lawsuit, Carter Mario Law Firm can help.

Steps to Take After a Truck Accident in Hartford

The time immediately following a truck accident is crucial to the strength of your claim. By taking the right steps and avoiding common mistakes, you can increase your claim’s legal and financial value. Specifically, you should:

  • Call 911 to report the collision
  • Not speak with the truck driver
  • Collect the names and contact information of potential witnesses
  • Take photographs of your vehicle and the truck
  • Obtain medical care for your injuries
  • Not talk with the truck driver’s insurance company
  • Contact a Hartford truck accident attorney

Who is Responsible in a Trucking Collision?

Depending on the facts of your case, either the truck driver, the trucking company, or both may be responsible for the trucking collision. Due to the complex nature of trucking collisions, a careful review of the facts and evidence is necessary to determine fault. This is because trucking collisions in Hartford are commonly caused by:

  • Insufficient training
  • Distracted driving
  • Negligent hiring practices
  • Speeding
  • Improper or insufficient maintenance
  • Drug or alcohol use

Determining Negligent Actions in a Truck Accident

One of the benefits of the laws regulating the trucking industry is the number of records and data which must be created and maintained. Specifically, records regarding driver drug and alcohol testing, trip logs, cargo loads, black box data, and sleep logs help determine and prove negligence. Specifically, to establish negligence, you must prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the truck driver or the trucking company’s actions caused the collision.

How Trucking Collisions Compare with Other Vehicles

Commercial trucks are larger and heavier than regular automobiles and sometimes transport hazardous materials. This combination of speed, weight, and potentially dangerous materials significantly increases other motorists’ risk of serious injuries. In short, trucking collisions are considerably more violent and lethal compared to regular automobile crashes in Hartford.

Injuries from Commercial Truck Collisions

Truck accident victims often need emergency medical care to save their lives. This is because truck collisions cause victims to suffer:

  • Neck injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Brain injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Torn muscles

Due to the severity of these injuries, many truck accident victims are left permanently disabled.

Damages You May Claim from a Trucking Accident

Connecticut State law allows you to claim economic and non-economic damages when asserting a personal injury claim. You can claim the cost of your medical care and your lost wages as economic damages. Regarding your non-economic damages, you can claim the mental suffering and physical pain you experienced due to the collision.

Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accidents

Truck accidents cause victims to suffer severe injuries. Additionally, a truck accident usually leaves a victim’s vehicle completely inoperable. Naturally, truck accident victims have several questions regarding their legal rights and potential claims.

What is the Statute of Limitations on Truck Accidents in Hartford?

Two years under Connecticut State law. This means you must file a lawsuit within two years from the date of the collision. If you fail to file your case before the statute of limitations expires, you are permanently barred from pursuing your lawsuit.

Who Can I Sue: the Truck Driver, Trucking Company, or Both?

You could sue the truck driver if the truck driver caused the collision. If the driver was a direct employee of the trucking company, you could sue the driver directly and the trucking company via a respondeat superior claim, i.e., an employer is legally liable for their employee’s negligent actions. However, if the driver was an independent contractor, it is unlikely you would be able to sue the trucking company.

 What Can a Hartford Truck Accident Lawyer Cost?

It depends. At Carter Mario Law Firm, our Hartford truck accident attorneys are paid on a contingency fee basis. Our attorneys are only paid if they negotiate a favorable settlement or obtain a judgment at trial.

Talk with a Hartford Truck Accident Attorney at Carter Mario Law Firm Today

Commercial insurance carriers aggressively defend truck collision lawsuits. Injured victims need equally aggressive legal representation. To learn about the legal service we can provide, contact the Hartford truck accident attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm today!

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?

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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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    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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    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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