Truck Accidents

Hartford Truck Accident Attorney

Large Truck & Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Although any car or motor vehicle accident can be devastating, those involving large semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles are particularly catastrophic. Due to their immense size and weight, large trucks often cause extensive damage when they collide with smaller passenger vehicles—and the occupants of those smaller vehicles are usually the ones who suffer most.

If you were injured, or if someone you love passed away after an accident with a semi-truck, 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer, big rig, tanker, or any other large commercial vehicle, Carter Mario Law Firm can help. For more than 30 years, our firm has fought for the rights of accident victims and the families of those wrongfully killed throughout the state of Connecticut. From our office in Hartford, our truck accident attorneys provide compassionate and aggressive legal representation on behalf of those who have suffered serious injuries and losses due to the negligence of others.

Your time to file a lawsuit is limited; contact us today at (860) 484-7476 to get started with a free initial consultation.

Who Is Liable in a Truck Accident?

Personal injury cases involving truck accidents are not the same as those resulting from standard car crashes. In general, truck accident cases are much more complex. This is due to a variety of reasons, but the most notable is the issue of liability.

After a typical car accident, the injured party can usually seek compensation for their damages—things like medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering—by filing a claim against the liable person or party. The same is true in truck accident claims, but whereas the liable party in a standard car accident claim is typically the person who caused the crash, this is not necessarily the case in truck accident claims. In fact, even if a truck driver caused the collision, numerous other parties could be partially or wholly liable.

Depending on various factors, including the cause of the crash, any of the following entities (and others) could be liable for a truck accident:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company that employs the driver
  • A manufacturer that created or distributed a defective vehicle or part
  • An entity that loaded or unloaded cargo
  • The party responsible for truck maintenance or repairs
  • A construction company that designed or built a defective roadway
  • A third-party motorist

Determining who is liable for your accident—and, therefore, your damages—requires an exhaustive investigation into what happened. At Carter Mario Law Firm, our Hartford truck accident lawyers work with teams of accident reconstructionists and other experts in order to identify contributing factors and determine who is responsible for the crash. Depending on the specifics of your situation, this might mean looking to see if the trucking company violated any state or federal regulations, if it acted negligently in hiring or training its employees, if the truck had a defective design or component, if the truck exceeded maximum weight limits or if cargo was loaded improperly, if the truck driver violated any traffic laws, and more.

Most often, truck accident lawsuits are brought against trucking companies, but this is not always the case. Our firm is ready to review the facts of your case and uncover all possible sources of compensation on your behalf. Our goal is to maximize your recovery so that you can heal and move forward with your life.

What Happens During a Truck Accident Lawsuit?

While every case is different, there are some things you can expect during a truck accident claim. First, immediately after the accident, a representative from the trucking company or its insurance provider is likely to contact you. They may call or even show up in person at your home or the hospital. It is in your best interest to avoid speaking to anyone from the trucking company or its insurance carrier. Do not give a statement to any insurance adjuster, and do not accept any settlement they may offer before speaking with an attorney.

Once you have contacted an attorney at our firm, and we have determined that you have a viable case, we will immediately begin gathering evidence to support your claim. Such evidence might include the official police report, your medical records, your past paystubs, pictures of the accident scene, witness accounts, expert testimony, and more. Our attorneys will handle all necessary paperwork and ensure that you do not miss any filing deadlines.

Many truck accident claims are resolved outside of the courtroom, whether through mediation or arbitration. As your legal team, our goal is to achieve the most cost-effective and timely resolution possible. Often, this means negotiating a favorable settlement from the liable party. However, some cases simply cannot be resolved without going to trial. While the ultimate decision to accept a settlement or proceed to litigation is yours, our team can advise you on the best course of action based on your unique situation. If necessary, we are prepared to represent you in the courtroom and aggressively advocate for the full and fair compensation you are owed.

Learn How Carter Mario Law Firm Can Help You with Your Truck Accident Claim

Truck accident cases are extremely complex; we do not recommend that you try to resolve your case on your own. Instead, reach out to our Hartford truck accident attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm for the dedicated legal representation you deserve.

With decades of experience and a long-standing history of success, our firm has what it takes to go up against major trucking companies and their insurance providers. We are prepared to dedicate all of our efforts, time, and resources to your case. Our team will be there for you every step of the way, offering answers to your questions and personalized legal counsel tailored to your needs.

Contact us online or call (860) 484-7476 to set up a no-cost, no-obligation consultation today.


We’ve Recovered Over $1 Billion for Clients Just Like You
  • Rear-End Collision $17,000,000

    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 $4,000,000

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

  • Failure to Treat $3,900,000

    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 $3,400,000

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

  • Medical Malpractice $3,400,000

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

  • Brain Damage $3,300,000

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

  • Failure to Diagnose $3,000,000

    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 $2,616,800

    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 $2,500,000

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

  • Head-On Collision $2,500,000

    The defendant crossed the center median between the northbound and southbound sides of the interstate and struck our client’s vehicle head-on.



  • Over $1 Billion Recovered

    We have secured countless victories on behalf of injured clients throughout the state of Connecticut since 1989.

  • Experience on Your Side

    We have been fighting for personal injury victims throughout Connecticut for more than three decades, and we're just getting started. 

  • Committed to Our Community

    We are dedicated to serving our community inside and outside of the courtroom, and even run a statewide outreach initiative to give back.

  • A Team That Puts You First

    At Carter Mario Law Firm, our clients are our number one priority. This is why we provide every client with 24/7 access to the legal team working on their case.


Real Stories from Real People
  • Client
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    “I had such a great experience with Carter Mario Law Firm. Everyone was amazing, helpful and comforting during this stressful time.”

    - 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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    - Jeremy G.
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    - Phillip Y.