Hartford Truck Accident Attorney
Large Truck & Commercial Vehicle Accidents
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
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.