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Milford Truck Accident LAWYERS

Collisions involving commercial trucks are often deadly events. According to the Federal Government, 4,960 people lost their lives due to truck collisions in 2020. Contact the Milford truck accident lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm to learn how we can represent you if you or a family member were killed or injured in a trucking collision.

Trust Carter Mario’s 30+ Years of Experience

High-limit insurance policies usually insure commercial trucks. As a result of this insurance coverage and the severe injuries victims suffer, insurance companies spare no expense in defending truck accident lawsuits. The award-winning Milford truck accident attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm have successfully litigated complex truck accident cases against large insurance companies for over 30 years.

Call 203-876-2711 to find out what Carter Mario Law Firm can do for you. Get Carter! Guaranteed Tough! Guaranteed Fast!

What To Do After a Collision with a Truck

If you can do so without risking your safety or further injury, contact the police and photograph the area where the collision occurred along with the vehicles. You should also identify possible witnesses and provide their information to the police. Next, you should obtain medical treatment as soon as possible. Finally, you should talk with a truck accident attorney in Milford to help with your claim.

Determining Responsibility in a Trucking Accident

Federal law requires truck drivers to undergo training and hold commercial driver’s licenses. Additionally, the trucking industry is highly regulated due to the heavy cargo loads carried by trucks. Despite these regulations, truck accidents are often the result of the following:

  • Improper or distracted driving
  • Lack of proper maintenance
  • Illegal maneuvers
  • Speeding
  • Excessive or improperly secured cargo loads
  • Lack of sleep
  • Drivers who drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Proving Negligence in a Truck Accident Claim

In a personal injury case, the victim bears the burden of proving the truck driver caused the collision by a preponderance of the evidence, i.e., 51%. One of the benefits of the laws regulating the trucking industry is that truck drivers and trucking companies are required to maintain extensive records. Specifically, trucking companies and truck drivers must maintain repair records, training records, background checks, drug and alcohol testing records, travel logs, sleep logs, and black box data. These records may help build a strong case which proves the truck driver’s negligence.

Comparing Truck Collisions with Other Vehicles

Compared to other vehicles, commercial trucks are significantly larger and heavier. As a result, truck collisions often cause innocent motorists to suffer more severe physical injuries. This is because an impact involving a commercial truck involves more weight and kinetic energy as opposed to a collision involving a regular passenger vehicle.

Trucking Accident Injuries

Victims of collisions involving commercial trucks suffer various fatal and nonfatal injuries. Common truck accident injuries include:

  • Broken bones
  • Torn muscles
  • Burns
  • Lacerations
  • Neck injuries
  • Back and spinal cord injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

Due to the severity of these injuries, truck accident victims often require extensive medical treatment.

Potential Damages Resulting from a Truck Accident Claim

Under Connecticut State Law, you can claim economic and non-economic damages if you were injured in a truck accident. Specifically, you can claim economic damages for your related medical expenses and lost wages. You can also claim non-economic damages for the physical pain and mental suffering you endured. 

Truck Accident FAQ

Truck accidents are often life-altering events. Victims usually suffer severe injuries that prevent them from working or resuming their regular activities. The experienced Milford truck accident attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm frequently advise victims on navigating the personal injury process.

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

Connecticut imposes a two-year statute of limitations on most personal injury claims, including truck accidents. This means you have two years from the crash date to file a lawsuit. Your claim will be barred if you fail to file a lawsuit within this two-year timeframe.

Can You Sue the Driver or Trucking Company for an Accident?

You can potentially sue both the driver and the trucking company. Specifically, you can sue the driver under a theory of negligence. If the driver was a direct employee of the trucking company, you can pursue a respondeat superior claim which allows you to hold the trucking company legally responsible for the truck driver’s negligence. 

How Much Does a Milford Trucking Collision Attorney Cost?

The truck accident attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm are retained on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay no upfront legal fees. Our attorneys are only paid if they obtain a favorable settlement or judgment on your behalf.

Honest, Effective, & Reliable – That’s Carter Mario

The Milford truck accident attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm have spent over 30 years building a reputation of honest and effective representation. This can be seen in the numerous favorable reviews we have earned and the fact we have obtained over one billion dollars in compensation for our injured clients. To learn about the representation we can provide, contact us today.

If you have been involved in a Milford car accident or a motorcycle accident in Milford, contact the injury lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm can help.

Client Victories

We’ve Recovered Over $1 Billion for Clients
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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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    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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    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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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!

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