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New Britain Truck Accident Lawyer

If you were recently injured in a truck accident, you should immediately retain a skilled truck accident lawyer. Truck accidents require victims to undergo expensive medical treatment due to their permanent injuries. The experienced New Britain truck accident lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm have been successfully litigating truck accident lawsuits throughout the various courts in Connecticut for over 30 years.

Rely on Carter Mario’s Over 30 Years of Experience

Truck accident victims need the services of an experienced personal injury attorney. Many attorneys decline to represent truck accident victims as they do not want to prosecute complex cases. The New Britain truck accident lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm have spent over 30 years litigating complex cases against insurance defense attorneys and obtaining favorable results for their injured clients.

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

What You Should Do After a Truck Accident

If your injuries are not life-threatening, you should check to see if any other person was injured due to the collision. You should also contact 911 to report the crash and collect possible witnesses’ names and contact information. Then, you should obtain medical treatment for your injuries. Finally, after receiving medical treatment, talk with a truck accident lawyer in New Britain for help during your claim and potential lawsuit.

Who is Responsible for a Trucking Collision?

In general, the truck driver and the trucking company may both be responsible for a truck collision. While the facts of each case are different, many trucking collisions are due to negligent conduct by the truck driver and the trucking company. For example, common causes of trucking collisions include:

  • Improper maintenance
  • Excessive loads
  • Negligent hiring practices
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Illegal maneuvers
  • Driver fatigue

Proving Negligence in a Truck Accident Claim

To win a truck accident lawsuit, you must prove the truck driver and the trucking company committed an act of negligence which subsequently caused your injuries. Specifically, you must prove both elements of your case by a preponderance of the evidence, i.e., 51%. You are more likely to satisfy this burden if you present proof of negligence, such as black box data or Federally mandated post-accident drug tests results.

Truck Accidents vs Other Motor Vehicles

While collisions involving regular passenger vehicles cause victims to suffer injuries, truck accidents produce far more severe injuries. Commercial trucks are significantly larger and heavier than standard passenger vehicles. Accordingly, a collision involving a commercial truck involves more kinetic energy.

Injuries Resulting from Truck Collisions

Truck accidents feature collisions involving 40-ton vehicles. The mass and kinetic energy associated with a truck striking a regular passenger vehicle cause truck accident victims to suffer severe injuries. Common truck accident injuries include:

  • Burns
  • Nerve damage
  • Fractured bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Neck and back injuries

Possible Recoverable Damages from a Truck Accident Claim

Under Connecticut law, personal injury victims can claim compensatory and general damages. A claim for compensatory damages includes the medical bills a victim incurred along with their lost wages. If you were injured due to a collision with a commercial truck, you can seek general damages for the pain and suffering you experienced due to your injuries.

Common Questions About Trucking Accident Claims

A truck accident is often a life-defining event. This is because of the severe disruptions a truck accident will have on a victim’s life. The New Britain-based trucking collision attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm have been advising injured victims on navigating the personal injury process for over 30 years.

Is There a Statute of Limitations on Filing a Truck Accident Claim?

Per 52-584, personal injury claims in Connecticut are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. This means you have two years from the date of your accident to sue the truck driver. If you fail to file a lawsuit within this two-year window, you will lose your right to pursue a case.

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

You can sue the truck driver under a simple negligence theory. If the truck driver was a direct employee of the trucking company, you can also sue the trucking company via a respondeat superior claim. If the trucking company failed to maintain the vehicle, you could also sue the trucking company for failing to maintain the truck.

Talk with a Truck Accident Attorney Serving New Britain at Carter Mario Today

The New Britain truck accident attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm have been successfully representing injured victims for over 30 years. Our attorneys know how to build and prepare strong truck accident lawsuits. To begin the process of building your case, contact us today!

Client Victories

We’ve Recovered Over $1 Billion for Clients
Just Like You


$17M

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.

$4M

Medical Misdiagnosis

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

$3.9M

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.

$3.4M

Failure to Diagnose

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

$3.4M

Medical Malpractice

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

$3.3M

Brain Damage

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

$3M

Failure to Diagnose

Our client’s doctor failed to diagnose Fournier’s Gangrene, resulting in necrotizing fasciitis, sterility, abnormal gait, and muscle loss.

$2.6M

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.

$2.5M

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?

We want justice and what’s best for you and your case. Here’s our promise:

  • A Team That Puts You First!

    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!

  • 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.

  • Experience On Your Side!

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

You Pay Us Nothing Until
We Win Your Case

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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