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Stamford Truck Accident Lawyers

The commercial trucking industry is an integral component of the American economy. Despite extensive Federal regulation, truck accidents frequently occur throughout Connecticut. If you were recently injured in a commercial truck collision, contact the Stamford truck accident lawyers at the Carter Mario Law Firm.

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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!

Trust Carter Mario’s 30+ Years of Experience

High-limit commercial insurance policies insure trucks and trucking companies. As a result, insurance companies spare no expense in defending truck accident lawsuits. Since the Carter Mario Law Firm’s establishment over 30 years ago, our qualified Stamford truck accident lawyers have successfully litigated numerous lawsuits on behalf of injured victims. 

What to Do Following a Truck Accident

You should immediately obtain medical treatment as your health and welfare is your primary concern following a truck accident. You should also contact the police to report the collision. If you can do so safely, you should obtain the names and contact information of individuals who may have witnessed the crash.

Determining Responsibility in a Truck Collision

Due to the heavy cargo loads trucks carry, the commercial trucking industry is heavily regulated. Truck drivers must undergo extensive training. Despite these regulations and training, truck accidents frequently occur due to:

  • Distracted driving
  • Improper maintenance
  • Excessive cargo loads
  • Sleep deprived drivers
  • Speeding
  • Drivers who consume drugs or alcohol

Proving Negligence in Your Claim

To win a truck accident lawsuit, you must prove the truck driver committed an act of negligence which caused the collision. You must prove this element of your claim by a preponderance of the evidence, i.e., 51%. Fortunately, Federal Law requires truck drivers and truck companies to maintain extensive records such as travel logs, cargo logs, rest logs, maintenance records, and black box data, all of which may help your trucking collision attorney build a strong case for trial.

How Truck Accidents Differ from Other Motor Vehicle Accidents

Truck accidents are more likely to cause catastrophic or fatal injuries as opposed to other motor vehicle collisions. Compared to regular passenger vehicles, commercial trucks are significantly larger and heavier. As a result, crashes involving commercial trucks feature substantially higher amounts of kinetic energy, which in turn cause victims to suffer more severe injuries.

Potential Harm Caused by a Truck Collision

Many truck collisions cause victims to suffer fatal injuries. Less severe collisions still cause victims to suffer severe injuries. Commercial truck accidents cause victims to suffer:

  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Back and spinal cord injuries
  • Severe lacerations
  • Organ damage
  • Burns
  • Death

Damages You May Recover from a Truck Accident

Connecticut law allows you to claim compensatory and general damages. Specifically, you can claim economic losses such as your medical expenses and lost wages as compensatory damages. You can also claim your physical pain, suffering, and mental anguish as general damages.

Truck Accident Do’s & Don’ts

You should not speak with the truck driver’s insurance carrier. They are not your friend, which is why you should not accept an insurance carrier’s early settlement offer. Instead, you should seek medical treatment and speak with a Stamford truck accident attorney to learn more about your legal rights.

Frequently Asked Questions

A truck accident is a terrifying experience. The time following a truck accident can be frustrating and confusing. The personal injury attorneys at the Carter Mario Law Firm frequently advise truck accident victims on the strength of their claims.

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

According to 52-584, you must file a lawsuit within two years of your truck accident. This is because Connecticut imposes a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury claims. As statutes of limitations are strictly enforced, you should consult a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible.

Can You Sue a Truck Driver or Company for a Collision?

Depending on the facts of your collision, you may be able to sue a truck driver and the trucking company. If the truck driver is an employee of the trucking company, you can assert a respondeat superior claim against the trucking company. However, if the truck driver is an independent contractor, it is unlikely you will be able to sue the trucking company.

Call the Stamford Truck Accident Attorneys at Carter Mario

The award-winning personal injury lawyers at the Carter Mario Law Firm have recovered billions of dollars on behalf of injured victims. Let us use our skills to build your case. To learn more, contact us to speak with a Stamford truck accident attorney 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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