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Waterbury Truck Accident Lawyer

While commercial trucks are an integral part of the United States economy, they also cause numerous motorists to suffer severe injuries. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 147,000 people were injured in collisions involving commercial trucks in the United States in 2020. Call the Waterbury truck accident lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm if you or a close family member were recently involved in a commercial truck collision.

Carter Mario Law Firm Has Over 30 Years of Experience

Carter Mario Law Firm was founded over 30 years ago with the mission of helping victims obtain maximum financial compensation for their injuries. Since our founding, we have successfully handled numerous truck accident lawsuits in Waterbury and throughout Connecticut. In addition to the over one billion dollars in monetary compensation we have obtained for our clients, our attorneys have earned numerous awards and accolades in Connecticut’s legal community.

If you have been involved in a car accident in Waterbury, or a motorcycle accident, or must file a workers’ compensation lawsuit, the personal injury lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm can help.

Call 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 Following a Truck Collision in Waterbury

A successful truck accident lawsuit depends on presenting evidence which recreates the collision. This evidence is usually readily available immediately following the crash. As such, you can strengthen your claim by:

  • Calling 911 to report the collision
  • Seeking medical treatment at a hospital
  • Providing the names of possible witnesses to the police
  • Taking pictures of your vehicle, the truck, and the scene of the collision
  • Not talking to the truck driver or their insurance company
  • Consulting a Waterbury truck accident attorney

Determining Responsibility in a Trucking Accident

The commercial trucking industry is heavily regulated and subject to extensive government oversight. Despite these regulatory efforts, truck collisions occur for a variety of reasons. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, trucking accidents are often caused by the following:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Maintenance issues
  • Harsh working conditions
  • Improper driving
  • Vehicle load issues
  • Driver licensing issues

Negligence in a Truck Collision

The strength and value of your claim depends on your ability to prove the truck driver committed an act of negligence. Specifically, you must prove the truck driver caused the collision by a preponderance of the evidence, i.e., 51%. You stand a better chance of meeting this burden of proof by collecting and utilizing evidence such as eyewitness testimony, expert witness testimony, and black box data.

Truck Accidents vs Other Vehicle Collisions

Motorists involved in truck accidents are more likely to suffer severe injuries. This is due to the weight and mass associated with a commercial vehicle. In short, the weight and mass of a commercial truck releases more kinetic energy when a collision occurs.

How Commercial Truck Accident Injuries Differ

Collisions involving regular passenger vehicles often cause victims to suffer minor injuries such as sprains and contusions. Victims of truck accidents often suffer from the following:

  • Severe lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding and organ damage
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Brain injuries

Truck accident victims often need emergency medical care followed by intensive physical therapy to recover from their injuries fully. 

Possible Damages You May Recover from a Trucking Collision

The injuries truck accident victims suffer often leave them unable to work, physically disabled, and in deep debt due to the cost of their medical treatment. Additionally, the physical pain victims experience is excruciating. Connecticut State law allows you to seek financial compensation for these physical and financial injuries by claiming economic and non-economic damages.

Waterbury Truck Accident FAQ

Insurance companies only care about maintaining their profit margins. Additionally, they do not owe truck accident victims any fiduciary or professional responsibility. The Waterbury truck accident attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm frequently advise truck accident victims on various important legal issues.

What is Waterbury’s Statute of Limitations on Truck Accidents?

Statutes of limitations are designed to encourage people to file lawsuits promptly. A statute of limitations is the amount of time a person has to file a lawsuit. Under Connecticut State law, the statute of limitations for a truck accident case is two years.

Can I Sue a Commercial Truck Driver and Trucking Company?

You can sue the driver based on a simple negligence theory. If the driver was a direct employee of the trucking company, you can sue the trucking company for the driver’s negligent actions, i.e., a respondeat superior claim. Additionally, you can also file a negligent hiring claim if the trucking company hired a clearly incompetent driver who could have foreseeably caused an accident.

How Much Does a Waterbury Truck Accident lawyer Cost?

A Waterbury truck accident attorney is paid on a contingency fee basis. This means they are entitled to a percentage of a financial settlement or judgment. However, you do not pay any upfront fees.

Contact Carter Mario Law Firm to Talk with a Waterbury Truck Accident Attorney

Commercial insurance companies do not want truck accident victims to speak with an attorney. The Waterbury truck accident lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm provide you with a free, honest, and confidential assessment of your case. To learn more, contact us today.

Client Victories

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


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?

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

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    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!

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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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    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.

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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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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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    "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.