Were You Injured in a Truck Accident?
Accidents involving 18-wheelers and semitrucks are responsible for some of the most horrific injuries seen on Connecticut highways. When you combine large vehicles, some of the nation’s busiest highways and negligence, it is a recipe for disaster that leaves injury victims facing a long recovery and a mountain of medical bills.
At Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney, we have the resources and legal expertise necessary to achieve positive outcomes for truck accident injury victims and their families in Connecticut. These cases are often more complicated than other motor vehicle accidents, because they involve complex issues such as:
- Federal and state trucking regulations
- Improper maintenance and inspection
- Defective equipment
- Driver fatigue
- Unsecured loads
- Commercial driver’s licensing issues
Our Bridgeport truck accident lawyers will pursue the full compensation you deserve for damages such as medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, and lost wages. We fight aggressively on behalf of our clients to level the playing field and hold negligent parties accountable.
Accidents Caused by Distracted Truck Drivers
Were you hurt by a distracted driver? Truck drivers are held to a high standard of safety, and we will hold them accountable for negligent actions such as texting and driving. We have found that distracted driving can be just as damaging as drunk driving. The use of hand-held cell phones by CMV interstate truck drivers and intrastate hazmat truck drivers is prohibited by a ruling of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).
Truck drivers are also not immune from state laws designed to prevent distractions caused by flying snow and ice. Commercial drivers face fines ranging from $75 to $1,250 if they fail to remove snow and ice from hoods, trunks and roofs.
What to Expect During Your Truck Accident Lawsuit
At Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney, our clients are not another number or file. You will be treated as the individual you are as we pursue an outcome that meets your unique needs. We will fight for you like we would want someone to fight for us. We will work to negotiate the best possible settlement but, if that is not adequate, we will be fully prepared to go to court with all of the facts and expert testimony available to support your case.
Truck Accident Frequently Asked Questions
Who can be held liable for a truck accident?
A. The truck driver and company they work for can be held responsible after a truck accident. The driver is responsible for operating their vehicle safely, and the company is responsible for training and ensuring their vehicle operators and vehicles are safe on the road.
Do I need an attorney after a truck accident?
A. It is very beneficial to have a personal injury attorney on your side after a truck accident. Your attorney can walk you through the process of filing a claim as well as properly investigate the accident and determine liability.