This is the first post in a series which will discuss the handling of commercial truck accident cases in Hartford, Connecticut. We have decided to write on this issue due to the fact that, for obvious reasons, many people do not know how to proceed after they or a loved one have been hit by an oncoming semi. Unfortunately, such incidents can result in serious injuries and even a wrongful death. The goal of this series of articles is to provide information which will help people to more fully understand their options. It is also our goal to help people make an informed selection when they are choosing a personal injury attorney. If you or a loved one have been injured in any type of motor vehicle accident, then contact our office today to speak with a lawyer.
We will be addressing several topics over our coming articles. Issues which we will analyze include:
- Identifying the defendants in a Connecticut truck accident case
- How our state’s comparative fault laws will impact such matters
- The importance of discovery in these types of cases
- The need for expert witnesses in such matters
- What to expect from the trial process
There are multiple reasons why we have chosen to address these topics. First, accidents involving commercial semi-trucks can involve numerous defendants. Such parties may include the truck’s driver, the owner, and other entities. Failing to name a defendant can possibly result in the victim not receiving their full amount of compensation. Second, Connecticut’s comparative fault laws allow a victim to possibly recover damages even if they were partially at fault for the incident. Third, contrary to what is shown in popular media, trials are not won with “surprise” evidence that is unveiled at the last minute. Instead, evidence must be methodically collected through the discovery process. Fourth, the complex nature of such matters can require the retention of industry experts in addition to medical experts. Finally, knowing what to expect at trial can help to ensure that things go as smoothly as possible.
One point we cannot stress enough is that you should retain a Connecticut truck accident attorney who is experienced in handling such matters. You will likely be dealing with multiple defendants as well as complicated issues of law and fact. By retaining a firm with experience in such matters, you help to ensure that your rights remain protected. Our firm was founded in 1969 and our Hartford injury lawyers take pride in the results they have gained for those in the community. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation. We also service the areas of Wethersfield, New Britain, Rocky Hill, East and West Hartford, Bristol, Glastonbury, and Manchester, as well as the Middlesex County cities of Middletown and Cromwell.