This post is written to conclude and recap our series on the handling of truck accident cases in Hartford, Connecticut. We decided to write on this issue so that local residents can have a better understanding of how to proceed after such an incident. We also wished to provide information which will assist with the selection of a personal injury attorney. We cannot stress enough that if you or a loved one have been hit by a commercial trucking vehicle, then you are facing a serious situation. Our firm is experienced in handling such matters. Contact us today to speak with an attorney.
We dealt with a number of topics in our recent articles. The topics we addressed included:
- Identifying the potential defendants responsible for the trucking accident
- How Connecticut’s comparative fault laws apply to a trucking accident
- The use of discovery in trucking accident cases
- The need for expert witnesses
- What to expect at a trial involving a trucking accident case
We addressed these issues for numerous reasons. First, cases which involve commercial vehicles differ from conventional car accidents. One such difference is that the former may involve multiple defendants. Failing to properly name a party can result in a victim not receiving the compensation to which they are entitled. Second, our state’s comparative fault laws can allow a victim to recover damages even if they were partially at fault for the accident. Third, discovery is an important tool for accumulating proof of the defendant(s)’ negligence. Fourth, expert witnesses are often required in such matters. Such experts will testify as to whether or not the defendant(s) were following the safety standards typically employed in the trucking industry. Finally, knowing what to expect from the trial process can help to ensure that things go smoothly.
One point we stressed in each of these articles is the need to contact a Hartford truck accident lawyer if you or a loved one have been injured. Such cases are highly complicated and it is crucial that you contact counsel who has the resources and experience necessary to deal with such situations. Our firm has been serving the greater Hartford area for over fifty years and we take great pride in the results we have obtained for our clients. Contact us today to speak with an attorney. 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.