It goes without saying that one’s car is no match for a commercial eighteen wheeler. Accidents involving a big rig will likely lead to serious injuries or even a wrongful death. While money cannot undo the harm that has been done, it can make sure that the victim and his or her loved ones are not subjected to additional hardships. Litigating such cases can be highly complicated and it is crucial that you retain a personal injury attorney with the experience and resources necessary to handle the matter. Our Hartford trucking accident lawyers have over seventy-five years of combined experience and we are ready to deal with the largest of defendants. We pride ourselves on providing quality service and we are ready to assist you. Contact us today. We also assist those in Wethersfield, New Britain, Rocky Hill, and elsewhere.
Hartford attorneys handling commercial truck accident cases
Commercial truck accident cases are different from those involving a car wreck. Trucking cases can involve multiple defendants, multiple theories of liability, and, quite often, such matters involve serious injuries to the victim. These injuries can include paralysis, brain damage, and even a wrongful death. The parties liable for the accident can include the driver, the truck’s owner, and possibly those who employed the trucking company. A victim will generally recover compensation as long as they were no more at fault than were the defendants. Under Connecticut’s statute of limitations, cases must generally be filed within two years of the accident.
The first step in these types of cases is for the victim’s lawyer to contact the insurance carriers of each defendant. This will allow counsel to deal with the carriers directly. If a reasonable settlement cannot be reached then the matter will proceed to litigation. It will be necessary for the victim’s representative to use the discovery process in order to identify all of the potentially liable parties and to establish proof of each defendant’s fault. The victim’s counsel will also likely have to retain experts who can testify as to whether the trucking company was following the industry standards, and what violations may have led to the accident. If the matter is not resolved then the case will proceed to trial. A Judge will preside over the case and the jurors will decide the issues of fault and damages. It cannot be stressed enough that these matters are complicated and that you need an experienced firm to represent you.
Our Hartford attorneys assist those who have been involved in a commercial truck accident. We will use your initial consultation to explain the process and to put a plan in place to resolve your matter. We will quickly contact the insurance companies and will retain any necessary investigators so that we may identify all of the possible defendants. If a settlement cannot be reached then we will initiate a lawsuit. We will retain any necessary experts, including accident reconstructionists and those with experience in the shipping industry, to report on how the defendants were negligent. If a trial is necessary then our firm will aggressively protect your interests from beginning to end. We understand that this is a trying time in your life and we are here to help. Contact us today.
Hartford lawyers with the resources necessary to handle truck accident cases
Truck accident cases can require your attorney to front substantial expenses. These costs can include the fees of experts, investigators, and more. It is important that you retain a firm with significant financial resources or else you run the risk of your matter not being handled properly. Our firm was founded in 1969 and we are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. We have recovered awards in the seven figures, and our firm has the resources necessary to deal with large corporate defendants. Do not risk your future to a lawyer with lesser resources. We are ready to assist you.
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.