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Truck Accident Cases in Connecticut

Trucks play a huge role in the economy of the United States. They are responsible for tons of goods getting to where they need to be. Every day, millions of large trailer trucks traverse the country's highways, including those in Connecticut.

The challenge is that these trucks share the same road with other vehicles. There is no division. If an 18-wheeler truck hits a sedan, you know which vehicle will suffer the most damage. A truck accident can lead to severe injuries - or even death.

Accidents with large trucks cause the death of one person in the United States every 16 minutes. Sixty-eight percent of those victims are car passengers.

Common Truck Accident Injuries

The safety features of most cars can deal with a collision involving another vehicle of the same weight or size.

A large truck is a different story. These are larger and heavier than a typical vehicle. Trucks can cause considerable property damage to anything they hit.

Aside from property damage, truck accidents can cause serious injuries, such as:

  • Concussions or blunt head trauma
  • Limb injuries
  • Spinal injury
  • Internal injuries and hemorrhage
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Other catastrophic injuries

If you are involved in a truck accident in Connecticut, call The Doctor Lawyer Team. Schedule a free consultation to know your legal options.

Making a Claim for Truck Accident

If you get into a truck accident, you will most likely be injured or in a terrible emotional state. While that is normal and understandable, you have to try to accomplish the following to get a fair and appropriate outcome for your claim:

  1. Get immediate medical attention. Your health comes first. Even if you can walk, you may still have serious injuries.
  2. Gather as much information about the crash as you can. You can ask for the driver's information, their company details, and the contact information for any witness still present.
  3. If you are capable, take pictures of the scene and your injuries. Describe both in a written document so you do not forget.
  4. Create a detailed report of all financial liability you encountered because of the accident. That includes medical bills, lost wages, and property damage.

Do not sign any document before you consult with a lawyer. If the company or their insurance provider reaches out, consult a truck accident attorney before talking to them.

Contact your insurance provider to notify them about the accident. The next step is to retrieve a copy of the police report. You will discuss the collected information with a lawyer to craft a strategy for your claim.

Establishing Negligence in Truck Accidents

In any road accident in Connecticut, the law looks at the at-fault driver. The entity that failed to follow or uphold safe driving standards is considered negligent and contributed to the cause of the accident. A driver can recover if not determined to be more negligent than the other driver(s).

Types of negligence on the part of the truck driver include:

  • Overfatigued driving
  • Being under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Over speed limit or not following traffic rules
  • Sudden lane changes

Consult with our experienced Connecticut truck accident attorney to determine who is responsible for your injuries from the vehicle crash.

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When injuries are severe or occur because of someone’s negligence, you need legal experience on your side. The Doctor Lawyer Team helps clients in Hartford, New Haven, Greenwich, Stamford, Niantic, and nearby Connecticut communities seek the compensation they need to have peace of mind and financial security during an already difficult time. Why is our firm the right place to go? Here are a few reasons:

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Defendants in a Truck Accident Claim

The truck driver is not the only potential defendant if an accident occurs. Several factors contribute to why the crash happened.

In a commercial truck accident, other potential defendants include:

  • The company that employs the driver or owns the truck
  • Roadwork agencies
  • The cargo loading team
  • The vehicle manufacturer

The company that hired the driver or owns the truck has obligations to ensure road safety. They should properly screen drivers, maintain their vehicles, and conduct road safety training. The company could be responsible for the accident if it fails on its obligations.

Why Call a Truck Accident Lawyer?

Just because you were injured in an accident does not mean you will receive full insurance benefits. Insurance providers and the trucking company will do what they can to minimize the cost of damages paid to you. That is where a truck accident lawyer comes in.

The Doctor Lawyer Team has years of experience and knowledge in navigating the laws involved in claiming after a truck accident. We can guide you, from collecting information to executing the paperwork.

If you need to consult a Connecticut truck accident attorney, do not hesitate to contact us.

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