Get Legal Advice About A Connecticut Truck Accident
Accidents involving semitrucks often result in catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. The lawyers at Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, in North Haven, Connecticut, have extensive experience helping individuals and families recover optimal compensation in motor vehicle accident cases involving 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers and commercial vehicles.
When Serious Injuries Have Occurred
When a semitruck is involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle, there are almost always serious or catastrophic injuries. Brain injuries, spine injuries, paraplegia and wrongful death are not uncommon. We assist the loved ones of individuals who were in fatal truck accidents. In addition, commercial vehicles are highly regulated. Truck drivers and trucking companies must follow strict guidelines established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Our New Haven area lawyers have an in-depth understanding of the state and federal laws that regulate commercial vehicles operating in the state of Connecticut. Our firm regularly works with accident reconstruction experts, medical experts and rehabilitation experts to determine the cause of the accident and the long-term consequences our clients’ injuries will have on them and their family.
Common Causes Of Trucking Accidents
Truck accidents are commonly caused by negligence on the part of the truck driver or the trucking company. Our law firm represents people who have been injured due to the following:
- Drunk driving
- Driver fatigue
- Inexperienced driving
- Unlicensed driving
- Unsecured loads
- Defective truck equipment
- Tire blowouts
- Dangerous roads
- Dangerous or defective trucking equipment
A thorough investigation may reveal the cause of the accident. From there, our firm will pursue compensation on your behalf, holding the trucker or trucking company accountable for its acts of negligence. We frequently work with accident reconstruction experts in the investigation of a case to determine what factors contributed to or caused an accident. We also analyze evidence from the truck’s black box, which holds important data such as speed, brake condition, engine speed and more.
Working To Help You Move Forward After A Tragic Loss
There may be no other experience that is more difficult to bear than the loss of a loved one. But, when your loved one has been taken from you in an accident that was caused by a negligent truck driver, it only adds to the tragedy of the situation. While your thoughts might not turn immediately to the legal implications of your loss, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced wrongful death attorney who will work to protect your interests.
There are a number of benefits that surviving family members are entitled to seek in a wrongful death case. Our knowledge of trucking accidents and how they can occur allows us to be much more proactive in the process of seeking compensation for your loss.
Among the damages family members are able to seek in relation to these accidents are the following:
- Hospital and medical bills
- Funeral expenses
- The victim’s pain and suffering prior to death
- Loss of future income
- Loss of accrued benefits
- Loss of companionship
We know that no amount of money will ever make up for the loss of your loved one. We only want to do our part to put you in a better situation as you move into this new phase of your life.
Hiring A Trucking Accident Attorney
It is extremely important to quickly hire an experienced accident lawyer. Once hired, our attorneys quickly begin preserving evidence that may otherwise be lost, including driver’s logs and vehicle black boxes that record speed and braking at the time of the accident. In addition, we recognize the importance of obtaining the maintenance records of vehicles involved in accidents as well and the driving record of the truck driver.
Contact Our Lawyers
If you need a personal injury lawyer for any trucking accident litigation, please contact Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, in North Haven, Connecticut, for a free initial consultation. Our firm can be reached by phone at 203-896-4631, by email or by filling out the intake form on our Contact page.