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Accidents involving a tractor trailer or other large commercial motor vehicle can be catastrophic. If you have sustained injuries in a truck accident in Connecticut, you need to hire an experienced truck accident attorney immediately.
While you are recovering from your injuries, the trucking company is busy investigating the accident, talking to witnesses, getting experts to defend themselves, and preparing for the inevitable lawsuit. They have an unfair advantage and can get a head start on preparing their case. Hiring the right attorney to represent you is critical when dealing with these companies.
The attorneys at StangerLaw LLC are not your average accident lawyers. We have experience defending trucking companies and know how the investigate, defend, and most importantly value a truck crash.
We can use this experience to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. It’s bad enough that a careless trucking company caused your injuries.
It is essential to hire an attorney that knows how to handle this unique type of case. For immediate help, please contact us online or call our firm at (860) 561-0651 today to set up a free, no-obligation consultation.
Truck accidents involving big rigs, 18-wheelers, and other commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) can be devastating.
Occupants of smaller passenger vehicles frequently suffer debilitating and fatal injuries due to the sheer size and weight of the truck involved in the collision.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), trucks can weigh anywhere from 20 to 30 times as much as a passenger vehicle, making collisions between a truck and a passenger vehicle often deadly.
Large trucks also have a greater ground clearance than passenger vehicles, which means that passenger vehicles can easily underride trucks in an accident, resulting in devastating injuries in passenger vehicle occupants.
If you or someone you love suffered devastating injuries in a truck crash, you should speak with a trucking accident attorney as soon as possible.
At StangerLaw LLC, we serve clients throughout Connecticut. Please contact us today for assistance.
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You may have noticed that many attorneys advertise that they handle trucking cases. The reason is simple. Oftentimes the accident is catastrophic, which means a big pay day for the attorney. However, it is critical to hire an attorney with experience handling these types of cases in order to maximize your potential compensation.
StangerLaw LLC’s Connecticut truck accident lawyers have what it takes to take on your case:
At StangerLaw LLC, we know just how complicated the legal process can be. That’s why we will do everything within our power to make this as seamless and stress-free for you as possible.
How often do large truck crashes happen? And are there certain risk factors that can help us to understand when and where collisions occur?
The following facts and figures come from IIHS and HLDI’s analysis of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data:
Regardless of the circumstances that lead to your truck accident, the fact remains that the results can be severe.
Unfortunately, the State of Connecticut is no exception to these types of accident statistics.
According to the Connecticut Crash Data Repository’s Collision Analysis Safety Tables (CAST), there have been more than 300,000 motor vehicle crashes in Connecticut between January 1, 2018, and March 31, 2021.
Specifically, Medium/Heavy Trucks (>10,000 GVW) accounted for the fifth highest number of accidents in Connecticut by vehicle type. Between these dates, there were 15,479 accidents involving medium/heavy trucks in the state.
CAST also provides a useful breakdown of the top roadways in Connecticut upon which accidents occur.
Below are the top 5 routes for crashes in Connecticut between January 1, 2018, and March 31, 2021:
Of course, you can never predict when or where a Connecticut truck accident might occur. Nevertheless, remain extra vigilant while driving on these Connecticut roadways in particular.
Why do trucking accidents happen in Connecticut?
As with all motor vehicle crashes, there are many different reasons that a dangerous trucking collision can occur. And due to their sheer size, accidents with big rigs, tractor trailers, 18-wheelers, and other commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) can cause serious injury.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) conducted a large truck crash causation study, which determined that any of the following are commonly responsible for trucking accidents:
While inclement weather can play a role in causing a truck crash, drivers also need to take precautions when it is snowing or the ground is icy, as well as when there are heavy rains.
Failure to drive based on the weather conditions can be negligent even if a driver is within the legal speed limit.
Many trucking companies have deep pockets. These companies not only have the money to hire a team of attorneys, but they also have the funds to pay injured victims.
It is important to hold the responsible party accountable in a debilitating trucking crash, and you may be able to file an accident claim against more than one party.
Examples of parties that may be liable for a serious truck collision include but are not limited to the following:
Truck accident injury victims and their families should speak with an injury attorney as soon as possible about filing a claim for compensation.
At StangerLaw LLC, our skilled Connecticut truck injury lawyers have years of experience filing accident claims against large trucking companies, and we want to make sure that these companies with deep pockets do not get the advantage over an injured motorist.
What should you do after a truck accident happens in Connecticut?
Many trucking crash victims are incapacitated after a collision and cannot immediately document the scene of the crash or make decisions about medical care.
However, if you are able to do so, you should always take the following steps after a trucking crash:
Use your cell phone to take photos from many different angles and distances of the scene.
You should take down the names and contact information for anyone involved in the collision, as well as any potential witnesses at the scene. The sooner your lawyer is able to speak with witnesses, the fresher the information will be if you need to present it to an insurance company or a jury.
If involved in a crash, you should go to the hospital immediately for an evaluation, even if you aren’t sure about the severity of your injuries. It is important for a doctor to assess your injuries and to provide documentation. It can take hours and sometimes days for signs of serious and life-threatening injuries to appear after a crash. As such, you should always seek immediate medical attention.
You will need to inform your insurance company that you were involved in a collision. Provide your insurance company with the facts, but do not offer any opinions about how the crash happened or who was at fault.
As soon as possible, you should seek help from a truck accident lawyer. Your lawyer will advocate for your right to compensation and can speak with the insurance company and negotiate on your behalf.
If you sustain injures from a trucking accident caused by another party’s harmful or careless actions, you may be able to receive two different types of compensatory damages:
You also may be able to obtain punitive damages, which punish a defendant for especially harmful behavior.
At StangerLaw LLC, our truck accident lawyers are committed to seeking punitive damages when cases warrant it.
You must file your truck accident claims within a certain period of time after the crash occurs, or else an injured plaintiff can lose his or her right to seek compensation.
This time window is known as the “statute of limitations.”
Depending upon whether your accident happened in Connecticut or Massachusetts, there are two different statutes of limitations to be aware of:
If you sustain injuries from an accident in Connecticut and intend to file an injury claim, you have two years from the date of the crash to file your lawsuit.
If you were injured in Massachusetts and want to pursue a claim in Massachusetts, you have two years from the date of the accident to file before the deadline bars you from potential recovery.
Our experienced legal team can speak with you today about your options.
Were you injured in a truck accident? The trucking and insurance companies may try to protect their assets by low-balling your settlement.
At StangerLaw LLC, our experienced Connecticut truck accident lawyers can help you with your case today. We will protect your best interests and even take your case to court if the settlement isn’t fair. While you focus on recovering, our team will take care of your case and secure your financial future. Reach out to our law firm for more information about how we serve injury victims in Connecticut.
Call (860) 561-0651 or submit an online form today to get started on your case.
The most important thing you can do is get the medical attention you need and hire an attorney as soon as possible. Avoid talking to anyone about how the accident occurred or how you are feeling afterwards until you have hired an attorney.
There is no out of pocket cost to you. We take these cases on a contingency fee meaning we don’t get paid until we recover money for you.
We have the unique experience of previously working for trucking companies. We know how trucking companies investigate, value and defend these cases. We use that experience and knowledge against them in order to maximize the value of your case.
You should not accept any offer until you have retained an attorney to represent you.
Yes. We pride ourselves on taking cases to trial if the responsible party refuses to make you a fair offer to resolve your case.
Our past experience defending trucking companies. We use our knowledge of how trucking companies investigate, value, and defend cases against them in order to maximize the value of your case.
Many things. Most notably are the rules and regulations that apply to a truck that do not apply to a passenger vehicle. Many inexperienced attorneys are not familiar with these rules and regulations that may impose greater responsibility on the truck driver and increase the value of your case.
An experienced trucking attorney can fully evaluate your case. It is important to hire a law firm such as ours who has the knowledge and experience with the special rules and regulations that apply to trucks.
Many entities may be liable for a crash. It may be the driver, the owner of the tractor, the owner of the trailer, the company how loaded the trailer, the company brokered the load between the shipper, the trucking company, and the receiver, or many other entities depending on the facts of the case.
Case value depends on a number of factors. If you are injured by a tractor trailer it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to help you with your case.
Trucks are big and heavy, plain and simple. Thus, if you are hit by a truck the results are oftentimes catastrophic.
Anytime you are injured by a tractor trailer you should contact an attorney.
Honest, straight forward advice about the representation you deserve, and that we will provide for you.