Our Lawyers Bring Over 40 Years of Experience to Representing Truck Accident Victims in Danbury, CT.
Truck accidents can have life-altering consequences. Commercial trucks are the largest vehicles on the road. And when they crash, innocent drivers and passengers will often be left helpless to protect themselves. Multi-vehicle pile-ups are common, cars and SUVs can be damaged beyond recognition, and victims can suffer severe traumatic injuries that never allow them to fully recover. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a truck accident in Danbury, these are just a few of the reasons why you need a team of experienced attorneys on your side.
At Berkowitz Hanna, we have been representing truck accident victims and families in Connecticut for more than 40 years. If you were injured in a collision involving a large commercial truck, or if you have tragically lost a loved one in a crash involving a semi-truck or tractor-trailer, we can help you recover just compensation. In order to determine who (or what company) is liable for your losses and to make sure we have the evidence we need to prevail, it is important that you contact us as soon as possible. We encourage you to contact us 24/7 for a free and confidential consultation about your claim.
Proving Fault: Common Factors Commercial Truck Accidents
When you contact us, one of the first steps we will need to take is to investigate the cause of the accident. Until we know what caused the accident, we won’t know who is liable for your injuries or your loved one’s death. With our attorneys’ decades of experience handling truck accident cases in Connecticut, we can promptly conduct a thorough investigation, determine fault in the accident, and gather the evidence we need to recover just compensation for your losses.
In many cases, multiple factors will play a role in causing the collision. When we investigate your claim, we will look for evidence of factors including:
- Truck driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Exceeding the speed limit or driving too fast for road and weather conditions
- Following too closely (tailgating)
- Merging without looking (blind spot accidents)
- Sudden braking and other driving errors
In addition to these common driving-related factors, we will also look for evidence of direct negligence on the part of the trucking company, shipping company, and other companies involved in loading and maintaining the truck. This includes evidence of:
- Hiring inexperienced or unlicensed truck drivers
- Forcing or encouraging truck drivers to spend too many hours behind the wheel
- Exceeding the truck’s gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR)
- Improper cargo loading
- Failure to adequately secure cargo
- Failure to pressurize liquid cargo
- Failure to conduct routine maintenance and perform necessary repairs
- Other maintenance issues and safety violations
A third possibility is that the accident was caused by a vehicle defect. This could be a defect in the truck or a defect in one of the other vehicles involved in the accident. Unlike the types of fault-based claims listed above, for vehicle defect claims, proof of negligence is not required. If there is evidence to prove that a vehicle defect caused or contributed to the collision, this alone can support a claim for just compensation.
We Want to Help You Recover Maximum Compensation for Your Truck Accident Losses
Regardless of the factors involved in your case, as your law firm, our goal is simple: We want to help you recover maximum compensation for your truck accident losses. If you were injured in the accident, this includes:
- Medical costs
- Vehicle repairs (or replacement) and other property damage
- Other out-of-pocket costs
- Loss of income and earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of companionship, consortium, services, society, and enjoyment of life
If you need to pursue a claim for wrongful death resulting from a fatal truck accident in Danbury, the losses we can seek to recover on your behalf also include funeral and burial costs, loss of inheritance, loss of care and guidance, and various other forms of financial and non-financial loss. We encourage you to contact us for a free initial consultation to learn more.
Speak with a Truck Accident Lawyer in Danbury for Free
For more information about pursuing a claim for financial compensation after a truck accident in Danbury, please contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. To speak with one of our experienced truck accident attorneys in confidence, call or inquire online today.