New Haven Truck Accident Attorneys with Decades of Experience Helping Victims and Families Recover Just Compensation
If you are being forced to deal with the consequences of a truck driver’s or trucking company’s negligence, you deserve to be fully and fairly compensated for your losses. Truck accident victims and families have clear legal rights in Connecticut, and at Berkowitz Hanna, we have a long history of helping our clients recover the financial compensation they deserve.
When dealing with the aftermath of a commercial truck accident, there is a lot you need to know. As your New Haven truck accident attorneys, we will walk you through the process of protecting your legal rights, step by step. We will also fight vigorously on your behalf. And while we will work to settle your case as quickly as possible, we will also be fully prepared to litigate your claim in court, if necessary.
7 Important Facts about Truck Accident Cases in New Haven, CT
If you have been seriously injured or a member of your family has been killed in a truck accident in New Haven, here are the key facts you need to know about filing a claim for just compensation:
1. Your First Step Is to Find Out If You Have a Claim.
Most truck accidents will support claims for financial compensation. When deciding what to do next, your first step is to find out if you have a claim. When you contact us, we will promptly dispatch investigators to the scene of the accident, and our attorneys will carefully scrutinize all of the available evidence in order to determine which companies we believe are liable for your losses.
2. There Are Multiple Parties That Could Be Liable for Your Losses.
Notice that we said “companies,” not “company.” This is because truck accident victims will often have claims against multiple parties. For example, it may be the case that the shipping company that loaded the truck made a mistake and the truck driver was driving too fast to maintain control. Or, maybe the truck’s brakes failed when someone else cut off the truck driver unexpectedly. Regardless of the circumstances involved, as your New Haven truck accident lawyers, we will fight to hold all relevant parties fully accountable for your losses.
3. You May Be Entitled to Economic, Non-Economic, and Punitive Damages.
The compensation available in commercial truck accident cases in Connecticut includes compensation for economic and non-economic losses. In certain cases, truck accident victims and families can recover punitive damages as well.
4. The Trucking Company or Insurance Company May Try to Place Some (or All) of the Blame on You or Your Loved One.
Trucking companies, insurance companies, and defense lawyers utilize various tactics in order to dispute truck accident victims’ and families’ claims for financial compensation. One of these tactics is to argue “comparative fault.” Under Connecticut’s modified comparative fault law, claimants are barred from recovering financial compensation if the victim was 51% or more at fault in the accident. While these arguments are occasionally justified, in the vast majority of cases, represented claimants are entitled to financial compensation.
5. It Costs Nothing Out-of-Pocket to Hire Our Firm to Represent You.
If you choose our firm to represent you, we will handle your truck accident claim on a contingency-fee basis. This means that you will pay nothing out of pocket for the duration of your claim, and we will only recover our costs and fees if we succeed in recovering just compensation.
6. We Will Help You Decide When (and If) to Settle.
It is your case, so you get to decide when (and if) to settle. But, we do not expect you to make this decision on your own. If we receive a settlement offer on your behalf, we will help you weigh your options so that you can make a smart decision with your family’s long-term best interests in mind.
7. Securing Just Compensation Is an Important Step in the Recovery Process.
The economic and non-economic costs of commercial truck accidents can be substantial, and this makes securing just compensation an important step in the recovery process. If you have been injured or lost a loved one, we strongly encourage you to discuss your case with an attorney. For a free consultation at Berkowitz Hanna, contact us today.
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If you would like to speak with one of our New Haven truck accident attorneys about filing a claim for just compensation, call us or contact us online. We also handle other personal injury cases such as motorcycle accident, car accident and medical malpractice. We will schedule your free initial consultation as soon as possible.