We Represent Victims of Commercial Truck Accidents in Stamford, Connecticut. Contact us 24/7 to Speak with an Attorney for Free.
Seeking to recover your losses after a truck accident is unlike seeking financial compensation for any other type of vehicle collision. The factual issues are more complex, the legal issues are more complex, and you will be dealing with more companies that want to deny you any compensation for your financial and non-financial harm. For these reasons, hiring an experienced attorney is of utmost importance, and it is important that your attorney begin working on your claim as soon as possible.
At Berkowitz Hanna, our attorneys represent truck accident victims and their families in Stamford, CT. Whether you were injured in Stamford or you live locally and were injured elsewhere, our attorneys can help you recover the financial compensation you deserve. We are dedicated and unwavering advocates for our clients. And if you are entitled to financial recovery, we will fight tirelessly to ensure that you receive maximum compensation for your losses.
Truck Accident Cases Can Be Extraordinarily Complex. Our Attorneys Have the Experience You Need to Recover.
What makes truck accident cases more complex than other types of auto accident cases? Just about everything. From the complexity of the truck itself to the legal issues involved in identifying the company (or companies) responsible for your losses, not a single aspect of seeking financial compensation after a truck accident is straightforward. We know this from experience, and we also know what it means for truck accident victims and their loved ones to recover just compensation. This is why we are so passionate about fighting for truck accident victims’ rights.
In truck accident cases, there are two general theories of liability: strict liability and negligence. Strict liability applies to product defects – faulty brakes, faulty tires, defective cargo straps, and other truck-related issues that cause and contribute to dangerous collisions. Negligence applies to all human-related factors, including:
- Fatigued driving
- Distracted driving (including texting, watching movies, navigating, and talking to dispatch)
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs (including sleep medications)
- Speeding, following too closely, sudden braking, and other driving errors
- Driving unsafely in hazardous weather, road, or traffic conditions
- Hiring inexperienced truck drivers
- Forcing or encouraging truck drivers to spend too many hours behind the wheel
- Improper cargo loading
- Failure to pressurize liquid cargo
- Failure to conduct routine maintenance and perform necessary repairs
- Exceeding a truck’s gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and other safety violations
Depending on the specific factor (or, as is often the case, factors) involved in a truck collision, here are some of the parties that may be responsible for the victims’ losses:
- Trucking Company – The trucking company could be directly liable for hiring an inexperienced driver or forcing the driver to exceed federal hour limitations. It could also be vicariously liable for the negligent acts of its driver.
- Shipping Company – If the accident resulted from a cargo loading error, then the shipping company that loaded the cargo could be to blame.
- Truck or Component Manufacturer or Retailer – Under the law of strict liability, product manufacturers and any other companies in the “chain of distribution” can be held liable for product defects.
- Maintenance or Repair Shop – If the accident resulted from faulty maintenance work or a negligent repair, then the shop (or dealership) that performed the work could be deemed fully or partially at fault in the accident.
- Another Driver – While commercial truck accidents are often the result of an issue with the truck or truck driver error, it is possible that another driver caused or contributed to the accident as well.
- Insurance Companies – The one thing that truck accidents and other types of vehicle collisions have in common is that they often result in settlements with the insurance companies. All of the parties listed above will likely be insured, and this means that your claim will most likely result in an insurance settlement (if successful).
Your Initial Consultation Is Free, and You Pay Nothing Unless We Win.
When you contact us about your truck accident, we will arrange for you to speak with one of our attorneys in Stamford, right away. During this free initial consultation, we will begin gathering the information we need in order to assess the viability of your claim. If we believe you have a claim and you choose to move forward, you will not pay any fees or costs unless we win just compensation on your behalf.
If you would like to speak with a truck accident attorney in Stamford, we encourage you to get in touch with us. To schedule your free initial consultation as soon as possible, please call or contact us online now.