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Helping Individuals After a Commercial Truck Accident

Large commercial trucks can be found on almost every interstate highway and road in the United States. While these trucks are imperative to the economy and allow goods to be delivered in and out of Connecticut, large tractor-trailers also pose a serious risk of injuries if they collide with smaller passenger vehicles. Being involved in a truck accident can not only be terrifying but can also leave you with severe and sometimes catastrophic injuries. The only good news is that many truck collision victims have the right to financial compensation from the truck driver, trucking company, or any other party that caused the accident.

Truck cases can be very complex and you always want to call a highly experienced truck accident attorney with the resources needed to successfully obtain the compensation you deserve. Do not hesitate to call the law office of Leighton, Katz & Drapeau to learn more about how we can help you today.

Losses from Truck Accidents can be Particularly Serious

Victims of truck crashes often incur more serious losses than victims of regular car accidents. Because commercial trucks are so much larger than passenger vehicles and can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, they can cause significantly more serious damage and injuries. Some common losses of truck accident victims can include:

  • Medical expenses

  • Lost wages

  • Estimated future lost earning capacity

  • Estimated future medical expenses

  • Pain and suffering  

  • Emotional distress

  • Permanent disability

Since many truck accident victims are left with long-lasting or permanent injuries, the amount of losses can be hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars.

Who is Liable for Your Truck Accident?

Because of the extensive losses that can be suffered from a truck accident, it is critical that you identify the right party that was responsible for your accident. Many different parties can be held liable for truck accidents, as many parties can be negligent in the events leading up to an accident and, in some cases, more than one party may be held liable for your losses. Some common causes of commercial truck collisions can include the following:

 

  • Fatigued driving

  • Drunk or drugged driving

  • Distracted driving

  • Aggressive driving

  • Violating state traffic laws

  • Violating the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) regulations

  • Driving without a proper commercial license

  • Hiring unlicensed drivers

  • Hiring drivers with a dangerous driving history

  • Inadequate inspection or maintenance of trucks

  • Improper cargo loading

  • Defective truck parts

 

Proving the type of negligence that caused your accident is essential to prevailing in your claim.

Talk to Our Experienced Hartford, CT Truck Accident Attorneys Today

 

At the law firm of Leighton, Katz & Drapeau, our truck accident lawyers can help you recover for all of your injuries and losses following a truck accident. We offer free consultations and can evaluate your legal rights to compensation. Please feel free to contact us at our Vernon, CT office by calling (860) 875-7000, our Enfield, CT office at (860) 749-4000, or our Middletown, CT office at (860) 347-6500.