A close study of truck accidents including tractor-trailer accidents may reveal that the trucking company or the driver violated Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations in terms of limitations of hours of service, hours of driving, training, discipline for safety violations, and other factors. Such violations may give rise to enhanced damage claims involving charges of reckless conduct and perhaps even violations of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act. In these types of cases, punitive damages and attorneys’ fees may be a part of the compensation.
Truck accident cases require our lawyers in Stamford, Connecticut to use both specialized experts and discovery. Discovery is the formal and informal process used by attorneys to obtain information about their cases. This is calculated not only to identify common information discovered in every highway crash case but also to reveal information concerning the trucking industry and the specific employer involved in the individual case. With insight offered by experts, our Connecticut truck accident lawyers identify this information as the key to understanding the causes of the highway crash case. We will work to:
We also offer specialized knowledge critical to properly assess the extent of insurance coverage that can often involve multiple insurers.
When a truck accident occurs, it is important to retain competent lawyers early to begin the collection of evidence. Some critical evidence may be lost quickly, as the federal government only requires that log records be maintained for sixty days. After a truck accident, regardless of whether it involves a tractor-trailer, a box truck, or a delivery van, our competent attorneys promptly facilitate the most detailed and timely collection of evidence possible. We have much more to offer than our condolences. We have the experience, detailed knowledge of the nature of semi-truck accidents, knowledge of insurance coverage unique to the trucking industry, and an ability to present a compelling case for compensation.
If you or a family member has been involved in a truck accident, please contact the Connecticut Truck Accident Lawyers at Casper & de Toledo’s office in Stamford, Connecticut as soon as possible to schedule a prompt, free initial consultation.