Each year, millions of people are involved in accidents resulting in tragic injuries and deaths. When a large truck is involved in a crash, the consequences can be devasting. This is why trucking is a highly regulated field, requiring that truck drivers comply with both Connecticut laws, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act (“FMCSA”).
While truckers provide valuable service to society, and strive to follow safety rules, crashes do occur. Common causes of trucking collisions include speeding, failing to see what there is to be seen, distracted driving, fatigued driving, and failing to adjust driving for weather conditions. In fact, Connecticut’s CDL Manual states that: “to be a safe driver you need to know what’s going on all around your vehicle. Not looking properly is a major cause of accidents.”
Our attorneys have investigated and litigated trucking collisions. We have worked with accident reconstruction experts, human factors experts, and truck safety consultants to hammer the trucking company and their driver for all of the harms and losses they have caused our clients.
Victims of trucking accidents must understand that time is of the essence. Trucking companies and their insurance companies move fast to defend themselves. They have protocols in place to defeat you. Specifically, they are known to have attorneys, investigators, and safety experts, ready to be deployed on a moment’s notice. We have seen cases where, for example, defense attorneys and accident reconstructionist experts have been deployed to the accident scene on the day of the collision. This allows the defense to have a first hand look at the evidence, and quickly formulate a defense.
Given these defense tactics, contact us immediately to commence an investigation. This allows us to investigate the circumstances surrounding the truck crash, obtain and preserve evidence, and help you seek the compensation you deserve.