Danbury Truck Accident Lawyer
If you were recently involved in a truck accident in Connecticut, you may have suffered life-changing injuries. You could be faced with great uncertainty about your future, including your physical capabilities and ability to work.
Our Danbury truck accident lawyers at the Law Offices of James A. Welcome can help you understand your legal rights after an accident and work toward a positive outcome. We can help you move forward with greater peace of mind. Discuss exactly how we can help you during a free consultation in Danbury today.
Who Is Liable for a Truck Accident in Danbury?
Before you can recover financial compensation from another party’s insurance provider, you or your Danbury truck accident attorney must prove that party is to blame—or liable—for causing your truck accident. If someone else is liable for your crash, that party is financially responsible for your medical bills, physical injuries, lost wages, property repairs and other losses.
Determining liability takes analyzing the cause of the accident. Common causes include:
- Intoxicated truck driver
- Driver inattention or distraction
- Texting and driving
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Wide turns and large blind spots
- Lack of proper truck driver training
- Drowsy truck driver
- Violated federal safety rules
- Unevenly loaded truck or unsecured cargo
- Lost cargo loads
- Improper fleet maintenance and truck breakdowns
If the cause of your truck accident was something the trucking company should have prevented, such as poor driver training, the trucking company may be responsible for your losses. A trucking company could also be vicariously liable for the mistakes of its drivers. Other liable parties may include the cargo company, a third-party driver or the government, depending on what caused your crash.
Truck Accident FAQs
- Q: How much is a truck accident claim worth?
A: Since most truck accidents cause serious and catastrophic injuries, these cases can be worth a great deal. The exact amount, however, will depend on your circumstances. Review our past case results for an idea of the settlements and verdicts we have secured for badly injured clients. While we never guarantee results, we do promise to work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for your truck accident case.
- Q: How much time do I have to file?
A: This answer changes from state to state based on each state’s statute of limitations. In Connecticut, the statute of limitations on a truck accident case—and other types of personal injury lawsuits—is two years from the date of the crash, in most cases. If you have delayed injuries, however, you may have more time to file. Missing your deadline generally means losing the right to recover, so act quickly.
- Q: Do I need an attorney?
A: Although hiring a lawyer is not mandatory, it can significantly help your case and result in an easier legal experience while you focus on healing from your serious injuries. An experienced attorney can assist you with confusing paperwork and legal processes, as well as go up against a powerful adversary such as a trucking company on your behalf. With the right lawyer in your corner, you can rest assured that your case is in the best possible hands.
Do You Have a Case? Find Out Today
Truck accident cases can be complex and difficult to litigate. Fortunately, you don’t have to go up against a trucking company, its legal team or an insurance corporation alone. Attorney Welcome has the experience, skill, knowledge and passion to help you when you need it the most.
We want you to help you defend your rights as a truck accident victim and move forward after a devastating collision. Request a free case evaluation with one of our Danbury personal injury attorneys today by calling (203) 753-7300 anytime or submitting our online intake form.