Commercial trucks are an essential part of transportation on every major highway, including those in Connecticut. Truck types range from tractor-trailers, tankers, and 18 wheelers, which are all heavy vehicles that can cause deadly accidents upon impact.
While truck drivers have specific rules, regulations, and standards, accidents can still happen. They spend hours on the road for days and sometimes weeks at a time. As a result, trucks and their drivers wear down, which increases the odds of an accident on the road.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, turn to the experienced injury attorneys at Berman & Russo.
Berman & Russo Attorneys at Law have in-depth experience dealing with truck accident claims just like yours. Conveniently located in South Windsor, Connecticut, we’ve been working for our neighbors, giving personal service, clear answers, and timely results for over 30 years.
Truck Accident FAQs
If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in a truck accident, your claim will proceed in accordance with the unique circumstances that are involved. There are, however, some questions that pop up so frequently that the answers can provide you with a better understanding of what to expect moving forward.
What Are The Damages Most Closely Associated With Truck Accidents?
The Semis on our roads are so large and so heavy that any accidents involving them tend to be extremely serious. The categories of damage that are most closely associated with truck accidents include:
- Property damage to your vehicle
- Medical expenses, which are likely to be extensive and may include ongoing medical care into your future
- Lost earnings, which can spill over into a decrease in earning potential into your future
Ensuring that your truck accident claim addresses your damages in their entirety is likely to play an important role in your ability to fully regain your health.
What Injuries Are Common In Truck Accidents?
The immense impact generated by truck accidents leaves truck accident victims vulnerable to every manner of serious injury, including:
- Broken Bones – A broken bone is an exceptionally painful injury that can take a very long time to heal. If the break is complicated, the treatment can include surgeries and ongoing medical needs. When a break fails to heal correctly, complications can include chronic pain and even permanent disability.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries – Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are usually caused by a blow to the head, neck, or shoulders, and because these serious injuries affect the brain, the effects are exceptionally difficult to predict. The psychological consequences of a serious TBI can be life-altering.
- Spinal Cord Injuries – A blow to the shoulders, back, or neck is often the cause of spinal cord injuries, which are closely associated with serious pain and decreased range of motion. When the spinal cord is severed in the truck accident, it causes permanent paralysis, which can translate to a lifetime of medical expenses (among many other long-term costs, including support for daily living).
Do I Really Need A Truck Accident Attorney?
Truck accident claims are as complicated as truck accidents are dangerous. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you need the compensation to which you are entitled, and your chances of obtaining said compensation increase significantly when you have an experienced Connecticut truck accident attorney on your side.
Can I Afford A Truck Accident Attorney?
A better question than can you afford a truck accident attorney is can you afford not to have one? The consequences of failing to obtain adequate compensation can seriously undermine your ability to reach your fullest recovery, which makes having professional legal counsel in your corner paramount. Further, most reputable truck accident attorneys work for their clients on a contingency basis, which means their pay is contingent upon you reaching a settlement with the insurance company or being awarded compensation by the court. Put more simply, yes, you can afford an experienced truck accident attorney.
Get Advice About Your Bills And Medical Care, And Get The Justice You Deserve
We love what we do more when we can get great results for our clients. From suggesting medical specialists to assist with your care to providing practical solutions for your rental and car repair problems – we can help.
Clients tell us all the time – it’s not just about the money. It’s about being listened to and treated fairly. In our experience, the most compassionate care we can give you is peace of mind, practical solutions, and dependable support.
Fighting With Insurance Companies – Adding Insult To Injury
Why should you jump through all those hoops? The accident wasn’t your fault, you’re hurt, your car is damaged or maybe totaled. The trucking company and their insurance carrier couldn’t care less!
Getting your injury claim processed quickly and fairly shouldn’t feel like more punishment. But it likely will if you go it alone.
Call or email our Connecticut commercial vehicle collision attorneys to get your questions answered and let us help you get on to the business of healing.
It Wasn’t Your Fault – But Whose Was It?
The answer can be complex – and that’s the reason you need us on your team. Establishing liability in a truck accident often goes beyond who was driving.
To determine who is at fault, we go beyond the facts in the accident report. We will do a thorough investigation to learn all the circumstance leading to the accident, like:
- driver fatigue
- driver negligence
- impaired driver
- unbalanced/overloaded cargo
- truck disrepair
- delivery schedule
Let our Connecticut attorneys take care of your case so you can take care of yourself and your family after a commercial truck wreck.
Reach Out to a Connecticut Truck Accident Attorney
We represent clients throughout Hartford County (east of the Connecticut River) and Tolland County, including the communities of South Windsor, Windsor, East Windsor, Hartford, Bloomfield, Enfield, Windsor Locks, East Hartford, Manchester, Glastonbury, Marlborough, Somers, Stafford, Stafford Springs, Union, Ellington, Tolland, Willington, Vernon, Bolton, Coventry, Mansfield, Storrs, Andover, Hebron, Columbia, and Middletown. Call today to speak with a Connecticut truck accident lawyer.