When Overloaded Trucks Cause Accidents: Connecticut Lawyers Who Can Help
Like many businesses, trucking companies are motivated by their bottom lines. Unfortunately, all too many cut corners just to save money. In the process, they jeopardize the safety of other drivers on the road.
One significant way that truckers cut corners is by overloading trucks. While federal regulations limit the amount of cargo truckers are allowed to carry at one time, truckers often exceed this limit. They pile in cargo to avoid making two trips or requiring two trucks.
Sadly, overloaded trucks cause many serious injuries on American roads each year. These include brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, burns and wrongful death. If you have been injured or if a loved one has been killed, contacting the attorneys at Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., is a smart decision.
The experienced trial attorneys at our New Haven law firm use extensive knowledge and skill to represent trucking accident victims throughout Connecticut. We have the resources necessary to handle these serious and complex cases.
Assessing The Damages In A Personal Injury Case
In a trucking accident case, damages often run high. Calculating these damages is a complex process. There are many things that must be taken into account. At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we engage knowledgeable experts who help us take many things into account, including physical and emotional suffering as well as:
- Medical expenses
- Need for future/long-term care
- Lost wages
- Mental anguish
- Physical pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
In order to make sure that we have accurately calculated how an accident has affected your life, we spend a lot of time getting to know you. We take time to talk with you about the accident. We may also visit the scene or talk to your family members about how your personal injury has affected your life.
We realize that money alone is never enough to compensate you for injuries caused by a truck accident, but legal action can hold the wrongdoers accountable for their actions. It sends a clear message to trucking companies: They will be held accountable for cutting corners. It may even help prevent the same kind of harm from happening to someone else in the future.
Contact An Experienced Truck Accidents Lawyer
Hold trucking companies accountable when they cut corners and cause harm. To schedule your free initial consultation with us, contact Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., and speak with one of our representatives.