If you have been injured in a trucking accident, it is critically important to hire a personal injury attorney with experience handling truck crash cases.
Trucking accidents are not just car accident cases involving bigger vehicles. Due to the substantial insurance liability, trucking companies’ insurance companies begin investigating trucking accidents immediately following the accident. These investigations are intended to minimize their own liability.
Trucking accident victims need an advocate on their side to conduct an independent investigation and build a strong case to support a demand for full and complete financial compensation after an accident.
From our offices in New Haven, the Connecticut personal injury law firm of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., has advanced experience representing people seriously injured in collisions with 18-wheelers and other large commercial trucks including:
Talk to a lawyer before you negotiate with the trucking company’s insurance carrier. Trucking accidents are almost always complex legal cases involving catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord injuries, neck injuries, brain injuries, paralysis, amputations or wrongful death.
In many cases, trucking insurance companies will offer a quick settlement designed to minimize their liability. Never accept an insurance company’s initial offer. It takes time to understand the full medical consequences of a trucking accident, and if you accept an early settlement, you run the risk of cutting yourself off from an important source of compensation if additional medical problems arise at a later date.
Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., recently resolved a trucking accident lawsuit in which a mother of two children was killed. Our investigation revealed defective truck parts that played a role in accident. The case settled for $1.9 million. Read more about our recent settlements and verdicts.
Truck drivers and trucking companies are regulated by a host of state and federal laws, such as Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) regulations and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). However, drivers sometimes disregard safety regulations that limit hours of operation and require driver to keep accurate logs of hours on the road. As a result, driver fatigue is a leading cause of trucking accidents.
Our attorneys know how to use these federal safety regulations on our clients’ behalf. We subpoena drivers’ logs, black box data and data from tracking devices in place on most commercial trucks. This information is often lost or destroyed if it is not collected quickly after an accident.
At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we handle all trucking accident injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until you receive a settlement or a jury award.
At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we handle all Trucking Accidents cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until you receive a settlement or a jury award.