A fully loaded semi-truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and can cause serious damage in a crash, so it is critical that trucks are maintained properly. Failure to maintain equipment properly can lead to equipment failure — problems with brakes, tires or other parts that lead to serious personal injury and wrongful death.
At the New Haven law offices of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we represent personal injury victims and the surviving families of people killed in truck accidents. Our experienced legal team conducts thorough investigations for equipment malfunction, which is frequently the cause of truck accidents.
We choose cases selectively so that we can focus our resources and attention on achieving the best possible results. When we take a truck accident case, we visit the scene of the accident if possible. We also partner with accident reconstructionists and other experts, as well as reviewing maintenance logs and black boxes.
This thorough approach helps us uncover equipment malfunction and other issues — like driver fatigue, improper training or driving while intoxicated — that often cause truck accidents. We then prepare for trial while negotiating a favorable settlement for our clients.
Many people worry about what to expect in a truck accident lawsuit. They worry that they will have to appear in court and about what to say on the witness stand. At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we understand that going to court is not for everyone. We prepare for trial while negotiating a favorable settlement for you.
If going to court or telling your story to other attorneys is necessary, we will be right by your side. We will also help you prepare for the experience by reviewing your case and talking with you about what to expect.
To schedule your free initial consultation with us, contact Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., and speak with one of our representatives.
At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we handle all Equipment Malfunction 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.