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Hartford Truck Accident Attorneys

Have you suffered injuries in a truck accident in Hartford, CT? The devastating nature of a collision with a commercial truck can lead to life-altering injuries and significant financial losses. When you have suffered harm due to the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company, you have the right to pursue financial relief for your losses. But trucking companies and insurers often make it difficult for injury victims to get the compensation they need.

A Hartford truck accident lawyer from The Flood Law Firm can take on the insurance companies and advocate for your rights.

Best Law Firms 2023Our firm has worked hard for over a decade to obtain the best possible results for our clients. Our attorneys and staff focus on living up to our core values, including protecting the rights of people hurt through no fault of their own, standing up to insurance companies and large corporations, and helping our clients move forward after devastating accidents. We not only work with clients who directly come to us, but with smaller law firms with bigger or more difficult cases than they can take on.

We know the importance of recovering maximum compensation in your truck accident case, and we’ve seen how trucking companies and insurers fight their liability. We have a proven record of successfully overcoming insurance tactics to obtain fair compensation.

Contact The Flood Law Firm today for a free initial case evaluation with a Hartford truck accident lawyer. Let our firm help you seek the justice and accountability you deserve after a truck accident.

Why Choose The Flood Law Firm After Suffering Injuries in a Hartford Truck Accident?

Pursuing compensation from trucking companies and insurers after a truck accident often requires the help of an experienced attorney. But how do you find the right lawyer when you have multiple attorneys and law firms to choose from? You deserve legal representation with the skills and resources necessary to advocate for your legal rights.

For more than a decade, accident victims in Hartford and across Connecticut have turned to The Flood Law Firm for help getting the financial relief they deserve because:

  • We communicate with you throughout your case. You can always talk to your attorney whenever you have questions or need help with issues while healing from your injuries.
  • Our proven track record includes millions of dollars recovered in case results. Insurers know our courtroom reputation, which allows us to settle cases for more money while avoiding the need for trial.
  • We try to get compensation for our clients as quickly as possible, but we won’t hesitate to take a case to trial if necessary to get the results our clients deserve. Unlike other personal injury attorneys who have never tried a suit, our legal team includes seasoned litigators.
  • We handle all the details of your legal case, freeing you to spend your time and energy on healing.
  • We have financial resources and personnel that other firms lack, allowing us to go head-to-head with big trucking companies and insurers.
  • We represent clients on a contingency fee basis so that you don’t have the financial pressures of legal fees on top of your medical bills and other expenses. We get paid only if we win compensation for you in a settlement or verdict.

When you choose The Flood Law Firm for your truck accident case, you can expect to have the support of advocates who can provide you with trusted counsel during this challenging time.

Compensation Available in a Truck Accident Case in Hartford

After a truck accident in Hartford, you may have the right to pursue compensation from a negligent truck driver or trucking company.

The Flood Law Firm will work hard to make sure you recover maximum compensation for all your losses, including for:

  • Car repair costs or reimbursement for the value of your totaled vehicle
  • Alternative transportation expenses, such as rental car costs
  • Medical and rehabilitation expenses, including hospital bills, prescription costs, and purchases of medical/mobility equipment
  • Loss of income or reduced earnings if you cannot work or need to go on part-time/light duty during your recovery
  • Loss of future earning potential and job benefits if you cannot return to work or can no longer be gainfully employed
  • Physical pain and emotional trauma/distress
  • Loss of enjoyment and quality of life due to disabilities or visible scarring/disfigurement caused by your truck accident injuries

What to Know About Truck Accidents in Hartford?

Here are some essential facts to know about Hartford truck accidents:

Hartford Truck Accident Statistics

Rated By Super Lawyers Top 50According to the Connecticut Crash Data Repository maintained by the University of Connecticut, Connecticut had over 2,000 commercial motor vehicle accidents in one recent year, involving more than 4,000 vehicles and more than 6,000 people. That same year, the Hartford Police Department responded to about 80 crashes involving commercial motor vehicles, which involved 166 vehicles total and 244 people.

Most Dangerous Intersections in Hartford

According to crash data from recent years compiled by the Hartford Department of Public Works, the ten most dangerous intersections in the city include:

  • The Trident intersection of Asylum Avenue, Farmington Avenue, and Garden Street
  • Albany Avenue and Market Street
  • Farmington Avenue and Sigourney Street
  • Sigourney Street and Asylum Avenue
  • Homestead Avenue and Woodland Street
  • Albany Avenue and Pleasant Street
  • Broad Street and Capitol Avenue
  • Asylum Avenue and Woodland Street
  • Broad Street and Park Street
  • Sisson Avenue and West Boulevard

The Statute of Limitations on Truck Accident Claims

ALT TEXT: Truck Accident Lawyer in Hartford, Connecticut areaUnder Connecticut’s statute of limitations on personal injury claims, you must file your truck accident lawsuit within two years of the crash. Filing suit after this two-year deadline means the court can dismiss your case regardless of the merits of your claim, and you could lose your right to seek compensation in civil court. For this reason, you should speak with a Hartford truck accident lawyer from The Flood Law Firm as soon as possible to make sure you can file your claims before the deadline.

About Truck Accident Cases

Here are some facts to know about truck accident cases:

Common Types and Causes of Truck Accidents

Examples of the most common types of truck accidents include:

  • Head-on collisions
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Sideswipe collisions
  • Underride collisions (accidents where a vehicle becomes wedged underneath a truck trailer)
  • Side-impact/T-bone collisions
  • Wide turn collisions
  • Backing up accidents
  • Rollover accidents
  • Cargo accidents

Some of the most frequent causes of truck accidents include:

  • Speeding and driving too fast for road/weather/traffic conditions
  • Tailgating/following too closely
  • Reckless driving
  • Drowsy/fatigued driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs
  • Turning or changing lanes without signaling or checking mirrors
  • Unsafe wide turns
  • Unsafe backing up
  • Disregarding traffic controls
  • Failing to yield the right of way
  • Improper loading of cargo, including failing to balance the load or not securing cargo from shifting or falling off the truck
  • Lack of vehicle inspections
  • Inadequate truck maintenance
  • Truck driver inexperience or lack of familiarity with routes or local roads

What Injuries Do Truck Accidents Cause?

The weight of commercial trucks means they hit with greater force in a collision, often causing more severe injuries than other kinds of motor vehicle accidents.

Injuries that truck accident victims can suffer include:

  • Lacerations and abrasions
  • Burns
  • Dislocated joints
  • Ligament sprains/tears
  • Muscle and tendon strains/tears
  • Broken bones
  • Whiplash injury
  • Nerve damage
  • Herniated spinal discs
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Internal injuries or bleeding
  • Facial injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Toxic exposure from hazardous truck cargo
  • Traumatic amputations or dismemberment

How Do You Prove Liability for a Truck Accident?

State and federal regulations require truck drivers and trucking companies to maintain many records of their operations. As a result, investigating a truck accident requires reviewing and using more evidence than in other auto accident cases.

Examples of evidence that our firm may use to prove liability for the truck accident that injured you include:

  • The truck driver’s hours-of-service logs
  • The truck’s event data recorder (“black box”) logs
  • The truck driver’s employment and driving records
  • The truck driver’s pre-trip inspection records
  • The trucking company’s radio dispatch logs
  • The truck’s inspection and maintenance records
  • The truck’s cargo/freight manifest
  • Surveillance/traffic camera footage
  • In-cab camera or dashcam footage
  • Accident scene photos and videos
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Police accident reports
  • Post-accident vehicle inspections and repair records
  • Truck driver drug/alcohol test results
  • Accident reconstruction expert reports

In addition to the truck driver and their trucking company, other parties who may have liability for a truck accident include:

  • The freight/cargo company
  • The truck servicing company
  • The truck’s manufacturers
  • Third-party manufacturers of truck parts, including tires and brakes

You Don’t Have to Fight the Trucking Companies and Insurers on Your Own

When you file a truck accident claim against a trucking company, the company will likely refer the claim to its liability insurer. The trucking company and its insurer will investigate the accident and your claim to determine whether they have the liability to compensate you and how much money they should offer you. However, claims adjusters for trucking companies and insurers use many tactics to minimize an accident victim’s financial recovery.

Examples of insurer tactics include:

  • Pressuring you to accept a settlement as soon as possible after the accident, before you know the full extent of your injuries and losses
  • Asserting that they will not negotiate or increase their offer of compensation
  • Dissuading you from obtaining legal representation or pursuing litigation, including warning you about the expenses of hiring a lawyer or filing a lawsuit
  • Asking questions in a manner that elicits responses the insurance company can use to undermine the accident victim’s claim
  • Asking you to sign a medical release to look for preexisting injuries or degenerative conditions they cite as the cause of your injuries
  • Misrepresenting the scope of insurance coverage, including asserting policy exclusions, misstating the applicable policy limits, or concealing the existence of excess coverage policies
  • Pinning the accident on you without any evidentiary basis

Truck accident victims who fight the trucking and insurance companies alone can fall prey to these tactics.

However, when you have a Hartford truck accident lawyer from The Flood Law Firm on your side, you can trust us to handle all the aspects of your case for you, including:

  • Investigating the accident to recover all available evidence and interview eyewitnesses
  • Identifying liable parties and applicable insurance coverages
  • Calculating your past, ongoing, and future estimated expenses
  • Working with accident reconstruction experts when necessary to help build a persuasive case
  • Filing your insurance claims and demand letters with the trucking company and insurers
  • Aggressively negotiating for a maximum settlement
  • Going to court and trial, if necessary, to demand a fair result for you

What Should You Do After Getting Into a Truck Accident in Hartford?

Here are some steps you should take to protect your legal rights to compensation after a truck accident:

  • Seek medical attention so that a doctor can diagnose injuries you suffered in the truck accident, and follow your treating provider’s instructions and recommendations
  • Keep copies of bills, invoices, or receipts of expenses you incur because of the accident.
  • Gather your pay stubs/income statements if you miss work or have reduced earnings
  • Obtain copies of your medical records and the police accident report
  • Document your recovery by keeping a diary or journal
  • Avoid posting on social media during your medical treatment and truck accident case because insurers often monitor accident victims’ profiles for posts that might contradict their legal claims

Finally, contact a Hartford truck accident lawyer from The Flood Law Firm to discuss what our firm can do to help you pursue financial recovery in your case.

Contact The Flood Law Firm Today for a Free Case Review To Discuss Your Next Steps With a Knowledgeable Hartford Truck Accident Lawyer

Brian M. Flood Attorney for Truck Accident Cases near Hartford

Brian Flood Truck Accident Lawyer in Hartford

You deserve to recover compensation after suffering injuries through no fault of your own in a truck accident. Contact The Flood Law Firm’s personal injury attorney in Hartford, CT today for a free, no-obligation consultation. Call us at (877)-987-9LAW or contact us through our website to talk to a Hartford truck accident lawyer about the claims process. We can help you pursue accountability and justice from a negligent truck driver or trucking company.

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