connecticut truck accident lawyer


Have you or a loved one been injured in a truck accident in Connecticut? We are familiar with these types of cases and are here to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.
Contact us at 860-595-3163 for a no-pressure-free consultation with a Connecticut personal injury lawyer. 
Lawyer the Lawyer handles all Connecticut personal injury cases and has years of experience representing clients for cases involving car accidents, Connecticut motorcycle injuries, slip and fall cases, and brain injury cases.


Being involved in a tractor trailer accident can be overwhelming, especially if you’ve been injured. Nevertheless, it is critical that you understand what is important in the hours and days after your crash. Below are the steps of what you should do after a truck accident.

Seek Medical Attention As Soon As Possible:

If you weren’t taken to the hospital by ambulance, make sure you get examined at the scene of the crash. Also be sure to schedule an appointment with your primary care physician. Realize that some injuries may be masked by adrenaline while others may take time to reveal themself, such as traumatic brain injuries.

Don't Talk To the trucking company:

Trucking companies and their insurance carriers are familiar with this process and you are not. This puts you at a disadvantage. Don’t get taken advantage of by giving a statement without an attorney present. Just because it wasn’t your fault doesn’t mean they can’t spin the facts against you. Also, don’t accept any settlement offer without consulting with your attorney. 

try to get witness information:

We understand that it may be difficult if you are injured, but try to get witness information. Oftentimes witnesses will stop and offer help, and their contact information and names don’t get saved by the police. So, if you can take down witness names and snap a few pictures with your phone, you could hold on to evidence that will help you win your truck accident injury case down the road.

consult with a tractor trailer lawyer:

Schedule a no-obligation free consultation with a Connecticut truck accident lawyer to make sure that your best interests are made a priority. 

how much does it cost to hire a truck accident lawyer?

We follow a contingency fee model set by Connecticut law. This means you won’t need to pay any legal fees upfront, and we only earn a fee if we secure a victory in your case. 

In a contingency agreement, the lawyer’s earnings are generally a fraction of the total amount recovered or settled, usually between 25% and 33%. You won’t owe any lawyer’s fees if the truck accident lawyer in Connecticut fails to secure you compensation. 

Before engaging a Connecticut personal injury lawyer, you should discuss their fee structure and any potential costs associated with the case. Transparency about the costs can prevent misunderstandings later and ensure you are comfortable with the arrangement. Get that information in writing, and don’t hesitate to ask questions if there’s anything you don’t quite understand.

money damages available in a truck accident lawsuit

Every truck accident lawsuit is different and will involve different types of injuries and losses. However, a damages award in a Connecticut truck accident lawsuit will typically cover expenses such as:

  • Initial medical treatment
  • Damage to your property
  • Long-term medical treatment and therapy
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Past pain and suffering
  • Future pain and suffering

deadline for filing a truck accident claim

Deadlines are often referred to as Statutes of Limitations. In Connecticut you have two years from the date of the accident to either settle your claim or file a lawsuit.

Please remember that when filing a claim against a governmental entity, the deadline could change and usually is considerably shorter. In these cases, an experienced Connecticut truck accident lawyer can help you meet deadlines and filing requirements to protect your rights to compensation.

safety regulations for commercial drivers in connecticut

Commercial drivers in Connecticut are subject to federal and state safety regulations to help ensure the safety of the roadways for all users. These rules are enforced by various agencies, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) at the federal level and the Connecticut Department of Transportation

commercial driver's license (CDL)

Drivers must have a valid CDL to operate commercial motor vehicles. There are different classes of CDLs depending on the type and weight of the vehicle.


Commercial drivers are subject to random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, return-to-duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing.

Example: A federal drug and alcohol test is required if a fatality occurs, regardless of whether or not the driver was issued a citation.


Drivers have a 14 hour window to drive a maximum of 11 hours. They are required to take a 30 minute break after driving 8 hours. With the 14-hour rule, drivers cannot drive after the 14th consecutive hour they are on duty until they take 10 hours off duty. 


Regular vehicle inspections are required to ensure commercial vehicles meet safety standards. This includes regular brake inspections, tire inspections, and overall vehicle maintenance.

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