Stamford Truck Accident Attorney

Truck accidents are traumatic and often debilitating. You could suffer long-term or permanent injuries that affect your physical, mental, and financial well-being. When a truck accident is due to someone else’s negligence, you should not have to pay the price.

The Stamford truck accident attorneys at Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC help victims pursue the compensation they deserve. If you were injured in an accident with a negligent driver or another liable party, you deserve justice.

Our personal injury lawyers serving Stamford are ready to get to work on your case today.

Working With Our Truck Accident Lawyers in Stamford

Since 1938, Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC has aggressively defended the legal rights of truck accident victims in Stamford. We are committed to pursuing justice and fair compensation for injury victims, regardless of their case’s complexity. Let our team guide you through your truck accident injury claim.

Millions Recovered in Successful Truck Collision Claims

Over the past eight decades, Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC has secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for truck accident victims. Some of our most successful truck accident claims include:

  • $3,000,000 settlement for a motorcycle rider struck and killed by a left-turning semi-truck
  • $1,900,000 settlement for a motorcyclist struck by a large truck that turned left in front of her vehicle
  • $1,000,000 settlement for a motorcycle rider struck by a negligent Amazon driver making a left turn
  • $840,000 settlement for a client who was t-boned by a utility truck that ran a stop sign
  • $834,000 for a client whose vehicle was struck by a truck traveling too fast for road conditions

Our case results show our dedication to pursuing financial compensation for all our injury clients. We will not settle for less than our clients deserve.

Legal Support on a Contingency-Fee Basis

We understand that a truck accident can leave you unable to work or earn money. At the same time, you may struggle to pay regular bills in addition to mounting medical expenses. Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC aims to reduce your financial stress by offering representation on a contingency-fee basis.

First, we offer a free consultation to help determine whether you have grounds to pursue a claim. If we take your case, you pay nothing for our legal representation until we win a settlement or verdict in your favor. If we don’t win, you pay nothing for our services.

Responsive Legal Representation

When you hire Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, you become part of our family, and we defend your legal rights like we would for our loved ones. You can expect highly personalized legal assistance tailored to your particular needs. Throughout your truck accident claim, we maintain open communication and remain available to assist you with all your legal questions and concerns.

Damages You Could Pursue Following a Stamford Truck Crash

If you suffered injuries in a truck collision due to another person’s negligence, you have a legal right to seek compensation. You can do so through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Losses you could recover include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Past and future income loss
  • Loss of business
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental distress

Catastrophic injuries are not uncommon in collisions with large trucks. The compensation you receive should reflect the full scope of your past and future expenses related to those injuries. For instance, if your injuries resulted in permanent disability, you may need to modify your home for accessibility. You can include estimates for such modifications in your claim.

At Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, we know that a truck accident can leave you and your family unsure of your next steps. Allow our Stamford truck accident attorneys to help prove your losses and pursue fair compensation on your behalf.

Establishing Fault for a Truck Accident in Stamford

A fully loaded semi-truck can weigh as much as thirty times a typical passenger vehicle. With that much weight, trucks are more difficult to steer and take longer to stop. Serious accidents can happen in a flash when a truck driver is distracted, fatigued, or driving under the influence.

To seek justice and fair compensation for your losses, our personal injury attorneys start by determining the truck accident’s cause, which may include:

Fatigued Driving

Semi-truck drivers must take breaks and days off consistent with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hours of service regulations. Drivers who fail to meet these regulations could be liable for accidents they cause when driving fatigued. In addition, trucking companies that hold their drivers to unrealistic delivery schedules could also be responsible.

Distracted Driving

Truck drivers who spend long hours on the road can easily become distracted. Texting or talking on the phone, fiddling with navigation controls, and even eating or drinking in the cab can take the driver’s attention from the road, with disastrous results. If your truck collision occurred because of a distracted driver, they could be responsible for your losses.

Speeding or Driving Too Fast for Conditions

Tractor-trailer operators on a tight schedule may drive over the speed limit, placing themselves and others in danger. Sometimes, road conditions require slower speeds.

Even if they drove at or below the speed limit, a driver could still be liable if they were going too fast for unsafe road conditions. For instance, if fog, rain, or snow impeded the driver’s vision, they should have slowed enough to ensure sufficient reaction time.

Aggressive Driving

Road rage is all too common on Connecticut highways. Commercial truck operators who tailgate, pass too closely, pass illegally, or disregard the legal right of way could be liable if their aggressive behavior causes an accident. Because they drive much larger vehicles, aggressive semi-truck drivers can be especially dangerous to others sharing the road.

Driving While Intoxicated

If a driver operates a vehicle while intoxicated, they can cause serious injuries to others. Alcohol and drugs can impair a driver’s judgment and compromise their reaction time. As a result, intoxicated driving often leads to worse injuries when a truck fails to slow before impact.

Damaged or Defective Vehicle Parts

Brake failure is a common issue with large commercial vehicles. Any component failure can have a fundamental cause that is due to negligence. A defective brake component that leads to brake system failure could mean the part manufacturer or distributor is liable. If a part fails due to poor maintenance, the driver, trucking company, or maintenance service provider could be responsible.

Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC is well-versed in local, state, and federal trucking laws. When we take on a truck injury case, we conduct a thorough investigation to uncover the fundamental cause of the collision. We use this information to build a strong case against all the responsible parties.

Comprehensive Legal Services For Your Stamford Truck Accident Claim

After a catastrophic truck crash, you deserve personalized attention and support from a legal team that understands the challenges you face. Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC has spent more than 80 years guiding injury clients through motor vehicle accident claims. We can help you seek the compensation you deserve.

When you hire Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, we handle every aspect of your truck accident case, including:

Compiling Evidence and Gathering Documentation

We gather videos, photos, medical records, invoices, and other documentation to establish your claim. If your case involved a fatigued or inattentive truck driver, we may also obtain trucker hours logs, routes, and schedules to determine whether they violated regulations.

Taking Witness Statements and Obtaining Expert Testimony

We may request statements from witnesses who saw the accident and can provide critical details about how the accident occurred and who was at fault. Our team may also request testimony from medical and economic experts to establish the full extent of your injuries and related losses.

Filing Insurance Claims and Negotiating With Adjusters

Once we establish fault, we file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company. The responsible parties may include:

  • Truck driver
  • The driver of another vehicle
  • Trucking company
  • Defective part manufacturer
  • Maintenance and repair service provider

Most parties carry liability insurance for this very purpose. We aim to ensure that we hold all the responsible parties accountable through insurance claims or a lawsuit. Once we file a claim, we handle all document requests and settlement negotiations with the insurance company.

Filing a Lawsuit Against the Responsible Parties

Since commercial truck accident cases often involve multiple parties, insurance claims are rarely cut and dry. Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC’s skilled truck accident attorneys can file a personal injury lawsuit within the statute of limitations so you do not lose your chance for fair compensation.

Contact Our Stamford Truck Accident Law Firm for a Free Initial Consultation

If you or a loved one sustained serious injuries in a truck accident, Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC is here to help you. Reach out to our office today to get started with a free case review with our truck accident team. A member of our team will review your case and advise you of your legal options, whether it involves a pedestrian accident, car accident, or motorcycle accident.

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