Connecticut Truck Accident Lawyers
Jacobs & Dow represents people injured in truck accidents throughout Connecticut. Big-rigs, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, semi-trailers, or just big trucks. . . no matter what you call them, trucks cause some of the worst accidents on Connecticut's streets and highways. For over sixty years our lawyers have helped victims of trucking accidents. We have the financial and legal resources to take on major cases and secure fair compensation for our clients.
Fears about the high cost of quality legal representation can prevent victims of Connecticut trucking accidents from seeking legal counsel. Our trucking accident attorneys provide free consultations on all trucking accident cases and we take all our truck injury cases on a contingency basis. If we don't win your case, there is no fee for our services.
The Advantages of Quickly Hiring a Connecticut 18-Wheeler Accident Attorney from Jacobs & Dow
Trucking companies and professional truck drivers are governed by state and federal regulations. These regulations hold truck drivers to a high standard of care when driving on Connecticut highways. Because of this high standard for trucking companies and drivers involved in accidents, their insurance carriers often have rapid response teams at the accident scene to reconstruct the trucking accident. These teams work to minimize the trucking company's liability.
With trucking companies and insurance companies working to undercut your recovery, you should hire an experienced Connecticut truck accident lawyer immediately after the accident. At J&D, our attorneys begin working to investigate the case and preserve evidence as soon as we are hired.
Jacobs & Dow's Experienced Connecticut Semi-Truck Accident Attorneys
Trucking accidents can cause death or serious physical injury for Connecticut drivers and pedestrians. Many serious trucking accidents occur on I-95, I-91, and I-84. Our New Haven truck accident attorneys handle cases throughout the state, including cases in Hartford, Stamford, Bridgeport, Meriden, and the Connecticut Shoreline.
Every year Jacobs & Dow provides legal advice and representation to hundreds of people seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents throughout Connecticut. Our attorneys are skilled litigators and negotiators. Most truck accident injury cases settle before trial or outside of court. However, in order to obtain the best possible settlement, you should hire a truck accident attorney with a track record of success in trials and cases filed in court Our truck accident lawyers are skilled litigators. We prepare every case as if it were going to trial. We've recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our injured clients over the years.
Causes of Connecticut Semi-Truck Accidents
Tractor-trailer accidents can be caused by truck drivers who are speeding, tailgating, suffering driver fatigue, or generally inattentive. Truck drivers are limited in the number of hours they can drive and have mandated rest periods. Unfortunately, these rules are regularly violated. Our truck accident injury attorneys work to collect drivers' logs — which can reveal violations — before they "disappear" or are altered.
Some of the other common causes of trucking accidents include:
- Aggressive big-rig drivers
- Unrealistic schedules
- Failure to inspect truck tires, brakes and lights
- Illegally long work-shifts
- Over-sized loads
- Driver fatigue, boredom and cell phone use
- Failure to install blind spot mirrors to avoid dangerous lane changes
- Speeding and ignoring reduced truck speed limit
- Unusually large blind spots caused by size of tractor-trailer or load
Due to the large size of 18-wheelers, collisions with automobiles and passenger vehicles can result in serous injuries to passengers, including spinal cord damage resulting in quadriplegia and paraplegia, loss of limbs, traumatic brain injuries, and even death.
Ask for a Free Consultation With a Truck Accident Lawyer: 203-772-3100
To schedule an appointment and discuss your trucking accident injuries and the legal options available to you, contact our firm today. In addition to weekday office hours, we are open for client meetings on Saturday mornings and by appointment on Sundays, holidays and evenings.