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Experienced Intervention For Victims Of Truck Accidents

Large commercial vehicles that transport cargo on the road can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. These massive trucks pose a deadly risk to other drivers and pedestrians, and often result in extremely devastating injuries during a collision. A high percentage of truck accidents result in catastrophic injury and fatalities.

At Sette & Parnoff, PC, our Hamden truck accident attorney works hard on behalf of our clients to recover the compensation they need after an accident. We understand the physical pain and suffering, and financial struggles that you and your family are going through right now. We are here to help you get through this difficult time. Just as importantly, we know how to build a case against trucking companies to secure maximum compensation for the financial losses and personal hardships in a personal injury claim or wrongful death lawsuit.

Tell us about your truck accident in the New Haven County area during a FREE evaluation: 203-490-4155.

Establishing Liability For A Truck Accident

Truck accidents are different from auto accidents because the trucking industry is subject to strict federal and state regulations. The federal government recognizes the dangers that trucks pose, which is why they created the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR), which govern nearly every aspect of the trucking industry to ensure safety and to minimize accidents. Some examples of these rules include maximum hours a driver can be on the road per day (known as hours of service) and stringent hiring and training of qualified truck drivers.

If truck drivers and companies fail to abide by these rules, then they can be held liable for any injuries that result. In fact, it is not uncommon for truck accidents to have more than one liable party – the truck driver, trucking company, the freight loading company and even the truck manufacturer or truck repair service can be held liable.

Common violations of federal trucking regulations include:

  • Driving beyond the allowable hours
  • Driving without the mandated rest breaks between shifts
  • Speeding or reckless driving
  • Overloading trucks
  • Improperly securing cargo
  • Failing to comply with regular truck maintenance
  • Failing to properly screen and/or train drivers

Our Hamden truck accident attorney, David Parnoff, can investigate your claim to help you identify the cause and source of negligence, and whether any federal trucking regulations were violated. From looking through driver logs to sifting through the trucking company’s hiring records, we diligently analyze all available evidence to help you build a strong claim.

Start With A FREE Consultation And Case Evaluation

We have handled New Haven area truck accidents for decades. If you or someone you love has been injured in a trucking accident or a collision with any commercial vehicle, you should not hesitate to turn to our Hamden law firm for support and guidance. When we help you file a personal injury claim, our goal is to pursue damages to cover your medical bills and expenses, lost wages and future wages, and pain and suffering.

Please call 203-490-4155 or contact our New Haven truck accident attorney by email to set up a FREE injury consultation! We take cases on a contingency basis — No Recovery, No Fee!