NEW HAVEN COMMERCIAL VEHICLE ACCIDENTS ATTORNEY
ACCOUNTABILITY FOR COMMERCIAL VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
While most commercial drivers are diligent because their livelihood depends on a clean record, many are neither careful nor qualified while transporting good or making deliveries. All too often, drivers who are hurrying or fatigued cause serious injury accidents, especially in high-traffic areas, in urban areas and on highways.
By law, commercial vehicles are adequately insured for bodily injury, but compensation is not automatic. Trucking companies and their insurance carriers may deny responsibility or downplay the damages to minimize the compensation available to victims. The LoRicco Law Firm provides experienced and sophisticated representation to stand up for victims and their families.
Please contact us right away if you or a loved one was involved in a collision with a commercial vehicle in the New Haven area or anywhere in Connecticut.
ACCIDENTS INVOLVING DELIVERY TRUCKS AND WORK TRUCKS
Commercial drivers are motivated to cut corners to make deliveries on time or simply to finish their routes as soon as possible. This puts the public in danger. Our attorneys are skilled at holding drivers and their employers responsible for negligence such as:
- Speeding or aggressive driving
- Running stop signs or traffic lights
- Hitting pedestrians in crosswalks or parking lots
- Pulling out into traffic
- Backing up into cars or pedestrians
- Changing lanes without looking or signaling
- Causing loading zone accidents
We will pursue action against any private employer or public entity for injuries caused by work trucks, including UPS and FedEx delivery trucks, mail trucks, utility vehicles, garbage trucks, construction vehicles, landscaping trucks, food trucks, pizza delivery cars, courier vans, and limousines and taxis.
As necessary, we bring in accident reconstruction specialists and other trucking experts to gauge whether the vehicle that caused the crash was roadworthy and how the action (or inaction) of drivers and employers may have contributed to injuries.
We also consider several other factors during the investigation of your case, including:
- Whether the commercial driver’s job requires a commercial driver’s license (CDL)
- Whether the driver was properly trained
- Whether the driver or the company has a history of accidents or traffic violations
- Whether the driver has a criminal history or if there is any other reason he or she should not have been hired in the first place
- Whether the vehicle was regularly inspected and properly maintained
YOUR BEST INTEREST IS OUR PASSION
Our attorneys will work closely with you to detail your past and present losses along with future needs, including lost income, medical care, lasting disability, and pain and suffering. Unlike firms that settle cases quickly and move on, we devote the time and resources needed to get the maximum compensation possible. We are prepared to go to trial if that is what it takes.