If You Have Been Involved in a Truck Accident in Connecticut, Call Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys Today
If you were injured or your loved one was killed in a catastrophic truck accident in Connecticut, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering. To obtain this compensation, you will need the help of an experienced injury lawyer whose practice is centered on truck accident cases specifically. Most personal injury lawyers don’t specialize in truck cases. Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys does. Our nationally recognized truck accident injury attorneys have decades of experience bringing truck crash cases to settlement and trial and have won numerous multi-million-dollar results for our clients.
Begin the recovery process with a free consultation with a truck accident lawyer. We will review the details of your case and advise you on the next steps to take. The consultation is free and confidential, and no matter how far we get into the legal process you don’t pay a dime unless we win your case. Call, chat live, or submit our contact form today.
Why You Need a Lawyer Who Specializes in Truck Accidents
Truck accident cases are different from auto accidents; they require in-depth knowledge of federal and state motor carrier regulations, industry practices, commercial vehicle technology, and more. Our truck accident attorneys have spent decades developing a unique focus on these cases and we have represented individuals and families from all over the United States. We have even traveled the U.S. to educate other lawyers on how to help truck crash victims.
At Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys, our Truck Accident Team is prepared to help with all steps needed to get you the award you are entitled to. Our experienced lawyers are here to:
- Investigate Your Case
- Gather Documents and Evidence
- Capture and Analyze Black Box Data
- Interview Witnesses
- Consult with Experts and Reconstructionists
- Negotiate to WIN Against the Trucking Industry and Insurance Companies Trying to Deny Your Claim
- Write and File a Complaint
- Prepare for Trial
- Try Your Case Before a Jury if Necessary
If you suffered a collision with a tractor-trailer in Connecticut, the Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys Truck Accident Team is here to support you and fight on your behalf. Take the first step towards getting the full amount that you deserve by calling our experienced Truck Accident Team at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys for a free consultation today.
We represent truck accident victims from all over the state of Connecticut, from Greenwich and Stamford, to Bridgeport, Danbury, New Haven, Waterbury, Hartford, Mystic and New London.
The major trucking companies will hire lawyers immediately after a truck accident and have them on the scene the same day, if possible. You should do the same. The experienced trucking lawyers at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys know how to preserve all of the important pieces of evidence for you
Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys Has the Best Trucking Accident Lawyers in the Nation
Our truck accident lawyers have earned recognition as some of the most accomplished truck injury attorneys nationwide. Both Marion Munley and Daniel Munley have earned board certification in Truck Accident Law from the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and have served as Chair of the American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group.
Take a look at some of our settlements and verdicts for victims of truck accidents:
- $26 Million: Settlement for truck accident
- $8 Million: Settlement for truck accident
- $6.9 Million: Settlement when a garbage truck rammed a car
- $6.5 Million: Settlement to a man who suffered brain injury in an accident with a garbage truck
- $3.8 Million: Settlement for a man severely injured in a tractor trailer crash
- $3.5 Million: Jury verdict for pedestrian hit by truck
- $2.8 Million: Settlement for trucking accident
- $2.8 Million: Settlement for a boy killed by a truck
- $2.25 Million: Settlement for driver of a van involved in accident w truck
- $1.85 Million: Settlement for fuel tank operator killed in crash with dump truck
- $1.8 Million: Settlement for tractor trailer accident that caused a woman’s death
- $1.5 Million: Settlement for woman injured by fatigued truck driver
- $1.5 Million: Settlement for crash involving newspaper delivery truck
- $1.3 Million: Jury verdict for Pennsylvania woman injured in tractor trailer accident
- $1 Million: Settlement when a 69 year old man was killed by a tractor trailer
Connecticut Truck Accident Statistics and Facts
In the past year, 340,765 people in 272,752 motor-vehicles have been involved in 144,789 crashes in the state of Connecticut, according to the Connecticut Crash Data Repository. Many of these collisions resulted in serious injuries and death and were caused by commercial semi-trucks and tractor-trailers that were navigating Connecticut’s streets, roads, and highways.
The Connecticut Crash Data Report also makes clear that the manner of truck crashes in the state of Connecticut also varies, but four types of collisions make up about 80% of all accidents.
- Rear End Accidents account for 36.38% of collisions
- Single Vehicle Crashes make up 19.64% of all Connecticut accidents
- Angled Contact Collision, which occur when one vehicle strikes another at an irregular angle, represent 19.16% of crashes
- Side Swipe and Same Direction Accidents make up 13.57% of all collisions
The remaining 20% of crashes can be categorized as:
- Head On Collisions
- Rear to Side Crashes
- Rear to Rear Accidents
- Unknown or Other
The Deadliness of Connecticut Truck Accidents
Collisions with semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, big rigs, and other large commercial trucks often lead to life-changing injuries or deaths, almost always for the drivers and passengers of the other vehicles involved in the crash. As the Connecticut Crash Data Report indicates, during the last three years, accidents in the state of Connecticut cause:
- 953 Fatal Injuries
- 4,764 Serious Injuries
- 118,463 Minor Injuries
If you were injured in a truck crash in Connecticut or someone you love was hurt or killed in a tractor-trailer accident, contact an experienced Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys Truck Accident lawyer today to learn about your rights and options.
What Causes Truck Accidents?
There is no one cause of semi-truck crashes, but there are factors present in many collisions involving big rigs and 18-wheelers. Trucks commonly crash for the following reasons:
- Distracted Driving by truck drivers who are texting, talking on the phone, playing with their radios, eating, drinking, smoking, playing cell phone games, watching television or movies on their mobile devices, looking at maps or directions, or are otherwise not paying attention to the road
- Faulty Truck Parts caused by defective design, manufacturing, installation, inspection, maintenance, repair, or use of major components of essential truck systems
- Inclement Weather such as rain, snow, sleet, hail, ice, freezing rain, fog, sun glare, and wind
- Intoxicated Driving by motor-vehicle operators who are impaired by drugs or alcohol
- Sharp Turns and Steep Grades which make it more difficult for truck drivers to steer and maintain safe speeds
- Driving Errors while merging, turning, or exiting
- Overloaded or Improperly Secured Truck Cargo which may cause the contents of a truck to fall into the road or strike other vehicles
- Speeding by motor-vehicle operators driving at speeds that exceed Connecticut speed limits
A good truck accident lawyer knows how to investigate a semi-truck crash to figure out what caused the accident and resulting injuries and deaths. To discuss the factors that caused your collision with a tractor-trailer, contact Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys today for a free consultation.
What is the Statute of Limitations for a Truck Accident Lawsuit in Connecticut?
A “statute of limitations” is the amount of time that an injured victim of an accident has to file a lawsuit in a Connecticut court. After the statute of limitations expires, all claims will be rejected as late and the plaintiff will be barred from getting the money he or she would otherwise be entitled to under the law.
In some states, the statute of limitations is different for claims based on truck accident injuries and claims based on truck accident deaths, but in Connecticut there are basically the same, with one important exception. Truck crash injury claims must be filed within two years of the date of the collision. Wrongful death claims based on a fatal tractor-trailer accident need to be filed within two years of the death. If the death occurred instantly or the victim died on the same day that the accident occurred, the statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death claims will be identical.
Major Highways in Connecticut include I-84, I-91 and I-95
Interstate 84: I-84 east runs from Scranton, PA, to Sturbridge, MA. I-84 covers 107 miles of Connecticut, crossing through the major city of Hartford, where it intersects I-91. Because it passes through three of Connecticut’s major cities, I-84 sees heavy volumes of traffic and this can lead to a higher rate of truck accidents. In November 2014, a truck driver and his dog were killed when his tractor trailer collided with another tractor trailer on I-84 just outside of Danbury. The crash closed the highway for several hours.
Interstate 91: Another north-south highway, I-91’s southern terminus is found in New Haven, CT, and its northern end is in Derby, Vermont, at the Canadian Border, where it turns into Autoroute 55. Traversing 58 miles of Connecticut, I-91 also connects New Haven, Middlesex and Hartford. Because of the building of a new extension on its southern terminus to make travel to the New York City metro area easier, I-91 is currently undergoing a great deal of construction which has led to an increase in large truck accidents particularly in the area of New Haven. In September 2014, construction on I-91 near New Haven caused a deadly dump truck accident that resulted in one fatality.
Interstate 95: Extending over 1900 miles north to south along the eastern coast of the United States, from Miami Fl to Houlton, Maine at the Canadian Border, I-95 is one of the most important and heaviest traveled highways in America. This route runs across Connecticut for 118 miles, and it intersects I-91 in New Haven. I-95 is also known for its share of highway accidents involving large trucks, the most notable of which occurred 1983 when a tractor trailer experiencing break failure crashed into multiple cars waiting in line at a toll booth. Seven people were killed. In 2004, a bridge on I-95 was partially melted when a tanker truck carrying fuel crashed after a mechanical failure. In 2007 another tanker truck, this one carrying heating oil, went over the highway divider and crashed into a tractor trailer, colliding with several other vehicles in the process, killing three.