If You Have Been Involved in a Truck Accident in Connecticut, Call Munley Law Today
When a person is involved in an accident with a large truck, the consequences can be tragic for the victim and his or her family. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 8.2% of all traffic fatalities in 2013 involved large trucks. That totals to nearly 300,000 large truck accidents. If you have been involved in a crash caused by the negligence of a truck driver, trucking company, or truck manufacturer, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the experienced Connecticut truck accident attorneys at Munley Law to learn more about your legal rights and options at (855) 866-5529. We have consistently been named among the Best Lawyers in America, and have over 50 years of experience in truck injury law.
Why You Need a Lawyer Who Specializes in Truck Accidents
Because of the high economic costs of truck accidents, truck drivers, truck manufacturers, and trucking companies will have aggressive representatives working to minimize the settlement owed to you. These cases can be further complicated by the involvement of multiple insurance carriers. Victims of truck accidents in Connecticut need protection and legal guidance, and that is where Munley Law steps in. Munley Law is one of the premier trucking law firms representing clients in Connecticut. We have several office locations, and if you are injured and unable to travel, we will meet with you wherever you are located.
We represent truck accident victims throughout the state of Connecticut, from Greenwich and Stamford, to Bridgeport, Danbury, New Haven, Waterbury, Hartford, Mystic and New London.
We are dedicated to helping innocent victims of trucking accidents, and have spent decades working to establish a true expertise in Connecticut state trucking laws. Accidents that involve trucks or tractor trailers are highly complex and should be handled by lawyers that are uniquely qualified to handle these types of cases. With over 50 years of experience, our trucking accident attorneys are dedicated experts in aggressively pursuing the justice and compensation that our clients deserve. Each member of our firm has extensive experience in these heavily defended truck injury cases and we are regularly asked to lecture nationally and internationally on trucking laws. Dan Munley is the former chairman of the Trucking Law Litigation Group for the American Association for Justice and Marion Munley is currently on its executive committee.
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 know how to preserve all of the important pieces of evidence for you. They know how to secure the scene of an accident and take necessary photographs and witness statements. This is critical because significant pieces of evidence helpful to you can be lost, misplaced or be purposely destroyed by the trucking companies. Check out our list of frequently asked questions after a truck accident. We have represented many types of large truck accidents including:
- Eighteen Wheeler or 18 Wheeler
- Mack Truck
- Flatbed Truck
- Cement Truck
- Garbage Truck
- Heavy Truck
- Tanker Truck
- Tractor Trailer
- Big Rig
- Dump Truck
Munley Law Has the Best Trucking Accident Lawyers in Connecticut
Our trucking law team is specially trained to assist in the investigation, development, negotiation and trials of truck accident cases in Connecticut. Our truck accident attorneys have won millions of dollars in settlements and trial verdicts, including numerous multi-million-dollar cases. 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
Choose Your Truck Accident Injury Lawyer Carefully
If you or a loved one have been injured in a commercial trucking accident, you need the experienced lawyers and attorneys of Munley Law to protect your rights. Large trucking companies have their own investigators and attorneys fighting for them. You will need a lawyer with the experience and the resources to protect your rights. Your Choice of Lawyer is Important. So CHOOSE CAREFULLY™ — The Family of Lawyers™ at Munley Law.
Why Cost is No Object When You Hire The Best Truck Accident Attorney
Munley Law charges clients of personal injury claims on a contingency basis. What that means is the attorney is only paid if he or she wins money damages for you, the client. So, the best legal representation is available to you, regardless of your financial situation. It gives everyone access to the justice system and representation that is equal to the best that insurance companies, doctors, and other defendants can hire. You can contact the lawyers of Munley Law for a free consultation by calling (855) 866-5529.
Munley Law Handles All Different Kinds of Truck Accident Cases
The experienced trucking attorneys at Munley Law have handled cases involving all different types of truck accident lawsuits. We have represented motorists, pedestrians, truckers, bus drivers, and all vehicle passengers that may have been involved in an accident with a truck. Call Munley Law at (855) 866-5529.
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Connecticut Truck Accident Statistics and Facts
- Despite being the third smallest state in terms of size, Connecticut is the fourth most densely populated state, with close to 3.6 million people.
- With such a large number of people in only 5,543 square miles, and a location near major metro centers such as New York and Boston, Connecticut has some of the most heavily traveled roads in the country.
- Every year there are over 1,000 truck accidents in the state with 24 being fatal.
- While Connecticut experiences harsh New England winters, only about 20% of the state’s truck crashes are attributed to weather.
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.