Call Bridgeport.....(203) 386-9844
Danbury..........(203) 816-8476
Greenwich.....(203) 489-2952
Hartford.........(860) 785-6585

New Haven…..(203) 916-5796
New London…(860) 785-6581
Waterbury…….(203) 916-5785
Westport……….(203) 349-8154

TRUCKING ACCIDENTS / LARGE COMMERCIAL TRUCKS & TRACTOR TRAILERS

Accidents involving large commercial trucks and tractor trailers can cause some of the most severe personal injuries while also presenting some of the most complex legal issues. Trucking accidents can be much more devastating and complicated than car accidents.

When your car has been hit a truck, you need to know your case will be in the best possible hands and will have the full resources of your law firm representing you. At Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, our truck accident lawyers will investigate the unique circumstance of each truck accident case, including the owner-operator of the truck or tractor trailer, interviewing witnesses and consulting with trucking accident experts, before agreeing to represent someone seriously injured in a trucking accident. We only accept cases where we have determined that the fault is clear and where individuals have suffered the most serious injuries.

When we accept a trucking accident case, we put the full legal and financial resources of the firm to work in prosecuting a case. We utilize accident reconstruction experts, our highly experienced on-staff physician and sophisticated trial techniques, including the use of focus groups, as well as our nationwide network of knowledgeable expert witnesses to assist us in representing of our clients.


Our Connecticut Truck Accident Lawyers in Connecticut Get Results

Our attorneys help people who are seriously injured as a result of truck accidents due to:

  • Driver error or negligence
  • Distracted driver
  • Overtired driver, including falsified log books
  • Impaired driver
  • Improperly maintained vehicle
  • Overweight vehicle
  • Unsecured loads
  • Uninsured/underinsured driver
  • Product liability or auto manufacturing defect

Truck accident lawyers will investigate the unique cause of each car-truck accident, including driver fatigue. Most trucks manufactured in the United States since the 1990s have an Electronic Control Module (ECM) integrated with their engine components, similar to that used in commercial airliners. These ECMs are designed to capture a variety of on-going data regarding the operation of the truck. Specifically, ECMs record operational data over a period of time (usually 30 days), including overall average speed, highest speed and time driven.

Truck drivers can fudge their log books; however, experienced truck accident lawyers work with top experts in the trucking field, including accident reconstructionist and FMCSA experts, to analyze ECM data against a driver’s log books to determine if driver fatigue played a part in each accident.

In Connecticut, injured persons have up to two years to file a lawsuit and also have two years to file a suit for property damage, such as compensation for vehicle repairs after a truck accident. Failure to bring a lawsuit within this time frame will prevent any recovery regardless of the merits of the case.


Contact Us — We Can Help You

We have offices across Connecticut. If you or a family member has been seriously injured in a trucking accident, please contact us today at info@sgtlaw.com; call one of our offices in Stamford, Danbury, Hartford or Waterbury, CT; or call one of our telephone numbers in the Connecticut towns below to find out how we can help you:

  • Stamford (203) 325-4491
  • Bridgeport (203) 386-9844
  • Danbury (203) 816-8476
  • Greenwich (203) 489-2952
  • Hartford (860) 785-6585
  • New Haven (203) 916-5796
  • New London (860) 785-6581
  • Waterbury (203) 916-5785
  • Westport (203) 349-8154

Maintaining the Highest Standards of the Legal Profession

The attorneys at Silver Golub & Teitell are fully committed to maintaining the highest standards of the legal profession. Our three name partners have taught trial practice at Yale Law School in New Haven, CT, and Quinnipiac University Law School in North Haven, CT. The firm also sponsors an annual lecture series at the Quinnipiac University Law School and a law school scholarship has been established in the firm’s name. Silver Golub & Teitell is included in the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and is consistently included in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® list of “Best Law Firms.” *Several of our attorneys have achieved a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent rating — the highest peer review available. In addition, many of our attorneys have the distinction of being named Connecticut Super Lawyers* by Connecticut Magazine and are included in The Best Lawyers in America®.*

* Disclaimer: In various places on this website, references may have been made about Silver Golub & Teitell LLP’s past performance in the handling of client matters and/or Silver Golub & Teitell’s goal of providing exceptional representation to their clients. Connecticut’s Rules of Professional Responsibility prohibit attorneys from making claims that create an unjustified expectation in the lawyer’s ability to achieve particular results. Please note that past performance does not guarantee any future result for a client nor does the goal of providing exceptional representation differentiate this firm from any other.  Any references to Super Lawyers, the Super Lawyers “Top 50, The Best Lawyers in America and The Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year” contained in this website are not intended to suggest that our attorneys are superior to other attorneys practicing in Connecticut. For information on the Super Lawyers selection process, please click here.  For details on Super Lawyers magazine’s Connecticut selection statistics, please click here.  The Super Lawyers “Top 50″ list selection information can be found here.  The link to selection information for The Best Lawyers in America and The Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year” can be found here.
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