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Trucking Accidents

Large commercial trucks and tractor trailer accidents can cause some of the most severe personal injuries and present some of the most complex legal issues. SGT has navigated these issues and achieved record results for our clients.

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 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.

Representative Cases

SGT recovered $18.75 million for the family of a now-deceased Stamford, Connecticut woman. Cristina Vomoca was struck and killed in 2016 when a semitractor trailer allegedly ran a red light and slammed into the woman’s car off Exit 3 in Greenwich, causing her death. Rather than allow a civil jury to come up with an even larger award, a New Jersey trucking company on agreed to settle the case about 24 hours after a Stamford jury began deliberations following five days of testimony to determine whether the ShopRite truck driver was negligent.

Contacts

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Joaquin L. Madry Partner

(203) 325-4491

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Marco A. Allocca Partner

(203) 325-4491

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Nicole B. Coates Associate

(203) 325-4491

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Paul A. Slager Partner

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Peter Mason Dreyer Partner

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Sarah A. Ricciardi Associate

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Contact our experienced attorneys today at (203) 325-4491 or (866) 248-8744 or email us at info@sgtlaw.com to arrange a free, confidential consultation.

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