Whether traveling along CT-8, US-208, or on smaller roads nearby, commercial truck drivers passing through Torrington must drive safely. A trucker who fails to fulfill this duty and causes a crash could be responsible for any resulting injuries. The company they work for and other parties may also be legally liable.
No matter who bears the blame for this kind of incident, you may have trouble filing a claim without an experienced personal injury attorney by your side. A Torrington truck accident lawyer at D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC will work to help you. We won’t take on your case to begin with unless we’re confident we can get you the compensation you need.
It’s not necessary that a trucker receive a citation for having violated a traffic law to hold them liable for your accident. While proof that a trucker committed a traffic offense can be helpful in demonstrating fault, you can also pursue a lawsuit when a trucker commits a reckless or careless act while behind the wheel without getting a ticket. By way of example only and by no means an exhaustive list, such negligent acts may include driving while distracted or driving while overly tired. Although these may not be obvious to an investigating police officer at the scene, careful investigation by us may discover the evidence, such as cell phone records or a trucking driving log.
On top of that, you may be able to hold a trucking company “vicariously liable” for the negligence of a driver it employs. This is thanks to a legal principle called respondeat superior, which holds an employer legally responsible for the wrongful act of its employee if that act occurred within the scope of their employment.
Similarly, a Torrington attorney can point out if the fault for your truck accident lies with people who weren’t involved in the wreck at all, such as a mechanic who failed to service the 18-wheeler properly or a manufacturer who produced faulty components for the tractor-trailer.
Anyone who contributed to causing your truck crash may be responsible for compensating you for both the economic and non-economic consequences of that collision. By way of example only and by no means an exhaustive list, you may be eligible for compensation for:
There are strict time limits under state law on filing claims of this nature, though; and legal obstacles could lead to your not getting the fair compensation you deserve. Support from a lawyer from our firm can be important in overcoming roadblocks following a truck crash in Torrington.
Tractor-trailers traveling on interstate highways can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. When all that weight crashes into a smaller passenger vehicle, the results are often devastating. When you’ve been injured in a wreck like this, you should retain legal counsel from our firm to protect your interests.
The help you need is available from a Torrington truck accident lawyer at D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC. Call today to schedule a free remote or in-person consultation with one of our legal professionals. Our team is prepared to fight for your rights.