Being involved in a crash with a much larger vehicle is any driver’s nightmare. Our experienced personal injury attorneys see tractor-trailers and other big commercial trucks on highways throughout Connecticut every day, and when trucks cause accidents, lives can be lost or changed forever. A Watertown truck accident lawyer at D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC fights to help 18-wheeler crash victims rebuild their lives.
Taking on a trucking company and their insurance company is no easy task. You need to take immediate action, and you need to contact a law firm with a proven track record in high-stakes trucking litigation. Call us or contact us online to tell us your story. There’s no cost for the initial consultation, and all of our representation is on a contingency fee basis, meaning if we don’t recover compensation on your behalf, you owe us nothing—no fees and no costs.
Any motor vehicle crash can change someone’s life permanently, but truck accidents are particularly dangerous. Commercial trucks are much larger than passenger cars—a fully loaded tractor-trailer may weigh up to 80,000 pounds—and because of the amount of force involved, the injuries are often severe.
Given how high the stakes are, the trucking company and the insurance company will have their most experienced attorneys, adjusters, and investigators working on your claim, fighting to protect their bottom line—which means paying you as little as possible. Trucking companies often have rapid investigation teams on-site within hours of a crash.
That’s why it’s so important to level the playing field by working with an experienced, proven Watertown truck accident attorney. D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC has the trial experience and track record of success needed to handle complex, high-stakes trucking litigation. Attorney Michael D’Amico is a former member of the National Advisory Board of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, the largest organization of plaintiff trucking lawyers in the United States. Our entire legal team is focused on the type of relentless advocacy that’s needed to reach successful results in truck accident claims.
It goes without saying that when a fully loaded tractor-trailer weighing up to 80,000 pounds collides with a smaller vehicle, serious or fatal injuries can follow. That’s why trucking companies and truck drivers are held to higher legal standards: their vehicles are dangerous. They’re considered professional drivers and are required to drive at safe speeds, stay sober, obey traffic laws, and take mandatory rest breaks to avoid falling asleep at the wheel.
But too often, the trucking companies cut corners and put pressure on drivers to put profits ahead of safety. When that happens, people get hurt. If you’ve been injured due to this negligence, you have legal rights, and you deserve accountability. Our skilled semi-truck collision lawyers in Watertown can help.
You can expect a few things right away when you retain D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC, to handle your truck accident claim. We’ll listen to your story, address your concerns and advise you of your legal rights and options. We’ll launch an immediate investigation to secure critical evidence, including the trucker’s Hours of Service (HOS) log, “black box” GPS data, accident report, eyewitness accounts, and any physical evidence available from the crash scene. And we’ll get the trucking company and the insurance company off your back, dealing with their inquiries while you focus on rebuilding your life.
We’ll negotiate with the insurance companies and keep you in the loop on the progress of your claim. Often, our thorough preparation, experience, and reputation allow us to settle these cases out of court, but we’re always prepared to go to trial. We are proven trial attorneys and thoroughly prepare our cases to go before a judge and jury, including fine-tuning arguments and honing strategies in our in-house courtroom.
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident anywhere in Connecticut, get attorneys with a proven track record. Contact us right away before evidence disappears and critical legal deadlines expire. Our offices are centrally located in Watertown, and we represent truck accident victims statewide. Contact D’Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC today to schedule your free remote consultation with a Watertown truck accident lawyer.