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Attorneys Aggressively Fighting For The Rights Of Truck Accident Victims

Anyone who has shared the road with a commercial truck intuitively understands how dangerous they can be. These giant vehicles are many times larger and heavier than the average car, they take more time and distance to stop, and they have unreasonably large blind spots. In any collision between a truck and a smaller vehicle, there is no question about which vehicle’s occupants will fare worse.

Sadly, trucking accidents kill about 5,000 people per year in the United States and cause tens of thousands of injuries. The majority of victims injured and killed are those in smaller vehicles. If you or someone you love has been a victim of a devastating truck accident caused by negligence, the attorneys at Cooper Sevillano, LLC, are ready to help you hold the at-fault parties responsible in personal injury or wrongful death litigation.

Understanding The Most Common Causes Of Truck Accidents

To be sure, there are instances in which smaller vehicles cause a truck accident. But in many cases, truck accidents are the result of negligence on the part of truck drivers, trucking companies and others they do business with. Common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Truck driver fatigue or drowsy driving
  • Violations of trucking regulations, including limits on hours of consecutive driving
  • Transporting cargo that is too heavy, unbalanced or improperly secured
  • Speeding and aggressive driving
  • Failure to inspect, maintain and repair trucks – especially worn-out brakes and bald tires
  • Distracted driving stemming from poor truck driver decisions or trucking company requirements that drivers always be in communication

In cases where a truck driver’s actions or inactions caused an accident, the driver’s employer would be jointly liable, along with the insurance company that provided the commercial insurance policy. We will also work to identify other potential defendants, such as auto repair shops, the companies whose cargo was being transported and other drivers who may have contributed to the accident or the severity of injuries.

Why Experience Matters In Truck Accident Cases

Trucking accidents have the potential to be very costly to trucking companies and their insurers. To limit their liability, insurance agents and trucking companies respond very quickly to any report of a truck accident. They visit the crash site and work diligently to take control of the evidence and to shape the narrative around what happened and who was at fault.

If you’ve been hurt in a truck accident, you cannot afford to negotiate with insurers by yourself or to hire an inexperienced attorney. Instead, you need a team of skilled and experienced lawyers, like ours, that is not dissuaded by the deceptive and intimidating tactics commercial insurers may try to use. We will fight as hard as necessary to get you the compensation you deserve.

Tell Us Your Story In A Free Initial Consultation

Based in Bridgeport, Cooper Sevillano serves clients throughout the surrounding areas of Connecticut. We are pleased to offer free initial consultations to all prospective clients to help them learn more about their legal options. To schedule your first meeting with one of our attorneys, call us at 203-409-5103 or send us an email. Se habla español.