Truck Accident Lawyer New London, CT

If you suffered injuries and property damage in a collision with a tractor-trailer in New London, you might have a claim against a negligent truck driver or trucking company to blame for the accident. Contact Holth & Kollman, LLC, for a free case review to discuss your legal options for financial recovery with an experienced truck accident lawyer in New London.

Why Do You Need a Lawyer After a Truck Accident?

Trucking accidents are often more complicated than those involving passenger vehicles. You need a lawyer to guide you through the following challenges:

More severe injuries

People hit by commercial trucks tend to suffer more severe injuries due to the increased forces of a truck collision. When you suffer more severe injuries, you need increased compensation to account for your ongoing and future losses. At the same time, with more money on the line, insurance companies have more to lose and a greater incentive to deny or minimize your claim. A lawyer can advocate on your behalf in more challenging negotiations for settlements involving higher dollar values.

Multiple liable parties and victims

Multiple parties may bear fault for a truck crash or liability for injuries suffered by the accident’s victims. Truck crashes can also involve multiple vehicles and victims. The more parties that could be liable and the more defendants and plaintiffs that could be involved in litigation, the more challenging a case might be to resolve. A lawyer can advocate for your interests so your claims don’t fall through the cracks.

Complicated evidence

Trucking companies must keep extensive documentation of their operations, which may contain evidence of fault for a crash. A lawyer can secure and review potentially critical records, such as driver hours-of-service records, truck “black box” logs, cargo manifests, post-trip inspection reports, and maintenance/repair records.

Complex insurance coverage or corporate structures

Trucking companies frequently purchase layered insurance, where each layer of coverage triggers when prior coverage runs out. Layered insurance policies or complex corporate structures can make it challenging to determine the extent of available coverage or the correct parties to sue. An attorney can evaluate your legal options and the fairness of an insurance settlement offer.

Why Choose Holth & Kollman, LLC, for Your Trucking Accident Case?

For decades, injured truck accident victims have turned to Holth & Kollman, LLC, for help holding trucking companies accountable for negligent or reckless behavior. We know the challenges you may face as you recover from catastrophic physical and emotional trauma. We can use our legal knowledge and experience to develop effective solutions and case strategies to pursue maximum financial recovery on your behalf. You can expect supportive client service and honest legal advice at our firm. We will candidly explain your legal options and pursue every opportunity to secure a favorable outcome for your case. Let us make a positive difference in your life.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents in New London

Large commercial vehicles are difficult to operate, and even a small mistake can lead to a devastating crash. Some of the most frequent causes of truck accidents in New London include:
Speeding/driving too fast for weather, road, or traffic conditions
Tailgating/following too closely
Reckless driving
Distracted driving, including checking a cell phone or navigation system while driving
Drowsy/fatigued driving, especially after exceeding hours-of-service limits
Driving under the influence
Failing to yield the right of way
Disregarding traffic signals/signs
Illegal or unsafe turns or lane changes, including failing to signal or check mirrors
Improper wide turns
Improper backing up
Truck driver inexperience and unfamiliarity with routes or local roads
Inadequate truck or trailer maintenance
Vehicle defects
Unsafe cargo loads, including excessive cargo weight, failing to balance weight, or not securing cargo items from shifting or falling out of the truck or trailer
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Common Trucking Accident Injuries

Because of their weight and size, commercial trucks can cause devastating damage to smaller passenger vehicles and catastrophic injuries to their occupants, including:
Lacerations, abrasions, and degloving injuries
Burns and smoke inhalation from vehicle fires
Broken bones
Dislocated joints
Ligament, tendon, and muscle injuries
Herniated spinal discs
Nerve damage
Internal organ damage and internal bleeding
Facial injuries
Traumatic brain injuries
Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
Traumatic amputation/dismemberment or limb loss

Liable Parties in Truck Accident Cases

The trucking industry involves many legally distinct parties working in concert together, each of whom may bear some or all the fault for a truck accident through their negligence, recklessness, or strict liability (such as the manufacturer of a defective component). Examples of parties who might bear responsibility for the injuries and losses you suffered in a truck crash include:
The truck driver
The trucking company
The truck owner
The freight/shipping company
The truck’s mechanic
The truck/trailer manufacturer
Auto part manufacturers
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What Compensation Can You Recover in a Truck Accident Claim?

In a truck accident claim, you can seek financial recovery for ongoing and future losses due to injuries and property damage from the crash. Let our law firm help you seek maximum compensation for your:
Costs of repairing damage to your vehicle or reimbursement of your car’s value if it’s totaled
Medical treatment and rehabilitation
Long-term care or support services for disabilities that result from your injuries
Lost wages/income from missed time from work
Ongoing or future loss of earning capacity due to temporary or permanent disabilities
Pain and suffering
Reduction in your enjoyment or quality of life because of disabilities or disfigurement/scarring

How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer in New London, Connecticut, Help with Your Truck Accident Case?

After a truck accident in New London, you may find it challenging to balance the treatment of your injuries with the pursuit of your legal claims against a negligent truck driver or trucking company. Turn to Holth & Kollman, LLC, for compassionate support as you recover from your injuries and regain your life. While you focus on healing, we can handle the details of your claim, including collecting and reviewing evidence from the accident, identifying liable parties, evaluating options for financial recovery, documenting your injuries and losses, filing claims, and negotiating for settlements. Our firm will fight hard to obtain the best possible outcome for your case.
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Filing Your Trucking Accident Claims

The Connecticut statute of limitations on injury claims requires most lawsuits against a truck driver or trucking company to be filed within two years of a crash. If you file late, you may lose your right to demand compensation from a liable driver or trucking company. You can protect your interests by talking to a truck accident attorney from Holth & Kollman, LLC, as soon as possible after a crash so that your claims get filed on time.

Contact Holth & Kollman, LLC, to Discuss Your Case with an Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer

If you’ve been hurt in an accident involving a semi-truck in New London, get legal help to demand compensation and justice from a negligent truck driver or liable trucking company. Contact Holth & Kollman, LLC, today for a free initial consultation with a truck vs. car accident attorney in New London, Connecticut. We look forward to pursuing the money you need for your injuries and losses.

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