Since the 1990s, our experienced Bridgeport truck accident attorneys at Michael T. Friedman & Associates PC have fought for the rights of Bridgeport accident victims. We understand that it is hard enough to tend to your daily life as it is, let alone when you are injured.
Your life and your daily schedule changes drastically after you have suffered serious injuries. Just getting around the house is often a challenge for people who have been seriously injured in a truck accident. On top of the challenges of physically getting around, you are also facing insurance companies and medical bills and all of the other madness that stirs up in the aftermath of a truck accident.
You do not have to face it all alone. Let us take the weight off of your shoulders. Contact the offices of Michael T. Friedman & Associates PC and let us get the ball rolling on getting you the maximum compensation you deserve as quickly as possible so that you can concentrate on getting yourself better and your life back on track.
Common Types of Bridgeport Truck Accidents
Trucks of all shapes and sizes travel hundreds of thousands of miles every year. Given the volume of commercial trucks traveling on the road, tractor-trailer truck, 18-wheelers, and other commercial truck accidents occur frequently and in different ways.
Common types of serious truck accidents include:
- Head-on collisions
- Roll-over accidents
- Jackknife accidents
- Underride accidents
- Override accidents
Common Causes of Serious Bridgeport Truck Accidents
Although the passenger car driver can be at fault for a truck accident, most common causes of truck accidents point the finger of fault at the truck driver, trucking company, or truck manufacturer or designer. In most cases, our Bridgeport truck accident attorneys can hold the following entities liable for your injuries:
Truck drivers: Truck drivers are supposed to adhere to safety rules and regulations posed by their companies, as well as federal and state laws. However, they do not always follow these rules,ignoring things like safe driving procedures, proper rest times, maintenance and inspections, and some even indulge in alcohol and drugs.
Trucking companies: Trucking companies are just as liable as the drivers that they hire, because they are supposed to enforce the federal and state laws. However, in order for these companies to remain competitive, they often encourage their drivers to ignore federal and state laws just to get the goods where they need to go on time. The bottom line is making money.
Truck manufacturers/designers: If an accident occurred because of a defect in the truck, the manufacturer or designer of the truck can be held liable in a product liability lawsuit.
Truck repair companies: If the truck that collided with your vehicle was maintained by a third-party repair company and was not up to date on maintenance, you may be able to hold the repair company liable in a personal injury lawsuit.
Schedule a Free Consultation about Your Bridgeport Truck Accident Case
To find out more about seeking compensation for the serious injuries you sustained, our Bridgeport truck accident attorneys invite you to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. You only pay us if we help you secure a settlement or verdict. Call (312) 616-8816 or contact us through our online form to get started today.