Connecticut Truck Accident Litigation Attorney
Due to the sheer size, weight and speed at which 18 wheelers and other commercial trucks travel, any collision with smaller passenger vehicles can result in debilitating injuries or even death.
Richard H. Raphael is an experienced personal injury lawyer who has represented individuals and families throughout Connecticut for more than 30 years. He understands the physical, financial and emotional impact that a serious personal injury or loss of a family member can have. His practice is dedicated to helping clients recover the full and fair compensation to which they are entitled in the wake of a devastating trucking accident.
People affected by trucking accidents often do not realize that time is of the essence. Insurance company representatives and attorneys for the major trucking carrier will immediately begin preparing their case. Experienced legal counsel can help ensure your rights are fully protected and take the necessary steps to preserve the accident scene.
The Westport, Connecticut, law office of Richard H. Raphael conducts a thorough investigation in order to determine the exact cause of a truck wreck and identify all responsible parties.
Truck Driver Negligence: When a commercial truck driver's negligence causes a serious or fatal truck accident, the trucking company that employs the driver may be held liable. Common examples of truck driver negligence include:
- Driving too many consecutive hours resulting in driver fatigue
- Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or other controlled substances
- Failing to adhere to federal regulations imposed on commercial drivers
Truck Company Negligence: Commercial transportation companies are not only responsible for the negligent actions of their employees (the truck drivers), they are also responsible for their own negligent actions, including:
- Negligent hiring practices
- Inadequate training practices
- Failure to maintain commercial trucks
- Promoting driving practices which violate federal trucking regulations
Other Negligence: Negligent loading of tractor trailers can cause an imbalanced load. This can lead to a semi rollover. Defective tires can cause a tire blowout. This can lead to a multiple vehicle collision on the highway. No matter the situation, Mr. Raphael carefully reviews every aspect of the accident in order to ensure that his clients' rights and best interests are fully protected.
Please consult expert westport truck accident lawyer Richard H. Raphael to learn how he can help you pursue compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, permanent pain and suffering, and other damages. To schedule a complimentary consultation regarding a potential personal injury or wrongful death case, please call (203) 349-8628 or email.
As a sole practitioner, Mr. Raphael is able to provide clients with the flexibility to accommodate their schedules. If necessary, he is available to meet with clients in the evenings or on weekends. Mr. Raphael represents clients throughout Connecticut, including Westport, Stamford, Norwalk, and the surrounding areas.