Facebook Pixel
logo

800-perkins

203-397-1283

New London Truck Accident Attorneys

Our Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Will Fight for You

If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, the New London truck accident lawyers from Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers are ready to help you. The thought is horrifying: an 18-wheeler crashes into a car and hurts the passengers inside. We never think it will happen to us, but for all too many families in New London and throughout Connecticut, this horrifying thought becomes a reality, often with deadly results. The average car is simply not built to withstand an impact from a large commercial truck, and as a result, truck accidents often cause the most serious injuries of any auto accident. Victims who have been injured or families who have lost loved ones often find themselves in places of both unspeakable pain and seemingly insurmountable financial burdens. But if you are one of those victims or families, there is hope. You have legal options at your disposal.

At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we have years of experience fighting for truck accident victims across Connecticut and helping them to hold negligent truck drivers and trucking companies accountable for the injuries they’ve caused. To discuss your legal options, contact our office today at (860) 772-2280.

Types of Truck Accidents

Commercial trucks are larger and have more moving parts than a standard car. Even the simple fact of having a cab and trailer make commercial trucks more susceptible than cars to horrifying accidents. Here are some of the common types of accidents involving trucks:

  • Rollover accidents: Trucks, especially their trailers, are narrow and tall, with a great potential to roll over. Trucks that roll over often hit cars and other objects in their path, making them extremely hazardous to everyone on the road.
  • Jackknife accidents: Because the cab and trailer of a truck are two different parts attached to each other with a flexible hitch, they can sometimes move independently of each other. When a driver loses control of their trailer and it swings out at a 90-degree angle with the cab, this is known as a jackknife. These can be dangerous to several cars at once, sometimes forming a sort of wall across multiple lanes of traffic.
  • Underride accidents: When a smaller car hits the back or side of a truck’s trailer, it can sometimes slide under the trailer, scraping across the bottom along the way. These accidents can be particularly deadly.
  • Rear-end accidents: Trucks are significantly heavier than cars, giving them a great deal more momentum and making them take much longer to stop. Truck drivers will sometimes plow into the back of a car if they are not paying close enough attention to begin stopping early.
  • Mechanical failure: Trucks often see a great deal of use between maintenance checkups. Trucking companies sometimes cut corners and let mechanical issues persist until they grow so bad that a tire blows out or an engine fails, putting everyone on the road in danger.

These and other truck accidents have the potential to cause serious injury, or worse. Whatever type of truck accident you have been involved in, the New London truck accident lawyers of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers are ready to discuss the specifics of your case and help you understand your legal options.

Determining Fault after a Truck Accident in New London

After any accident in New London, one side will be determined to be more at fault. This is because Connecticut, unlike New York and some other states, is a ‘fault’ state when it comes to auto accidents. If your case goes to trial, the jury will consider both sides’ negligence in determining who was at fault.

Determining fault after any auto accident can be difficult, but there is an extra wrinkle in truck accident cases. This is because there are more parties involved. In addition to you and the truck driver, you will have to consider the trucking company and how its negligence may have contributed to the accident. For example, the company may have violated hours regulations or failed to properly maintain the truck. In general, companies can be held liable for their employees’ actions, and trucking companies are likely to have a great deal more money than their drivers. Therefore, you will most likely want to sue the company rather than the driver, although in some cases you might sue both. An experienced New London truck accident lawyer can help you decide whom to sue in your case.

Recovering Damages in a Personal Injury Claim

If you have been hurt in a truck accident and the truck driver or company was at fault, you could hold them liable for your injuries through a personal injury claim. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you could recover damages for a number of costs, including:

  • All medical bills associated with your recovery
  • Car repairs or replacement
  • Other property damage or loss
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Transportation and other expenses
  • Wrongful death

These damages can add up to a significant settlement or verdict. For instance, Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers helped a Connecticut school bus driver recover $300,000 for his injuries after he was hit by a truck. Time and time again, our personal injury lawyers have proven their ability to get our clients real results.

Contact Us

Truck accidents are frightening. When a commercial truck and a car go head-to-head, it’s never an even match. Many families lose their loved ones in these tragic accidents. Even the victims who survive face months or even lifetimes of agonizing medical recovery, combined with crippling medical bills and a strain on their personal relationships.

At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we are dedicated to helping our clients through these difficult times. Our New London 18-wheeler accident lawyers have the experience and know-how it takes to go up against trucking companies and win. If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, we are ready to fight for you. Don’t hesitate – the trucking company could already be mobilizing its enormous resources and preparing its case. Get started on yours. For more information on how our experienced New London personal injury attorneys can help, call us now at (860) 772-2280.

Do I have a Case?

Contact us for a free case evaluation

New London Form

Our Results
  • $2.3 Million

    For the family of a man killed in a traffic accident.

  • $2.1 Million

    For a Brazilian woman who fell off her bicycle, severely injuring her head.

  • $1.5 Million

    Awarded for an infant who died while at a daycare facility

  • $850 THOUSAND

    For the family of an 83 year old man who died after being in an auto accident.

Our Attorneys
  • Johnathan Perkins

    Jonathan Perkins

  • Wendy Kowarik

    Wendi Kowarik

  • Jeff Lynch

    Jeffrey Lynch

  • Kevin Blake

    Kevin Blake

  • Scott Burg

    Scott Burg

  • Robert McCarthy

    Robert McCarthy

  • Joshua Baum

    Joshua Baum

DON’T TAKE IT FROM US, TAKE IT FROM OUR CLIENTS

  • “You guys were the best thank you again”

    - Bonnie Channey

  • “Thank you so much all the staff at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers. I personally want to say thank you to my case manager Carmen Baldwin, she is very thorough and...”

    - Katherine Vadnais

  • “This is the third Attorneys office I have gone to. They were the ONLY through group... My Attorney stood up for me in court and I was Happy that I...”

    - Candi Edwards

  • “I was with another lawyer and he was not getting the job done. No doctors for me to see. When I changed over to Perkins, I had a doctor within...”

    - Jan Vasquez

  • “Their hospitality is amazing from start to finish. I will always contact them when i need a service that they provide. This is my second time calling them in a...”

    - Crystal Moore

  • “Made a negative experience {auto accident} positive. Result was much better than I expected. No problems or hassle with insurance and always kept informed.”

    - Patrick M Taylor

  • “Beautiful new office located in downtown Waterbury. Call for information on free off street parking. If your injured, Get the Power of Perkins.”

    - Kevin Banahan

  • “One word.....RESULTS! I was in a very bad auto accident on the Merritt Pky April 3, 2016 (CT) that nearly took my life and sustained major painful injuries and had...”

    - Eve M.

  • “They made everything so easy! I never felt out of the loop and they always kept me informed as to how my case was moving along. Very pleased with their...”

    - Chy Archer

  • “Smartest and friendliest! They will fight for you!”

    - Nicole Ilana

  • “They are so helpful and always called me right back. They were very effective!”

    - Pamela Smith

  • “Was involved in a car accident 3 years ago. From start to finish Jonathan Perkins and firm were always there for us throughout the entire process. From check in calls...”

    - Gabriel

  • “Get the Power of Perkins when your injured.”

    - Kevin Banahan

  • “Great lawyers they did their job better that anyone soo recomended”

    - Nancy Arana

  • “Carmen always kept me posted on my case evwry two weeks she was an awesome case worker”

    - Tammy S.

  • “Very professional people... Always available for you if you have any questions; which was never for me because the office is very good with keeping you informed on what's going...”

    - Shemeka Council

  • “I cant say enough about this firm! Professional, organized and just an overall great experience! The entire team was very knowledgeable not only about the law and state requirements but...”

    - Tamara Rivera

  • “U did an awsome job i was able to buy my first home and im very happy”

    - Deborah

  • “I retained Johnathan Perkins Injury Lawyers to represent me on a Social Security Disability Claim; and, their team worked very diligently on my case. During the evaluation period there was...”

    - Marybeth Clifford

  • “I had a beautiful experience with Jonathan Perkins Law firm. Carmen was a very nice and efficient paralegal. She kept me in the loop and always showed concern with my...”

    - Les T.

  • “Friendly people. Was going through a hard time, but they continued working for what I needed no matter what.”

    - Christina Amon

  • “It was a wonderful experience being a client. The staff was friendly and informative. Definitely would recommend Jonathan Perkins to my friends.”

    - Inger Kierce

  • “I was extremely satisfied with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers. My overall experience was excellent. I recommend them.”

    - Mark G.

  • “Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers did a good job and I am very satisfied. The service was excellent and if the need arose I would hire them again.”

    - Luis N

  • “I want to congratulate Attorney Perkins for having a wonderful team working for his clients. Kevin Blake did a wonderful job with my workers’ compensation case. Shawn, my case manager,...”

    - Arthur Z

  • “Vivian was awesome. We have never been through this process before and she made it easy. Thank you.”

    - Elizabeth

  • “Thank you so much for advocating and fighting for my husband. Through all of your diligence, he was able to get justice. We are very grateful. God bless!”

    - S. Howard

  • “Excellent law firm. Morgan Alicea, my case manager, was truly excellent and very precise. So happy I listened to your advertisements and sought your help”

    - Helen

  • “Thank you Jonathan for coming in person to our home to meet us back in July 2014. It was appreciated and good to get to know you.”

    - Coralie

  • “Thank You!! Best decision I ever made! Was considering calling someone else but I’m so happy with your staff. I feel secure in knowing that my case is in good...”

    - Calvin

  • “I would like to thank the whole staff for being very concerned about my well-being. Thank you sincerely from the heart!”

    - Beverly

  • “My father was killed when his car was hit by a tractor trailer truck that was traveling too fast. We first retained a law firm that didn’t seem to be...”

    - Nelda

  • “I enjoyed being a customer of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers. I was updated every two weeks about my case and I found it extremely helpful to know what was going...”

    - Cora

  • “Both my sons were in a car accident. Of all the people that we talked to, we found that Jonathan was best for us”

    - Carl

  • “I slipped and fell in a store, crushing my left shoulder. I felt as though no one was listening until I called Jonathan Perkins”

    - Barbara

  • “My doctor made me believe that I was in better shape than I really was. This led to complications during the birth of my daughter. With Attorney Jonathan Perkins, I...”

    - Erika

  • “I fell down in a business premises and a metal plate landed on me, injuring me. I know that my case is being handled efficiently because I have an investigator,...”

    - Jeffre

  • “I enjoyed working with my case manager and my attorney. They went above and beyond — I can’t say enough about them. I would refer them to anybody, in fact...”

    - Charles

  • “The staff is caring and concerned and my experience with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers has been pleasant”

    - Joan R

  • “Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers is very professional, courteous and personable, and they go the extra mile to assist their clients. When I walked in the door I spoke to a...”

    - Jackie

  • “Initially I called another firm and I was told that I didn’t have a case. I am very thankful that Jonathan Perkins Injury lawyers took my case and settled it....”

    - Paulette

  • “I enjoyed being a customer of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers. I was updated every two weeks about my case and I found it extremely helpful to know what was going...”

    - Cora

  • “Excellent service and I will be in contact with you for future services”

    - Freddy Ramirez

  • “In the past I’ve had some pretty negative dealings with lawyers which had left me feeling that lawyers were all unscrupulous, taking advantage of their client’s stressful state. Jonathan Perkins...”

    - Rosina

  • “I like the way my case has been handled. They took care of my needs and questions. Thank you”

    - Georgianna Heslop

  • “Thank you all for helping me with my case.”

    - Madalyn Bernhardt

  • “Great representation. Good communication and detailed information about the case. Professional and knowledgeable representation”

    - Estephanie

  • “Very attentive to your case, works out every little detail, will not blow you off or ignore you, I was using a different lawyer prior, but switched and am SO...”

    - Amanda Bernardo

  • “I just want to say thank you for the help and direction that Atty Kevin Blake and cast worker Renita Lathrop. I have never been so pleased with the work...”

    - Amie Aquino

  • “Rent is was my paralegal and she really made my situation less of a stress factor in my life! The office was so helpful with explaining everything in away I...”

    - Ricardo Montanez

  • “My mother hurt her back at work and Jonathan Perkins helped keep her on her feet! Especially Renita who went the extra mile to make sure my mom had everything...”

    - Jasmine Riveria

  • “It was a Pleasure working with Our Case worker Renita. Very helpful and responsible!”

    - Ruth Noemi Rivera

  • “We were very happy with the care that was taken of a workman's comp case for my husband. W knew from the start that we did not have the knowledge...”

    - Maureen

  • “It has been my pleasure working with Shawn von brieson and attorney mcarthy, Shawn has always been extremely attentive to any and all of my phone calls e-mails etc. and...”

    - Bruce Vaughan

  • “Great law firm! They have been amazing. Shawn Von Briesen is personally one of the best case managers ever! This guy has definitely helped me out as well for the...”

    - Chris Rodriguez