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My husband was killed by a tractor trailer at work which is still under investigation. Should I call a lawyer immediately?

My husband was killed when a tractor-trailerskidded on the ice in New Haven, Connecticut and was unable to stop intime.  The accident is still underinvestigation, but the driver of the big rig was cited with excessive speed forthe conditions.  When should I seek legaladvice or help?

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Because trucks weigh so much and stoppingdistances can be so long, trucking accidents frequently cause catastrophicinjuries and wrongful deaths.  Truckaccidents often require complex investigations in order to determine the exactcause and to identify the responsible parties.

Truck accidents are often caused by thenegligence or recklessness of a truck driver and/or trucking company.  Trucking companies are responsible foradequately training their drivers, therefore, they may be held liable.

It is extremely important to quickly hire anexperienced Connecticut truck accident lawyer. These professionals can begin by preserving evidence that may otherwisebe lost, including the driver’s logs and vehicle black boxes that record speedand braking at the time of the accident. A qualified attorney can properly investigate the case and assess yourneed for compensation.

Posted by Linda Adams on 27 Jan 2010

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