Connecticut Attorney Skilled in Personal Injury and Family Law Contact Us Now for a Consultation

Westport Truck Accident Lawyer

Victims involved in a truck accident can sustain serious, life-altering injuries. Aside from broken bones, these victims can suffer traumatic brain injuries as well as spinal damage, some of which necessitate around the clock care. Many truck accidents are due to the negligent acts of either a truck driver or trucking company, and those parties should be held accountable. Westport truck accident lawyer Kevin L. Hoffkins helps victims recover the compensation they need to pay for their recovery. At the Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins, we are committed to making sure victims remain focused on healing while we remain focused on their legal proceedings. If you have been injured, or a loved one has passed away as a result of truck crash, we can help you explore your legal options. Call our office today at (203) 612-7015 or contact us online to learn more about our legal services.

Dangerous Westport Truck Accidents

The Town of Westport has a population of approximately 25,884. These residents often travel to and from work, as well as other activities, via Interstate 95, the Merritt Parkway, as well as U.S. 1. Massive commercial trucks also utilize these roadways in their daily hauls, as well as local streets to make deliveries and to pass through. Unfortunately, this also means there is potential for a serious truck collision to happen on these roads. I-95, in particular, has been noted as one of the most dangerous highways in the nation. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, a knowledgeable injury attorney in Westport can help you determine your next legal step.

Too often it is a truck driver’s negligence that causes a collision, and injuries. Common examples of negligent behavior in these cases include:

  • Distracted driving, such as texting

  • Over fatigue

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

  • Inadequate vehicle maintenance

  • Improper loading of cargo

The trucking industry is subject to both state and federal regulations. As such, trucking companies are required to follow certain protocols in hiring and supervising drivers. If a company fails to do proper background checks or does not take action after reports of a driver’s negligence behind the wheel, they can also be held at-fault in a crash. Regulations require truck drivers to take rest and meal breaks to avoid fatigue. These breaks, as well as maintenance records, are to be recorded in their logbooks. This evidence is often useful in the event of litigation for personal injury or wrongful death claims. A seasoned Westport truck accident attorney can help you prove the legal standard of negligence to prevail in either cause of action.

Lawsuits arising out of a Westport truck collision are filed in Superior Court for the Judicial District of Stamford/Norwalk in Stamford. To establish negligence in these claims, it must be shown that a truck driver, or trucking company, breached its duty of reasonable care to the victim. The victim’s injuries or death must also have been caused by this breach. In addition to driver’s logbooks, evidence such as witness statements, company procedures, black box data, and police reports can all be utilized as evidence. Accident reports in Westport are available from the Westport Police Department’s Records Division, which is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Once liability is shown, victims may be awarded damages. Compensation may include past or future medical expenses, loss of income, and diminished earning capacity. In some situations, pain and suffering damages may also be appropriate. Those who have lost loved ones in a fatal truck accident may be entitled to any outstanding medical bills related to the victim’s death, burial and funeral expenses, as well as loss of support.

Truck Accident Representation in Westport

Dealing with extensive injuries or the death of a loved one following a truck crash is overwhelming. The last thing on your mind is taking legal action. Unfortunately, sometimes it is the only way to protect your financial future. Westport truck accident attorney Kevin L. Hoffkins can help make sure your legal rights are properly advocated for during this difficult time. Our firm offers compassionate and zealous legal representation in the aftermath of a truck collision. If you need legal assistance after being injured or losing a loved one due to truck accident, please contact our office at or online to speak with an attorney today.