serious auto & truck collisions
Injuries and death resulting from the negligent operation or maintenance of a motor vehicle, including cars, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and trucks, comprise one of the largest categories of personal injury-related claims. These claims often become highly complex and result in contentious litigation over monetary damages. It’s important to explore and present all the facts that may have contributed to an auto or truck accident claim. We know that every case has clear and winnable facts that demand early detection, and can be the difference between winning or losing. It is critical to take immediate action to protect valuable evidence for your case, such as securing police reports and ambulance/hospital records, while also pursuing other avenues of recovery. These include insurance issues involving uninsured or underinsured motorists and fair compensation for immediate and long-term care.
Stratton Faxon has litigated and recovered compensation for clients in some of the toughest, most complex auto and truck injury cases, including a fatal crash on I-95 involving a commercial trucking transit, resulting in $30 million in combined settlements; an $11 million judgment against a reckless trucking company for fatally injuring a single mother; and a $10 million verdict and lifetime benefits obtained for a child who was struck and critically injured by a negligent motorist. Partners Mike Stratton and Joel Faxon are also contributing authors of Truck Accident Litigation, Second Edition, published by the American Bar Association in 2006.
Help protect you and your loved ones by visiting the informational sites listed below.
National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
NHTSA is devoted to insuring the safety of all motor vehicles passengers. Its site is chock full of information, ranging from auto part recalls and driving tips to child safety seat ratings and best practices.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
The FMCSA is focused on reducing crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses. This site features up-to-date safety information for trucks including a comprehensive study on truck crash causation.
Better Business Bureau - Auto Insurance
BBB’s site provides tips and information on auto insurance including how to shop for rates, file a claim, and avoid auto insurance fraud. Also learn the different types of coverage available to you and commonly used terms. Want to know how your auto insurance company ranks? The State of Connecticut has the scores, listed alphabetically and numerically.
And, take a look at what cars would be like if we didn’t have a civil justice system!
*Our results are based upon the merits of each individual case.