Connecticut Truck Accident Lawyers – Helping You Receive Compensation for Your Losses
The trucks that go barreling down Connecticut’s highways may be carrying the supplies and goods that we need and want, but that doesn’t change the fact that they also pose a great danger to those with whom they’re sharing the roads. Drivers have good reason to be intimidated when they see a massive tractor trailer behind them in your rear view mirror: truck accidents cause much more damage than an accident between two automobiles, and the injuries that they can cause can be catastrophic and even tragic. If you have been in a Connecticut truck accident and are not sure where to turn, contact the truck accident lawyers at Jonathan Perkins Attorneys at Law. We have the experience and knowledge you need to make sure that you receive compensation for your losses.
There are a lot of reasons why truck accidents are so dangerous. When a tractor trailer truck is fully loaded it can weigh as much as twenty-five times what a passenger car does. Not only does its sheer size create a problem, but so does the impact that its weight has on its ability to stop, its risk for turning over or losing control, and the driver’s ability to see the other vehicles on the road. When you add that to the fact that the passenger vehicle offers little protection when compared to the weight and impact of the truck, as well as the difference in height of the vehicles which results in underriding, it is no wonder that when a truck is involved in a fatal accident with a passenger vehicle, ninety-seven percent of those who are killed are the occupants of the car.
Though truck drivers are required to go through highly specific and intensive training in order to obtain their commercial driver’s licenses, truck accidents still account for eleven percent of all motor vehicle crash deaths. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:
- Truck drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Truck tire failure
- Truck brake failure
- Poor truck maintenance
- Unrealistic schedules
- Improper reflectors
- Defective, hazardous or dangerous roadways
- Truck driver fatigue
- Unsecured or improperly balanced loads
- Aggressive, unsafe lane changes
- Speed and reckless driving
- Driver error
No matter what the cause of your truck accident, the damages that you have suffered will need to be addressed, and the injuries that are sustained in these types of accidents are often traumatic. Though the trucking company may try to blame you for the accident, statistics show that the majority of trucking accidents are caused by some kind of error on the part of the driver and that these often constitute negligence. If your injuries are a result of a truck driver or the company that they work for acting negligently then you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and the damages that you have suffered. Call the truck accident lawyers at Jonathan Perkins Attorneys at Law today for more information on how we can help.
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