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Collision Injury Information

Collision Injury Information

When a commercial truck is fully loaded the vehicle weighs about 80,000 pounds. Due to the massive structure and weight of these motor vehicles, truck collisions tend to be much more severe than any other type of crash. As projections imply that the number of truck crashes in Connecticut may rise within the coming year, residents of New Haven, Bridgeport, and Hartford must pay special attention to particular truck accident causes. With the knowledge of how and why some truck accidents occur, Connecticut motorists will be placed in a better position to avoid a crash.

Semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, and any type of commercial trucks take up a significant portion of the roads and highways. As a driver of a motor vehicle, motorists must understand that the blind spot of a large truck is significantly bigger than that of a motorcycle, car, or light truck. As the speed of the commercial truck increases, such as on the busy Hartford highways, the potential impact of the collision increases, as does the possible injuries associated with the crash.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 319 traffic related fatalities in Connecticut throughout 2010. In that same year, Connecticut saw a greater increase in traffic deaths than any other state in the U.S. New Haven County saw the greatest number of fatalities within the state. At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we believe that increased awareness will help to reduce the number of truck collisions each year. Even more so, understanding truck accident causes will help Hartford motorists to avoid a crash.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck crash in Hartford, our Connecticut personal injury attorneys are prepared to guide you through the litigation process. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Truck Accident Causes Due to the Truck Driver

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations require truck drivers to adhere to multiple rules and standards to help ensure safe driving, while reducing the number of truck collisions on the roads and highways throughout the country. Unfortunately, however, there are many situations where truck drivers neglect to follow these rules, which in turn cause a number of truck accidents each year.

Some of the most common causes of truck accidents by the truck operator include but are not limited to:

While there are many reasons that truck drivers cause collisions, the above mark the most commonly seen truck accident causes. Being aware of the potential errors that truck drivers may make will put other Connecticut motorists in a position to avoid a collision.

To learn more information, please complete a Free Case Review at your earliest convenience.

Truck Accident Causes Due to Other Motorists

With a lack of adequate trucking knowledge, many Connecticut drivers are ill prepared to avoid a truck accident. Unfortunately, the inability to recognize a truck crash before it begins causes thousands of truck collisions each and every year in the United States.

The following are some of the most truck accident causes due to the error of a car driver:

  • Quick lane changes in front of a truck
  • Driving in “No Zones”
  • Merging into traffic without accounting for a truck’s maneuver time
  • Driving in between trucks for a long period of time
  • Failure to react appropriately to a truck changing lanes or merging
  • Driving on the rights side of a truck making a right turn
  • Misjudgment of a truck’s speed

Being aware of these truck accident causes will help drivers to avoid a potentially serious collision. At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we believe that an educated driver is a safe driver. Keeping these above causes in mind will play a significant role in a Connecticut drivers’ ability to circumvent a possible collision. If you or a loved one has suffered any kind of injury from a truck crash, our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to pursuing justice for you. Contact one of our three offices in Connecticut to learn more.

Contact our Truck Collision Attorneys Today

With offices in New Haven, Bridgeport, and Hartford, our truck accident attorneys are able to service the entire state of Connecticut. We dedicate our time, energy, and resources to crafting the most researched, successful case possible. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers has seen great success with millions of dollar won in verdicts and settlements. We believe that our track record supports our dedication to seeking justice for all Connecticut residents. We protect the rights of the injured with the Power of Perkins.

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