According to The Truck Safety Coalition, Connecticut ranked among the lowest states with truck accident deaths throughout the United States in 2005.
Essentially, a coalition is a treaty or pact among groups or individuals, where they come together in a joint action to satisfy a general interest. The truck coalition has been established as a means of reducing the number of deaths and injuries caused by truck related accidents each year. The coalition supports those in need including families of individuals killed in truck accidents, along with providing education and influencing policy makers and media about truck safety.
At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, our truck accident lawyers believe in spreading the word about truck safety and helping individuals in our community against the negligent actions of both truck drivers and passenger vehicle drivers. Thus, helping to reduce the numbers of injuries and deaths each year caused by these negligent individuals.
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Truck Safety Coalition Report Card
As an attempt to reduce the number of truck accidents which occur each year, the truck safety coalition of crash victims and safety advocates created a truck safety report card which graded the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on ten truck safety subjects. As we can see, there is much improvement which can occur to improve truck safety.
These ten truck safety subjects include:
- Accomplish reducing death and injury goals (F)
- Conducting proper compliance reviews of trucking companies (F)
- Improve driver safety and issue hours of service rules (F)
- Keep south of U.S. border closed until it becomes safe (F)
- Make unsafe trucking companies known by the public (F)
- Making truck safety a priority directed by congress (F)
- Meeting congressional deadlines and mandates to issue certain safety rules (F)
- Require behind the wheel training to new truck drivers (F)
- Using electronic devices to enforce driver hours of service rules (F)
- Work on increasing trucking companies economic priorities rather than public safety (A)
As we can see, trucking safety is a large issue that needs to be attended to. The truck coalition has set many goals and has begun to make an impact on these trucking companies, yet there is much work to do in order to decrease accidents, injuries, and deaths each year.
Types of Truck Accidents
It has been stated that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has routinely failed to achieve its deadlines to implement mandated safety rules and regulations which could help decrease the number of large truck accidents. Unfortunately, there continue to be many types of accidents each year.
Some common types of truck accidents include:
- Brake failure accidents
- Improper braking accidents
- Jackknife accidents
- No zone accidents
- Rear-end accidents
- Rollover accidents
- Under-ride accidents
- Wide turn accidents
As we can imagine, when one of these accidents occurs with a passenger vehicle, it can have devastating effects on individuals traveling in that passenger vehicle. One of the goals of the truck coalition is to increase awareness to drivers about the dangers of driving near these large trucks. Of course, accidents causing injuries are not always avoidable.
Types of Truck Accident Injuries
Due to the large size differential between these large trucks and passenger vehicles, accidents typically cause a large amount of damage, injuries, and occasionally death. These injuries may occur even with the smallest impact due to the large amount of force created by these trucks.
Some truck accident injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Dental injuries
- Facial injuries
- Internal injuries
- Loss of limb
- Nerve damage
- Psychological injuries
- Skull fractures
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Whiplash injuries
If you have been injured in a truck accident, it is advised to seek immediate medical attention following your accident. This will assure your injuries have been attended to and provide us with the medical documents necessary to help you recover for your losses and damages.
Contact Our Connecticut Truck Accident Lawyers Today
At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, our attorney believe that if you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident due to the negligent actions of another driver, we believe that the victim may be eligible for compensation including; pain and suffering, property damage, loss of wages, medical expenses, and funeral expenses.
Being based in Woodbridge, Bridgeport, and Hartford, our attorneys are able to serve clients throughout the state of Connecticut.
Some local areas our attorneys serve include:
- New Haven
To learn more about our law firm, we encourage you to contact us today at 1-800-PERKINS, or if you are outside of Connecticut at 203-397-1283. At this point an experienced member of our staff will gather information regarding your accident, and then quickly connect you with one of our compassionate attorneys ready to take on your case.
Alternatively, if you would rather have a member of our firm contact you, simply complete the “Free Case Review” form located on this page. It’s free and your information will always remain confidential.