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Truck accident delays Hartford commuters

Commuters in the Hartford area ran into especially slow traffic Tuesday morning as several accidents caused lengthy delays. Car accidents on Interstate 91 northbound and Interstate 84 eastbound backed up traffic for miles. Meanwhile, a truck accident on Route 2 near Exit 8 caused the closure of the highway.

While the effects of the accidents on local commuters was obvious Tuesday morning, the cause and severity of the incidents was not. The Department of Transportation released information on the road closure, but no officials immediately detailed the events surrounding the accident or whether anyone involved was seriously injured.

Nevertheless, there were real people behind the steering wheels and in the passenger seats of the cars involved in the accidents. While most people affected by the crashes simply ran a few minutes behind, those directly involved must now endure the aftermath.

Car accidents, especially one's involving commercial trucks, routinely cause serious to severe bodily injury. Broken bones, head and neck injuries and other conditions are all common when one ton of steel collides with another. As a result of such injuries, victims miss out on work while confronting mounting medical bills.

Recovering these funds from the negligent driver requires proof that he or she was liable, and one's damages are real. Local Hartford area attorneys specialize in helping victims make those showings and recover the money they are owed.

These experts are especially adept in truck accidents, mastering federal trucking regulation, identifying negligent truck maintenance and pointing out unfit drivers. Victims of commercial truck accidents improve their chances for a positive result by teaming up with an expert on the issue.

Source: KFVS 12, "Traffic Causing Delays in Hartford," Rob Polansky

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