When Connecticut residents see news reports about a small passenger car being smashed between two tractor-trailers, they probably expect to see reports about fatalities involved. Fortunately, in a recent accident, that wasn't the case.
Truck accidents can result in devastating consequences for victims and their families. There are important legal resources and options that all truck accident victims should be familiar with if they have been harmed by a negligent truck driver or negligent trucking company.
Anyone in Connecticut who has witnessed the devastation of a truck accident knows that these are the types of personal injury cases that need to be taken seriously. The victims in these types of accidents oftentimes suffer catastrophic injuries that leave them scarred, disfigured or disabled for life. In the worst cases, fatalities occur.
Over the recent holiday season, many of our readers in Connecticut likely saw news reports about how dangerous drunk driving can be. As a recent article noted, impaired driving is certainly a major concern, as it has been for decades. In fact, as the recent article noted, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 28 people die in America each day due to car accidents that involve impaired driving.
When a truck accident occurs on the roadways of Connecticut, the results can be devastating. We have all seen accidents that shut down roads and highways for hours, causing traffic jams at the most inopportune times. Besides property damage, these accidents can also cause catastrophic injuries for the people involved.
Many Connecticut residents may get nervous when they are driving their vehicles on our state's highways next to a large truck, such as a semi-truck. There is good reason to be nervous in these types of situations: These large trucks weigh significantly more than regular passenger vehicles, and any resulting accident between these types of vehicles of such disparate size can be devastating. So, what are the most common ways that truck drivers cause accidents?
The prospect of being involved in a motor vehicle accident of any kind can be scary for Connecticut residents to contemplate, but the thought that the accident might involve a large vehicle, like a commercial truck, can be even more of a concern because of the potential for serious injuries occurring - or even death. Unfortunately, the worst result occurred in a recent truck accident in nearby Old Lyme.
Being in any type of car accident can be a scary experience for Connecticut residents. But when the accident involves a semi-truck collision, victims may not only be feeling scared, but also lucky to be alive. These types of accidents are notorious for how deadly they can be, especially when the collision is between a semi-truck and a smaller passenger vehicle. As our readers can probably guess, these types of collisions don't usually work out so well for the driver and passengers of the smaller vehicle.
Connecticut residents always need to be on the lookout for semi-trucks and other large vehicles on the roads. When these types of large vehicles are involved in an accident, the damage to the vehicles and the injuries to other drivers and passengers can be significant. That appears to be the case in a recent accident that reportedly occurred on August 12 in Hartford.
The aftermath of a "fender bender" isn't too complex: the parties exchange insurance information and the costs to fix any damage that occurred to the vehicles is covered by an insurance claim. However, accidents that involve more extensive damage, injuries and even fatalities will be much more complex. This is oftentimes the case in truck accidents involving semi-trucks and passenger vehicles.