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The deadly impact of impaired and distracted driving

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.

Will federal truck driver regulations be a part of your case?

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.

What are the common ways that truck drivers cause accidents?

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?

Truck accident results in 2 deaths in nearby Old Lyme

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.

Build a solid case after a truck accident

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.

Multi-vehicle accident involves three cars, five people injured

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.

How to approach your complex truck accident claim

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.

Nighttime truck accident on I-95 causes serious injuries

Driving down the Interstate during the middle of the night requires a person to pay particular attention to their surroundings. Not only must they be aware of obstacles on the road that might be obscured by darkness, but they have to be on the lookout for drowsy drivers who have been on the road too long and drunk drivers heading home after a night out. Unfortunately, nighttime accidents do occur for a variety of reasons that have the potential to be very serious.

How do federal regulations impact truck accident injury claims?

Scarily enough, truck accident injury can befall innocent Hartford residents at any time. While most commercial trucks travel to and from their destinations without serious issue, some do not arrive as planned. On their routes, truck accidents sometimes interrupt their journeys and the lives of others on the road. Truck accident injury can be serious since commercial trucks are large, heavy, and can quickly lose control and endanger other drivers on Connecticut roads.

Trucks and wintery weather are a dangerous combination

Up here in northern Connecticut, we like to think of ourselves as veterans when it comes to driving in winter weather. Snow, sleet, ice - for the most part we know what to look for, can recognize hazardous conditions as they appear, and can properly address them while on the roads. One thing we cannot account for is the competency of other drivers on the road. As good a driver as you may be, the driver beside you could be equally as bad.

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