Typically, armored vehicles are used to transport valuables, such as large amounts of cash for companies (i.e. for banks, retail stores) and are built to withstand robbery attempts. The weight and design of the vehicle make them very dangerous when they are involved in an accident.
If you or a loved was injured in a vehicle crash that involved in an armored truck, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages and property damage. Reach out to us at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers to learn about the legal options available to accident victims.
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Injuries Frequently Caused By Armored Truck Accidents
An armored truck can weigh as much as 55,000 pounds. While on the other hand, the average passenger vehicle only weighs about 4,000; this means that an armored truck weighs 14 times more than the average car that on the road. The size difference between the two types of vehicles, when involved in a wreck, can have disastrous effects. A collision between an armored truck and a car can result in severe injuries for the passenger vehicle occupants.
Some common injuries suffered in an armored truck crash include:
- Broken bones
- Neck and back injuries
- Rib and torso injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
Injury victims should seek medical attention immediately after a truck accident. Occasionally, it takes a few days for a truck accident injury to become apparent. Left untreated, certain types of injuries can cause life-threatening complications.
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Liability In Connecticut Armored Truck Accidents
Corporations own and operate armored trucks; these corporations are responsible for employing the drivers of these vehicles. Depending on the circumstances of the collision, the company that owns the vehicle could be held accountable for the damages incurred in the accident. Another type of liability is negligent employment. If the company was aware that the truck driver had a bad driving record or a history of reckless driving, the armored truck company may be at-fault for the crash.
In addition, the company could be held responsible for the accident if the armored truck was not kept in satisfactory condition. Many commercial vehicles such as armored trucks require regular inspection to make sure that the equipment is not defective. The bulletproof material from which the truck is made of increases the vehicle’s weight. Companies need to take special precautions to make sure that armored trucks are operating safely since they have the potential to cause severe injuries and massive property damage when involved in a collision.
Ask Us About Filing An Accident Lawsuit
If you sustained an injury in a Connecticut armored truck accident, you may have grounds for legal action. It’s imperative that accident victims seek legal guidance immediately after a crash. After hearing about the details of your accident, a knowledgeable lawyer will recommend the best course of action for you to pursue.
At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we have the resources and experiences to handle all types of truck accidents including armored truck crashes. Our law firm is dedicated to fighting for the rights of injury victims throughout the state of Connecticut. We have three convenient office locations in Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford to assist residents with their legal claims. To receive a free and confidential case evaluation, fill out our contact form or call us toll-free at 800-PERKINS.