Traveling along the highways of Connecticut is a necessity for most drivers within the state. Whether using the highway to commute to work, visiting family members in different cities, or simply taking the quickest route to a destination, highways play a significant role in the overall travel in the state of Connecticut. Unfortunately, however, highway accidents present one of the biggest health threats to motorists.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a highway accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. From medical bills to lost wages, as well as a number of other associated costs, Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers is dedicated to achieving the maximum compensation possible. With offices located in Hartford, New Haven and Bridgeport, we are able to service the entire state of Connecticut.
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Causes Of Highway Accidents
The United States highway system has played a significant role in the overall landscape of the country. Allowing for quick travel from one city to the next, Connecticut highways are essential to the well-being of the state. Unfortunately, however, while highways are vital to the overall functionality of the state, they also contribute to a large number of traffic injuries and fatalities. Highway collisions tend to be very complex, as a number of factors typically contribute to the crash.
Due to the complexities involved in these types of automobile crashes, a car accident lawyer is essential to ensuring that your rights and the rights of your family members are protected. When determining where liability falls, some of the elements investigated will include:
- Sign placement
- Maintenance of roads
- Weather conditions
- Road design
- Construction zones
While these are the most commonly seen contributors to motor vehicle crashes on the highway, every collision is different and requires adequate due diligence to determine who was at fault and how the collision occurred. Beyond the elements listed above, some of the most common causes of highway accidents include but are not limited to:
- Distracted drivers
- Reckless drivers
- Fatigued drivers
- Operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Defective equipment on a vehicle
- Improper maintenance of a commercial truck
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Dangerous Highways In Connecticut
Driving on any roads in Connecticut where the posted speed limit is above 50 miles per hour presents an elevated level of risk. While many traffic collisions are sadly unavoidable, being aware of the most dangerous of roads in the state will help drivers to exercise an intensified level of awareness. In doing so, motorists are able to look out for signs of reckless drivers, poorly constructed roadways and speeding truckers.
The following are some of the most dangerous roads and highways in Connecticut:
- Route 1
- Route 5
- U.S. Highway 6
- Quinnipiac River Bridge (Q Bridge)
Connecticut residents who are aware of these roads and highways prior to navigating them are placed in a position to potentially avoid a crash. Motorists must understand that while the above highways have been noted by many as being hazardous, a number of additional roads and highways throughout the state are also of concern. As a result, all drivers must exercise caution while traveling at high speeds, especially in situations where the roads are congested.
Other Important Information About Highway Crashes
Highway travel opens the door to a number of types of accidents, some similar to those which take place on regular roads. However, contrary to the motor vehicle collisions on the streets of Connecticut, highway accidents are typically much more severe. From rollover accidents to side-impact collisions, any type of car crash is worsened on the highway, including both accident injuries and property damage.
While some collisions are certainly unavoidable, understanding the amplified level of danger regarding highway accidents will put Connecticut residents in a better position to circumvent a crash. Due to the increases in the speed of travel which highways require, the force of impact in any highway accident is intensified. As a result, the injuries suffered by accident victims are commonly severe, usually requiring medical care.
Let The Power Of Perkins Work For You
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers takes pride in our role throughout the state of Connecticut. With offices located in New Haven, Bridgeport and Hartford, we are able to provide services to all residents seeking legal assistance. When we say the “Power of Perkins”, we are referring to the reputation that our personal injury law firm has established throughout Connecticut.
Our attorneys have worked diligently to not only represent our clients fairly, but also to achieve the maximum compensation possible in every case. We have achieved millions of dollars in past verdicts in settlements, further supporting our confidence in our ability to achieve the best results for you. When it comes to the residents of Connecticut, we are dedicated to seeking justice for and protecting the rights of all.