Across America, thousands of U-Haul accidents occur each and every year on the roads and highways throughout the United States. Moving is often viewed as one of the most stressful undertakings that an average adult faces. When a Connecticut resident is moving from one location to another, they must literally pack up all of their belongings and move their lives to a different home, apartment, or other type of residence. The moving process is no easy task and many choose to make the process as fast as possible in order to return to their normal lives as quickly as possible.
Once all of the individual’s belongings are packed in boxes, they are typically loaded into a vehicle large enough to store them. U-Haul is the most popular rental trailer company in the nation, responsible for helping thousands of Americans move from their old residence to their new ones each and every day. Unfortunately, many of those Connecticut residents who rent a U-Hail trailer are unfamiliar with how to operate a vehicle while carrying this large trailer behind. As a result, U-Haul accidents occur and innocent accident victims suffer.
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers has seen far too many Connecticut residents suffer at the mercy of a U-Haul renter who is not equipped to handle operating a vehicle with a trailer attached. If you or a loved one has suffered any type of injury in Bridgeport, Hartford, or New Haven, our U-Hail accidents attorneys are prepared to take on your case today.
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The Dangers Of U-Haul Towing
As the most popular and widely used rental trailer company in the country, U-Haul International Inc. has provided moving equipment to the nation since 1945. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, the company has become a leading player in the moving equipment industry. Due to its prowess and control of the moving equipment market, U-Haul has done an excellent job of shielding the media from the number of safety issues that the company has faced in its almost 70 years of existence.
Nevertheless, thousands of U-Haul accidents take place every year, shedding light on the growing issue that this company has neglected to address. U-Haul must be responsible for the safety and security of not only the moving equipment in which they rent out to the public but also for the safety and security of those who choose to rent their products. A variety of issues have arisen over the years in regard to the serious company negligence that has led U-Haul to numerous U-Haul accidents each and every month.
The following are some of the most dangerous aspects of U-Haul as a company and the flaws within their rental system:
- Improper renter vetting to determine if the driver is, in fact, capable of operating a vehicle with a U-Hail trailer on the back
- Defective moving trailers
- Lack of inspections for months at a time
- Faulty brakes or no brakes at all
- Allows for towing with an SUV (the only trailer rental company in America to do so)
- Inadequate information about safe trailer weight and loading practices
When any of the above dangers occur while towing a U-Haul the driver of the vehicle and their passenger occupants, as well as all other motorists on the road, are at risk for a collision. Sadly, U-Haul accidents could all be prevented with proper rental practices. Keeping renters fully informed and aware of what they are to expect while towing a trailer.
When a renter goes to U-Haul to borrow a trailer, they are told that their vehicle which tows the trailer must weigh near the same as the U-Haul. However, when the weight of the trailer exceeds that of the vehicle, the potential hazards are catastrophic. Oftentimes, U-Haul will inform the renter of this but will neglect to mention that once the trailer is loaded, the changes may have a drastic effect on one’s ability to operate the vehicle safely.
As such a dominant company in the moving equipment industry, U-Haul is able to shuffle much of its negative media attention under the rug. However, when a motor vehicle collision occurs and U-Haul is to blame, they must be held liable for the damages and injuries in which they cause. If you or a loved one has suffered any injuries in Connecticut, our U-Haul accidents attorneys are here for you.
A Connecticut U-Haul Accidents Lawyer Is Here To Help
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers has handled quite a few U-Haul collision cases in our many years of practice. We understand the complexities involved in truck and U-Haul laws, making us the most knowledgeable and experienced lawyers available to you. With offices in New Haven, Bridgeport, and Hartford, we are able to provide personalized professional legal services to residents all across the state of Connecticut.
After years of litigation experience, our personal injury lawyers have come to understand just what it takes to be successful in the courtroom. Our goal is always to achieve the maximum compensation possible for our clients. Our track record of MILLIONS of dollars in verdicts and settlements won speaks for itself. To let the Power of Perkins work for you today, please fill out a Free Case Evaluation form above.