Connecticut Truck Accident Attorneys
Like many of America’s cities, the roads and highways of Connecticut are congested with semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers and other large commercial trucks – most of them busy helping to keep our nation supplied with raw materials and other items. However, due to this volume of heavy-vehicle traffic, it is not uncommon for these large vehicles to be involved in catastrophic (and often fatal) accidents.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 296,000 large trucks (trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds) were involved in traffic crashes in 2009 alone. Unfortunately, 3,380 people were killed in truck accidents that same year, with the majority of these deaths involving occupants of another vehicle. Truck jackknife collisions, for example, account for an increasing amount of serious Connecticut truck crashes. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, an experienced Connecticut truck accident lawyer can help represent your case in a court of law, and help to fight for your maximum compensation benefit. Our firm has a team of attorneys that are ready and able to handle your truck accident lawsuit. To find out more, please fill out the form – your Case Evaluation is 100% free.
Causes Of Truck Accidents
In the many years that our firm has been handling auto collision lawsuits, we have witnessed a wide variety of causes and conditions that have contributed to prime mover traffic fatalities and injuries. However, some common factors that contribute to some of these tractor-trailer crashes are (but not limited to):
- Inexperienced truck operators
- Aggressive driving/driver stability
- Inadequate commercial level driver training
- Driving under the influence / DWI
- Truck defects
- Unsafe cargo strapping
- Trailer loads that exceed their maximum weight limit
- Distracted driving
- Driver fatigue
It is not uncommon for people involved in 18-wheeler accidents to sustain quite serious injuries. Over three-quarters of the people injured in truck accidents were occupants of another vehicle. This further reinforces the statistics that many truck crashes involve serious bodily harm to other motorists.
Common Injuries From Truck Crashes
Due to the forces involved in most big rig crashes, the resulting injuries from the impact can often be life-changing for those involved. Some common injuries sustained in semi-trailer collision cases can include:
- Cuts and lacerations
- Back and spine injuries
- Traumatic brain damage
- Dental injuries
- Bruises and contusions
- Internal injuries
- Facial damage
It is VERY IMPORTANT for any injury victim to seek the services of a reputable attorney as soon as possible after the injury occurs. The primary reason for this is because shortly after the collision, an insurance adjuster from the truck driver’s insurance company will be sent out to try and persuade you to settle your claim quickly. They are NOT your friends. They are highly-skilled workers, that have been trained to obtain information from you that can be used against you in a court of law. Their job is to pay out the MINIMUM amount possible in the event that their customer is found to be negligent.
With this in mind, before you sign any paperwork, you should consult with a skilled truck accident lawyer. You may be entitled to more compensation than the insurance company is offering for your medical bills, property damage, lost wages and other expenses. Our firm knows how to deal with these adjusters, and can protect you against their best efforts – we will fight for your MAXIMUM compensation benefits, and have your best interests in mind.
A Leading Truck Accident Law Firm In Connecticut
If you or a loved one has sustained a truck accident injury or been in a collision involving a truck, you need an experienced law firm on your side. The Connecticut personal injury lawyers at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers have the knowledge and resources to handle your injury lawsuit and can help guide you through the personal injury litigation process.We have offices in New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford, Waterbury and New London, and serve clients throughout Connecticut.
If you are unable to come to one of our offices, we can also arrange for a member of our staff to come to you – at home, in hospital or at any other location. For more information on Connecticut truck accidents, visit our Truck Accident FAQ page or simply contact us today at 800-PERKINS for a free and confidential case evaluation. To get started immediately, simply fill out the “Free Case Evaluation” form on this page.