Like it or not, sharing roads with semi-trailers is a part of life. Numerous Connecticut residents do this everyday whether they are commuting to work, heading out on vacation or just going about their normal daily routine. Unfortunately, accidents with these big rigs happen, and when they do, the results can be catastrophic. Those who have suffered injuries or lost loved ones in truck accidents may, through legal means, seek monetary compensation for any losses incurred. Many may wonder, though, what damages are deemed recoverable following such incidents.
It has been said that drowsy driving can be considered just as dangerous as driving while impaired. Sadly, far too many accidents in Connecticut can be linked to driver fatigue, and many of these accidents have serious or even fatal results. While driver fatigue can affect anyone out on the road, fatigue especially affects long-distance truck drivers, resulting in the need for the federal regulations applied to the trucking industry.
Commercial haulers can be found just about everywhere in Connecticut. The demand for supplies and consumers goods is high, and, as such, the trucking industry is booming. With so many big rigs out on the road, unsecured and overloaded trucks are certainly a valid safety concern.
Truck accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including driving while tired. This is apparently true regarding an accident in which a Connecticut Department of Transportation supervisor was killed while he was working. Recently, a jury awarded his estate $7.3 million and believes that driver fatigue may have been a contributing factor.
Commercial trucks are a vital part of our modern economy. We rely on them for the transport of large amounts of goods and materials across the country. However, the fact that they share the road with smaller motor vehicles means that truck accidents are an all-too-frequent occurrence, resulting in injury or even death. Motorists here in Connecticut and all over the nation may have questions as to just how these accidents can happen and what they can do to avoid them.
Motor vehicle accidents are devastating under any circumstances. When they involve larger vehicles like semi trucks, they have the potential to be even more severe. Here in Connecticut, a family recently won a lawsuit in connection to the injuries suffered by their son in one of these dangerous truck accidents.
Any accident can have devastating consequences, but this is particularly true when a truck is involved. Because of their weight and size, trucks often cause extensive damage and more serious injuries compared to a typical car-on-car collision. A Yale University student found this out when he was involved in a truck accident that resulted in a fatality.
A car accident or collision with other vehicles can cause serious injuries, and collisions happening in other states may affect innocent Connecticut drivers. A truck accident may cause problems on highways and slow or stop traffic, so it's important for drivers to always be cautious and aware of their surroundings. Those in Connecticut may be interested in knowing about a trucking company that was involved in a 35-vehicle pileup. The deadly pileup occurred when the tractor-trailer, which was owned by the company, ran into other vehicles and burst into flames. The incident left an older driver critically injured and killed a 68-year-old woman. The pileup also left 33 people injured. An investigation is ongoing, and it has yet to be determined if the driver caused the accident or if some outside factor played a role.
A tractor-trailer recently overturned on I-95 south when it was involved in an accident with a SUV. The drivers of both vehicles were taken to a local hospital to be treated for neck injuries. The accident shut down 2 lanes of Connecticut traffic and caused a 3-mile backup. The truck also spilled some fuel on the highway.
While there are similarities, a semi or pickup truck accident often results in much deadlier destruction than a car accident. Today's story illustrates that damage.