Truck Accidents

Trucking Accidents Happen Every Day In Connecticut

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Trucking accidents happen every day in Connecticut, and no one can predict when an accident will result in a serious injury or wrongful death that may require the help of a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney. Balzano and Tropiano can help you no matter where you are in Connecticut.

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Connecticut Truck Accident Information

Connecticut has special laws that apply to auto or truck accidents. In fact, Connecticut is one of only 10 states that has changed its laws to impose a slower speed limit for large trucks and other commercial vehicles. Large trucks (tractor-trailers, single-unit trailers, and some cargo vans weighing more than 10,000 pounds) account for many of the large truck accidents that occur every year on Connecticut highways.

In 2003 alone, over 450,000 large trucks were involved in crashes. Many factors can contribute to these incidents, including poor driving conditions, truck braking problems, and driver fatigue. In a recent survey, for example, almost 20% of truckers admitted to falling asleep at the wheel at least once in the previous three-month period. Truck driver fatigue is a troublesome factor in large truck crashes.

In 2004, over 5000 people died as a result of truck accidents and collisions, a rise of 4 percent from 2003. 15 percent of these fatalities were the drivers themselves, while 72 percent were automobile occupants. The remaining 13 percent were motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians.

Crash statistics have shown that at least 20% of large truck accidents are due to some form of driver negligence. Following are some common causes of truck accidents:

  • DUI
  • DWI
  • Driver Fatigue
  • Truck Overturns
  • Backing
  • Vehicle Collisions
  • Transporting Equipment with Trailers
  • Overloaded Trucks or Trailers
  • Loads That Shift Weight
  • Semi trucks jackknife in traffic

Every 16 minutes another person in the United States will be injured or killed in a truck-related accident. At least a third of the injured truck accident victims will suffer either fatal or at least life threatening injuries. If you’ve been involved in a truck accident that has resulted in a serious injury or wrongful death, contact Connecticut personal injury attorneys at the law offices of Balzano and Tropiano today.