When negligent drivers of eighteen-wheeler trucks cause accidents on Connecticut roadways, serious injuries can result. In addition to sustaining serious injuries, truck accident victims are also forced to seek medical treatments, lose time from work, and suffer serious pain and inconveniences.
The lawyers at the Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons & Grant, L.L.C., can review the facts and circumstances of your case and may help you pursue monetary recovery.
Eighteen-wheeler tractor-trailers are fast, heavy, and large. When their drivers willfully ignore or violate the Connecticut Rules of the Road—by speeding, careless or distracted driving, DUI or DUID, disregarding signs and traffic laws, cutting curves too sharply, driving while fatigued, or improper truck/trailer maintenance—, serious accidents can result. Negligent driving can also result in pileups, chain-reaction collisions, overturns, and hazardous waste spills on the roadway.
Moreover, when truckers fail to abide by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations with regard to trailer load sizes, overhang, escort vehicles, warning lights, and warning signs, collisions with smaller vehicles can—and frequently do—result.
Truck accidents most commonly take place on multi-lane highways and roadways, and they normally occur at highway speeds. Truck accidents may also involve rear-end collisions, side impacts, or even head-on collisions.
Since tractor-trailers move at high rates of speed—and since they are so large—any impact with a smaller vehicle can potentially result in serious, catastrophic injuries. The most common types of catastrophic injuries sustained in Connecticut truck accidents include traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), broken bones, fractures, spinal cord injuries and paralysis, permanent scarring, soft tissue injuries, and death.
Assuming that you, the accident victim, can demonstrate that the at-fault party was negligent for causing the accident, you may be able to recover monetary compensation for the serious injuries and damages you sustained in your accident. Those damages may include monetary compensation for:
If you suffered injuries as a result of a truck driver’s recklessness and negligence on the road, you may pursue a claim for damages. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons & Grant, L.L.C., can review your case and may pursue monetary compensation on your behalf.
To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with a Stamford, Connecticut, personal injury truck accident lawyer, please call us at (203) 348-2465 or contact us online.