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Causes of Truck Accidents

As with any type of collision, there can be a number of factors that go into truck accidents. However, an alarming percentage of these accidents are caused by an error on the part of the trucker or a party affiliated with the company the trucker works for. When you are injured due to one of these errors, you are entitled to hold the liable party accountable for your injuries.

For your free case evaluation, please contact Penner Law Firm or call 203-878-1254 today to schedule your consultation with one of our Connecticut injury attorneys.

Leading Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents in Connecticut may be caused by truck driver error including:

  • Fatigue
  • Use of drugs or alcohol
  • Speeding or aggressive driving
  • Failure to see smaller vehicles

Other factors can greatly increase the risk of accident, such as:

  • Overloaded or improperly weighted trailers
  • Tire blowout
  • Mechanical or safety equipment failure
  • Defective or dangerous roadways

Many truck accidents are caused by a combination of factors, which can make your case more complex to prove as numerous parties argue over who should be responsible for your damages.

Seeking Compensation for Your Injuries

When more than one party may be liable for your damages, our Connecticut injury lawyers will investigate your claim to identify all potential parties. This may include the trucker, the company he or she works for, the company that loaded the trailer, mechanics, part manufacturers, and even government entities.

Most truck accidents will involve more than one liable party. Even in instances where a trucker’s actions seem to be the cause of an accident, issues such as unrealistic schedules may have played a part implicating additional parties.

Because each of these parties will have attorneys and insurance companies working to minimize their payout and your settlement, you will want an injury lawyer on your side who understands your legal rights and can fight for the compensation you deserve.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our Connecticut injury attorneys, please contact us today. We can meet with you at our offices in Milford, Branford, Greenwich, Norwalk, or Hartford.