Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts truck accident lawyer has handled numerous wrongful death matters and injury claims arising from motor vehicle accidents involving trucks and the severe injuries caused to the victim.
Truck accidents occur nearly every day and often involve serious injuries to everyone involved. A truck accident with an average size car can quickly total the car itself and lead to severe injuries for all passengers in the car. If you or a loved one have been involved in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
In 2008, there were nearly 15,000 truck accidents in the state of Connecticut. Out of this number, around 3,400 resulted in injuries, and around 30 resulted in fatalities. While these may seem like low numbers, they represent a number of severe accidents throughout the state. Truck accidents are different from ordinary sedan or other car accidents which routinely result in fender benders. Trucks do not have this luxury and often cause extreme injuries to victims of the accident.
Truck accidents in Connecticut are often due to a number of factors, such as:
- Driver inexperience
- Driver distraction
- Texting or web surfing
- Truck malfunction or maintenance
While some of these factors can be prevented, others such as weather or truck malfunction cannot be easily spotted before they become an issue. However, as the driver of a larger vehicle, a truck driver should always be on the lookout for a potential road hazard or other item that may cause an accident. Trucks can be deadly to pedestrians, bicyclists, or drivers and passengers of small cars.
If you were involved in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages, future earnings, and pain and suffering. Truck accidents can be traumatic events which can not only lead to extensive injuries, but can also affect your daily life and lead to a chronic fear of driving. Trucks are much larger and more frightening than ordinary cars, but are a way of life throughout the country. Truck drivers should not be allowed to frighten car drivers but should instead be held accountable for any injuries received as a result of their actions.
Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been injured in a truck accident, do not hesitate to contact Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts truck accident lawyer. Our attorney has years of experience in protecting our clients rights and making them hole again after a devastating truck accident injury. Contact our West Hartford, Glastonbury, or Enfield office today for your initial free consultation.