Factors contributing to tractor trailer accidents

One of the most serious types of motor vehicle accidents that occur on Connecticut’s hectic network of highways are those that involve tractor trailers. When these massive vehicles are involved in an accident with a smaller passenger vehicle, the injuries sustained are often quite serious. There are many different factors that contribute to tractor trailer accidents and it is important to take them into consideration when pursuing an accident case.

Some of the many potential contributions to a tractor trailer accident can include the following:

  • Poor visibility of other vehicles on the road due to the size of the truck and dangerous blind spots that may result in a smaller vehicle being run off the road
  • Trucks are often so heavy that it is easy for a driver to miscalculate how long it will take for the vehicle to come to a complete stop
  • Truck drivers are subject to driving for up to 11 consecutive hours without resting, which often means that they are very tired while driving. Drowsy driving is very dangerous but still happens even though there are regulations on how long a driver can go without sleeping
  • If a truck is not regularly maintained, it may be subject to brake issues, tire blowouts, and other issues that can result in an accident

If you have been the victim of a truck accident, contact our firm today.

Marc N. Needelman is an experienced attorney working throughout the state of Connecticut. Contact the law firm to set up a free initial consultation for matters related to real estate, personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, and more.

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