Due to their size and weight, trucks are some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road. As a result, accidents happen frequently, and when they do, they are often severe. It is important to understand how these accidents occur, who can be held responsible, and what to do in the event of an injury. Read on to learn more about truck accidents in Connecticut.
Who Can Be Held Responsible for a Truck Accident?
There are multiple parties that work together to help trucks get to and from their destinations. In the event of an accident, any of the following parties may be held entirely or partially responsible:
- Dangerous or defective truck design or manufacture
- Dangerous or defective truck parts
- Dangerous or negligent road design or maintenance
Most Common Forms of Driver Negligence?
Accidents can occur as a result of hazardous road conditions or inclement weather. But, for the most part, truck accidents are a result of driver negligence. The most common forms of negligence include:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Texting while driving
- Reckless driving
- Driving too fast for weather or road conditions
- Sudden lane changes
- Driving while drowsy or fatigued
- Failure to comply with traffic signs or lights
- Disregarding other rules of the road
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
An injury can take a serious toll mentally, physically, emotionally, and financially. If you have been injured in a truck accident in Connecticut, you may be entitled to recover compensation to help alleviate these burdens. If you wish to pursue legal action, you will have to file your personal injury claim on time. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. In Connecticut, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally two years. This means that if you fail to file within two years from the date of your accident, you will most likely lose your opportunity to recover compensation. You should reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure that you do not miss any important deadlines.
If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you will need legal representation willing to fight for you. Our firm will fight to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Reach out today to speak with a dedicated attorney today.
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