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Phone: 860-333-5797 | Toll Free: 800-693-9147
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Where and why do the majority of large truck crashes happen?

On Behalf of | Feb 25, 2022 | Uncategorized |

Given the ever-increasing amount of large truck traffic on the main thoroughfares in Connecticut, you might think most truck crashes occur in urban areas or on the interstate.

Various factors come together to cause truck-car accidents, and as a result, these crashes do not necessarily happen on major highways.

Common causes

Poor weather or road conditions often contribute to vehicle crashes. A commercial truck driver travels long distances and may remain on the road for 11 hours or more at a stretch. Driver fatigue can result and is a primary cause of truck accidents. Cargo overloading is another problem since this makes a truck difficult to control. Rollovers are a frequent result of overloading. Reckless driving, alcohol or drug use and worn-out brakes or other components are other reasons behind large truck crashes.

Primary locations

The majority of truck crashes occur on rural roads during daylight hours. Drivers tend to exceed the speed limit in rural locations. They might cross the center line and are often driving too fast to avoid a deer or other animal crossing the road.

Potential injuries

The occupants of smaller vehicles usually suffer the worst injuries in a truck-car crash. Common injuries include:

  • Crushing injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Burn injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Deep lacerations with profuse bleeding

Financial help

Accidents in rural locations are especially concerning since it will take longer for emergency personnel to arrive at the scene and take the injured to the hospital. Injuries resulting from a truck-car crash may require lifelong care. However, the victims have the right to pursue fair compensation to cover current and future medical expenses, pain and suffering and more.

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