Connecticut Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyers
Eagan, Donohue, Van Dyke & Falsey, LLP’s Connecticut tractor trailer accident lawyers have handled numerous wrongful death matters and injury claims arising from motor vehicle accidents involving tractor trailers.
Tractor trailers have revolutionized our shipping ability throughout the country. While these vehicles have been in existence for nearly one hundred years, they are more popular than ever and more companies rely on them to ship their products throughout the country. While tractor trailers offer a convenient and easy way to ship a large amount of product between cities, they also lead to serious injuries on highways throughout the country.
Tractor Trailer Accidents
Each year, around 500,000 tractor trailers are involved in accidents throughout the United States. This number continues to rise as our society becomes more reliant on the ease of shipping and transportation. In 2010, over 100,000 people sustained serious injuries from tractor trailer accidents and over 5,000 people were killed in tractor trailer accidents. This was a noticeable rise from 2009, during which there were 3,200 deaths involving tractor trailers.
Tractor trailers emerged as a way for Henry Ford to transport his new automobiles in the early twentieth century. The creation of tractor trailers led to a new wave of transportation in a country that was just beginning to see the benefits of regular cars and motor vehicles. Tractor trailers emerged over the last century to become the primary way all of us receive goods throughout the country.
Injuries from tractor trailer accidents are often quite severe due to the size of tractor trailers as compared to ordinary automobiles. Rollover accidents involving tractor trailers lead to severe injuries or even death as it is difficult to pit a vehicle against a tractor trailer.
Tractor trailer accidents are often the result of the following:
- Vehicle malfunction
- Driver distraction
Due to the size of tractor trailers, injuries are often severe and can involve broken bones, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, burns, and even death.
Eagan, Donohue, Van Dyke & Falsey, LLP | West Hartford, Connecticut Personal Injury Attorneys
If you or a loved one were involved in a serious tractor trailer accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Tractor trailers are often driven by people who do not have extensive experience in navigating the highway system of different cities or are unaccustomed to such a large vehicle. While we like to belive that ever tractor trailer driver is well experienced, this is not always the case and instead these vehicles cause severe accidents. The Connecticut tractor trailer accident lawyers at Eagan, Donohue, Van Dyke & Falsey can assist you in developing a case against the company who hired the tractor trailer driver who caused the accident. Contact our West Hartford office today for your initial free consultation.