Connecticut Auto Accidents vs. Connecticut Truck Accidents: 3 Differences
Connecticut auto accidents and Connecticut truck accidents are similar in that they can leave victims injured and unsure of how to proceed. Their differences, however, are what informs your attorney on how to approach your case.
- Liability. In most cases, when someone is in a car accident, the claim is filed against one person, usually the driver of the other vehicle. In a truck accident, more than one party could be liable for your injuries.The driver, the trucking company, the load’s owner, among others.
- Causes. Many passenger vehicle accidents can be linked to an action by the driver. In truck accidents, a singular action as a cause is much less likely. Truck accidents can be caused by improperly maintained equipment, an overtired driver, too heavy a load, and more. Knowing the nuances of cause helps to better determine liability.
- Damages. A commercial truck accident usually does far more damage than a traffic collision that only involves two smaller cars. Injuries caused in a truck accident may be quite severe, yet could also be subtle, such as in the case of brain damage and some back injuries. Be sure to always get a thorough checkup after being in a truck accident to look for potential issues.
If you or your loved one was in an accident of any kind, contacting an experienced attorney can help protect your interests. Our team has handled cases like this. In fact, we secured New England’s largest truck accident settlement for our client in 2018 – $13.59 million.