Connecticut Truck Accidents & Wet Roadways
During the autumn months, the heavy rain that falls can make the roads slick, which makes it more difficult for vehicles to stop quickly. This is particularly true for large, heavy commercial trucks.
When roads are wet, there is an increased risk of hydroplaning. This makes it more difficult for motorists to maintain control of their vehicle and come to a complete stop. It is particularly important for truck drivers to be aware of these risks and make the appropriate adjustments to their speed, and to leave a longer following distance between their truck and the vehicle in front of them. In addition to hydroplaning, a truck’s wheels create a spray that can be extremely dangerous for other motorists in the vicinity, as it can impact visibility.
Truck drivers have a responsibility to make the appropriate adjustments when they are driving in inclement weather, including heavy rain. If a truck driver does not make these adjustments, they may be held liable for any injuries or property damage resulting from the Connecticut truck accident. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, the truck company may also be liable for a truck accident that occurs on a slick, wet road.
Truck accident victims often suffer devastating injuries, so it is crucial that they have a skilled and experienced attorney on their side. A truck accident reconstruction expert can help obtain important details about the accident. Eyewitness testimony can also help build a solid case.If you or your loved one was injured in a Connecticut truck accident, call our firm immediately. Our team helped secure the largest truck accident settlement in New England in 2018.