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 … Keep reading…

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How Can I Prove A Trucking Company Violated Federal Regulations

Millions of trucks travel our roadways every day. Truck operators need to obey specific laws and regulations to ensure the safety of everyone who shares the road with large commercial vehicles. As long as trucking companies and truck drivers follow the rules, in theory, everyone should remain safe from an avoidable 18-wheeler accident. Truck accidents … Keep reading…

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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 … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Truck Accidents: Exploding Tires & Debris

It’s an all too common site along Connecticut’s Interstate highways: frayed tire debris. You can see it on the side of the road, and sometimes, right in the middle of lanes. Aside from truck driver error or a dangerous encounter, tire blowouts can cause Connecticut auto accidents. These large commercial trucks range anywhere from 10,000 … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Truck Accident: 3 Obstacles Commonly Faced

A Connecticut truck accident can be devastating physically, emotionally, as well as financially. Because of the size and weight of a truck, these types of accidents can cause serious and significant injuries, including death. You or your loved one might be dealing with on-going therapies, medical bills, and more. Below are some additional obstacles you … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Truck Accident: How Trucking Companies Are Liable

Connecticut truck accidents can happen because of improper maintenance and mechanical failure. Trucking companies are required by federal law to keep a maintenance and service log of all trucks in their fleet.  Some of the ways a truck could be mechanically unsound are:  Worn or defective tires, resulting in a blowout Defective brakes Transmission failures … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Truck Accidents: What Is The Hours Of Service Rule?

Fatigue is something that all of us have faced at one time or another, however, commercial truck drivers who are fatigued can put all motorists on the road in danger. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) enforces an hours of service regulation that restricts the number of hours a driver can operate a commercial … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Truck Accident: Drivers 10x More Liable

When a Connecticut truck accident occurs, it often leaves the driver of the passenger vehicle with substantial injuries. Commercial truck drivers have a duty to operate their rig in a way that keeps safe all who use our roadways. Sometimes, however, that is not always the case.  According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration … Keep reading…

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Who Can Be Held Liable For A Connecticut Truck Accident?

An accident that involves a truck can be more complicated than a collision that involves two passenger vehicles. Commercial truck accidents often result in more serious injuries and the cases are complicated because they involve more than one responsible party. The attorneys at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan are experienced in handling cases like this … Keep reading…

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Connecticut Truck Accidents and Negligent Truck Companies

Connecticut truck accidents are caused not only by dangerous driving, but by negligent companies. Trucking companies can cause accidents due to hiring unqualified drivers, inadequate vehicle maintenance, inspections and repairs as well as being non-compliant with federal regulations. These and several other reckless acts can seriously injure drivers, passengers, and others sharing the road. There … Keep reading…

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