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Anyone who has been involved in a truck related accident in Connecticut , or in any other state for that matter, will know how serious this type of accident can be. If you are involved in a truck related accident, there is a high risk that you will sustain serious or fatal injuries, and many people in Connecticut have already experienced this. In addition to a number of serious injuries, there were over 150 truck accident related deaths in Connecticut between 1996 and 2000.

In 2008 there were a total of 123,918 large trucks and 13,263 buses that were involved in non-fatal crashes in the United States. Almost fifty thousand large trucks and 7,123 buses were involved in injury crashes. There were also 74,834 large trucks and 6,140 buses that were involved in tow-away crashes, and 2,609 large trucks and 11 buses that were involved in Hazmat Placard (carrying potentially dangerous substances) crashes. Most of the fatal truck accidents occurred in rural areas, 66% during the day time, and 78% of the time on weekdays. Passenger vehicles are less likely than large trucks to be involved in a fatal multi-vehicle accident.

All aspects of the trucking industry are regulated by law. Laws for obtaining commercial drivers' licenses, maintenance and repair of the trucks, safe operation of trucks, inspection of trucks and loads, proper loading, unloading, and securing of heavy loads, rules regarding the transportation of hazardous materials, regulating driver conduct, alcohol and drug testing programs, training and instruction for truckers, and many more laws have been passed by the federal government, and individual state governments; all designed to make trucks safer and reduce truck accidents.

In recent Connecticut truck accident news, there was a multiple vehicle crash that was caused initially by a tractor-trailer. The truck driver ended up being killed and many more were injured after he drove into an SUV. This in turn caused a chain reaction that ended up with six other vehicles crashing.

If you have been injured in a Connecticut truck related accident, it is important to seek advice from a Connecticut truck accident lawyer, as you could be eligible to claim compensation. A specialist Connecticut truck accident attorney will be familiar with the state-specific regulations and statutes concerning truck related accidents and litigation, and can therefore quickly advise you on your eligibility and offer advice on the best course of action to take.

Whether you are claiming for personal injury to yourself as the result of a Connecticut truck accident that was not your fault, or whether you are claiming for wrongful death following the loss of a loved one due to a truck related accident, a Connecticut truck accident lawyer is the best person to help. These lawyers have specialized skills and knowledge in this area and could therefore help you to get the desired outcome in your lawsuit.

You should bear in mind that, like other states, Connecticut operates within statutes of limitation when it comes to litigation for truck accidents and wrongful death, and in order to ensure that you don't miss the deadlines for filing a claim, you need to contact a Connecticut truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. By doing this you can increase the chances of getting compensation, simply by acting quickly and getting advice from a Connecticut truck accident attorney.

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