Being involved in a commercial vehicle accident can be a scary situation for a Connecticut motorist. Semis, delivery trucks, buses, tractors and other commercial vehicles are much larger than passenger vehicles, with the end result being serious injury, disability or even death. This can mean substantial medical bills as well as lost wages. These two situations combined can mean financial disaster. Fortunately, with the right legal team, you can receive the compensation you need for all the damages incurred.
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Connecticut motorists who have been involved in a trucking accident know that these types of crashes can be extremely serious. Due to the sheer size of the trucks involved, it's not uncommon for victims to suffer from their injuries for many months or even years. It may take hundreds of thousands of dollars or more to pay for required medical treatment. With so much money at stake, it's important for victims to be prepared when filing an accident claim following a crash with an 18-wheeler.
Connecticut residents probably heard the recent news of the serious truck accident that involved well-known comedy actor Tracy Morgan. The multi-vehicle crash killed one person and left many others seriously injured, including Morgan, who was listed in critical condition following the accident. The comic and actor is best known for his roles on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, two popular television shows. He was returning from a show in Delaware when a commercial vehicle struck his limousine-bus.
Dump trucks may not seem perilous, but just like semi-trucks these vehicles pose a danger to other drivers and passengers by virtue of their size and weight. It is important that all trucks and commercial vehicles receive regular maintenance and repair in order to be as safe as possible to prevent semi-crashes and accidents. Failure to do so may mean that a truck company or driver could be liable for any injuries that result due to negligent maintenance or upkeep.
College football games, particularly those between bitter rivals, are often accompanied by large crowds of tailgating fans. Such sporting events are typically regarded as fun and celebratory events where the most serious injuries that occur to spectators are those to the bruised egos of fans of the losing team.