Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents in Connecticut

Truck accidents are inevitable in the Hartford area, especially since it is where two large interstates intersect. When a motor vehicle accident involves a truck, getting the compensation you deserve becomes more complex. Dealing with the insurance companies can be scary and intimidating. Connecticut truck accident lawyer Vincent M. DeAngelo deals successfully with insurance companies and their attorneys every day.

Why are truck accident cases more complex?

What is it that makes a truck accident more complex? Here are just a few things:

  • Injuries. The average passenger car weighs 3,500 to 4,000 pounds. Tractor-trailers have a maximum legal weight of 80,000 pounds, and an empty tractor-trailer can weigh 30,000 pounds. With this weight differential, occupants of a car are much more likely to suffer injury or death when struck by a truck.
  • Number of parties. In many motor vehicle accidents, it is just you and the other driver. But in addition to the drivers, there can be multiple parties involved in a truck accident — trucking companies, leasing companies, the tractor owner, the trailer owner, the people who loaded the trailer and the companies that maintained the tractor and trailer.
  • Federal and state regulations. The law regulates the trucking industry, including the number of hours a truck driver can remain on the road before taking a break, the log books a driver must maintain, the size and weight of the truck, and the required insurance coverage.

Get help from a Connecticut truck accident attorney

With more than 30 years of litigation experience, Vincent DeAngelo understands the complexity of Connecticut truck accident cases. He investigates all of the responsible parties and tracks down important information like the driver’s log books. He negotiates with the insurance companies and their attorneys, and he is ready to go to trial if necessary.

Talk to Hartford auto accident attorneys

Attorney Vincent M. DeAngelo makes this promise: "I will give you hard work and straight talk". For a free consultation to discuss your medical malpractice or other personal injury case, call him at 860.246.3500 or use the online form. He handles cases in the Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, and Milford areas.