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Truck Accidents Archives

Could heavier trucks actually lead to fewer fatalities?

As we discuss frequently on this blog, truck accident fatalities remain a major problem on the roads in Connecticut and elsewhere. One of the main reasons truck accidents are often deadly is because of the sheer size and weight of tractor trailers.

Trucking accident fatalities increase despite safer highways

At the end of last month, new data from the U.S. Transportation Department showed that while motor vehicle accident fatalities were reduced overall in 2013, fatalities involving large trucks such as semis and tractor trailers increased.

Regulators, trucking groups spar over public safety scores

State and federal transportation safety regulators and commercial trucking groups broadly agree that problematic -- that is, comparatively accident-prone -- carrier companies need to be readily identifiable, with incentives in place that will grab their attention and improve their shoddy safety records.

How we assist Connecticut victims of truck accidents

Last week, we discussed how fatal truck accidents are on the rise in Connecticut and the rest of the United States. One of the reasons for this is that as the economy continues to make improvements Americans are making more purchases, therefore requiring more trucks on the roads to deliver the goods.

Comedian's truck accident shines light on larger problem

The tragedy that can come with involvement in a truck accident was recently publicized when famous comedian Tracy Morgan was injured in a tragic truck accident. The comedian, who was touring with his entourage at the time of the crash, faced serious injuries when a truck driver who was allegedly dozing while driving rear ended his vehicle. Another passenger, fellow comedian and friend was killed and others were injured. The accident garnered headlines across the nation.

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