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Connecticut car accidents: Collisions with construction vehicles

On Behalf of | Apr 24, 2016 | Car Accidents, Firm News

Construction vehicles and equipment can be found all over the state, particularly this time of year as the weather is improving. While work must be done, those who operate these vehicles must take care and be aware of the other drivers with whom they share the road. Unfortunately, accidents happen and those in Connecticut who have been injured or lost loved ones in car accidents with construction vehicles or other equipment may have legal recourse.

Operation error or equipment defects often lead to accidents near construction zones. Due to the pure size and weight of these machines, those within passenger vehicles can easily suffer massive damage if a crash occurs. Many such incidents, sadly, have fatal outcomes.

Construction vehicles that are commonly seen include dump trucks, cranes, backhoes, cement mixers and earth movers — among various others. While each serves a valuable purpose in keeping Connecticut roads in good condition, these vehicles are typically operated while traffic is still allowed to pass construction zones. This presents a number of dangers for motorists. If a crash with one of these vehicles occurs, it is okay to question if operator negligence is to blame. To learn more about this topic, please visit our firm’s website.

Those in Connecticut who have been injured or lost loved ones in car accidents with construction vehicles or equipment can seek legal assistance in an effort to receive compensation for their losses. An experienced attorney can review the case, investigate and help the client decide the best course of action for his or her specific situation. While these cases can be difficult, victims are not alone. Fair and full compensation may be achieved through successful litigation.


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