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Truck accidents are caused by a number of factors

Driving next to a tractor trailer on a Connecticut highway is enough to make many drivers nervous. This is because nearly any accident involving one of these behemoth vehicles is going to be more devastating and destructive. Furthermore, it is nearly impossible to predict when truck accidents are going to occur and what will cause them.

Truck drivers work long hours and may not get an adequate amount of rest. This can lead to driver fatigue, which is the cause of many accidents. Some truck drivers know this, and take drugs in order to stay awake, not necessarily realizing that this, too, can be problematic. A distracted trucker can be just as dangerous as a sleepy or impaired driver.

Errors while driving are not the only circumstances that lead to 18-wheeler crashes. Problems with the truck itself can cause accidents. Mechanical problems, an improperly secured load or other safety issues can also be factors in a wreck. Proper training and supervision of drivers could limit -- or eliminate -- at least some of these risk factors. Training, supervision and hiring policies and procedures are often cited against trucking companies when an accident involves one of their drivers.

The injuries suffered in truck accidents can be serious and even fatal. If you were injured, or lost a loved one, in such a crash, it may be possible to seek restitution from the driver and/or the driver's employer. First, however, it will be necessary to prove to a Connecticut court that negligence led to the serious injuries or death of the victim. If established through appropriate evidence, an award of damages may be entered on your behalf.

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