relatively small size, Connecticut is still home to a high volume of truck
traffic every day. Trucks utilize Connecticut's major expressways such as
Interstate 84, Interstate 91 and Interstate 95 to transport goods to Hartford,
Bristol and the state's other urban centers, and to various points throughout
New England. Every year, nearly 1,000 truck accidents occur in Connecticut,
leaving innocent victims with fatal or non-fatal injuries. If you've been the
victim of an accident with a commercial vehicle, or if you're suffering from
the injury or death of a loved one who was involved in a truck accident,
Contact Michael and make sure your rights are protected. He can determine which
state and jurisdiction is proper and most advantageous to you, and whether he
should bring in other lawyers. If so, it costs you nothing more. For example,
many times Michael handles all the trucking issues and main trial strategy
while working with a local lawyer who knows the local customs, practices,
doctors and judges.
Michael Leizerman regularly engages in continuing legal education presentations around the country, including the following events in or near Connecticut:
- Railroad Law section of ATLA, Boston (July 5, 2004)
Topic: Representing The Train Crew Against The Railroad And The Trucking Company
- American Association for Justice National Convention, New York (July 11, 2011)
Topic: Persuasion At Trial From Aristotle To fMRI
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (Title 49, Parts 350-399) govern all vehicles engaged in interstate traffic.
There are some situations where a tractor-trailer or other commercial motor vehicle is involved in only intrastate travel. For example, an appliance store in Stanford may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The Connecticut Department of Public Safety has adopted Title 49, Parts 382, 383, 384, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, and 399 of the federal regulations.
For an overview of laws that affect trucks operating only in Connecticut, visit our Connecticut Trucking Laws page.
Fatal Truck Accidents: 24 per year
Non-Fatal Truck Accidents: 952 per year
Accident Locales: 50% (Rural), 50% (Urban)
Carrier Fact: 23% of Connecticut's truck accidents involve carriers whose principle place of business is not Connecticut
In 96% of Connecticut truck accidents, weather conditions were NOT a factor.