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.
I regularly engage 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.
Your truck accident case may be larger than you think. My experience often enables me to maximize awards, well beyond what the co-counsel originally expected. My book Litigating Truck Accident Cases, published by West Publishing, is considered the definitive work on handling truck accident cases. Contact me if you are seeking co-counsel on your case.
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's truck accidents, weather conditions were NOT a factor.
Interstate 84: A major east/west route for the northeast, I-84 east runs from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts. Its 107 Connecticut miles include connections in Hartford for I-91.
Interstate 91: With a southern terminus in New Haven and a northern one in Vermont, at the Canadian Border, I91 is an important north/south route for the region. Its 58 miles in Connecticut pass through Hartford before continuing on to Springfield, Massachusetts.
Interstate 291: Though short, I-291 is a vital link between I-91 and I-84 near Hartford.
Interstate 95: From Miami to Maine, I-95 stretches nearly 2,000 north/south and ranks as the heaviest traveled highway in the United States. Its 118 miles in Connecticut include an intersection with I-91 in New Haven.