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Why are 18-wheelers a dangerous vehicle?

As a motorist who shares the road with large 18-wheelers in Connecticut, you put yourself at risk every time you get behind the wheel. Unfortunately, because of their size and weight, a crash with one of these behemoths can be costly. Loughlin Fitzgerald PC are attorneys at law, here to help you if you find yourself financially struggling after being involved in an accident with a commercial truck.

Accidents with 18-wheelers will almost always be more complex, frustrating, and damaging than accidents with other passenger vehicles. This is because of their sheer size and weight, which is many times greater than even the largest trucks and vans out there. Not only does the heaviness impact the amount of damage these trucks can do, but their huge and bulky size means they take up a lot of road space.

Because of the amount of space they use, they can easily cause multi-car accidents. In turn, this leads to liability issues. Who hit who first? And if you hit someone else because a truck hit you first, does that mean you're still liable for hitting the second car? These issues can stack up fast and be very costly.

Being involved in any sort of vehicular accident will be traumatic to some degree, no matter what it is. If you have found yourself facing injury, car damage, mental or emotional distress, or other negative impacts because of an accident you were involved in, a good first step is to consider what legal options are available. Take a look at our linked web page, which describes different motor vehicle accidents and where you can start if you want to seek compensation.

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