Despite the ever increasing awareness, drunk driving is still a major problem in Connecticut, and throughout the U.S. Driving while under the influence of alcohol, as many readers are likely aware, can lead to serious collisions with ranging consequences, including injury and death. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, 290,000 people were injured in alcohol-related crashes in 2012 alone.
Although they are often referred to as man’s best friend, there are numerous reports each year of people being attacked by dogs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, close to 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs in America each year. Often, the injuries suffered by dog attack victims require immediate medical attention, including cleaning, suturing and bandaging wounds. There are also cases in which ongoing care, such as reconstructive surgeries or therapy, may also be needed.
People in New Haven, and elsewhere, are likely aware that even a minor bump on the head could lead to long-lasting issues. Blows, bumps or jolts to the head can all result in a person suffering a traumatic brain injury. These injuries have a broad range of effects, spanning from limited, minor headaches that subside soon after the accident, all the way to brain damage, which can result in permanent disability.
When motorists in New Haven, and elsewhere, drive at high rates of speed, it can put them, and others, at risk. Drivers, who are speeding, may be unable to stop if the light changes quickly or another motorist brakes unexpectedly. Often, this results in motor vehicle accidents, which can have ranging consequences, including death.