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How can you avoid a dog attack?

Dogs are common pets for many Connecticut residents. While many dogs never cause harm to humans, that is sadly not always the case. Dogs can attack people for a variety of reasons and sometimes the cause of a dog attack is not fully known. Can you protect yourself against a dog attack? How can you tell if a dog may be about to attack you?

Principal causes drunk driving accident

Drunk drivers are responsible for many an accident in Connecticut. In the luckiest of situations, these accidents may result in minimal damage or injury. In other situations, victims can experience serious injuries or even die. No matter what the outcome of a drunk driving accident, the dangers and the responsibility of the impaired driver are always the same.

What are Connecticut’s car seat safety laws?

If you are a parent, grandparent, or caregiver for a child or baby in Connecticut, you should be informed about what the state’s car seat safety laws are. The goal of these laws is to protect children in the event of an accident. Much research has been done that proves the effectiveness of these seats in reducing the impact of crashes on children.

Truck accidents a serious reality

It’s easy to get so used to getting in a car and driving to and from work, school or other locations with no issue that one can all but forget about the risk of being involved in an accident. However, that risk is ever-present for Connecticut residents and it claims more lives that most people would want to know. CNBC reports that there are an average of 11 fatal accidents involving large trucks like tractor-trailers every day, claiming as many as 4,000 lives across the country each year.

Understanding comas

When an injury accident happens, like a car crash, the risk of a brain injury may be present. If you have ever suffered even a mild concussion, you know that even mild brain injuries can become serious. A coma is defined by WebMD.com as a state of prolonged lack of consciousness. If you are in a coma, you will be unable to wake up or respond to any stimuli. Even if you were poked with a needle, you would not respond.