Residents in Connecticut should be able to focus on the warmth and joy that the holiday season is meant to bring every year. This should include the ability to trust that they and their loved ones can be kept safe when on the roads, whether simply going to and from work or traveling to a holiday event or gathering to be with family. Unfortunately, this is not something that people can count on.
The sudden impact of the human chest against a steering wheel in an automobile collision is cause for concern. Connecticut auto accidents can result in any number of injuries, but the impact on your heart should be one of your top worries following an auto accident. Without proper diagnosis and treatment, you might suffer problems or even a fatal heart problem later on.
At the law office of Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C., we hope every Connecticut resident gets to enjoy the holidays safely with their loved ones, whether they are staying in town or traveling out of state. Weather conditions and busy highways are two major hazards you might encounter this winter when traveling to see family, but you might also be in danger from fatigued drivers.
People in Connecticut should be able to walk along a sidewalk without fear of getting hit by a car or other vehicle. Assumptions like this, however, rely on drivers to operate their vehicles safely and responsibly and with the care of others in mind. Unfortunately, there are too many people who fail to consider the safety of others and even of themselves when they get behind the wheel of a vehicle.
More than 3,450 people lost their lives in 2016 and thousands more across the United States were seriously injured as a result of distracted driving accidents. This includes talking and texting on a cellphone while behind the wheel. Yet people in Connecticut and throughout the country continue to engage in this deadly activity. If simply talking or texting on a cellphone while driving isn’t enough, drivers who take selfies of themselves while behind the wheel act as an even greater risk to pedestrians, bicyclists and everyone else on the road. People risk their lives and the lives of others in order to take a pic and upload it to their profile.
Even knowing the dangers of driving at night, some Connecticut drivers still need to tackle the roads during these hours anyway. Knowing how to combat some of the dangers you face is going to be one of your best potential defenses.
As a resident of Connecticut, you know that it is sometimes impossible to avoid having to drive at night. So what do you do in those situations where night driving can't be avoided? Being prepared for the most dangerous scenarios is a good place to start.
With school starting up again, parents have a lot to think about. Your list may include purchasing school supplies, double-checking your children’s schedules, registering them for the bus route and talking to them about safety. At Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C., we understand that you might worry about your children’s safety if they walk to school or the bus stop. Connecticut children are at risk of being harmed by negligent drivers, some of whom may flee the scene if they strike a child with their vehicle.
Motorcycle accidents have long been a concern for motorcyclists in Connecticut and throughout the country. As this blog has explained in other posts, bikers are at risk of serious injuries or worse when they are in accidents with other drivers or alone.
Many people realize that car accident victims often struggle with serious injuries, which may leave them unable to perform their job, or financial problems due to medical bills and other expenses. However, it is crucial to remember that there are many more ways in which a motor vehicle collision can upend your life. In this post, we will look into some of the other challenges that victims of car crashes may face.