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Another reason distracted driving may keep increasing

Connecticut residents know that there is no shortage of distractions for drivers on the roads today. We've had radios in our cars for decades, but now the distraction of smartphones has taken over as the most pressing concern. States throughout the country have attempted to enact laws that would police the dangerous activity of using smartphones while driving.

Motorcyclist injured in collision, other driver flees scene

Late November is not a time of year when most people would expect to see motorcyclists on the roads of Connecticut, but the winter weather hasn't been all that bad yet, so our readers are probably still seeing some motorcycles around. Unfortunately, not all drivers pay attention to motorcycles on the roads, and that is when deadly accidents can occur.

Pursuing compensation after a pedestrian accident

Of all the different types of car collisions that can occur in Connecticut, pedestrian accidents are probably the ones with the potential for the most damage and injuries to be caused to the individuals involved. A car accident involving a pedestrian will typically see the pedestrian suffer the brunt of the damage, with the potential for serious injuries to occur. The driver and passengers in the vehicle rarely suffer injuries in these types of collisions.

When car accidents occur on Connecticut's busy highways

With winter weather beginning to settle in across Connecticut, hopefully more drivers will begin to maintain a heightened awareness of their surroundings on the roadways. Bad weather is the cause of many car accidents throughout the country every year. However, particularly in the Bridgeport area, drivers need to be aware of another danger that is present year-round: other drivers.

Proving negligence after a car accident in Connecticut

Car accidents are incredibly common, as are injuries that occur in car accidents. Unfortunately, sometimes those injuries can be quite serious. When this happens, it can be necessary to pursue financial compensation from the responsible party by filing a personal injury lawsuit. At the heart of these types of lawsuits, the injured party - the "plaintiff" - must prove negligence by the defendant. There are five essential parts of proving negligence in a personal injury lawsuit - known as "elements" of the case.

What are the main distractions for Connecticut drivers?

A recent post here addressed the rising danger of distracted drivers on the roads throughout our country. In fact, distracted drivers are such a danger that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that every day approximately nine people die in car accidents that are ultimately attributed to distracted driving. But, what are the main distractions for drivers?

Halloween was fun -- but dangerous -- for Connecticut kids

Recently, throughout the country, kids everywhere dressed up as their favorite superheroes or cartoon stars and enjoyed trick or treating to get candy. In many cases, the parents have just as much fun as the kids to see them with smiles on their faces having fun. But, as fun as Halloween might be for families in Connecticut and throughout America, there is a dangerous reality to acknowledge: kids, as pedestrians on Halloween, are more likely to be hit and killed in a pedestrian accident.

The rising threat of distracted drivers in Connecticut

These days, many people find it hard to put their smartphones down. With so many entertainment options at the tips of their fingers, people can be seen staring at their cellphones while they eat, during work meetings and, perhaps worst of all, while they drive.

Injuries aren't always readily apparent after a car accident

No one knows what to expect after they've been in a serious car accident. Their vehicle might be totaled, they might be in the middle of a traffic jam and they could be suffering from severe injuries. Whether it is a head-on collision, a T-bone collision or a rear-end collision, Connecticut residents need to put their health first in the aftermath of a car accident.

Car accident at intersection kills motorcyclist

Our readers in Connecticut are likely to continue to see motorcycles on the roadways for at least a few more weeks, as the calendar turns from autumn to winter. Many motorcyclists are trying to make the most of the fall weather. Unfortunately, that means that motorcyclists continue to be in danger from other drivers and the collisions they cause.

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