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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.

Afternoon car accident results in 2 injuries

Some of our readers may have seen the news reports about a head-on collision that occurred recently in nearby Prospect. According to the reports, the collision occurred on September 23 in the afternoon. The Connecticut State Police are reportedly still investigating the car crash.

Apps can contribute to a distracted driver and cause a crash

Connecticut drivers and drivers across the nation must be aware of the various factors that can lead to a car accident. One of the newer causes of crashes is drivers using apps on their smartphones while behind the wheel. Several -- including Snapchat, Waze and Pokémon GO -- borderline encourage drivers to use them while driving. This, despite the known dangers of being a distracted driver and the damage it can cause. In the past, distracted driving was limited to drivers who were making calls and sending text messages. Now, with new alternatives, it has gotten worse.

What happens when you suffer a whiplash injury in a car accident?

There are many different types of injuries that Connecticut residents can suffer from when they are involved in a car accident. Broken bones are common, as are bruises, cuts and scrapes. But, perhaps the one injury that many of our readers are most familiar with is whiplash.

Drunk drivers cause about 100 deaths per year in Connecticut

Of all the causes of car accidents in Connecticut and throughout the country, drunk driving is perhaps the most preventable. There are a series of reckless, inexcusable mistakes that drunk drivers make before each car accident they cause. First, they consume too much alcohol and become intoxicated. Then, they make the decision to get behind the wheel of a vehicle while intoxicated. And then, they get into traffic near other vehicles and can't handle the car they are driving. The ensuing car accidents caused by drunk drivers can devastate families, causing serious injuries and even fatalities.

Minivan collides with motorcycle, causing serious injuries

Many Connecticut residents have a hard time keeping track of motorcycles on the roads. Motorcycles are smaller than other vehicles, with a lower profile that can make them harder to see. Some drivers will even do their best to create distance between themselves and motorcycles, thereby attempting to avoid any possible collisions.

How is liability determined after a car accident?

The aftermath of a car accident can be a hectic time for any Connecticut residents who are unfortunate enough to find themselves in this type of situation. Any injuries need to be addressed with immediate medical attention, while the damage to the vehicles involved also needs to be assessed. As these immediate concerns are addressed, both parties involved in the car wreck will also likely have another question in the back of their minds: How will liability be determined?

Exploring your legal options after a car accident

Car accidents are, unfortunately, all too common on the roadways of Connecticut. These accidents can occur just about anywhere, including construction zones and intersections. There are many different types of car accidents as well, including T-bone collisions and accidents involving roll-overs. Any type of car accident, no matter where or when it occurs, has the potential to result in serious injuries and even death.

Wrong-way driver dies in crash that injures several others

There are lots of different ways that a car accident can happen, from side-swipes to T-bone crashes to head-on collisions. But, when a Connecticut resident is driving the wrong way on the road and causes a car accident, the consequences can be deadly.

Driver flees from police, causing fatal crash

It isn't uncommon to see reports about a law enforcement car chase on the evening news. But, it isn't every day that such a car chase has deadly results. That was the case in a recent incident that many of our readers in Bridgeport may have already seen reports about.

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