In Connecticut, auto accidents have various causes. As a result, law enforcement and researchers are conducting detailed accident investigations to find their causes. One factor that is a concern is teen drivers and the dangers created by their behaviors and inexperience. According to a new study from AAA, drivers age 16 and 17, who recently received their driver's licenses, are in a car accident three times as frequently as adults.
In Connecticut, and throughout the U.S., the number of people who are taking part in distracting behaviors is problematic. This is, in part, due to the number of available alternatives to driving, like taking photos and videos with smartphones and other devices. Studies determine the cause of this and ways to prevent it, including a recent study from State Farm.
Law enforcement is taking steps to try and reduce the number of drivers who choose to engage in distracting behaviors behind the wheel. These behaviors can place themselves and others on the road in jeopardy of being in an auto accident, suffering injuries and death.
Drivers in Connecticut must keep a close eye on everything when they are out on the road. Pedestrians, particularly children and the elderly, are more vulnerable than others. When there is a car crash involving a pedestrian, there can be severe injuries or a fatality. With any outcome, the long-term problems, along with it, can span the person's entire life and extend to the family who must deal with the aftermath. A lawsuit is frequently the only method available to seek adequate compensation for everything lost in a pedestrian-auto accident.
Technological advances have entered every aspect of the lives of Connecticut residents and people across the nation. One that will take some getting used to is vehicles that do not require a driver. Driverless cars are on the way -- in fact, they are here. And, Connecticut is at the front of the line in making it a reality, while discussing safety measures. There are unavoidable aspects with this drastic change that must be addressed.
There is a misplaced perception that lawyers see cases and clients in the same light and their focus: profit. But, the reality is that attorneys are pillars of the community. And, the annual Chair of Greater Bridgeport Bar's Law Day is a prime example.
People injured in a Connecticut car collision will often receive a settlement offer from the insurance company to preclude what can be an exponentially costly legal battle. In many of these cases, either the person will accept the offer, not realizing how badly they were injured, or they will mistakenly believe that the offer is the most they can get. For those who receive an offer and believe that it is too low, there are certain steps to take to try and decide how best to proceed.
Ambulances and other emergency vehicles are expected to provide care to those who have been in an accident in Bridgeport and throughout Connecticut. They do their jobs professionally and competently, but many forget that the emergency personnel are people too; and, they too can be injured in a car crash. Similarly, these people have the right to seek compensation for medical expenses and other costs, after an accident.
As more people have smartphones in Connecticut and across the U.S., concern is growing that drivers are not paying strict attention to the road. Distracted driving is becoming so worrisome that more and more studies are being conducted to determine how prevalent the problem really is and what can be done about it. The latest was conducted by Zendrive.
Pedestrians in Connecticut and throughout the nation have always been vulnerable to injuries and death if they are hit by a motor vehicle. The number of vehicles on the road and the lack of protection that pedestrians have are factors in the damage that can be done. However, the prevalence of texting and driving and other distractions has increased the danger and number of accidents between a vehicle and a pedestrian.