Everyone knows that when a driver chooses to get behind the wheel of his or her vehicle after having too much to drink, it is a mistake. However, these things still happen despite the fact that drunk driving is a 100 percent preventable decision. Obviously, a large percentage of fault lies with the intoxicated driver following an accident. However, did you know that if the intoxicated driver that caused a car accident was over served at a bar or restaurant, that establishment could share a portion of the liability?
We all know that driving is more dangerous in bad weather. Road conditions deteriorate, visibility decreases, traffic may stop and start, and vehicle performance is affected. Drivers must be at their best in rain, snow and ice. Unfortunately, many people fail to adjust their driving to dangerous weather conditions.
There are few things more eye opening than the suddenness of a Bridgeport car crash. Victims of an automobile collision often describe the event as happening very quickly with little to no time to react to the situation. When a victim is injured and harmed by a negligent driver, there are legal options available. Pain and suffering is just one possible category of retribution for those who have suffered serious injuries in a car accident.
At the Connecticut Department of Transportation's traffic safety summit on December 3, researchers from the University of Connecticut revealed that the most dangerous intersection in Bridgeport is at East Washington Avenue and Housatonic Avenue. Because it is an intersection, the danger is not limited to vehicle-on-vehicle accidents. Pedestrians and cyclists are also at risk for serious or fatal injuries from negligent drivers.
Multiple lanes of traffic in addition to rush hour traffic can unfortunately be the perfect conditions for a multi-vehicle car accident. Throw in a distracted driver or negligent driver and this can be the factor that turns this car crash possibility into a reality.
Driving has become so ordinary and mundane for many people that they never believe they could actually be involved in a car accident. But many Bridgeport families know the reality that could be anyone's once they get out on the road. Sometimes accidents happen that are not the injured party's fault. In these instances, the person who is to blame should be held accountable for the damages and losses he or she caused.
Many people are aware of car accidents but just never think that such a catastrophe will happen to them. The sad reality is that car accidents happen to real people and can have devastating effects. The most severe outcome related to a car accident is death or serious injury. There are many reasons a car accident can occur with the corresponding injuries as a result.
As a parent, you know it's important to use a car seat for children. But did you know that many people unintentionally use car seats incorrectly? With car accidents among the most common causes of death for children, it is critical that you understand how car seats can protect your child.
With all the tragedies that can happen out on Connecticut roads, drunk driving accidents appear to be the most preventable of them all. For this reason, drunk driving accidents resulting in injuries are the hardest to accept and understand. All of that aside, those that were driving under the influence at the time of an accident that caused injuries can be held responsible. Injuries sustained in a car accident can be devastating to a family emotionally, financially and health-wise.
It's no secret that Connecticut's Route 15 is a much-traveled road with many lanes of traffic in either direction. Disaster struck last week when a minor fender-bender turned into a major accident with serious injuries to a driver and an infant passenger. These accidents are terrible because it seems that it could have possibly been avoided. The details of the accident are few, and authorities are asking anyone with more information to step forward to help these parties sort out the details of the multi-vehicle car accident.