When Connecticut residents make the decision to move their elderly loved ones to a nursing home or assisted living facility, the decision is made with the elderly person's best interests in mind. After all, we all want what is best for our loved ones, and sometimes the right decision is to relocate them to a facility that can provide the type of around-the-clock support they need.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
We've all had doctor visits where the medical professionals who are treating us take some basic information: the symptoms of our injury or illness; our heart rate; and our blood pressure. When Connecticut residents seek medical attention, they are looking for one thing: for the doctor to tell us what is wrong and give us a remedy. However, sometimes it isn't that simple.
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.
Labor Day weekend is one of the most popular times of the year to go to a friend or family member's home and cap off summer with a get together. Many Connecticut residents and Americans everywhere will look forward to these parties. However, many people don't realize that when they go to another person's home, there is a possibility that some type of injury could occur.