An odd chain of events on November 29 led to one tractor trailer becoming stuck under an overpass on Merritt Parkway in Norwalk. This backed up rush hour traffic for miles. The driver of the tractor trailer was arrested and charged with evading responsibility resulting in property damage or injury.
Connecticut victims of car accidents caused by drunk drivers have important protections available to them through the personal injury claims process. Victims may be able to recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotion damages and help hold a drunk driver accountable for their negligence and harm they have caused.
Unfortunately, Connecticut car accident victims who have been injured by a distracted driver or other negligent driver may face serious, and worsening, injuries following a car accident. It is common for soft tissue injuries, which are common in car accidents, to worsen over time and for the victims to not know the full extent of their injuries immediately following a car accident.
Recently, this blog discussed the importance of understanding the insurance settlement claims process when making a personal injury claim for damages. Because whiplash and soft tissue injuries are common injuries associated with a car accident, it can be helpful to understand the personal injury claims and settlement process for whiplash injuries specifically.
Distracted driving is a serious concern on roadways throughout the country. A presentation aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of distracted driving recently came to a school in the Bridgeport area. The presentation was an effort by the Connecticut Department of Transportation to combat the dangers of distracted driving.
Hit-and-run accidents can devastate the lives of victims and their families. The vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident of a pedestrian in Bridgeport was recently identified. Authorities received calls that the woman was attempting to cross the roadway and then received calls that a pedestrian had been hit. Authorities later located the dump truck they believe was involved in the hit-and-run accident.
Victims of car accidents or distracted drivers may notice that their injuries and symptoms are growing worse over time, and they are not able to even comfortably sit or stand without pain. It is helpful to understand both insurance settlements and personal injury claims and how both can work together to ensure victims of car accidents are properly protected.
This blog has discussed recently how serious the problem of distracted driving is and how much harm it can cause to victims. Researchers recently analyzed which areas of Connecticut are most prone to distracted driving-related car accidents. The areas and roads which were revealed to have the most car accidents caused by distracted drivers include the largest cities in the state and the most well-traveled interstates.
Car accidents can sometimes result in unthinkable consequences for victims. A recent 3-car accident in Bridgeport injured 11 victims and sent some to the hospital in critical condition. An SUV that was speeding struck two vehicles that were stopped at a stop light according to reports. Traveling in one vehicle was a mother and 3 children. All were taken to the hospital and the mother was listed in critical condition. A local politician blamed the speeding driver for the accident and the harm the victims suffered.
One nearby Connecticut community and another Connecticut community northeast of the Bridgeport area have the highest incidence of distracted driving accidents in Connecticut according to a new study. In one Connecticut community between 2015 and the first half of 2018, a total of 1,392 car accidents were caused by drivers on cell phones, drivers eating while they were driving or drivers who were distracted for other reasons. Distracted driving-related accidents accounted for approximately 5 percent of all the car accidents in the community.