Even though millions of drivers across the country get in their cars and drive with hardly a thought, it is still one of the most dangerous practices people engage in on a daily basis. Millions of people die in traffic related accidents on a daily basis and many of them are caused by a series of events that could have been avoided had a negligent driver been more attentive on the road.
Any type of car accident can be concerning for all parties involved, but a hit-and-run accident introduces a whole other element to the situation. As required by law, all parties are obligated to remain at the scene when an accident occurs, so that law enforcement officials can document the appropriate information about the car accident and who was potentially at fault. In a hit-and-run, the situation becomes more complex.
If you have been involved in a car accident, you may wonder what to do after it to protect yourself. There are important and valuable steps that you can take following a car accident to help ensure that you are protected down the road.
Whether you're planning a big road trip or are simply tooling around town, it's no fun to break down or be involved in a crash. The change in weather, however, can cause changes to your car -- and your behavior -- that could cause trouble.
It can be hard for a Connecticut resident who has been injured in a car accident to know what comes next. If the accident is serious enough to cause significant injuries, the injured victim may face days, weeks or even months of hospital stays, treatment, surgeries and rehabilitation or therapy. Who pays for all of this care? Well, if the accident was caused by someone other than the injured victim, it may be possible to pursue compensation for these costs in a personal injury lawsuit.
When Connecticut residents are injured in a car accident, their primary concern is -- rightly so -- on the recovery of their physical health. However, a close second to this concern should be how to hold the party that caused the accident -- the negligent party -- accountable for the injuries and damage caused in the car accident. In some cases, a personal injury lawsuit may progress all the way to a trial.
Millions of drivers took to the roadways throughout the country over the recent Memorial Day weekend, including many people from Connecticut. Some people traveled across the country to visit relatives and friends, while others might have just traveled across town or down the street. However, regardless of the distance traveled, many drivers and passengers probably observed one type of particularly dangerous driving conduct: distracted driving.
Car accident damages can be vitally important for injured victims and their families suffering from the physical, financial and emotional consequences of an unexpected car accident. There are several different types of damages that victims of a car accident may suffer and seek compensation for. A personal injury claim for damages can help victims recover compensation for the damages they have suffered when injured by a negligent driver in a car accident.
A long and, no doubt, heartbreaking journey for a car accident victim's family came to an end recently when, according to reports, the family reached a settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit that was filed in Connecticut. The reports indicate that the lawsuit was based on a rear-end collision that occurred on Interstate 91 in 2016.
By now many of our readers have probably seen the news that a Connecticut State Police trooper, who was a 19-year veteran officer, was struck and killed on March 29 when his vehicle was rear-ended by a semi-truck on Interstate 84. It was a tragedy that, at this point, is still under investigation. The initial reports do not have many details as to how or why the semi-truck struck the officer's vehicle.