Many doctors and scientists agree that the human brain is the most complex system in the universe known to man. Its importance to human life cannot be understated. But like any other part of the human body, the human brain is vulnerable to injury. Considering its location on the body, despite being surrounded by strong shell of a skull, it can be especially vulnerable during a car accident. A serious impact to the head can lead to a traumatic brain injury, or TBI.
Last weekend was the Fourth of July, and inevitably there were dozens or more tragic stories of people across the nation enjoying the holiday a little too much at a bar or barbecue, getting behind the wheel and causing an accident after driving while under the influence. It is not uncommon for such injuries to leave victims with serious, catastrophic or even deadly injuries.
Authorities keep track of people injured and killed in car accidents, as well as what they believe caused those crashes. As of mid-June, there were 132 deaths on the state highways. This is a slight rise from one year ago when the number was 127, but it is a significant rise from 2015 (106) and 2014 (92). In total, there were 311 fatalities in a car collision on the Connecticut roadways in 2016.
Connecticut motorcyclists are especially vulnerable when they are in an auto accident as they have less protection than those in vehicles. What makes these accidents worse is if they are due to a drunk driver. When there is a car crash with a motorcycle, it is vital that the people involved or the family left behind have a full investigation for a potential legal filing.
Significant attention has been paid to Connecticut drivers who operate their vehicles while distracted and the accidents they cause. However, a long problematic issue that can cause many accidents is a drunk driver. These types of accidents are so common that it is easy to forget how dangerous they are and the damage they can do. When there is a car crash, an investigation is necessary to see how and why it happened. The injuries and possible fatalities that come about after a drunk driving accident can cause financial and personal problems to a victim and a lawsuit is a method to be compensated.
Car accidents in Connecticut and across the country have various causes. Some of these causes are due to driver behaviors, such as a drunk driving. Others, however, are linked to the driver's physical, mental or emotional issues.
Connecticut law enforcement has recently increased its efforts to reduce the number of drivers who are operating their vehicles while distracted. Despite those attempts, there will still be drivers who do not pay attention to the road. This can cause a car accident with injuries and fatalities. A key to determining when there was a distracted driver is the law enforcement investigation. Those who have been injured or lost a loved one in this type of crash need to make certain that they have legal assistance.
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.