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Factors Contributing to Car Accidents Among Teen Drivers

Young drivers are a high-risk group whose relative inexperience behind the wheel combined with the impulsiveness of youth makes them more likely to be involved in car crashes. Vehicle safety features reduce crash risk when paired with safe driving. To gain the maximum benefit from safety features, young drivers must focus first and foremost on developing safe driving habits and refining their driving skills. The number of car accidents among young drivers is increasing. In 2011, nearly 2,650 teenagers aged 16-19 died and 292,000 people suffered injuries in motor vehicle crashes. There are various factors which contribute to car accidents among...

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One Seriously Injured in Motorcycle Crash in West Hartford

A person was transported to the hospital with serious injuries after a motorcycle crash in West Hartford Thursday night. Police said they responded to a crash involving a car and a motorcycle around 9 p.m. on New Britain Avenue in the area of Interstate 84 East. Read Source: https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/one-seriously-injured-in-motorcycle-crash-in-west-hartford/2529634/...

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Greenwich police ID woman killed in Lake Avenue crash

Police on Thursday identified the victim of a fatal car crash this week on Lake Avenue as a 52-year-old town resident. Serena Bechtel was driving north on Lake Avenue on Tuesday night when her 2013 Chevy Suburban left the road and hit a wall and then a tree, police Lt. John Slusarz said. She was pronounced dead at the scene from her injuries in the crash, he said. Read Source: https://www.greenwichtime.com/policereports/article/Greenwich-police-ID-woman-killed-in-Lake-Avenue-16316373.php...

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Teen killed in overnight Trumbull crash

A 17-year-old boy from Bridgeport was killed in a one-car crash that happened in Trumbull early Wednesday morning. The unidentified teen was the driver and only person in the vehicle when he crashed on Old Town Road, between Quarry Road and White Plains Road, around 12:30 a.m. Read Source: https://www.wfsb.com/news/teen-killed-in-overnight-trumbull-crash/article_f6aabd84-e486-11eb-af60-43fdaa3fe4a0.html...

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What is the Purpose of Workers Compensation?

In Connecticut, many workers receive injuries in the workplace and choose to file for worker’s compensation. An understanding of workers compensation and the purpose it serves can help while filing the claim. Purpose of Workers Compensation in Connecticut Workers’ compensation provides employees who are injured on the job with funds to compensate them for lost wages, medical care, and if necessary, vocational rehabilitation. In return for payment of benefits provided under the workers compensation law, the employers are exempt against lawsuits for negligence. There are exceptions to this, such as if the employer is in violation of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)...

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9 Most Common Mistakes in Personal Injury Claims

If you’ve been in an accident and obtained a serious  injury, you may be able to make a personal injury claim against the person/ company responsible for the accident or injury. To help your case, avoid making common mistakes when filing a claim. The following are some of the common mistakes people make in injury claims: Not calling the police: This is especially applicable to car accident claims. If the negligent party or driver denies liability, you may have a difficult time proving your case. A police officer on the scene of the accident, will interview all involved parties and witnesses, record...

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Types of Damages That Can Be Claimed in a Personal Injury Case

Personal injury accidents commonly occur. These accidents often seriously effect the victim’s life through serious injuries, property damage, loss of wages etc. Hiring a personal injury attorney is essential to recovering the highest rightful compensation for the injuries you received. Types of Damages That Can Be Claimed as Compensation Depending on the circumstances of the case, different types of damages can be claimed. These include: Compensatory damages: Compensatory damages are the damages that are awarded to an injured party for the harm they have suffered. There are different types of compensatory damages. The most common types are general and special compensatory damages. General Damages:...

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Construction Site Safety Tips by Connecticut Construction Accident Attorney

Each year, thousands of injuries and many fatal accidents occur on construction sites. These accidents often involve the operator, but over half involve people on the ground – spotters, co-workers, and laborers. It is particularly important to follow construction site safety measures to avoid accidents and injuries. Construction Site Safety Tips: Getting on and off equipment Getting on and off the machine is one of the main causes of injury to equipment operators, forklift drivers and truck drivers. Check your gloves and boots. Clean off mud and dirt before climbing, and use “high grip” gloves for a secure hand hold. Loading/unloading equipment Make sure...

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Tips to Remember When Suing a Retail Store for Injuries

Sometimes a little retail therapy is the perfect antidote to a dreary day. When we’re feeling anxious, stressed or simply ill, shopping can lift our mood. But if we’re not paying attention to our surroundings at all times, retail stores can also be places where slip and fall accidents commonly occur. Slip and fall accidents may result in hip fractures, shoulder and neck injuries, back and spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, etc. When an accident happens, there are basic steps to take no matter where you are. The first step is getting medical assistance as soon as you have been...

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