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Injured passengers: what to do following a car accident

In a Connecticut car crash, there is often concern about the condition of the drivers involved. However, many vehicles involved in accidents contain passengers who may be injured as well. Depending on where the passenger was seated during the crash and the area of the vehicle where the crash occurred, a passenger may suffer minor cuts and bruises, catastrophic injuries or something in between. If you were a passenger in a vehicle involved in a crash and were injured as a result, it's important to protect your legal rights.

When accidents are caused by distracted drivers

Thousands of Connecticut motorists are involved in car accidents every year. Many of these crashes are caused by distracted drivers. Driving takes a lot of skill and focus and when a driver takes his or her eyes of the road for even a few seconds, a serious accident can occur. This is a serious issue, as a distracted driver can be held liable for any damages. There are some common types of distractions though which can easily be avoided and possible accidents averted if drivers were to pay attention to their surroundings. What should one do if their injuries are caused by a distracted driver?

Female pedestrian injured in Connecticut car crash

A woman has been hospitalized after getting hit by a car at a Connecticut intersection. The 27-year-old suffered numerous injuries after she was hit just outside the New Haven area.

Getting help after a Connecticut hit-and-run car crash

Being involved in an accident can be devastating for a Connecticut pedestrian or bicyclist, especially when the negligent motorist speeds off without stopping at the accident scene. The motorist may panic and drive off to avoid getting caught. He or she may be drunk or may not have sufficient auto insurance. Whatever the reason, not everyone follows the rules when it comes to acting accordingly after an accident. Meanwhile, the victim may suffer serious injuries or even die as a result of the accident. There is a chance of recovery, though, even when the motorist is not identified.

Police officer hospitalized after Connecticut auto accident

Three Connecticut residents are hospitalized after a police officer attempted to respond to an emergency. The officer had his lights flashing on his cruiser as he crossed an intersection at a red light, but the other vehicle apparently did not see the officer coming. The vehicle entered the intersection and the two collided. The impact then forced the cars to hit another vehicle.

Car crash involving motorcycle causes serious injuries

The difference in size between motorcycles and passenger vehicles can cause motorcycles to become easy targets for distracted drivers who may not notice them in the roadway. An accident in Connecticut involving a car and motorcycle has left the motorcyclist seriously injured, and distracted driving may have been a factor. The car crash happened on the morning of July 1 along Route 63 in Naugatuck, causing traffic to detour and the road to close for several hours.

Tis the season to brush up on safe winter driving tips

As Connecticut residents gear up for the busy holiday season, winter weather is always a consideration. Each year, far too many drivers are involved in car accidents in which inclement weather plays a role. In many cases, these types of accidents could be prevented if drivers would follow basic safe winter driving tips.

Thanksgiving 2013 riskier for Connecticut drivers than 2012

Holiday weekends are often considered to be more dangerous for highway travel than a typical weekend throughout the year. Why? It may be the increased number of travelers, the longer distances between destinations, higher concentration of parties where alcohol is served or even an increase in late nights that result in more drowsy drivers when it comes time to get home.

Driver's reckless actions result in multiple-vehicle accident

Most Connecticut drivers have likely at one time or another witnessed or encountered another driver who was driving aggressively or erratically. Drivers who engage in dangerous driving behaviors endanger not only their lives, but also those of other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. A recent crash along Connecticut's Interstate 95 illustrates this point and proves how the actions of one driver can adversely impact the lives of many.

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