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July 2015 Archives

Study shows Connecticut has third strictest DUI laws in nation

Though not covered by federal law, every state has a drinking age of 21, plus their own drunk driving laws. Even so, more than 30 percent of all traffic fatalities involve alcohol. Connecticut has strict statutes against drunk drivers, and a recent study shows that the state has the third strictest laws in the nation.

How the statute of limitations could affect you after a car crash

It is not unusual for someone involved in a serious car crash to refuse medical attention at the scene, and then wake up the next day or several days with severe pain and discomfort. It might take months, depending upon the injury, for symptoms to appear and cause you to seek medical attention.

Challenges inherent in recovery for drunk driving accidents

The aftermath of a car accident in which the other driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol would seem, at least on first blush, to be a straightforward matter: you present your claim for compensation against that driver’s insurance company, and it settles. After all, if the insured was drunk at the time of the collision, many times the insurance company will be reluctant to see the matter end up in court where a sympathetic jury might award you much more than any settlement amount it has in mind.

What factors contribute to pedestrian accidents?

According to information available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every year about 5,000 people die in pedestrian accidents nationwide and at least another ten times that many are injured. It is a certainty that Connecticut has its share of both of these statistics.

Alcohol vs. marijuana: study suggests one is worse for drivers

Drunk driving has long been a source of mayhem on the roads. The increasing prevalence of drugged driving has added a new layer to this problem, and when it comes to mixing drugs and automobiles marijuana is the clear first choice. Recently, a study sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Office on National Drug Control Policy on the effects of alcohol and marijuana suggests that of these two intoxicants alcohol is clearly worse in its effects on drivers.

New law aims to prevent drunk driver from starting car

A new law aimed at preventing a drunk driving accident by preventing the drunk driver from starting his or her motor vehicle has just taken effect in Connecticut. The forces motorists convicted of driving under the influence to install an ignition interlock device on their vehicle.

New law aims to prevent drunk driver from starting car

A new law aimed at preventing a drunk driving accident by preventing the drunk driver from starting his or her motor vehicle has just taken effect in Connecticut. The forces motorists convicted of driving under the influence to install an ignition interlock device on their vehicle.

Police gather evidence in fatal bicycle accident

Determining if a negligent driver was the cause of a pedestrian accident usually focuses on the actions taken by the driver immediately prior to the impact. A distracted driver whose failure to yield the right of way to a pedestrian crossing in a crosswalk is just one example of a situation in which fault might be clear.

Police gather evidence in fatal bicycle accident

Determining if a negligent driver was the cause of a pedestrian accident usually focuses on the actions taken by the driver immediately prior to the impact. A distracted driver whose failure to yield the right of way to a pedestrian crossing in a crosswalk is just one example of a situation in which fault might be clear.