The most troubling type of car crash is often the kind that was particularly avoidable. An example of such an unnecessary event might involve drinking and driving. When an individual gets behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking, their ability is impaired significantly. Such a decision too often results in a drunk driving accident that potentially injures many others.
It is a tragic day when a life is lost in a car wreck. Such tragedy occurred recently in Middlebury, Connecticut, when a multi-vehicle crash resulted in a fatality. Prior to the collision, there were a number of vehicles traveling on Interstate 84 East. While in heavy traffic, five cars in the left lane slowed upon approaching some congestion. A sixth vehicle, which was a truck, approached from behind and struck the fifth vehicle.
The dangers on the road are often indefinite, ranging from bad weather, poorly maintained roadways, to negligent driving. Some of the most harmful driving behavior involves drunk driving where an individual's reflexes and decision-making capabilities are dangerously low. A man recently caused an accident while likely under the influence of alcohol, which involved the death of another person.
Medical malpractice suits are often hard fought. However, the injuries patients may experience from hospital negligence are serious and sometimes fatal. It is for this reason that instances of medical malpractice must be reduced by both court deterrence and other efforts. One effort currently being made addresses issues of hospital readmissions.
Distracted driving has been increasingly at issue on Connecticut streets. The ever present smart phone, while providing a shocking amount of conveniences including instant directions and detailed information about our destinations, is a huge contributor to driver negligence on the road.
When parents kiss their children goodbye at the bus stop, they should feel confident that their child will be safely delivered at the end of the school day. They shouldn't have to worry that a drunk driver is going to put their child in the way of harm. When that trust is broken, action needs to be taken against the guilty.
The dangers of driving an automobile are made apparent every day. Grave and serious car accidents occur much too often. Even more troubling is the fact that they are often preventable. Negligent driving, distracted driving, texting and drunk driving are just some reasons for car accidents, which can cause serious injury, medical expenses and pain and suffering.
In an effort to hold drunk drivers accountable and prevent further loss, Connecticut has cracked down on drunk driving recently. As previous posts have mentioned, increased ticketing and harsher DWI consequences are just some efforts lawmakers have made to reduce serious injuries caused by a drunk driver. Lawmakers, however, are not the only group working to reduce drunk driving accidents; Connecticut schools are also in on the fight.
Previous posts have mentioned that Connecticut roads have seen numerous tragic and dangerous car accidents lately. Connecticut laws and law enforcement are working to make roads safer, by enacting harsher drunk driving laws and increasing ticketing efforts. However, in spite of increased efforts to keep Connecticut residents safe, accidents still occur.
Legislators in Connecticut are currently considering two bills that could have a substantial impact on the filing of malpractice claims in the event of a medical error. One bill would make it less difficult for individuals to bring medical malpractice claims in the state.