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Drivers responsible for preventing pedestrian collisions

An accident between a pedestrian and a vehicle may cause serious harm and trauma to the victim who is traveling on foot. In Connecticut, pedestrian accidents happen with some frequency and can often be prevented by the use of proper care by drivers. Many factors can contribute to the occurrence of pedestrian accidents and when drivers are mindful of their operating practices they may play an active role in lowering their rate of collisions with walkers, runners, and other individuals who travel under their own power.

Advocates for Connecticut personal injury victims

When a vehicle accident or serious slip-and-fall incident causes a victim to suffer painful injuries, they may feel like their situation is completely unfair. In many such situations, victims are innocent bystanders or unsuspecting casualties of other people's negligent conduct. Even when a person tries to stay safe and do everything right, they may still suffer when others disregard their duties of care and put others in the path of danger.

What are the costs of living with a spinal cord injury?

Spinal cord injuries are serious medical conditions that can leave victims with life-long medical problems. Depending upon the cause of the injury, the treatment the victim receives after their incident, the location of their harm on their spinal cord and a number of other factors, a person may be forced to live their entire life without the capacity to move certain parts of their body. That is because paralysis is associated with spinal cord injuries and this post will inform Connecticut residents of the expected and unexpected costs that may be incurred when a spinal cord injury happens.

Head injuries can result from motor vehicle accidents

Injuries to the head and brain can be very serious and can leave victims with long-term and permanent conditions. These types of injuries can happen in many different ways, but Connecticut residents who suffer trauma in motor vehicle accidents may sustain traumatic brain injuries from their involvement in such crashes. The information offered in this post is not intended to be used as medical or legal advice but rather an introduction to one very serious form of harm car accident victims can sustain.

Hardships can follow an auto-pedestrian crash

Car accidents happen often throughout Connecticut, but from time to time New Haven news outlets will cover the disturbing stories of vehicles colliding with pedestrians. These crashes can involve fatalities and often involve serious personal injuries suffered by the unfortunate individuals who were struck by moving automobiles. In the wake of an auto-pedestrian accident, a victim or their family may face a number of challenges.

How a third-party may be responsible for a personal injury

When an accident occurs it is oftentimes expected that one of the parties acted negligently and that the other party suffered harm as a result of that negligence. This can be the most general structure of a motor vehicle accident lawsuit or practically any other negligence-based personal injury case, such as a slip-and-fall lawsuit or a pedestrian collision. However, victims of personal injury accidents in New Haven should know that, in some cases, liability may lie with parties other than those directly involved in the injury-causing incidents.

Car accident injuries can be serious and costly

While not every Connecticut resident who is involved in a motor vehicle crash will suffer serious injuries as a result of their collision, those who do may be left with long-term health problems that they will have to cope with for the rest of their lives. This post will introduce some of the common injuries that car accident victims may suffer and the associated costs that attach when victims must live with them.

A discussion of personal injury slip-and-fall cases

Even the most sure-footed Connecticut residents sometimes succumb to slippery floors, uneven carpets and other common hazards and suffer trips, slips and falls. When they do they may be inclined to blame themselves or their own clumsiness for any injuries that result; they should be aware, however, the slip-and-fall incidents may be preventable had other parties met their duties of care and avoided negligence.

Tractor trailer accidents can be deadly in Connecticut

Motorists in Connecticut, and all other states, often share the roads with tractor trailers and other large, commercial vehicles. While this is typically not a matter of concern, a big rig that becomes involved in a crash can turn what might have been a run-of-the-mill fender bender into a deadly pile-up. As roads and highways become increasingly crowded, these types of truck accidents seem to be more and more common.

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