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Driving distractions lead to dangerous truck accidents

Life is busy and is filled with distractions. According to data provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 71% of crashes involving large trucks happen because the trucks' drivers were distracted. Just like the drivers of smaller vehicles, truck drivers can lose focus on their driving tasks when cell phone use, eating, speaking to dispatch services and other distractions take precedent over their operating responsibilities. When these lapses in focus happen, it is often the unfortunate result that innocent parties on the roads with the trucks suffer harm and losses.

Understanding the significance of a traumatic brain injury

Over the last decade, a number of stories have been published regarding the serious condition of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. This is also referred to as CTE. This condition results when individuals suffer ongoing trauma to their brains and has appeared in football players, soldiers and others who suffer repeated trauma to their heads. While CTE is a major problem for individuals who work in physically demanding fields, anyone can suffer brain injuries and damage when they are involved in accidents.

Can a victim sue a store where they slipped and fell?

Despite the fact that many Connecticut residents do an abundance of shopping online, most people still have to visit brick and mortar stores from time to time. When they do, they are subjected to potential risks and existing hazards that are present therein. Accidents like slips and falls can happen in retail centers when store owners fail to exercise their duty of care to their patrons.

Traumatic brain injuries have serious, long-term consequences

Injuries to the brain can cause significant problems for the long-term health and wellness of a Connecticut resident. That is because the human brain is the control center of the body, and its functionality impacts the way that practically all other parts of the body operate. When it is damaged due to an impact or penetration injury, the damage can be considered traumatic and the consequences can be dire.

Road rage incident leaves motorcyclist with serious injuries

Driving in New Haven can be frustrating, especially when it seems as though no one else is paying attention to what they are doing on the road. Distracted drivers can put others in harm's way, and heavy traffic can slow the progress of individuals who just want to get home after work. With all of the problems that can develop on the streets and highways around the city, it is not surprising that from time to time a person's temper rises.

Extra care is required near child pedestrians

Ask any New Haven parent and they will tell you that living with a child is an adventure. Though their emotions can be strong and their impulses can be unpredictable, children are generally full of joy and easy to love. However, all children can find themselves in dangerous situations when they are on or near local roads. Children that are pedestrians can be hurt or even killed when drivers fail to take extra precautions in their presence.

When another person's negligence causes a victim to suffer losses

From an early age, some children will learn that life is not always fair. In households across Connecticut, brothers and sisters may find that they are punished for the actions of their siblings regardless of their involvement in any alleged wrongdoing. They may be asked to help in ways that are unrelated to any problems that they caused or they may be put to work on projects that have no apparent bearing on their lives. Sometimes people have to pick up the slack for others and it may not always seem like the just thing to do.

What can victims do after motor vehicle accidents?

Car accidents happen on New Haven streets each day, although many of them are minor collisions. They may not result in injuries, and in some cases the vehicles involved may be able to drive away without incident. The parties who were affected by the crashes may be able to handle the recovery of their losses through negotiations with the others' insurers.

Rights of trespassers who suffer slip-and-fall accidents

New Haven residents may choose to invite friends and family members over to their homes in order to celebrate holidays or other special events. Before their guests arrive, they may make preparations, such as ordering food and having their home cleaned. If they need to do repairs to important areas of their home where their guests may go, they may undertake home projects to ensure that those who they invited over will be safe.

When a large truck causes a crash, who is responsible?

Large trucks and commercial vehicles haul goods across the country with efficiency and care. The drivers who operate such vehicles are required to hold special licenses to ensure that they are knowledgeable about the special rules and characteristics that apply to 18-wheelers and other massive automobiles. However, despite the many precautions and regulations that are in place to manage the safety of large trucks on the roads, many are involved in dangerous collisions that put the lives of Connecticut residents at risk.

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