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March 2017 Archives

How is fault and liability determined in a car accident?

Every time motorists in Connecticut get behind the wheel of a vehicle they take the risk of being involved in a car accident. While no one expects it, another driver or multiple vehicles could collide with you, causing a serious car crash with severe effects. Whether it is a simple "fender bender" or a complex multi-vehicle collision, it is important to understand who was at fault in the crash.

One killed and eight injured in Connecticut 3-car collision

For many motorists in Connecticut, it is fairly common to come across an accident site while traveling on major roadways. While these are typically fender benders and minor collisions, some accidents can unfortunately involve multiple vehicles and have tragic aftermaths. A severe car accident does not only generate a massive accident site but also causes those involved to suffer fatal or serious injuries.

Understanding the seriousness of pedestrian accidents

While winter is still making an appearance across the nation, residents in Connecticut and elsewhere have experienced sure signs that spring is coming. As a result, more and more people tend to spend time outside whenever they can. But whether it is a cold winter day or a humid summer afternoon, many people rely on their own two feet as a form of transportation. Because of that, pedestrians are seen year round on city sidewalks, shopping centers, parking lots and residential areas.

Protecting your rights in a pedestrian accident

There are many reasons and situations for Connecticut residents to travel by foot. Whether they are walking on a city sidewalk, taking a stroll in a park or residential area, walking in a parking lot or traveling in a crosswalk, it is fairly common to be a pedestrian in the state no matter what time of year it is. Although many pedestrians walk in areas where motor vehicle frequent, pedestrians are afforded rights. While driving laws work to protect pedestrians and increase their safety, some drivers unfortunately do not follow these rules. Such a situation results in serious and even fatal pedestrian accidents.

Drunk driver arrested for fatal motorcycle accident

Connecticut residents who are hurt in car accidents can face serious financial hardship. After all, a car wreck can leave a victim with unexpected medical expenses, lost wages due to an inability to work and noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering and disfigurement. These individuals are oftentimes able to recover compensation for their damages, but doing so requires filing a successful personal injury lawsuit against a negligent driver. This can be difficult for a number of reasons.

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