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Fatal accidents in oil and gas industry are too prevalent

It is fairly safe to say that people in Connecticut are fairly dependent on gas and oil. These are two of our most common fuels and it is no wonder that the industry is booming. While there are more and more people working in the field, there has also been an increase in the number of fatal workplace accidents happening in the industry, too. Because there are considerable risks in the oil and gas industry, it also means there is the potential for very serious injuries.

Can the federal government keep us safe from elderly drivers?

There comes a point for many Norwalk families when the decision is made that grandma or grandpa can no longer drive and his or her license must be taken away. Oftentimes, this decision is made before a grandparent causes an accident, but sometimes an accident is what it takes to prompt family members to take action. Although drivers 65 and older are the safest drivers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, elderly drivers are certainly not immune to car crashes.

Selfies and driving #dumbidea #itsneversasfe

It seems that there are new trends happening all the time, and with the near complete reach of the Internet, these trends are catching on with surprising speed. Some of these trends are relatively harmless, like posting pictures of food to Instagram, but others are much more serious. It goes without saying that distracted driving is incredibly dangerous, but many people in Bridgeport may not realize that this is more than just talking or texting. The newest distraction for young drivers? Taking a selfie.

Connecticut wrongful death suit may result from cyclist's death

It is becoming more common for bicyclists to share the road with motor vehicles. Therefore, it's very important for drivers to be watchful in order to keep tragic accidents from occurring. It has been over a month since one Connecticut family suffered the loss of their loved one who died as he was riding his bicycle. Following the arrest of the driver who was involved in the fatal accident, the family of the decedent may be considering a wrongful death claim.

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