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Study: Teens driving with other teens raises fatal car accidents

Learning to drive is important to teens in Connecticut and across the nation. For their parents and others on the road, safety is of grave concern as these young drivers often lack the experience older drivers have. Studies examine these issues and provide information as to the riskiest behaviors of teens. New research hammers home the danger of being a distracted driver, but not in the way many may believe it occurs.

Must I inform my employer I am filing for workers' compensation?

Connecticut workers who are injured on the job or suffer conditions or illnesses because of their work should know that they can apply for workers' compensation benefits if the issue keeps them from working. However, there are various requirements that the worker must adhere to when applying for workers' compensation benefits. Following the basics is imperative. Not doing so can have a negative impact on one's claim. One requirement is the providing the notice of claim for compensation.

Auto-pedestrian accident severely injures man near his home

A pedestrian accident can happen at any time and anywhere throughout Connecticut. People might believe they are safe in certain areas, but there are incidents that show that is not always the case. For example, a person might think they are safe when they go outside near their own home. But a car can crash into them without warning. Regardless of where it happens, a pedestrian accident can cause long-term damage and death for the victim.

Head trauma after a pedestrian accident requires legal help

When there is a pedestrian accident in Connecticut, the odds are that the victim will suffer severe injuries. Totally devoid of protection, the only thing a pedestrian can do is hope that the impact was not at high speed and they do not suffer spinal cord damage or a head injury in the crash. Unfortunately, when a pedestrian is hit by a motor vehicle, there can be broken bones, cuts, spinal cord injuries and brain trauma. After the accident has happened, the person -- if he or she is lucky enough to survive -- might need help functioning for the rest of his or her life. Those who are affected by this will want to determine whether they have the right to compensation in a legal filing.

Some areas in Connecticut riskier for distracted driver accidents

Encountering a distracted driver can lead to an auto accident with injuries and death. This is true throughout Connecticut and across the nation. The dangers of texting and driving and other distracting behaviors behind the wheel are obvious. Simply looking away from the road for an instant can cause a crash. With the amount of concentration required to send and read text messages, read emails, surf the Internet and multitask, it is easy to hit another vehicle or a pedestrian, go into the opposite lane of traffic, run off the road and more. Research is useful to understand the statistics for these accidents, and a new study says that certain parts of Connecticut have higher risk for distracted driving crashes in the state.

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