In Connecticut and across the nation, legislators and law enforcement are debating how to handle the increasing number of drivers who are distracted behind the wheel. This involves texting and driving and other behaviors using a smartphone. Because the practice is so dangerous, researchers are assessing data to determine how to tackle the problem. There had been a limited amount of information as to how effective legislation and crackdowns are. Information is not just important for safety, but is critical for those who have been hurt in an auto accident and are considering a legal filing to be compensated.
Connecticut workers who are injured on the job can get workers' compensation benefits to cover for some or all they have lost in terms of wages and be covered for medical expenses. Since not all injuries are the same, there will be a variety of outcomes and assessments of a case based on its merits. For some workers, their injuries are significant enough that they cannot do the job they were doing when it happened, but they can do other types of work.
If it seems as if pedestrian accidents in Connecticut are a frequent topic of discussion, it is because there are so many people injured and killed when they are hit by a car as pedestrians. These accidents can cause serious injuries and death and it often impacts the most vulnerable people. There are common explanations for these accidents such as distracted driving, drowsy driving and recklessness. But one of the most common causes is a driver who was under the influence. Even pedestrians who are following all the rules for safety are in danger of being hit. When there has been a pedestrian accident, the injured person and the family of a person who died need to consider the future and all they have lost. A lawsuit might be necessary to receive full compensation.
In Connecticut, many people decide to avoid driving to locations within walking distance for a variety of reasons. It can save money on gas, walking is good exercise and the environment benefits from people shunning the urge to simply get in the car and go. However, that does not eliminate the risks people have for being in a pedestrian accident. Being hit by a motor vehicle can cause serious injuries and death. The lack of protection for pedestrians places them in great jeopardy.