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Stamford Motor Vehicle Accidents Law Blog

Teen drivers need clear expectations and good examples

Parents who have teens know that there is some trepidation regarding the teen starting to drive. These parents need to make sure that the new driver or permit holder has all of the necessary tools to drive safely on the roadways. There are several ways that parents can do this.

First, make sure that you set clear expectations for the teen. Make it clear that you won't allow smartphone use while the teen is driving. Let the teen know that his or her only focus while driving should be on the road. Being distracted by other vehicle occupants, the radio, a phone or anything else could mean that the teen gets into an accident.

Understand the points that are important in motorcycle crashes

Staying safe while you enjoy the feeling of the open road while you are on your motorcycle is likely a priority. There are several things that you can do to increase the chances that you will make it home safely at the end of the ride. We understand that you have some really close calls while you are riding. Your reactions might be able to help you avoid an accident.

Even if you have the safest driving methods and use all of the proper safety precautions, there is a chance that another driver will slam into you. When this happens, you might end up facing serious injuries that can alter the course of your life. In some cases, these injuries might turn fatal. They will usually require extensive medical care that could last the rest of your life.

Motorcyclist dies after ambulance delay due to miscommunications

When you are involved in an accident and call 911, you expect that police officers will show up. If you note that there are injuries when you call 911, you expect that an ambulance will show up. If there is something that happens and the ambulance doesn't show up quickly or in a reasonable time, the victims of the crash might suffer.

One family is demanding answers after they learned that their loved one waited for an ambulance for 48 minutes before that help arrived. The issue in this case is that there was miscommunication between dispatch and the ambulance company.

Take appropriate action after you are struck by a car

Being struck by a vehicle is the stuff that a pedestrian's nightmares would include. When this happens in real life, there are some specific steps you should take. It is imperative that you work to protect yourself immediately in these cases.

Obviously, a pedestrian accident is one that can lead to some very serious injuries. Contacting 911 for emergency medical assistance is often necessary. Even if you don't think that the injuries are too serious, it might still be a good idea to let the paramedics come out to evaluate you.

Car accidents in driveways can be fatal to children

Children tend to play in driveways. This seems like an ideal place to ride bicycles and play basketball. The issue with this is that there are times when playing in a driveway might be very dangerous.

Have you ever thought about what will happen if a child is struck in a driveway? You might think that nothing serious would happen, but the fact is that these driveway accidents can be fatal for children. Even at the slow speeds that cars drive in a driveway, there is the possibility that a child would be run over by the vehicle.

Learn how damages can impact your compensation claim

We recently discussed some of the responsibilities that you have when you are involved in a car accident. If you recall, you can't just sit back and let your injuries get worse and worse without trying to mitigate the damages if you are going to seek compensation for the crash.

We understand that getting back on your feet isn't easy after a car accident. We are here to help you learn about the legal options that you might have to address the financial damages that you are dealing with. This might help take some of the pressure off of you so that you can focus on healing from the injuries the accident caused.

What responsibilities do I have after a car accident?

When you are involved in a car accident and know that you are going to seek compensation, you need to make sure that you are living up to your responsibilities. Ensuring that you are taking care of your responsibilities can help your case in the long run.

One of the things that this means is that you are taking steps to keep the amount of damages you suffer to a minimum. This is called mitigating damages.

Pedestrians face risks on this July 4 holiday weekend

Pedestrians are out in full force now that the weather is nicer. This means that everyone who is out on the roads needs to be careful about how they are driving. This is especially true near areas where pedestrians frequent.

With the Independence Day holiday right around the corner, pedestrians are going to face an increased risk of drunk drivers on the road. Combining drunk drivers and pedestrians can be devastating. We know all too well just how much these accidents can impact the victims.

Determine who is liable for hitting your child in a driveway

Thinking about someone running over your child in a driveway is a heart-stopping thought. Sadly, this is what some parents have to deal with. If your child is struck while in a driveway, he or she might suffer from serious injuries that require medical care.

Once you have had a medical professional evaluate your child, you might decide that you are going to take action to seek compensation for the damages that you have to cover. This could include the medical bills, time you had to take off work to care for your child and any other damages that are present. One thing that you will have to determine is who to hold liable for the accident.

Seek compensation for a big rig crash: Carefully plan your case

The reasons for semitruck crashes vary almost as much as the injuries that these accidents can cause. For the victims of these crashes, having to deal with the effects can be very troublesome. In the least severe cases, the person might walk away with some scratches and bruises but not much else. In the most serious, a person can lose his or her life.

One thing that is true in almost all semitruck crashes is that there are financial implications that occur because of the crash. The financial impacts range from the cost of repair or replacing your vehicle to the out-of-pocket expenses for medical care to losing money because you can't work your normal schedule.

John LaCava has done a more than excellent job representing me in my personal injury law suit. His thorough and caring manner had me completely at ease throughout the process and gave me full confidence in my representation. I would highly recommend him to anyone going through the kind of painful accident I experienced, as the attorney who will ensure that your case is taken care of in a truly professional and very experienced way. - Patt Cartolano
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