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Stamford Motor Vehicle Accidents Law Blog

Will 2017 be the year the state enforces a helmet law?

The discussion began again back in February when the two sides took their places at a Connecticut legislative hearing. It was being held to determine whether or not motorcyclists will be forced to capitulate and require helmets for all riders.

The Connecticut Motorcycle Riders Association's legislative spokesman, an accountant and enthusiastic biker, has defended at least six attempts over the past three decades to implement more stringent helmet laws.

Swift action is necessary when you are struck by a vehicle

Being struck by a vehicle when you are on a bike or walking is a devastating experience. You might not have seen the car coming. If you did see the car coming, you likely didn't have a chance to react. In any case, you should understand that you do have the option of seeking compensation for your injuries.

Seeking compensation might help to reduce the strain you feel because of the accident. Once compensation is awarded, you can take care of your bills and pay for other expenses. Of course, you have to work toward making that happen.

Pedestrian accidents can have catastrophic consequences

Stamford is a busy city that has a lot to see. Many people choose to walk around the city, especially when the weather is nice. If you are a pedestrian, you have to make sure that you are walking on roads that are safe. Typically, walking on the interstate and highway isn't safe to do. You may have noticed the warning signs on on ramps to the interstate that note that pedestrians are specifically forbidden on the roadway. This is a serious warning because of the dangers that these roads pose to pedestrians.

Of course, there are some instances in which walking on the interstate will be necessary. One of these is if your car stops on the interstate and you have to walk to get help or gas. In this case, you might end up being struck by a motorist if they aren't paying attention to you. People who try to cross the interstate on foot might also be struck by one of these fast moving vehicles.

Damages must be carefully considered in semitruck crash cases

When you are injured in a semitruck crash, you might feel like life as you knew it is over. This might very well be the case if you suffered an injury that is going to impact you for the rest of your life. Some injuries, such as brain injuries or spinal cord injuries, might not enable you to return to the activities you did before the crash.

We know that you might want to just go hide in your bed and wish that the accident never happened. While that desire is understandable, we want you to know about your options for dealing with the effects of the crash. You can choose to seek compensation for the damages you are dealing with because of the crash.

Records maintained about semi truck crashes might help you

Semi truck crashes are very serious matters that can impact the victims for the remainder of their days on Earth. These crashes often lead to claims for compensation. As part of these claims, the victims will need to show that the trucker acted in a manner that was negligent or reckless, that those actions caused the accident, that the accident caused their injuries and that the injuries led to financial damages.

One thing that victims of these crashes can look into is whether the accident was recorded with the Department of Transportation. A DOT-recordable accident is one that meets one of three criteria. One is that the accident was fatal. Another is that one of the vehicles had to be towed from the scene. The third is that there was bodily injury that required immediate medical care.

Hold distracted drivers accountable for crashes

Distracted driving is something that you have probably seen public service announcements about. You might already know the severity of driving while you are distracted. Sadly, some drivers think that they can drive while they are distracted and that decision leads to serious issues. Innocent people can be killed or injured by drivers who choose to drive distracted.

We know that you never thought that you would be struck by a distracted driver. Unfortunately, most people who suffer injuries in these accidents never saw it coming. We are here to help you learn about the options that you have for seeking compensation.

Why are distracted drivers such hazards for the roads?

A driver uses all of his or her senses to drive. Of these, the sense of sight is likely the most important. When a driver is distracted, there are serious issues that can occur. The problem of distracted driving is one that can't be ignored. In fact, driver distraction is as big of a problem as driving drunk or speeding.

Are cellphones the only distraction drivers can face?

Know the points to consider in pedestrian and bicyclist crashes

Think about the number of people who are walking around Stamford on a daily basis. Each one of these people assumes that he or she is going to make it where they are going safely. Sadly, this doesn't always happen. People walking around or even bicycling around can be struck by vehicles.

It is always a sad situation when a motorist hits a pedestrian or bicyclist. This horror of the accident is something that the pedestrian has to live with for the remainder of his or her life. This can be very difficult, especially if there was a serious injury like a spinal cord injury.

A few safety tips to help pedestrians stay safe

Pedestrians walk for many different reasons, including trying to be more environmentally friendly or just because they don't want the expense of a car. No matter why you are choosing to walk, you should try to be as safe as you can. Before you head out on your walk, think about these safety tips.

Wear clothing that lets the drivers on the roadway see you. During the day, this isn't such a big deal because of the sunlight. In inclement weather and at night, you should wear brightly-colored clothing and something with reflective material to make it easy to see you.

Pedestrians struck by drunk drivers face a difficult recovery

Drunk driving is a huge problem that affects every person who uses the public roadways. Whether you are in a vehicle or are a pedestrian, you are facing a dangerous scenario if a drunk driver is in the vicinity. We know that no one leaves home hoping that they will be struck by a drunk driver. When a drunk driver does strike a pedestrian, the effects can be devastating.

If you were walking along and minding your own business when you were struck by a drunk driver, you might decide that you are going to hold the drunk driver accountable for the accident. We understand that you might feel like your energy is stretched to the max because of the injuries you suffer.

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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