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Stamford Motor Vehicle Accidents Law Blog

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.

Load securement might be a factor in a semitruck crash

Semitruck drivers have to ensure that the cargo they are carrying is secured in the proper manner. Even if the load is secured by someone else at the start of the haul, the trucker still has to check the load periodically.

When a load isn't secured properly, there is a chance that it could shift while the tractor-trailer is in motion. This could lead to an accident. When this occurs, the securement is going to be at the center of the investigation.

Know how various elements impact a car crash case

We recently discussed some of the points that come up when an accident is due to a lane change. This is only one example of how much the actual circumstances of the accident can impact your case if you opt to seek compensation. We can help you look into the circumstances of the crash that injured you to determine how it might impact your claim.

When it comes to car crash cases, there aren't ever any outcomes that can be guaranteed. We have to work to put together the best case that we can so that we can show your side of the case. This is often a complex undertaking. We can help you every step of the way.

Finding out who was at fault in a lane change accident

Car crashes are serious matters that have a host of causes. One of the primary concerns when you are involved in a car accident is finding out who is at fault and what happened to cause the crash.

Some crashes are pretty easy to figure out what happened. Rear-end crashes are almost always caused by the driver in the rear. Lane change accidents are a bit more difficult to determine exactly what happened.

Take action after a preventable drunk driving crash

As we discussed in a previous blog post, the number of drunk driving fatalities is on a downward slide. Even though this is a good thing, it doesn't mean that the effects of any drunk driving accident are lesser than in the past. We know that all drunk driving accidents, whether they involve a fatality or not, have the possibility of causing major life changes for the victims.

When it comes to drunk driving crashes, there are two types of lawsuits that we can file. The first of these is the personal injury lawsuit that would help to cover the damages associated with the injuries that a person suffers in the crash. The second is a wrongful death lawsuit, which is suitable if your loved one loses his or her life in a drunk driving crash.

Drunk driving fatalities are on a downward slide

Drunk driving is a serious issue that has a big impact on society. For the family members who are left to mourn the loss of a loved one at the hands of a drunk driver, there is little comfort in the fact that drunk driving fatalities are on a downward trend since statistics were first kept in 1982.

From 1982 to 2015, there is a 65 percent decrease in the number of drunk driving fatalities. This is good news, but it still leaves a lot of room for improvement.

Emotional trauma might be severe after a car crash

After a car accident, you might have nightmares and negative memories of the accident. This is completely understandable, but there are times when the emotional trauma is more than a person can handle.

Emotional trauma after a car accident can sometimes lead to the need for mental health care. This is often a costly proposition that can place some car accident victims in a difficult position of trying to decide how they can afford the mental health care they so desperately need.

Who can I sue when I'm injured in a tire blowout crash?

A blowout is an event that isn't always predictable; however, some motorists neglect their tires and don't have a good idea if they are going to have a blowout. The circumstances leading up to the blowout can determine who injured parties need to turn to for compensation.

There are several things to look at when you are trying to determine who is liable for the accident. Here are a few to consider.

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.

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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