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Stamford Motor Vehicle Accidents Law Blog

Hold the appropriate parties accountable your car wreck

Some types of car accidents are more serious than others. A high-speed crash is likely going to produce more severe injuries and damages than a low-speed crash. A head-on collision might be worse than a sideswipe. No matter how severe the crash, the victims of it might suffer from a host of effects.

We realize that the severity of the wreck doesn't always accurately predict the seriousness of the impacts to your life. There is a chance that a minor fender bender could have jarred your neck in just the right way for you to suffer from whiplash. This is one example of why it is important that you seek medical care after a crash, regardless of the severity of the impact.

Children walking, school buses and driving safety in Connecticut

With the back-to-school season here, all drivers on the road need to pay extra attention to what is going on around them. This is especially true in the hours before and after school because these are times when the children are going to be walking around more, sometimes as they are heading to school or the bus stop.

As you can imagine, these kids might not be as safe as what they should simply because they are children. Here are some reminders for motorists who are going to be out on the roads with children and school buses:

Drunk driving wrecks can be painful and infuriating

Being involved in a car crash is a horrible experience. When you find out that the accident could have been prevented if the other driver had just avoided driving after drinking, you might feel furious. All of your pain and suffering was because someone else made a decision that they shouldn't have.

We know that you might want to be able to do something to abate the anger that is seething in you. Filing a claim for compensation is a legal avenue that can help you hold the other driver accountable for the decisions that led to the crash and the effects of the wreck.

Not all impairment is due to alcohol

When another driver strikes your vehicle, one of the first things that you might wonder is whether that person was impaired or sober. One thing to remember in these cases is that you can't assume that a person isn't impaired if you don't smell alcohol. It is possible that a person is too intoxicated to drive due to something other than drugs. Car wrecks caused by impairment are often tragic.

Impairment from drugs can arise from the person using over-the-counter medications, prescription drugs or illegal substances. The only thing that matters in these cases is that the person's ability to drive has been negatively impacted by the effects. Even common allergy medications can lead to difficulties with driving abilities. Narcotics, sleep aids and marijuana can all have impairing effects.

A long road to recovery can occur after a motorcycle wreck

The injuries that you might suffer if you are on a motorcycle and get hit by another vehicle can land you in the hospital. When you have to deal with this type of situation, you might find that you are overwhelmed. The long road to recovery might be more than you feel you are able to deal with at this point. We realize that you have a lot going on. If you are considering a personal injury lawsuit, you only have a short time frame to file that.

Unfortunately, there are some very serious injuries that can occur in these motorcycle wrecks. You might suffer from broken bones, spinal cord injuries or brain trauma. All of these can lead to multiple doctor visits, therapy appointments and pain. Even something as seemingly minor as road rash could turn very serious if there is an infection.

Car wreck damages vary based on circumstances

People who are injured in a car wreck might opt to seek compensation from the party liable for the incident. There are many things that they have to include in the claim. One factor that they have to figure out is what types of damages they can seek so that they can determine the monetary amount to place on each.

Of all of the different types, the medical bills are the most common. These include everything that you required to receive care for the injuries in the accident. There are several that you might have. Remember to think about what you've already been through, as well as what you might have to do in the future.

Causes of semi-truck crashes can be difficult to determine

Looking into the possible causes of a semi-truck crash makes it evident that these cases aren't always clear cut. There are many different ways that these accidents can occur. Determining the exact cause can be a challenge, but this is one thing that is necessary when you decide to seek compensation for the crash.

We realize that you might not know where to start with this part of the case. We can help you review the evidence at hand to determine how to move forward with the case. You need to think about a variety of things in these cases. Not only do you need to know the cause, you also have to find out who must be held accountable for the wreck. This party or parties will be named as the defendants in your case.

Trucking safety matters this 4th of July weekend

As you are making plans to head out for the weekend, remember that the roads will likely be very busy because of the upcoming 4th of July holiday. You need to take the time to plan your routes and make sure that you leave time to drive safely on the way.

For some drivers, the desire to rush makes them take unnecessary risks while they drive. They might not realize it, but they are putting other people in danger when they try to squeeze in front of a semi-truck or weave in and out of a traffic when things are moving slowly on the interstate.

Pedestrian safety has to be a priority in the summer months

The summer months are here and people are out fully enjoying the lovely weather. While this is done in fun, there are some very serious dangers that come with this time of year. One of these is that pedestrians are out in full force, which can mean that they are at risk of being hit by a vehicle.

It is imperative that all drivers are paying attention to what is going on when there are pedestrians around. Sadly, many drivers are so focused on getting to their destination as quickly as possible that they forget other people want to make it to where they are going safely. In their hurry, these drivers might ignore basic right of way laws. This can produce tragic results.

Car crashes can lead to catastrophic injuries

Many victims of car crashes suffer from impacts that they don't immediately pin on the accident. This is because some injuries won't be evident right away. There are some injuries, such as brain injuries, that might take days or longer to show up. In some cases, the adrenaline rush might mean that you don't realize you suffered a serious injury.

It is usually a good idea to seek medical care if you are injured in any way in a car crash. This gives the doctors a chance to evaluate you to see if there is anything serious going on that you aren't aware of. In the days and weeks after the crash, be sure that you seek out medical care if you need it.

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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