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Stamford Motor Vehicle Accidents Law Blog

Are you aware of these car accident causes?

Car accidents have a variety of different causes. Figuring out the cause of an accident you are in might be simple, but there are some instances in which the cause isn't immediately evident. In order to determine the cause of the crash, you sometimes have to be willing to think outside of the box.

You might automatically lean toward some of the more common causes of accidents. These include drunk, aggressive, distracted, fatigued, reckless or unsafe driving. When these aren't present in the accident, you have to think beyond those.

Prepare yourself for spring and summer walks

Walking around the Stamford area might be on your to-do list for the warmer weather months. If you are planning on doing this, you need to make sure that you know how to remain a safe pedestrian. After all, your goal is to make it home at the end of your journey.

When you are walking around, you need to make sure that you are paying attention to your surroundings. Don't become so focused on your phone or caught up in the song playing in your earbuds that you forget that there are vehicles and other pedestrians around you.

Motorcycle safety involves everyone on the roads

Even though we are currently stuck in some odd season where winter just can't hand control over to spring, now is the best time to start thinking about motorcycle safety for the warmer months. This is true for people who will hop on motorcycles and those who will share the roadway with them.

It is important for everyone to remember that motorcyclists are counting on all drivers to help keep them safe. These individuals don't have the protections of a car frame around them to help them avoid serious injuries if a vehicle crashes into them. This puts them at a distinct disadvantage when they are involved in a crash.

Motorcyclists must ensure they are ready for spring rides

The spring is here and it is time for motorcycle enthusiasts to start planning their first rides of the season. Before you leave the house on the open road, make sure that you and the motorcycle are up for the ride. This could prove to a point that saves your life.

When you are getting ready for the spring ride, you need to make sure that your motorcycle is in good condition. This means that you check the brakes to make sure they are operating properly. You also need to check the steering, stability, lights and tire pressure.

Consider a personal injury lawsuit after a car crash

There are many different injuries that you can suffer when another vehicle slams into yours. These injuries can have a variety of impacts on your life, but they are all likely going to be negative impacts. Once you have gotten medical care and your situation has stabilized a bit, you might come to realize that you are out of a lot of money just because of the crash.

If the other driver was the one who is at fault for the accident, you might decide that you are going to take legal action against him or her. You can do this through a personal injury lawsuit. We can help you to get your case put together so that you can get the process started.

Are teen drivers more dangerous than other drivers?

Many teens look forward to the day when they can get a driver's license. What they might not realize, at least at first, is that getting your license doesn't mean complete freedom. There are specific limitations that come with getting your license as a teen. These are in place for good reason.

Teen drivers just don't have the experience that they need to be able to safely operate a vehicle. There are some very real hazards that they face when they are behind the wheel.

Catastrophic injuries after a semitruck crash

We recently discussed distracted driving and how it can be deadly when the person who isn't paying attention is driving a semitruck. These accidents can lead to horrible consequences for the victims. When the injuries are catastrophic, the person is likely never going to be the same again.

People who suffer these very serious injuries, including those to the spinal cord or brain, might decide to seek compensation. We can help these victims to learn about their options so that they can take action. Seeking compensation can help you cover the expenses that come along with this type of injury.

Distracted driving shouldn't derail safety for truckers

People who are on the roads on a daily basis shouldn't have to worry about commercial truckers driving while they are distracted, but this happens quite often. It is estimated that overall, around 87 percent of vehicle crashes have distracted driving as at least one contributing factor.

Trucking companies should do their part to ensure that their drivers aren't operating a rig while they are distracted. In order to do this, they must know exactly what can lead to distracted driving.

Pedestrians and bicyclists should be able to move about safely

Pedestrians and bicyclists need to make sure that they are able to get around the city safely. When there is an accident, they can suffer some very serious injuries that make it impossible to live life in the same way that they did before the accident. If you are injured when you are walking or biking, you need to consider your options quickly.

One of the options that you have is to seek compensation from the person who slammed into you. This can help you to recover financially, but for some people, there is something more important than that. Some individuals want to make sure that the person who hit them knows that their actions weren't acceptable.

How bicyclists and pedestrians can avoid being hit by trucks

Unlike motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists are much smaller, have a narrower profile and lack a protective shell around them. They also can only move so fast. It's because of this that they are at much higher risk of injury or death if they come too close to a big, bulky and heavy truck.

To avoid being struck by a tractor-trailer driver, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recommends that all pedestrians and bicyclists stay out of truckers' blind spots. They note that it's not a hollow warning when individuals are told that a trucker cannot see them if the motorist can't see their mirrors.

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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