Connecticut residents who take to the roads as drivers, motorists, pedestrians or even bicyclists must be always aware of the risk of an accident. Even when acting safely and defensively this can happen because negligent people are, sadly, able to be anywhere at any time. The impact of a single crash can be extreme and cascade far beyond the person who may be hurt in a crash.
You rely on your employer in Bridgeport for quite a lot, from compensating you with a salary to providing you with safe conditions in which to work in. Yet what if you get injured at work? Like most, you might automatically assume that workers’ compensation benefits will cover your injury expenses. However, what happens if your employer tells you that it does not carry such coverage?
You may have heard some of the statistics about texting and driving thanks to national and statewide campaigns to bring awareness to the increased crash risks on Connecticut roadways and across the country. Because drivers take at least one hand off the wheel and look away from the road to read a text message, their chances of an accident rise significantly. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the mental demands of even a simple conversation on a cellphone change the way that your brain processes vital information.
Few of those that we here at Miller, Rosnick, D’Amico, August and Butler, P.C. work with ever anticipated encountering a dangerous driver on the road. You may carry the assumption, yet the fact is that you are taking a risk every time you take to the streets of Bridgeport. Among the many groups of dangerous drivers out there, distracted motorists may pose one of the greatest threats to your safety.
You were stopped at a red light when it happened: The driver behind you didn't see you and failed to stop. Immediately, you were thrown forward by the force of the impact. You hit your head on the back of your seat and again on the airbag as it deployed. You have bruising from the impact against your glasses. You have lacerations and bruising. You're able to get out without severe injuries, but that doesn't minimize your experience.