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Two crashes involve nine vehicles on I-84

A typical Friday evening commute should allow people in Connecticut to decompress from their long work week and mentally shift into a more relaxed state of mind as they get ready for a nice weekend. Unfortunately all too often this is not allowed when a reckless driver chooses not to operate a vehicle safely.

How to share the road with bicycles

Connecticut residents may think that a motor vehicle crash only involves cars. These incidents can also involve bicycles, though. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roughly 45,000 bicyclists were injured in a collision in 2015. It is important for drivers to understand how they can safely share the road with bikers.

What can cause motorcycle accidents?

Connecticut motorcyclists like you face more dangers on the road than any other vehicle. If you get into an accident because of the unique vulnerabilities of your motorcycle, Miller, Rosnick, D'Amico, August & Butler, P.C. are here to help. Let's first take a look at the three different categories that are the most common when it comes to the cause of motorcycle accidents.

How can you avoid a drowsy driving crash this holiday season?

We are right in the middle of the holidays, and if you are like many Connecticut residents, you might have plans to see family. The holidays are an exciting time to visit loved ones you have not seen since last year; however, if you are taking a long trip, you need to be aware of the dangers of drowsy driving.

Deadly CT accident highlights dangers of truck height limitations

Many fatal truck accidents involve speed, fatigue or distraction. Less known, but no less dangerous, are accidents that involve a truck being too large or tall for a certain road or highway structure. There are many roads in Connecticut that have not been built to accommodate large trucks. When a truck driver ignores restrictions, or when roadside warnings are inadequate, the consequences can be devastating.

How do you identify and treat whiplash?

Connecticut residents who have been involved in any type of car accident may want to keep an eye out for whiplash signs. Many people don't consider it a big danger, but the truth is, it can have a huge impact on your overall health and happiness.

Technology tries to solve the problem of drunk driving

Connecticut drivers know that getting behind the wheel while drunk can lead to painful, or fatal, car accidents, yet drunk driving remains a problem nationwide. However, there have been new advances in technology that hope to make a dent in this problem.

Connecticut's accident fatalities growing

If you are like many residents in Connecticut, one of the ways by which you measure the quality of life in your area is how safe you feel that you and your family are. This safety can include many things including being protected against negligent drivers. This is one reason that things like speed limits and drunk driving laws are so important. While there are definite laws in place to address these and other actions, sadly they are not enough to prevent all accidents.

Protecting kids in accidents goal of new law

Most people who have young children in Connecticut know how strong the urge to protect them can be. However, not everyone always agrees on what steps are involved in properly protecting kids. This is one reason that the law sometimes becomes important as it can be the reason that parents do what is necessary to keep their children safe, including when automobile accidents happen.

Accident reporting requirements

If you have ever been involved in a motor vehicle accident in Connecticut, you know how upsetting this can be. Even the most minor fender bender can leave you feeling shaky and unsure of what you are supposed to do. Even if you are able to remember some basics like sharing information with and collecting information from the other driver, you may not have given thought to filing an accident report. However, there are some rules about when this should be done and it is something you should be aware of.

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