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How does weather cause traffic accidents?

Traffic crashes take place for many reasons, such as intoxicated or drowsy driving and speeding. In Bridgeport, and all across the state of Connecticut, weather conditions can also play a role in these accidents. Unfortunately, some drivers fail to operate their vehicles safely during inclement weather and put the lives and well-being of others at risk. If you have been hurt because of a crash that was caused by someone's carelessness, you should look into your options as you try to recover.

Trucking companies recruiting older drivers

As many hit the roads this summer to go on family vacations, Connecticut drivers should be aware that more and more of the big rigs on the road today are being driven by those older than retirement age. With long trips and heavy loads, some worry that this is leading to increased trucking accidents.

Woman killed after being hit by drunk driver

Summertime may seem like the perfect time for people to enjoy riding on a motorcycle in Connecticut. For biker enthusiasts everywhere, summer is the season for this but it is also a key time for riders to pay special attention to watch for other drivers who may be under the influence of alcohol. Summertime celebrations may contribute to plenty of people driving on the road after consuming alcohol and this puts others at serious risk.

Assigning liability in a truck accident

Imagine driving on any of the roads in or around Bridgeport and suddenly being struck by a large semi-truck. Given the massive size of such vehicles you can assume that such an accident would cause extensive damage to your vehicle, as well as cause significant injuries. Yet perhaps you, like many of the clients that we here at Miller, Rosnick, D’Amico, August & Butler, P.C. have worked with, have already experienced such a scenario. Depending on the extent of your accident expenses, you may be forced into the position of seeking compensation. The question then becomes who is liable: the truck driver or the trucking company?

Family loses child in fatal crash on freeway

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.

3 common car crash injuries from rear-end collisions

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.

Detailing state-approved hand signals indicating on-road actions

Both motorcyclists and drivers are expected to share Bridgeport’s roads with each other. However, many of those who operate motorcycles may tell you that drivers often do not afford the same level of this courtesy to them as they do other cars. Indeed, if and when motorcycle accidents do happen, drivers may often attempt to place the blame on the motorcyclists for cutting in front of them or not indicating a turn. Sadly, the motorcyclists involved in these accidents are often not around to defend themselves. According to research data shared by the Insurance Information Institute, motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to perish in collision than the passenger vehicle occupants involved.

How can I share the road safely with large trucks?

Every day Connecticut drivers must share the road with trucks and other large vehicles. This can prove deadly in some instances, especially when truckers are careless or exhibit dangerous driving habits. While you can’t always prevent an accident from occurring, there are steps you can take to preserve the safety of yourself and others when sharing the road with large trucks.

Driver control issues discovered in driverless cars

In May of 2016, a driver and his “driverless” Tesla Model S driver did not see a tractor-trailer crossing the road. Failure to take control from the autopilot proved to be a fatal delay.A subsequent investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) raised concerns on the limitations of the autopilot feature and Tesla’s definition of the term.

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