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 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.
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.
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.
All-terrain vehicles, popularly known as ATVs, are multipurpose vehicles that can weigh up to 600 pounds and can travel at speeds up to 75 miles per hour.
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.
Connecticut residents should be able to get in their cars or hit the streets on foot or on two wheels and know that they will be safe. Sadly, that is not always possible. And, what may be even sadder is that the reality of traffic accidents may be getting graver if recently released crash fatality statistics are any indication.
It should have been just a quick trip to the supermarket to pick up a few things to make dinner. Unfortunately, things do not go according to plan. As you were pulling into the parking lot, you were rear ended by a distracted driver. The accident pushed your car into another vehicle that was waiting to pull out of the parking lot, so your sedan has impact damage in the front and the back. You are still waiting on a quote for the damages, but the insurance company may decide to total it.