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Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

Talking about driving safety with seniors

As people age, it can become harder for them to drive safely. Their reactions slow down. Physical responses become more difficult. They may experience diminishing senses, like hearing or eyesight. All of these issues can make them more dangerous drivers than they were in their youth.

A New Haven intersection where kids were struck to be made safer

On Aug. 6, two New Haven's Hope Child Development Center students were struck by a motorist while crossing the busy Howard and First intersection. Now city officials plan to install a raised crosswalk there to ensure that the same thing doesn't happen again.

Reporting a drunk driver in Connecticut

Coming in contact with a suspected drunk driver in Connecticut can be overwhelming, stressful and downright frightening. You are likely worried about how you can protect yourself and those in your vehicle. One of the most important things to note is to never attempt to pull the vehicle over. This could lead to an incident of road rage. Here's some important information on how to report a drunk driver.

Car crash victims can claim compensation for pain and suffering

If you've been involved in a serious car crash, then you likely have some serious medical bills and have lost some wages. While it's nice knowing that many of these bills can be covered by the responsible party's insurance, you're probably wondering whether you're eligible for any compensation for all that discomfort you've had to endure. In most jurisdictions, you can recover damages for this, too.

Signs that you may have suffered a traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can result from a number of incidents, including contact sports, physical battery, car crashes, falls and gunshot wounds. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that they can occur as a result of either a penetrating injury or simply a bump or bruise to the brain. They also refer to TBIs as the leading cause of disability and death in the world.

There are many options for paying accident-related medical bills

If you've been injured in a car crash, then you may wonder how you're going to foot the bill for all the doctor's visits that you need to get back on your feet again. What you're able to tap into to pay these bills will be contingent upon a lot of factors including who was responsible for the crash and the type of auto insurance coverage you have.

A New Haven motorist was allegedly impaired when boxer struck

A 27-year-old New Haven resident was arrested and charged with one count of driving under the influence (DUI) on Thursday, May 3. The charges stem from the man's alleged involvement in causing a fatal car crash on Jan. 18 in West Haven. The collision claimed the life of a local boxer and critically injured his friend.

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