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Riding along with a reckless driver

There are a number of hazards to watch out for on the road, not only as a driver but as a passenger also. Unfortunately, many people have found themselves in a car with a reckless driver, for various reasons, and this can result in an accident that leaves passengers seriously hurt or even dead. If you were injured in a crash that happened because someone who was driving you around was acting recklessly, you may want to examine your legal options closely.

When are teens most likely to pass away in an auto crash?

For teen drivers, the roads can be dangerous at any time of day (or night, for that matter). With that said, it is helpful for young people who drive and their parents to be aware of times when an accident may be more likely. For example, driving in treacherous weather such as heavy rainfall or snow can increase the chances of a crash. Moreover, going over statistics on teenagers and the time they were involved in a crash may also provide a better understanding of the dangers young people face on the road.

Driver’s ed and the risk of a traffic accident

There are many different factors that can lead to a collision on the road, such as the use of mind-altering substances, poor weather conditions (fog, snow, ice, etc.) or driver fatigue. However, young people may be especially likely to find themselves in a motor vehicle collision because they do not have very much experience with driving or familiarity with roadways. Moreover, driving can be especially dangerous for those who are in driver’s ed and getting behind the wheel with very little experience. Whether you are a parent, a teen who is beginning to drive or you were struck by someone who was learning to drive, it is important to carefully consider your options if a motor vehicle collision occurred.

Risks associated with driving in the early morning hours

Motor vehicle wrecks occur at all times of day, but the likelihood of a crash may be even higher at certain times. For example, driving during the early morning hours can be dangerous for a number of reasons. Not only are there are number of drivers who are very tired during this time frame, but visibility may be decreased and there are other areas of concern also. Our law office knows how devastating auto accidents can be and we want to remind drivers of some of the threats they may face on the road.

Does working night shifts increase the risk of a crash?

From intoxication to the use of a cell phone, there are many different situations in which a motor vehicle crash may be more likely. However, a lot of drivers may not realize that the likelihood of a crash can be increased by many other factors, such as the time and duration of one’s shift at work. If you regularly work night shifts or only work during the night occasionally, it is crucial to be vigilant when you drive to work or return home and understand the potential risks associated with working certain shifts.

The dangers of driving a vehicle that needs to be repaired

Motor vehicle accidents have a myriad of causes, whether they are the result of a driver’s mistake or negligence (speeding, drinking and driving, and so on) or are caused by the environment (snow or ice on the road, etc.). However, vehicle-related problems also account for many of the traffic accidents that occur. For example, something may go wrong with a vehicle’s tires, brakes, or another crucial part of the vehicle, which can cause a crash. When a driver loses control of the vehicle due to one of these problems, they pose a threat to themselves and everyone else on the road.

Pedestrian accidents and outdoor maintenance

There are many ways in which pedestrians are struck by vehicles, whether someone is trying to walk to work in the morning or they are hit by a truck while trying to cross the road. Sometimes, people are even hurt while walking on their own property or in front of their house. In the spring months, many people spend time in their yard due to outdoor maintenance, which may include lawn care, gardening, trimming trees, and other tasks. Unfortunately, these activities can be dangerous, especially if they are working near the road and there is a lot of traffic in front of the house.

Social media, before and after a car accident

There is a plethora of issues to consider with respect to motor vehicle collisions and many have been covered on this blog. From intoxicated driving to distractions that interfere with a person’s ability to drive safe, collisions take place for countless reasons. It is important to keep in mind that in the digital age, social media is intertwined with traffic accidents in different ways. On the one hand, social media can actually cause a traffic accident, while the way in which a person uses social media following a collision could have an impact on their case if they decide to go to court.

What can be done to decrease distracted driving?

Distracted driving has been a major cause of car accidents in Connecticut and across the country, and it does not seem to be getting better. To help decrease the number of these crashes, individuals, law enforcement and government agencies are taking steps to increase awareness and pass laws to make the roads safer for all drivers.

Car accidents and employer-owned vehicles

An employee in Connecticut who gets into an accident driving his or her employer's vehicle may wonder who is liable for damages. While most employers should have a certain amount of insurance to cover employee-related accidents, there are certain instances in which the employer is found not to be responsible and the employee will have to use his or her own insurance.

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