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Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

Brake failure a frequent cause of commercial truck crashes

Encountering commercial trucks is a common occurrence for most people who navigate Connecticut’s roadways, but that does not make sharing the road with them any less stressful. The dangers you face when you share the road with semi-trucks are especially severe when the people driving those trucks lack proper training, which can make them more likely to get into crashes that experienced truckers could likely avoid. At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we recognize that there is a clear connection between truck driver inexperience and brake failure, and we have helped many people who suffered injuries in wrecks involving commercial trucks pursue recourse.

Ten people taken to hospital after bus crash

For residents in Connecticut with children or disabled relatives, bus services can be an essential way of helping transport family members. It is logical for parents or others to expect that drivers of these buses make safety a priority at all times. Unfortunately, there may be situations when these buses end up in accidents that put occupants at risk of injury or even death.

Bicycle accidents frequently cause injuries to children

For many Connecticut children, riding a bicycle may be a frequent activity in the warm summer months. While bicycling often promotes physical fitness and independence, there may be risks as well. Bicycle accidents frequently cause injuries, and these may consist of anything from minor cuts and scrapes to serious traumatic brain injuries.

How to spot the signs of road rage

If you have ever driven aggressively while navigating the Connecticut roadways, you are not alone. In fact, approximately 80 percent of American drivers say that they have, at some point, engaged in such driving behaviors, according to AAA. Not surprisingly, aggressive driving habits were involved in at least 56 percent of deadly car accidents throughout the country. Whether you are stuck in traffic while on your way to an important meeting or you are late to work, it is crucial to know how to spot the signs of road rage so that you may be able to avoid a catastrophic accident.

Personality changes following an auto crash

In the wake of a motor vehicle collision, an accident victim may experience various hardships in their personal and professional lives. Their relationships may be adversely affected due to physical, financial and emotional changes, and their job may also be negatively impacted. In this post, we will look into a number of issues related to personality changes resulting from motor vehicle collisions. If someone you love is struggling with this firsthand, or if you believe that your personality has changed due to a crash, it is essential to consider various relevant issues.

Speeding and drunk driving continue to pose risks

It might seem normal to you and many other people in Connecticut that you make arrangements to be safe when going out to an event at which alcohol will be served. You might choose to identify one person in your group to be the designated driver or you might opt to use ridesharing or public transportation options. Either way, safety is a priority for you. Unfortunately, it seems that not everyone in Connecticut takes their safety or the safety of others quite as seriously.

The power of justice in wrongful death cases

At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, LLC, we know that no amount of monetary compensation could ever make up for the loss of a loved one. You cannot put a price on closure. However, we believe there is often much more than money at stake for those who pursue justice for wrongful death through the Connecticut civil courts.

Be skeptical about generic settlement estimates

Connecticut drivers who get involved in accidents often turn to legal action to get compensated. Between serious injuries and large amounts of property damage, there imay be a significant amount of money involved in any given auto accident dispute.

Cognitive distraction and voice-activated technology

In an attempt to reduce the number of lives that are lost in distracted driving car accidents and as an added convenience for drivers, many car manufacturers have implemented voice-activated technology in their vehicles. This technology is designed to allow drivers to compose email, text, dial phone numbers, update social media statuses and perform other vehicle functions simply by using voice commands. A study released by AAA looking at distraction and hands-free cellphones found measured drivers’ cognitive distraction while they performed various tasks, including using voice-activated technology. This task measured highest in cognitive distraction, even more so than using a hand-held cellphone. This prompted researchers to further investigate the distractions associated with voice-activated technology.

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