There are many reasons why Connecticut travelers may find themselves caught up in traffic collisions. Though there are incidents that may be unavoidable -- such as a medical emergency or a mechanical failure -- the vast majority of car accidents are caused by negligence on the part of another motorist. One such collision recently injured two young children.
No matter how carefully one plans his or her day, there are some events that cannot be foreseen or prevented. Car accidents are some of the most frightening experiences that can occur without warning. Connecticut officials recently announced that criminal charges have finally been brought in connection with a fatal wreck that occurred in February.
The warmer weather months lend themselves to enjoying outdoor activities with loved ones. Unfortunately, there are times when even an innocent outing such as an evening walk with family members can end with loved ones suffering serious injuries when an animal launches an unexpected attack. Recently, two Connecticut children and their grandfather required treatment of injuries that were inflicted by animal bites.
Stamford officials are actively working to improve pedestrian safety. While there has not been a recorded homicide in the city thus far this year, the same cannot be said for deaths caused by traffic accidents -- specifically, those involving pedestrians. Those who have lost a loved one in Connecticut due to the negligence of another party may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit in a civil court.
Those who have a passion for riding motorcycles often face situations that the typical motorist does not consider. Both operators and passengers run the risk of being knocked off the machine or possibly being trapped under other vehicles as the result of serious motorcycle accidents. One recent Connecticut crash required extraordinary efforts to rescue a rider.
The majority of Connecticut residents likely never stop to wonder if that last minute errand will be a life-altering decision. Unfortunately, car accidents occur without warning and victims are often unable to take any actions to protect themselves. One recent crash caused the tragic death of one young woman and sent three others to area hospitals with serious injuries.
As Connecticut residents seek to enjoy the warmer weather months, they take to the roads in greater numbers. Police in Greenwich recently reminded motorists to increase their vigilance in an effort to prevent motorcycle accidents. Though the town does not see many crashes, even one fatality is too many.