The legal drinking age has been set at 21 for several years now. However, that has not deterred many college students from indulging in adult beverages and then climbing behind the wheel of a vehicle. Sadly, drinking and driving is a significant factor in many underage car accidents in Connecticut and elsewhere.
The warmer months lead to more motorcyclists indulging in their love of riding. As a result, Connecticut typically sees an increase in the numbers of motorcycle accidents that result in serious injuries. In a recent incident, witnesses played an important role in assisting police.
Interstate 91 is one of the longest highways in the Northeast that runs primarily north and south and connects three New England states. As such, it is heavily traveled on a daily basis and can prove to be hazardous to Connecticut motorists as it has been the site of many serious car accidents. One recent series of events along the route resulted in the death of two people.
When one is in a dangerous situation, the idea that emergency dispatchers are usually only minutes away can bring a sense of security. Unfortunately, the staff employed in these vital call centers have been known to make errors in judgment that can delay the dispatch of police and rescue crews. Recently, the city of New Haven, Connecticut, found itself the subject of a lawsuit after it was alleged that a call center inappropriately delayed help during an incident that resulted in a woman suffering fatal animal bites.
Life comes with no promises of a tragedy-free existence. Unfortunately, the choices that others make can leave a trail of devastation for Connecticut families in the event those choices prove to be deadly. When a fatal crash takes the life of a loved one, the surviving family may consider filing a wrongful death suit against the parties deemed liable for their losses.