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Victims of car accidents might be able to file for compensation

Recently, the half-brother of a Connecticut police officer was charged with negligent homicide after hitting a woman in a crosswalk and fleeing the scene. The officer is also being investigated for his role in the events following the collision. Though many victims or their families may be able to file for monetary damages after these types of car accidents, there are certain conditions that must be met.

Families harmed by Connecticut car accidents may seek restitution

When tragedy strikes a Connecticut family, there are many negative consequences that can result. Car accidents take a terrible toll, not only physically and emotionally but often financially as well. In many cases, if the wreck was the result of the actions or negligence of a third party, then the victims or their families may choose to seek restitution.

Some Connecticut towns see rise in fatal car accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the numbers of fatal crashes has risen. While some communities in Connecticut have been able to take steps to reduce deadly car accidents, other sections of the state have seen an increase. Many of these towns are implementing plans to help prevent their citizens from becoming victims of these wrecks.

State revises car seat laws to prevent injuries in car accidents

For years, parents have been advised to keep infants in rear-facing car seats until they reach the age of 12 months. However, pediatricians have been advocating for these youngest passengers to remain in a rear-facing position until the age of 24 months, and lawmakers have now concurred. Connecticut children may have better odds of avoiding serious injuries during car accidents with this change.

Serious car accidents due to texting a growing problem

The advent of the automobile greatly increased a person's ability to travel greater distances faster. Later advances in technology have enhanced people's ability to remain in communication at all times. Unfortunately, the combination of these two inventions often leads to serious car accidents that injure and kill Connecticut residents every year.

Car accidents cause more than physical injuries for victims

Few things can alter a life more than a seemingly random accident. Though car accidents take a heavy toll on one's physical health, the lives of victims are often shattered in many other ways. A recent Connecticut accident may leave one woman struggling to recover not just physically and emotionally, but financially as well.

Connecticut car accidents take a heavy toll on families

Father's Day is set aside for children to show their appreciation for the special male role models who have made a difference for them. When car accidents steal these beloved men from their lives, the holiday will always be marred by the tragedy. Two Connecticut children have seen more than their fair share of tragic losses.

Connecticut car accidents can change lives without warning

Most young people dream of the day when they can get their driver's license and experience freedom to go as they please. However, so many car accidents seem to involve a disproportionate number of drivers 25 and under. Connecticut police recently arrested a younger driver who purportedly killed a woman last May.

Car accidents caused by DUI drivers often deadly in Connecticut

An individual who chooses to drive while under the influence of drugs often puts the health of everyone nearby at risk. Many people in Connecticut choose to follow proper driving procedures, placing a high value on safety while traveling. Unfortunately, it is impossible to control the actions of others, with many car accidents occurring at the hands of a negligent driver. A recent accident in Connecticut injured two people and took the life of another.

Connecticut car accidents: head-on crash seriously injures 2

There are many different factors that can contribute to an accident on the road. Driving while distracted or under the influence are just two examples of situations that can cause serious car accidents to occur. Many drivers adhere to traffic laws in order to reduce the possibility of a collision, but reacting to the mistakes of others can be challenging. Two people have been hospitalized after a recent accident in Connecticut.