New Haven Personal Injuries & Sidewalk Laws

September 19th, 2017

New Haven residents are out and about taking walks in the evenings with children, grandchildren and dogs. As a pedestrian, it is important to understand Connecticut laws regarding sidewalk safety. If you or a loved one was injured on a city or state sidewalk: Seek medical treatment immediately whether with your primary care physician or at the emergency room. Document the scene of the accident as best you can from all angles, views etc. Documenting weather conditions is also important. Contact an experienced and knowledgeable New Haven personal injury lawyer immediately. There is an extremely short window of time (as short as 90 days) for you to file a claim against a municipality or the state of Connecticut. Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries. Do not speak to the insurance adjuster for the municipality without consulting a New Haven personal injury lawyer to discuss all of your options.

Why You Shouldn’t Wait To Contact A New Haven Personal Injury Lawyer

September 16th, 2017

Generally speaking the sooner you can reach out for a consultation by a New Haven personal injury lawyer after you’ve been injured, the better. Whether you’ve been injured on the job, in an auto accident, or another way, a personal injury attorney can help you determine if you should pursue a case. Why does timeliness matter? The statute of limitations on most injuries in Connecticut is two years, but many case types require that you file a claim within one year of your injury. According to the law, it is important to report your injury as soon as possible, but it’s also important to your case. If you want to file suit against the state or a municipality, it is 90 days. When you are injured it is of critical importance that you start the process of determining your options as soon as you can. This will allow you to detail your injuries with them still fresh in your mind and will also allow any discovery of material necessary to your claim to be collected in a timely manner. The experienced New Haven personal injury lawyers at The LoRicco Law Firm can help you with your long term interests. We have been helping those in New Haven and along the Connecticut shoreline for nearly 60 years.

5 Times You Should Visit a New Haven Emergency Room

September 13th, 2017

Whether you were in a New Haven auto accident or experienced a New Haven personal injury lawyer, there instances when you should seek care at an emergency room. It is extremely important to be seen in the emergency room if you or anyone you are with experiences the following: Dull ache in the chest with a shortness of breath. There is a possibility of a heart attack. Do not brush off these symptoms. Make sure you err on the side of caution and call 911 and get seen immediately. Heart attack symptoms in women can present differently . Extreme abdominal pain.  If pain comes on strong and gets worse, be seen immediately. You were hit in the head. It could be a concussion or worse. Do not take head injuries lightly. It is better to get checked out. You cut yourself and cannot stop the bleeding. Apply pressure to the cut for 10 straight minutes. If it does not stop bleeding, head to the local emergency room. If your wound has jagged edges or you cannot get it clean, you should also get medical help. You have an awful headache. It could be something very serious like a rupture or blockage. If your headache comes with vomiting and dizziness, go to the ER. Medical bills and the run-around you will likely get from the insurance company can be daunting. Contact our firm…continue reading

New Haven Auto Accidents Are More Likely With ADHD Drivers

September 10th, 2017

New Haven auto accidents are more likely for teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a recent study. In fact, they are 36% more likely than their peers. Previous studies have included a smaller sample size that relied on teen and parent reporting, but this study utilized electronic medical records between 2004 and 2014 of 18,500 teens with 2,500 of them having ADHD. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) defines the condition with difficulty concentrating, controlling impulsive behaviors, and being overly active. It cannot be cured but symptoms can be managed. This study also found that those with ADHD are less likely to get their driver’s license at a younger age and get it as they progress into adulthood. If you or your loved one was involved in an accident, contact our New Haven auto accident attorneys. Our team of experienced attorneys has been protecting the interests of New Haven and the Connecticut shoreline for nearly 60 years. 

New Haven Auto Accidents: Wildlife & New Haven

September 7th, 2017

Autumn is right around the corner and you may have had a close encounter with wild life that caused or almost caused a New Haven auto accident. No matter the animal’s size, deer, raccoons, and squirrels can cause auto accidents can happen. There are a few things New Haven and Connecticut shoreline motorists can do to avoid a collision: Look for animal crossing signs and proceed with caution. These signs are in the shape of a yellow diamond. Mind the shoulder as you may be able to see an animal on the side of the road. Eye the eyes as your headlights might be able catch their reflections. Avoid swerving and choose to brake instead. Swerving may cause your vehicle to travel into another lane injuring other passengers on the road. Injuries sustained after an accident with a wild animal require you file a claim with your own insurance company. The New Haven auto accident attorneys at The LoRicco Law Firm can help protect your interests. The insurance companies are trying to pay out the least amount of money – we know their tricks, we defended them for 15 years. Contact our firm to schedule your free New Haven auto accident consultation today.

New Haven Auto Accidents in Parking Lots

September 4th, 2017

It is no surprise that a large number of New Haven auto accidents occur inside a parking lot. In fact, 14% of all car crashes that cause damage, happen in a parking lot. Here are a few ways to stay safe while maneuvering your way through: Stay alert. Always watch for other cars and people speeding and walking. Avoid two-way lanes where possible. Be polite. Do not take up 2 spots when you only need one. Protect your car. Park away from buildings and not on the ends of rows. Stay in a well-lit area at night. Eyes open. Make sure you can scan the entire field before backing out. Extra aware at the post office. The post office parking lot has a the highest frequency of accidents. If you or your loved one was injured in a parking lot, contact the LoRicco Law Firm immediately. Our team of experienced New Haven auto accident attorneys has been protecting the interests of New Haven and the Shoreline for nearly 60 years. 

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