New Laws That Took Effect October 1

October 3rd, 2018

When the clock struck midnight on October 1, over 75 new laws went into effect in the State of Connecticut. Below are some highlights: Connor’s Law. Any child under the age of 15 is required to wear a safety helmet while skateboarding. Fatality during an auto accident. Police and investigators are required to report the accident to the State’s Attorney in the district it occurred if they are unable to determine cause. The State’s Attorney is then able to refer to the accident to the State Police if necessary. Electronic proof of auto insurance. Motor vehicle operators are now able to show proof of insurance on a mobile device when asked by law enforcement. Law enforcement cannot view other content on the device. A series of recommendations made by the Department of Motor Vehicles. View them here. Here is a complete list of new laws that went into effect on October 1, 2018.

Do You Need A New Haven Auto Accident Attorney?

October 1st, 2018

If you or a loved one was in a crash, you are likely feeling overwhelmed by the ordeal of the accident. Fighting with with insurance company to get your car fixed and the incoming medical bills can be overwhelming when what you should be doing is focusing on is healing. You know you need help, but just do not know where to begin to hire a New Haven auto accident attorney. Below are a few questions to ask any firm you interview: What is your approach to handling New Haven auto accident cases? From the very beginning our New Haven auto accident attorneys work your case as if we are going to trial. We look at all possibilities of negligence to pursue the maximum compensation for our clients. How long have you been helping auto accident victims? The New Haven auto accident attorneys at LoRicco Law Firm have been advocating for injury victims along the Connecticut shoreline for over 50 years. Do you have experience doing insurance work? For 15 years, our firm handled insurance defense work. We defended insurance companies in cases just like yours. We know their tricks to try and keep damages low. We have a proven track record of getting our clients compensation for present and future medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. When you hire the LoRicco Law Firm, you are hiring a family firm tough on the insurance…continue reading

Why You Should Gather Evidence After Your New Haven Auto Accident

September 28th, 2018

Involvement in a crash can be life-altering. As New Haven auto accident attorneys we see it everyday. Some crashes and straightforward: you will be compensated to get your vehicle repaired and back on the road. The more serious the accident, the less clarity there can be when it comes to injuries. With claims like this, the burden of proof falls on the injured – especially if the claim goes to court. How can gathering evidence help with your case? The driver who hit you may have completely different version of events. Photos, medical bills, and witness statements help support your version of events. Any evidence that supports your condition was not pre-existing and affects your inability to work and make a living. Taking pictures at the scene helps support your claim. After a car accident, you may be facing a long and difficult road ahead. Gathering as much evidence as you can prior to meeting with a New Haven auto accident attorney will greatly help your claim.

New Haven Personal Injury: What To Do When Dog Bites Occur

September 26th, 2018

Dog bites are a scary thing.  Animals can be very unpredictable and through no fault of your own can get aggressive towards you and ultimately bite you causing significant injuries. There are a number of things you can do to prevent being bitten by a dog. but should an injury occur there are steps you need to take to protect yourself from further injury and avoid any long term effects from the dog bite. After being bitten you should: Immediately clean the wound with soap and water Seek medical attention Get the dog owner’s contact information and request papers on the dog’s rabies vaccinations. Contact local animal control Contact an experienced and knowledgeable dog bite attorney to learn your rights Left untreated and unreported, dog bites can affect your long term health and potentially that of your neighbors.  The experienced New Haven personal injury lawyers at The LoRicco Law Firm can help protect your long term interests.

Stay Protected Against A New Haven Personal Injury

September 24th, 2018

Cool temperatures and changing leaves means autumn has officially it the Elm City. Autumn months in Connecticut can make sidewalks and walkways even more hazardous with acorns, wet leaves, and rain. It is important to know how to protect yourself against New Haven personal injury on these types of walkways. Prevention is the best way to protect yourself, but after a fall there are steps you can take to protect yourself. Get medical treatment immediately. A doctor or nurse practitioner will be able to assess your condition and the sooner, the better. Photograph the area. Visual evidence is the best way to demonstrate the conditions that caused your injury. Do not speak, either in a formal statement or otherwise, to any of the parties involved or insurance adjusters. Taking these few steps in the event that you are injured can be the difference between spending the winter months in agony from your injuries or being fairly compensated for your injuries. If you experience an injury, seek medical attention and then contact an experienced New Haven personal injury lawyer.

New Haven Auto Accidents: CT Teens Email & Text While Driving

September 21st, 2018

A new study from Reuters Health found that one in three Connecticut teenagers admitted to texting and emailing while driving. Engaging in the use of a mobile device while operating a vehicle is unlawful in Connecticut.  Teen drivers are inexperienced with driving and have a higher incidence of being distracted. We all need a reminder every so often to put down the phone or not eat while driving, because the safety of all those on the road is important. This is not just an issue with teenage drivers; it is an issue with drivers of all ages. It is proven that distracted driving causes crashes. If you or your loved one was injured as a the result of a distracted driver, the experienced New Haven auto accident attorneys at The LoRicco Law Firm can help you navigate the claims process. 

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