New Haven Auto Accidents More Likely With New Prescriptions

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October 1st, 2017

A new study released by AAA has found that the likelihood of a New Haven auto accident increases ten times when you begin taking a new medication. Medications, whether prescribed or illegal, can certainly have an impact on one’s ability to operate a motor vehicle. A new tool release by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released RoadWiseRX.com, a tool that will inform how drugs, vitamins, and supplements interact with one another.

New Haven Personal Injury: Why You Should Seek Medical Care Immediately

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September 29th, 2017

Whether it was a New Haven personal injury, auto accident, or workplace injury, it is critical you seek medical care after your injury. You may think your injuries are minor, but the truth is that sometimes injuries can take days, or even weeks, to surface. Get your accident/injury documented. Whether it is an emergency room doctor, a mandated physician (as in a worker’s comp injury), or primary care provider, it is imperative to get your accident documented. Should you start to feel pain, it can be traced to your work injury. You don’t have to pay for getting checked out. If you were injured at work, report your injury to your supervisor immediately. Your employer should send you to either the hospital emergency room, their contracted physician, or instruct you to visit your own primary care provider. This visit is something you should not have to pay for. An experienced New Haven personal injury lawyer, like those at The LoRicco Law Firm, can make the difference in getting compensation for your injuries. Contact our firm immediately to schedule your free consultation.

Avoid a New Haven Auto Accident With A Bicycle

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September 27th, 2017

New Haven drivers! Are you aware that bicyclists on roadways are vehicles with the same rights and rules as cars and trucks? Connecticut law states that motor vehicles must provide 3 feet of safe distance when passing a moving bicycle. Drive cautiously. Reduce speed and do not tailgate as you approach cyclists. Recognize cycling hazards and give them plenty of space. Yield to cyclists. Bicycles are considered vehicles on the roadway. Give them appropriate space and allow the cyclists the time to cross intersections. Be considerate. Always be on the lookout for bicyclists and do not blast your horn in close proximity to cyclists. Pass with care. Leave plenty of space between your car and the bicyclists. Use caution when passing and moving back into your lane. Keep an eye out for children. Children are very often unpredictable, hard to see, and do not always know the rules of the road. Use extra care when traveling around children on bicycles. The New Haven auto accident attorneys at the LoRicco Law Firm wish you happy travels!

Protecting Yourself From A New Haven Personal Injury & Slip and Fall

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September 25th, 2017

The autumn months in Connecticut can make treacherous sidewalks and walkways even more hazardous with rain, acorns, and wet leaves on them.  That’s why this time of year it is important to know how to protect yourself New Haven personal injury on these types of walkways. Prevention is the best way to protect yourself from injury, but after a fall there are steps you can take to protect you long term interests. Take pictures of where your injuries occurred.  Photographic evidence is the best way to demonstrate the conditions that caused your injury. Don’t give any statement, formal or otherwise to the parties involved or their insurance company adjusters. Seek medical attention immediately.  A medical professional will be able to help assess your condition and the sooner this assessment can be made, the better. 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 & Injured Passengers

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September 22nd, 2017

Being the passenger in a New Haven auto accident can be devastating. You may be left with lasting injuries affecting your ability to work and enjoy life. If you were injured in an accident, taking the following steps will help us to better protect your long term interests: Get examined by a doctor. Sometimes it can take days, or even weeks, after you have been in a New Haven auto accident for you to realize that the injuries aren’t going away on their own. Make sure you get treated in the emergency room or with your primary care provider after you have been in an accident. Get the police report. If you were the passenger in an accident and a police officer responded to the scene, he/she filed a report with the city or town in which the accident occurred. Call an experienced New Haven auto accident attorney. Do not give any statements to either driver’s insurance company. The insurance company does not work for you, we do. We will use our 15 years of insurance defense experience to protect your long term interests. If you or a loved one were a passenger in a vehicle that was in an auto accident, contact our office immediately. We have been representing New Haven and the Connecticut shoreline’s injured for nearly 60 years.

New Haven Personal Injuries & Sidewalk Laws

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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.

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