Avoid New Haven Personal Injury and Stay Safe At Camp

July 5th, 2018

Summer is in full swing in the New Haven area and many of our city’s children will be off to summer camp of some sort in the coming weeks. Kids are explorers and adventurers and have a blast at camp but there are dangers that loom. A variety of camps are available to meet every interest, budget and scheduling need, including specialty camps, sports camps, and camps in wilderness settings that focus on survival skills. Many camps also cater to children with special needs, offering activities to help enhance their developmental abilities. To ensure you chose the right camp for your child, below is a sample of some questions you may want to ask: How rustic a setting do you think your child would be comfortable in? Does your child do well with large numbers of children, or would he or she do better in a camp with a smaller enrollment? Does your child have dietary or physical needs that a camp would need to address? What level of structure and scheduling does your child require? Is your child used to sleepovers and staying away from home for long periods? Will your child be comfortable sleeping in a group setting? If your child is injured at summer camp, the New Haven personal injury lawyers at The LoRicco Law Firm can help with your case. Our…continue reading

Tips For Avoiding A New Haven Auto Accident With A Drunk Driver

July 2nd, 2018

Any New Haven auto accident attorney can tell you that they have seen their fair share of crashes when alcohol has played a factor into the accident. Driving under the influence of alcohol is against the law in the State of Connecticut and our state has some of the strictest drunk driving laws in the nation. Even through this, we still have some people that drive under the influence. As we approach the 4th of July holiday, you may see people driving who you suspect are drunk. Here are some tips to spot them. Driving too slowly; Stopping inappropriately; Weaving or zig-zagging across the road; Turning too wide; Slowly reacting to traffic lights and signals; Erratic braking; Almost hitting another vehicle or object; Sudden or illegal turns. If you or a loved one was involved in a crash, our New Haven auto accident attorneys can help. We will work our hardest to protect your rights. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

“Watch For Me” In New Haven, CT

June 29th, 2018

To tackle the growing number of pedestrian and bike accidents, the Connecticut Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center are partnering for the “Watch For Me CT” campaign aimed at reducing both accident types. More than 1,100 pedestrians and 540 cyclists are hit by vehicles in Connecticut annually. These accidents happen for a variety of reasons, but a report issued by the Governors Highway Safety Association that the reasons for these Connecticut pedestrian accidents are the distraction of smartphones for both motorists and pedestrians, increased driving, and the amount of time people spend walking. Other factors outside of the study that can cause an accident include inexperienced drivers, drunk/distracted/drowsy drivers, excessive speeds, illegal turns, improper driving in a school area, and certain roadway conditions. If you or your loved one was injured in a crash call our New Haven personal injury lawyers immediately. Pedestrian accidents can be time sensitive depending on whether a liable party is is a state or municipality.

Read This Before Renting a Car

June 27th, 2018

If you are heading out on vacation or traveling for work and need to rent a car for your travel, there are a few things you should know first. Local traffic laws. If you are traveling outside of Connecticut, make sure you understand local rules of the road. Insurance. Call your current insurance provider and see if you are covered when operating a rental vehicle. Maintenance logs. Ask to see maintenance logs to make sure engines have been serviced as well as the tires and brakes. Recalls. Before you sign off on taking a car from a rental agent, do a quick VIN check. You can locate the Vehicle Identification Number on the front of the dashboard near the windshield and on the side of the driver’s side door. Check your VIN here. If you are in a New Haven auto accident in a rental car and the maintenance of the vehicle contributed to your injuries, the rental agency may be liable. Contact our firm to discuss your injuries and get help with your claim.

Understanding New Haven Personal Injuries & Fireworks Laws

June 25th, 2018

With Independence Day right around the corner, many towns and groups will be having fireworks displays to celebrate. Even private citizens sometimes set up their own displays. A serious personal injury caused by fireworks can happen at any time. The attorneys at The LoRicco Law Firm urge you to follow Connecticut laws and regulations. Fireworks in Connecticut are illegal with the exception of sparklers and fountains. Sparklers and fountains are non-explosive, non-aerial devices that contain less than 100 grams and 200 grams of pyrotechnic mixture, respectively.  They both can legally be used by those who are age 16 years and older. If sparklers and fountains are part of your Independence Day celebration, please make sure you are following these safety tips from FireworkSafety.org. Follow all Connecticut fireworks laws Read all labels before igniting. Do not drink alcohol while lighting fireworks. Always have a bucket of water or hose nearby. Never reignite a “dud.” Wear safety glasses. Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting them with water and placing them in a metal trash container away from a building or combustible materials. The attorneys at The LoRicco Law Firm wish you and your family a safe Independence Day celebration!

New Haven Auto Accident: Defensive Driving This 4th of July

June 21st, 2018

New Haven auto accidents happen. Commuting on one of the highways or prefer to drive on back roads, defensive driving in Connecticut is a must. Here are some concrete ways to safer defensive driving. Ditch the phone. Using a handheld mobile device while operating a motor vehicle is unlawful in Connecticut, not to mention a big distraction. Use information systems responsibly. Do not be distracted by the high-tech information systems loaded in new vehicles. No tailgating. Keep plenty of distance between yourself and the car in front of you or you may end up in a New Haven auto accident. Be smooth. Braking excessively and accelerating quickly will quickly put other drivers on edge. Know your car. Being comfortable with how your vehicle handles, brakes and accelerates is important. Use your eyes. Driving requires you to be attentive at all times. Follow posted speed signs. Failing to do so can put other drivers at risk and get you a speeding ticket. Do not overestimate new safety technology. Do not replace vehicle technology for remaining attentive behind wheel. If you or a loved one were injured contact our New Haven auto accident attorneys immediately We will begin an investigation into your claim and help you with the insurance company. 

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