3 Places To Investigate At Your Home That Could Help Avoid A New Haven Slip and Fall Accident

January 14th, 2021

The start of a new year is a great time to do some safety checks around your house.  Often people will change out their smoke alarm batteries at the turn of the calendar and there are also some other checks you should make to ensure that there are no safety hazards that go unresolved.  Today we’re going to talk about some safety hazards around your house that, if gone unchecked, could result in a New Haven slip and fall accident and could cause you headaches moving forward. The first and most obvious place to check is your sidewalk.  If you live in a home where your sidewalks are your responsibility to maintain, this is a very dangerous spot for passersby and one that could cause serious injury or worse if not attended to.  You should closely inspect the sidewalk in front of your home to ensure that there are no cracks or lifted up pieces on the sidewalk that could presenting a tripping hazard.  If someone were to trip on your sidewalk, fall, and injure themselves you could be held liable for their injury.  While it may be difficult to get someone out to fix this type of damage on a sidewalk in the middle of the winter, you can certainly mark it with a cone or some caution tape and then schedule someone to…continue reading

New Haven Pedestrian Accident Death Reminds Us To Be Safe

January 12th, 2021

In the early evening hours of December 30th a pedestrian was struck by a car on Ella T Grasso Blvd. and was killed.  The New Haven pedestrian accident is a reminder that we all need to be vigilant and safe when walking throughout the city.  The victim of the accident was just 41-years old and was transported to Yale New Haven with no other injuries reported. The busy streets of our city can be dangerous for anyone who is walking from place to place and while there are no guarantees of safety, there are some things you can do to make sure you are vigilant and safe to make it to your destination alive.  If you follow these steps you will be safer throughout the streets of New Haven. Follow all signs and pedestrian lights. Do not attempt to cross where there is no crosswalk. Look both ways before crossing the street. Do not walk in the street, even on the side of the street. Avoid walking while distracted by a cell phone While no safety measures are guaranteed to keep you safe there are certainly some activities you can do and some that you shouldn’t do that will keep you safer when walking through the streets and will help you avoid a New Haven pedestrian accident. If you or a loved one were injured…continue reading

How To Tell If Older Drivers Are At Risk Of A New Haven Auto Accident

January 8th, 2021

If you have someone in your life who is getting up there in age, but is still very much independent, it is important that you maintain a close connection with them to ensure that they are maintaining a safe lifestyle, including being safe behind the wheel.  Often as adults age they take for granted the skills that they once had without realizing that their sharpness to do certain activities has dulled a bit.  Driving is one of these skills that often dulls over time and is difficult to diagnose before it leads to a New Haven auto accident.  This can be especially hard to recognize if you are not driving with your the person each and every day. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) there are some things you can look for when helping to determine whether a driver in your life may not be fit to be behind the wheel any longer.  The things you should be looking for include, but are not limited to; Any new dents or scratches on the driver’s car. If the driver alerts you to any tickets that they have been assessed recently, this could be sign. When you’re driving with this person and notice that they are becoming increasingly overwhelmed by street signs and markings. If the person you are concerned about has any illnesses…continue reading

Use This Tip To Remove Ice Safely From Your Windshield

January 6th, 2021

Now that we are in the frigid part of the winter, ice on your windshield will seem like a constant each morning when you head out to your car.  It can be tempting to ignore it, but if you do it could result in you getting into a New Haven auto accident and being injured or worse.  Ice on your windshield is much more then just a nuisance it can be deadly and properly removing it will ensure that you are taking the necessary safety precautions to protect yourself and others while driving during the winter months. Did you know that there is a right way and a wrong way to remove ice from your windshield?  It’s true, according to AAA Northeast, using a sharp edged object like a metal scraper or shovel can cause damage to your windshield that can make it more difficult to see out of or worse yet weaken it and cause it to crack more easily when an object hits it.  While these issues may not seem likely, when the cold weather is bitter it can cause brittle glass to fracture with just the simplest of touch. What should you do instead? The first step in making sure you are removing ice from your windshield safely is to warm up your car and properly set the defogger/defroster so that it…continue reading

3 Things You Can Do Today To Avoid A New Haven Accident In The New Year

January 4th, 2021

We have now turned the page on one of the most tumultuous years in history and while 2021 will present it’s challenges for sure, one that you can work to avoid now is a New Haven auto accident.  By taking a few simple steps you can take the fate of you and your loved ones into your hands and keep everyone safe in the new year. Driving in the winter months can be one of the most treacherous things you can do behind the wheel.  With additional hazards like ice and snow on the roads your daily commute or a car pool to practice can turn deadly quickly.  That’s why we recommend that you do these three things to keep you and your loved ones safe. Drive the speed limit.  It can be tempting if you’re late to get to an appointment or just want to get home after a long day, but one of the most important things you can do to avoid an accident, especially a fatal one, is to follow the speed limit.  If you can manage to not drive above the speed limit you will reduce your risk of a serious auto accident. Wear a seatbelt and make everyone in your car wear one as well.  If you do get into an accident wearing your seatbelt will keep you safe and…continue reading

Avoid A New Haven Auto Accident And Have A Safe And Happy New Year

December 31st, 2020

New Year’s Eve is going to be a little bit different this year, but it may still have some of the same dangers as it has in years past.  Given the stresses of this past year, you may be more inclined to drink a little heavier and party a little harder, which is fine, but we want to encourage you to make sure you’re doing it safely.  While following COVID-19 guidelines is important, it cannot obscure your need to avoid excessive drinking and then getting behind the wheel.  New Year’s Eve is one of the deadliest nights of the year for auto accidents and it doesn’t have to be that way. If you’re heading out, anywhere for New Year’s Eve, do it safely and avoid a New Haven auto accident.  Even if you don’t want to give up drinking on this night, there are some things you can do to make sure you stay safe and kick off 2021 with happiness and light.  Here are three things that will keep you safe and allow you to have a Happy New Year! Stay Home.  In a normal year this wouldn’t be on our list because we believe in getting out and having fun to ring in the New Year, but this year is a little bit different.  The safest thing you can do is to stay…continue reading

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