3 Signs You May Have Had Too Much Alcohol To Drive

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March 2nd, 2021

There is never a good reason to drive drunk.  Driving drunk is one of the most prevalent ways to get into a New Haven auto accident.  With the options of designating a driver or using a ride share service like Uber there are options to staying safe if you have to return home from a night of drinking.  The best and safest way to get home from a night at the bar or spending time with friends is to not get behind the wheel after having any alcohol at all. If you are out drinking and you are unsure of whether or not you have had too much to drink always avoid driving.  The signs you need to look for that you are too impaired may be the following; Poor judgement Impaired vision Decline in coordination Reduced reaction time These are signs that you absolutely should not get behind the wheel of a car or you will risk getting into a New Haven auto accident. While you’re out with friends these are also signs you should be looking for in friends.  While it may be hard to police the alcohol consumption of your friends it may be necessary to keep them safe.  If you sense some of these signs in your friends you will want to pull him/her aside and suggest that they not drive. …continue reading

Why You Should Always Seek A Second Opinion When You’ve Broken A Bone

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February 28th, 2021

The first thing that comes to mind when you’re involved in a New Haven broken bone injury may not be the need to get a second opinion.  A broken bone is a broken bone right?  It is true that you may not need a second opinion to tell you whether you’ve broken your bone or not, but you may want a second opinion on how to proceed to the healing process. While there are generally not differing opinions over whether a bone is broken or not, there are often differing opinions about what to do to heal your bone.  The path you choose can determine how successful the healing process will be and whether or not there will be any lasting pain. Let’s take for example if you break your arm.  Your arm has a lot of moving parts in it and healing properly can be a challenge.  There are some different schools of thought on how to properly heal a broken arm.  Here are a couple of options that a doctor might suggest; Set your arm in a traditional cast.  This may be the most common path that doctors will take, but it may come with long term challenges with pain and issues long term. Perform surgery and set your arm with pins to maintain alignment.  At first blush this is a more invasive…continue reading

Morning Black Ice Can Lead To A New Haven Slip and Fall Accident

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February 27th, 2021

This time of year is a tricky one to be out walking in the morning.  With temperatures constantly in flux there are so many dangers of a New Haven slip and fall accidents.  At night the temperatures have a tendency to drop dramatically and can cause ice to form overnight that wasn’t there the day before.  The water that is on the road in the afternoon will turn to dangerous ice in the morning and cause a really precarious situation. Here are a few things to avoid in the morning to make sure you remain safe from the ever growing danger of black ice in the early morning hours; Snow banks.  Walking near snow banks can be dangerous because if that snow was melting during the day and then refroze overnight there can be plenty of ice that could be dangerous to you. Hills.  When ice and snow are melting during the day they run down hills and cause a stream of water that can then freeze overnight and turn into a hazard. Stairs.  Water that melts throughout the day will freeze on stairs at night which are typically good places for water to puddle and turn into ice overnight.  Ice on stairs is one of the most dangerous places you can come into contact with ice, slipping down stairs can be extremely dangerous. Sidewalks. …continue reading

Driving During COVID-19 Can Have Unintended Issues

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February 26th, 2021

When driving along Connecticut’s roads you may find yourself under the best of circumstances feeling some anxiety which can get in the way of you driving safely.  This can create an increased danger of a New Haven auto accident. While this can happen during “normal” times, it has become increasingly more common during COVID-19 as the stresses of the pandemic continue to weigh on the minds of all drivers. There are two reasons why anxiety has developed for drivers who otherwise may not be affected by it under normal circumstances.  The first reason is called “rumination.”  Rumination refers to what happens when your mind wonders and is distracted by the stresses of the pandemic.  If you are driving along and your mind is off somewhere with loved ones who may be battling the illness or you’re thinking about someone in your life that has passed due to the pandemic then you may be experiencing rumination while driving.  This type of mental distraction can present a risk to your safety and is hard to sort through. If you are experiencing rumination while driving there are not many things you can do.  However, it is recommended that you pull over and gather your thoughts before continuing on your drive.  If you are driving with others, it may be a good time to pull over and ask someone else…continue reading

Driver License Test…Answers

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February 24th, 2021

You’ve taken our brief driver license test, here are the answers you will need to answer to make sure you avoid a New Haven auto accident. Question #1: What is the speed limit in a school zone? A: 15 MPH Question #2: Who has the right of way at a four-way stop? A: The vehicle that gets to the intersection first has the right of way.  If multiple vehicles arrive at the same time, it is the driver to your right that has the right of way. Question #3: What does a blinking yellow light mean? A: Slow down Question #4: When can you turn right at a red light? A: You can make a right turn on red, unless otherwise posted. Question #5: Do you have to stop for a pedestrian who is not crossing in a cross walk? A: No.  If a pedestrian is attempting to cross in an unmarked section of the road it is their responsibility to yield to oncoming traffic. **This quiz is intended as a fun activity to help you brush up on the rules of the road in the state of Connecticut.  It in no way replaces a true driver license test and is not intended to be for education purposes.** If you or a loved one were injured as a result of a New Haven auto accident…continue reading

How Long Ago Was Your Driver’s License Test? Take This One Now.

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February 24th, 2021

Whether you just passed your driver’s license test or don’t remember what color shirt you were wearing when you passed yours, it’s likely that there are some rules of the road that you may not quite remember.  That’s why AAA has come up with a fun, quick, online quiz that takes you through some of the more common things that people often forget when they are on the roads.  Knowing the rules of the road will help you avoid a New Haven auto accident and arrive at your destination safely. This twelve question quiz does not cover every rule of the road of course, so we decided to come up with a few additional questions for our five question quiz.  Answer these questions correctly and you’ll be well on your way to being a safe driver on the roads of Connecticut. Question #1: What is the speed limit in a school zone? Question #2: Who has the right of way at a four-way stop? Question #3: What does a blinking yellow light mean? Question #4: When can you turn right at a red light? Question #5: Do you have to stop for a pedestrian who is not crossing in a cross walk? While we don’t have the power to grant you a driver’s license for the state of Connecticut.  If you finished these two quizzes with a boatload…continue reading

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