Do These Three Things If You’re Pulled Over For A Potential DUI Arrest

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December 5th, 2022

For your safety and the safety of those who share the road with you, it is critical that you do not drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  When you get behind the wheel and are under the influence of any substance, you are putting yourself, the passengers in your vehicle and other drivers who are on the road with you at the same time at risk of getting into a New Haven auto accident which could lead to serious injury or death. December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Month and it is important to understand the steps you should be taking to avoid getting into a situation where you are risking your life while driving.  The holidays are a festive time, but there is also a time when more and more people are out celebrating and not doing it safely.  To ensure that you are safe you should always designate a driver or plan to travel to and from your destination via a ride share service like Uber.  These are the two safest options and should always be exercised unless you are able to stay the night wherever you are celebrating and in that case you won’t need to get behind the wheel and put anyone at risk. If you do get behind the wheel while under the influence of…continue reading

Fiery Accident Is A Reminder That Safety Cannot Be Taken Lightly

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December 3rd, 2022

When two unidentified people were traveling together in North Haven they ended up getting off the exit of I91 and crashing into a tree.  Their car burst into flames and they were killed.  This type of accident is far too common and should serve as a reminder that safety when driving should not be taken lightly in any way.  It is a reminder that when behind the wheel we are responsible for a very heavy and fast moving machine that can, at any point, take our lives or the lives of those we are sharing the road with. It is for this reason that we take this opportunity to share some safety measures you should always take so you can avoid being in a New Haven auto accident and drive these heavy pieces of fasting moving metal very carefully.  Following these safety measures among others can help save your life and the life of your travel companion. 1.) Slow down.  It is so important to drive at the speed limit.  These speed limits are researched and reviewed by many safety experts and are set for specific road conditions.  If you begin to accelerate over the posted speed limit you are putting yourself at risk of a serious injury or death.  This is the number one safety measure you should take to keep yourself safe as…continue reading

December Is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Month

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December 1st, 2022

Throughout the year we do our best to bring attention to the dangers of getting behind the wheel after having had a few drinks or doing drugs.  In the month of December there is reason to spend more time talking about this incredibly important topic as it is one of the months of the year where there is an elevated danger of people driving drunk or under the influence of drugs.  This dangerous behavior can lead to a New Haven auto accident and it is something that is preventable. The dangers presented by driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs are many, so we strongly encourage you to not partake in this type of behavior.  If you do get behind the wheel while under the influence you may need a DUI defense attorney to work with you to protect your long-term interests.  Contact our office and we can help. What are the most important things you can do to keep yourself and your passengers safe this holiday season as you head out to celebrate the season with friends and family? First, you should spend a few minutes planning your visits if you’re thinking that you will be drinking alcohol or doing drugs of any kind.  You will want to think about a few things as you’re deciding how you want to celebrate the holidays. …continue reading

7 Places To Be Aware Of To Avoid A New Haven Slip And Fall Accident This Winter

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November 30th, 2022

There is a chill in the air and while there is no fluffy white stuff on the ground just yet, it is coming.  This time of year, as much as we have to concern ourselves with snow on the ground, there is even a bigger concern and that is the ice that is forming and in some cases invisible to the naked eye.  Ice can be a real factor in a New Haven slip and fall accident if you’re not careful when you’re walking in various places through the city. Not only are there weather factors to be concerned about this time of year, but there are also places that you might find yourself that are unfamiliar to you as you go out and explore the city during the winter months.  You may not be accustomed to visiting certain locations and a new spot may lead to an accident that could have been avoided if you familiarized yourself with it before heading there.  So it is critically important that you understand the various locations around the city that may present a risk to you getting injured. It is also important to note that the list that follows is not a comprehensive list and it should not be treated as such.  There are many places that can present slipping hazards and you should always be cautious…continue reading

Many Factors Cited For The Increase In Connecticut Pedestrian Accidents

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November 29th, 2022

In a typical year the state of Connecticut sees roughly between 40 and 50 pedestrian deaths due to accidents with motor vehicles.  In 2021, that number was 56.  This year, with still a little over a month to go, the state has already seen 60 pedestrian accidents with December poised to be one of the deadliest months of the year.  This rise in pedestrian deaths is of great concern to safety officials throughout the state who are warning that this year could be the deadliest year for Connecticut pedestrian accidents in 20 years. So, what is accounting for the increase?  While there is no direct research that has been released by any group studying the rise in pedestrian deaths this year, there are some experts who have weighed in with opinions ranging from the fact that there are more SUVs on the road which can cause more significant injury or death to a pedestrian to the fact that more people are attending holiday parties more regularly this year and that could be leading to more impaired driving and also pedestrian impairment which could be problematic as well.  There is also the factor of the shorter days due to the end of Daylight Savings Time which makes it more difficult for pedestrians to be seen while out and about. There are some steps that both drivers…continue reading

Three Things That Keep Us Safe And Thankful All Year Long

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November 24th, 2022

It is here, Thanksgiving Day.  A day that we get to eat lots of delicious food, see family and friends we haven’t seen for quite some time and raise a glass to the things that we are grateful for throughout the year.  We thought we would take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving and to also look at some of the things that keep us safe throughout the year that we are grateful for but that probably don’t get acknowledged too often.  The three things we are most grateful for have been keeping us safe for quite some time while behind the wheel of our vehicles and even in the event that there is a New Haven auto accident they come to our rescue and reduce our risk of injury even in the most serious of accidents. If you’re one of the more than 55 million people who are expected to travel this holiday weekend, you should be thankful for these items too.  Even without you truly being aware of them they are working to keep you safe and free from injury.  Just by reading this post you will have a better sense of the importance of these items in keeping you safe as you drive to and from your destination both during the holidays and throughout the year. We…continue reading

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