Sanitizing Your Car

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April 8th, 2020

We are living in some unprecedented times right now. We are very cautious to how we interact with others as well as other surfaces. One area where we may have not always payed attention to is our vehicle. Cars can be filled with all sorts of germs and nasty stuff. Here are some tips for cleaning your car. Wash your car. Get out the vacuum and go over your seats, inside roof, and carpets. Use some soap suds and a soft brush to get into the crevices. Sanitize your car. Use disinfecting wipes to wipe down surfaces in your car including door handles, seat belt buckles, shifter, steering wheel, switches, armrests, and consoles. Sanitize different materials. The interior of your vehicle may have different surfaces that need specialized cleaners like leather. Use caution with the amount of cleaner as you do not want residue to build up and grow mold or mildew. Use a cloth specifically designed for cleaning touch screens. The attorneys and staff at The LoRicco Law Firm wish everyone health and wellness during this difficult time.

Distracted Driving and New Haven Auto Accidents

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April 7th, 2020

It is no secret that travel through New Haven can be treacherous – whether it’s downtown, along the Wilbur, or on I95 or I91.  Distracted driving can add to that danger, and can cause undue New Haven auto accidents that can hurt yourself or others. Staying focused on the road will help keep you and other drivers safe. This is especially imperative for those with teen drivers, who are inexperienced with driving and have a higher incidence of being distracted. We all need a reminder every so often to put down the phone or not eat while driving, because the safety of all those on the road is most important. Types of distracted driving include: Reading Eating or drinking Reading Smoking Getting something out of a purse or other bag Using GPS systems Texting or talking on your cell phone Reaching for toys Grooming or applying makeup If you or a loved one was injured and believe the other driver to have been distracted, contact the New Haven auto accident attorneys at The LoRicco Law Firm for your free consultation. We have proudly served New Haven and the Connecticut shoreline for nearly 60 years.

April Is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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April 2nd, 2020

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month and whether it is high-speed travel along I-95 or I-91, or lower speed travel through downtown, it is no secret that travel through New Haven can be dangerous.  Distracted driving can add to that danger, and can cause undue New Haven auto accidents that can hurt yourself or others. Keeping your focus on the road will help keep you and other drivers safe. This is especially imperative for those with teen drivers, who are inexperienced with driving and have a higher incidence of being distracted. We all need a reminder every so often to put down the phone or not eat while driving, because the safety of all those on the road is important. Types of distracted driving include: Eating or drinking Reading Texting or talking on your cell phone Eating or drinking Grooming or applying makeup Smoking Using GPS systems Getting something out of a purse or other bag Reaching for toys If you or a loved one was injured and believe the other drive to have been distracted, contact the New Haven auto accident attorneys at The LoRicco Law Firm for your free consultation. We have proudly served New Haven and the Connecticut shoreline for nearly 60 years.

Avoiding a New Haven Auto Accident This Spring

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March 30th, 2020

Spring is in full swing in New Haven, right down to the rainy weather. Whether you are traveling by car, motorcycle, or bicycle there are certain precautions to take in wet, stormy weather. As New Haven Auto Accident attorneys we see accidents of all shapes and sizes while defending New Haven’s injured for over 50 years. If you are heading out in rainy weather conditions, follow these tips: Avoid off-road driving. Judging the actual depth of a puddle is challenging and your vehicle could become stuck (even SUVs). Never drive through a large puddle. You will not be able to determine if there is a sink hole beneath the surface. Use headlights in rainy, gloomy, foggy and overcast conditions. Not only will you have greater visibility, but other cars will be able to get a better view of you. Avoid splashing pedestrians. Don’t tailgate. The spray created by tires, especially those of large trucks and busses, limits your vision. If you must pass, do so quickly and safely. Never drive through moving water if you can’t see the ground; it could sweep you and your car off the road! If you can, avoid using your brakes. If road conditions are wet, applying your brakes could cause your vehicle to hydroplane. Take your foot off of the accelerator to slow down. When traveling New Haven roadways in the…continue reading

5 More Common New Haven Personal Injuries After A Pedestrian Accident

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March 27th, 2020

A few days ago, we published a blog on common injuries pedestrians are vulnerable to. We have five more New Haven personal injuries that are common for pedestrians who get into an accident. Amputations. In some instances, pedestrian accidents can have serious lifelong repercussions on the victim’s body such as amputation of limbs and extremities. Broken Bones. Broken bones are some of the most common injuries sustained by pedestrians who are struck by cars, trucks, or other motorized vehicles. These injuries occur when an external force causes a break in the continuity of a bone. Broken bones can be extremely painful and can require intensive medical treatment to correct. Injured Extremities. Extremities are at risk of injury as well. The impact from a vehicle can cause pedestrians to suffer injuries such as scrapes, broken bones, or even, in some extreme cases, a loss of an extremity resulting from a serious injury. Emotional Trauma. Not all injuries are physical. In fact, even if an individual does not suffer permanent physical injuries, he or she may suffer from emotional trauma. Death. Pedestrians being struck by a vehicle are at high risk of death. This is caused not only by the sheer size of vehicles but also because of the lack of protection for the pedestrian. If you or a loved one were injured a pedestrian accident, contact the New Haven personal injury lawyers at The…continue reading

Common New Haven Personal Injuries After A Pedestrian Accident

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March 25th, 2020

Pedestrians can be vulnerable to New Haven personal injuries. Whether walking, jogging, running, or sitting, pedestrians can be left with life-altering injuries. Below are some of the most common injuries that pedestrians suffer after an accident. Traumatic Brain Injuries. TBIs are caused when an outside force causes brain dysfunction, usually a violent blow to the head or body that can result from a car accident. While some TBIs can be minor, others can have severe medical consequences. Spinal Cord Injuries. A spinal cord injury when a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine that fractures or dislocates vertebrae. Because the spinal cord is the mechanism for transmitting signals between the brain and the body, even minute damage can have life-changing results. Fractures. A bone fracture occurs when the physical force exerted on a bone is stronger than the bone itself. While treatable, the injury can cause lifelong pain and medical problems that can impact well-being and quality of life. Soft Tissue Injuries. These types of injuries include bruises, lacerations, tears, dislocations, and sprains. Many soft tissue injuries resolve with little medical intervention, they can cause significant pain and may keep you from everyday activities and working for weeks or even months. They can leave victims with unsightly scarring or other permanent issues that can have an impact on their emotional well-being. If you or a loved one was a pedestrian injured in an accident, contact the…continue reading

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