Tips For Avoiding A New Haven Auto Accident At Night

February 18th, 2019

There certain differences in driving during daylight hours and during evening hours that lend themselves to a New Haven auto accident. Here are some tips to stay safe when driving in the dark. Aim your headlights. Make sure they are aligned properly and remove the road grime/dirt from the covers. Dim the dash. Your dashboard/interior lights may come with a dimmer. These lights can create unnecessary distractions. Also turn town any display lights too. Wear the right glasses. Only wear glasses at night if they have been prescribed to you by an eye care professional. Keep an eye out for eyes. Wildlife can be active at night – keep an eye out for them. Don’t stare at on-coming lights. Bright lights can disrupt your concentration. Get the newspaper. A windshield that appears clean during the daylight hours can reveal streaks during the nighttime hours. Newspaper can remove any streaks. Exterior mirrors. Clean and adjust these mirrors.  Dirty mirrors can reflect light and create a distraction. Keep healthy eyes. Make sure you are seeing an eye care professional to get your eyes examined on an on-going basis. If you or a loved one was injured, contact a New Haven auto accident attorney immediately. We will work to protect your long-term interests.

Avoiding A New Haven Pedestrian Accident

February 15th, 2019

With pedestrian accidents on the rise,  Connecticut law sometimes gives motorist and cyclists the right-of-way; this means that if a pedestrian is attempting to cross the street and he or she is not in a crosswalk, he or she must first let motorists and cyclist pass. Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians should all be aware of one another when sharing Connecticut roadways. Here are a few ways to avoid a pedestrian accident for everyone that shares the road: Follow road signs and signals. Obey traffic laws. Stay alert. Yield as needed. If you or a loved one is injured in a pedestrian accident, contact The LoRicco Law Firm. Our team of experienced attorneys can help you navigate the claims process and investigate your case.

[Infographic] Driving on Icy Roads

February 13th, 2019

What To Look For In a New Haven Auto Accident Attorney

February 11th, 2019

You were in an auto accident. You are probably feeling overwhelmed by the trauma of the accident, fighting with with insurance company to get your car fixed, and the incoming medical bills. What you should be focusing on is healing from this horrific accident. You know you need help, but just do not know where to begin to hire a New Haven auto accident attorney. Below are a few questions to ask any firm you interview: How long have you been helping auto accident victims? The New Haven auto accident attorneys at LoRicco Law Firm have been advocating for injury victims along the Connecticut shoreline for over 50 years. What is your approach to handling auto accident cases? From the very beginning our New Haven auto accident attorneys work your case as if we are going to trial. We look at all possibilities of negligence to pursue the maximum compensation for our clients. Do you have experience doing insurance work? For 15 years, our firm handled insurance defense work. We defended insurance companies in cases just like yours. We know their tricks to try and keep damages low. We have a proven track record of getting our clients compensation for present and future medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. When you hire the LoRicco Law Firm, you are hiring a family firm tough on…continue reading

Dry Roads Are A Factor In New Haven Auto Accidents

February 6th, 2019

When it comes to deadly auto accidents, dry roads are the biggest contributing factor. As New Haven auto accident attorneys, we see accidents all the time. In research gathered from around the country, 90% of all crashes occur when it is clear outside and 80% of fatal accidents happen on dry roadways. Connecticut’s State Medical Examiner reported that in 2018 more than 300 people died in fatal car accidents. Pay attention to conditions if you are on dry or wet roads: Drive defensively, limit distractions, drive slowly, and never get behind the wheel if you’re under the influence of drugs/alcohol or are tired. And always adjust driving behaviors for the conditions around you.

Avoid a New Haven Auto Accident With This Winter Checklist

February 4th, 2019

As New Haven auto accident attorneys, we see how wintry weather impacts driving conditions constantly. Now that we have turned that corner to February, we are in the thick of winter. Here is a checklist of items you may want to consider keeping in your vehicle in case an emergency strikes. A snow brush Ice scraper Abrasive material (like kitty litter or sand) Jumper cables Blanket Flashlight Small snow shovel Warning flares Paper towel or cloths Windshield washer fluid Traction mats Cell phone If you or a loved are ever in a disabled vehicle, try to move your vehicle off the road to a safe spot. The New Haven auto accident attorneys at The LoRicco Law Firm wish you safe travels this winter!

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