Tips For Avoiding A New Haven Auto Accident With A Drunk Driver

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August 23rd, 2019

Any New Haven auto accident attorney can tell you that they have seen their fair share of crashes when alcohol has played a factor into the accident. Driving under the influence of alcohol is against the law in the State of Connecticut and our state has some of the strictest drunk driving laws in the nation. Even through this, we still have some people that drive under the influence. As we approach the 4th of July holiday, you may see people driving who you suspect are drunk. Here are some tips to spot them. Driving too slowly; Stopping inappropriately; Weaving or zig-zagging across the road; Turning too wide; Slowly reacting to traffic lights and signals; Erratic braking; Almost hitting another vehicle or object; Sudden or illegal turns. If you or a loved one was involved in a crash, our New Haven auto accident attorneys can help. We will work our hardest to protect your rights. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

Avoid New Haven Personal Injury With Dogs & Extreme Heat

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August 21st, 2019

It is no secret the weather this summer has been brutal. From really high temperatures to super high humidity levels, humans and canines alike have been struggling to beat the summer heat. Discomfort causes both dogs and humans to become more irritable, therefore increasing the likelihood of a New Haven personal injury. The Humane Society advises keeping a safe distance between yourself and the dog and keep an eye out for these nine behaviors: Tensed body Backing away Stiff tail Flicking tongue or licking lips Furrowed brow Eyes rolling so the whites are visible Focused stare Pulled back head and/or ears Yawning Connecticut dog bite law is a strict liability statute; meaning unless you are trespassing or are taunting/teasing the dog, the dog’s owner is liable for your injury. Call the New Haven personal injury lawyers at The LoRicco Law Firm to help you handle your claim.

New Haven Personal Injury: 4 Most Common Fall Injuries

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August 19th, 2019

As New Haven personal injury lawyers, we see injuries that are life-changing. A slip and fall can lead to serious injuries. Below are some of the most common that you could sustain: 1.) Head injuries. A head striking the ground, curb, As New Haven personal injury lawyers, we see injuries that are life-changing. A slip and fall can lead to serious injuries. Below are some of the most common that you could sustain:shelf, or other structure can cause lifelong impairments and injuries. Concussions are now classified as traumatic brain injuries (TBI). 2.) Neck, back and spine injuries. A slip and fall accident, even trying to CATCH yourself from falling, can cause extremely painful and difficult to treat injuries. Slipped, bulging or herniated disks can cause chronic pain and even lead to surgery or make a return to work impossible. 3.) Hip and/or pelvic injuries. Broken hips and pelvis bones are most often seen in elderly patients, however can affect any age. A serious New Haven personal injury could require the need for a hip replacement surgery or a prolonged nursing home stay. 4.) Torn tendons and/or ligaments. Injuries to the tendons and ligaments are very painful and can require months of physical therapy. Even then, sometimes patients never fully return to 100% mobility and usability. If you or your loved one was injured, call an experienced New Haven personal injury…continue reading

Do Signs Mean I Cannot File a New Haven Personal Injury Lawsuit?

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August 16th, 2019

Did you or a loved one slip and fell in a store or walkway? You may be able to still collect New Haven personal injury damages for your injuries even if signage was posted warning of the conditions. Many people believe that just because there is a sign that the establishment is not liable. This is not always the case. The question of liability could depend on where the signs are positioned. For example, if you slip and fall at the entrance to a supermarket and signs are posted, but they are 10 feet inside the store, you would not have had adequate time to adjust footing. Or perhaps, signage inside the doors might have been turned away from all pedestrians. Signage needs to be posted so that all pedestrians can view it to adequately change their footing to avoid a fall. If you fall in a public place (or even private place), take the following actions: Report the fall to the manager, supervisor, property owner etc. immediately Get medical help immediately. Sometimes it can take days or weeks for injuries to surface. Make sure you are taking care of yourself. Photograph the scene. Consult an experienced New Haven personal injury lawyer. A New Haven personal injury lawyer can discuss with you your claim and options. The LoRicco Law Firm has successfully handled claims like these. Contact our office…continue reading

New Have Personal Injury: Pedestrian Accident Safety

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August 14th, 2019

At one point or another, we will all find ourselves as pedestrians. New Haven personal injury accidents, as well as accidents across the state of Connecticut, have been on the rise. Here are a few safety tips: Avoid distraction. Cell phone use or wearing earphones when crossing streets diminishes the ability of your two key senses – hearing and seeing – that are used to detect and avoid cars. Use crosswalks. Cross the street where you have the best view of traffic. Don’t cross mid-block or diagonally. If there’s no crosswalk nearby, cross in a well-lit area where you have the best view of traffic. Look left, right, and left again. No crosswalk? Yield to traffic. Pedestrians walking outside of crosswalks must yield to all other traffic. Enhance your visibility at night. Walk in well-lit areas, carry a flashlight or wear something reflective, such as stickers or armbands, to be more visible. Watch for cars backing up in parking lots and driveways. Brake lights can mean that a car is about to back up. On a sharp corner with limited visibility (a blind curve) or a steep hill, it’s safer to walk along the outer corner rather than to stay in the inner corner, even though this is opposite of the rule to face traffic when walking. Look for cars in all directions – including those turning – before crossing the street.…continue reading

Transportation Tips For Heading Back To School

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August 12th, 2019

School is starting in the next couple of weeks for New Haven and the Shoreline. Excitement will engulf kids as they wonder who their teacher is, who is in their class, and what the new school year will bring. While the school day brings its own adventures, getting there and home should be safe. Below are some safety tips for all different way to get your child to school. Walkers – Walk on the sidewalk if one if available; if one isn’t available, walk facing traffic. – Make sure you look both ways multiple times before crossing the street. – Make eye contact with drivers before crossing in a crosswalk to make sure they see you crossing. – Avoid distracted walking. Bussers – Wait at the bus stop with them to show them the proper way to board and unboard the bus. – Stand six feet from the curb. – Stand ten feet ahead of the bus and wait for the driver to signal that it is safe to cross. Drop-Off – Obey school zone speed limits. – Make eye contact with kids crossing the street. – DO NOT pass a bus that is stopped  to pick-up and drop-off students. – Make sure you stop far behind a bus to allow kids plenty of space. Bikers – Ride on the right side of the road,…continue reading

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