Should You Ride Your Bike When It’s Raining Out?

September 26th, 2022

There are so many reasons to ride your bike this time of year as the weather has cooled down and the leaves are gorgeous to see, but there are also a few things this time of year that make it a little more likely that you will get into a New Haven bicycle accident then you might have been more likely to have done in the summer months.  The weather is much less predictable as the temperatures drop and there is a greater likelihood of a gray or stormy day.  That is why it is so important to have a plan about riding in the rain, that is if you’re brave enough to hop on two wheels when the rain is pouring down. Rain presents some unique safety challenges for anyone who is riding a bike during a storm.  One important one that should keep you off the road entirely is lightning.  If there is a storm and lightning is a part of you, you should skip the bike ride for the day.  However, if there is no lightning happening then you can take some steps that will make it safe for you to ride even on wet roads.  If you follow these steps then you can arrive at your destination safely, even if you are soaking wet. 1.) Wear brightly colored clothes or reflective…continue reading

Avoid A New Haven Auto Accident During Your Morning Commute

September 24th, 2022

When you wake up in the morning and wipe away the night from your eyes, the last thing you might want to do is get in your car and drive miles and miles to your office, but now that many people are back in the office a morning commute continues to be a daily struggle.  It is also a time of day when there is a good likelihood of getting into a New Haven auto accident for a variety of reasons. There is hope. Getting to your office in the morning does not have to be a harrowing experience.  In fact, there are some proactive steps you can take to make sure that your trip in the morning is safe and free of any incidents.  Whether your commute is 10 miles or 100 miles these steps will help to keep it worry free and get you to office on time and in one piece. Step #1: Get a good night’s sleep.  Yes, this is easier said than done, but it is also one of the most critical things you can do to keep yourself and your passengers safe while you’re behind the wheel.  If you are groggy and dozing off in while driving you can put yourself at serious risk of injury or even of a fatal car crash. Step #2: Leave yourself plenty of time.  One of the…continue reading

Three Places You Might Not Expect A New Haven Slip And Fall Accident To Happen

September 22nd, 2022

You might be familiar with some of the locations where you can get yourself injured by getting into a New Haven slip and fall accident as they may seem pretty obvious.  When you are walking down the sidewalk and the cement is broken up, it may be pretty obvious that there is a fall hazard there.  If you’re on your way to a friend’s house and there is a lip that you didn’t see on their driveway, you may not be surprised when an injury occurs.  There are, however, places where you will go and not even be thinking about getting hurt as the result of a slip or fall and then you wind up getting injured by surprise. Of course it is true that a slip and fall injury could happen anywhere.  One bad step somewhere and you could find yourself head over heels into a serious injury that could land you in the Emergency Room of the hospital.  The truth of the matter is that there are places where you are more likely to get injured than other places.  It is important to think about where you are going for the day that you think about whether or not you’ll be safe at that destination.  Even if there is an elevated risk, that doesn’t mean you can’t go to the location, but it…continue reading

Five Tips For Driving And Avoiding A New Haven Pedestrian Accident

September 19th, 2022

The staggering fact of the matter is that every 81 seconds in the United States a pedestrian was killed in an accident in 2020.  This number is extraordinarily high and by taking a few steps while driving you will be able to insure that you are not one of the drivers that are putting people who are out walking, biking, or running at risk.  With just a few safety tips and the knowledge that speed kills you will be well positioned to be a safe driver around everyone who is not in a vehicle. This time of year, especially, when the weather is cooling down and there are shoppers out shopping, the likelihood of a New Haven pedestrian accident increases and as a driver you need to improve your safety skills to deal with the increased level of traffic.  While the safety of pedestrians is not only incumbent on you following the rules, you will certainly go a long way to doing your part by following the rules of the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) there are some very important and specific things you can do to keep those who you share the road with safe while you’re driving through the city. 1.) When you are turning AND when you are entering a crosswalk, you should be fully prepared to…continue reading

How To Obtain A Connecticut Motorcycle License

September 16th, 2022

Before you can even think about taking steps to avoid a New Haven motorcycle accident you need to obtain a Connecticut motorcycle license.  The good news is that the steps to obtain a license are pretty straight forward and easy to accomplish, however they do differ from those required to get a license to drive a car.  You will need to follow all of these steps to make sure you can ride your motorcycle legally throughout the state. The first thing to know is that a motorcycle license is not actually a separate license from your driver’s license, but rather it is an endorsement on your current license.  If you have passed a drivers test for your automobile license you’ve already taken the first step towards getting your motorcycle endorsement on your license.  By having your drivers license already secured you will be able to focus on the safety and rules of the road for a motorcycle. To obtain an endorsement for riding a motorcycle on your drivers license you will need to follow these steps; Step #1: If you are under the age of 18 years old you will need to complete a parental consent form in order to apply for this endorsement.  If your parents do not consent, you will need to wait to get your endorsement until you are over the age…continue reading

The Six Levels Of New Haven Dog Bites

September 15th, 2022

When you’re interacting with a dog, whether or a stranger or your own pet, it is important to understand the animal’s tendencies and what certain actions can mean.  Often a dog will show his stress level by the way he moves or looks at you, but also in making you aware of his stress level by nipping at you or worse.  These types of interactions can lead to a New Haven dog bite injury and leave you anywhere from scared to dead or somewhere in between. There is a small silver lining according to the National Safety Council and that being killed by a dog is very rare, in fact the odds of it happening to you are 1 in 112,400.  These odds are extremely low, but they are not nothing, so it is important to understand the different levels of dog bites and how they can be a signal to you that a situation with a dog is escalating and that you should remove yourself immediately from it. Let’s review the levels of dog bites so that when you are confronted with this type of interaction you can quickly assess the situation and keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Level #1: This should be considered a warning shot from a dog that is the dog’s way of saying to the human, back off,…continue reading

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