New Haven Pedestrian Accidents: Keep Yourself Safe

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July 13th, 2020

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. Yesterday, however, a New Haven man was killed when he was struck by a car downtown. 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.

Avoid a New Haven Auto Accident By Maintaining Tire Pressure

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July 10th, 2020

It is pretty common knowledge that tire pressure is an important factor in how your car handles in the winter time, but did you know that tire pressure is important throughout the summer months, too? In the heat of the summer tire pressure can rise, on average one pound per-square inch (PSI) for every increase in temperature of 10 degrees fahrenheit.  That means that if your tires were properly inflated for the winter, you’re still going to want to check them before heading out for any long trips this summer. Why is tire pressure so important to your safety? If you leave the house on a cool summer morning and your tires are already over inflated, by the time you head out in the evening, after your car has been sitting in the hot summer sun, your tires will be over inflated to new heights. Over inflated tires leave you more susceptible to tire blowouts which in turn can lead to New Haven auto accidents. Blowouts are not the only danger when over inflating your tires, however. Over inflated tires can lead to premature wearing on your tires which is a primary cause of poor handling and uneasy breaking. When is the best time to check tire pressure? The manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure is meant to match the measurement of a car that has been sitting…continue reading

4 Ways to Avoid An Accident From New Haven Auto Accident Attorneys

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July 7th, 2020

Whether you are a motorist, cyclist or pedestrian, staying safe while traveling on New Haven roads is paramount. The New Haven auto accident attorneys at The LoRicco Law Firm urge everyone to follow these safety tips to avoid car accidents: Sure footing. Proper footwear and tires make sure you are on solid ground. Dress the part. If you are walking or cycling make sure you are wearing reflective, bright clothing to be seen. If you are a motorist, make sure your headlights are on when appropriate. Obey traffic laws. The rules of the road apply so everyone can stay safe. Stay alert. Everyone should always be looking both ways! The streets of New Haven are crowded and require an acute awareness of surroundings to help avoid injury of pedestrians and other drivers who are sharing the road.  By being aware and following the rules of the road we can all help to avoid serious injury to each other. If you or a loved one have been injured, a New Haven auto accident attorney can help you settle your claim. Contact our office to discuss your options.  

New Haven Personal Injury: Is Your Deck Safe?

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July 5th, 2020

Summertime means warm weather and gathering with friends and family. One such place might be a backyard deck. These structures, while the perfect place for fun and conversation, can be a safety threat if not maintained or built properly. If someone is injured on your deck, you may be liable for their injuries. Here are some tips for maintaining a safe backyard deck. Decks typically have a 15 year lifespan. If your’s was built longer than that, you should get it inspected by a licensed professional. Rotting wood and termites are a big contributor to why a deck may become structurally unsound. As are weather elements like rain, snow, ice, sun, wind, and more. Pay close attention to any noises or movements your deck makes. Examine to make sure you see bolts and metal connections. If you or a loved one was injured from a damaged backyard deck, contact our New Haven personal injury lawyers. Our team is experienced in handling cases like this and can help protect your long term interests.

Is Your Car Ready For That Summer Road Trip?

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July 2nd, 2020

There is nothing better than getting in the car to head out on an epic summer road trip. Playlists and snacks aren’t the only things you need to make your trip an enjoyable one.  Lockouts, dead batteries, and flat tires are some things that cause a summer road trip to go astray, but they aren’t the only car issues that can happen. Keeping your tires in good shape is important not matter the season. Tires should be inflated to manufacturer specifications and should be inspected for cracks, bulges, or breaks. Check your power steering, wiper, and transmission fluids. Make sure all of your lights: brake, headlights, turn signals, emergency flashers are working as they are supposed to. The scorching summer heat puts a lot of pressure on car engines. Make sure you regularly check your coolant levels and address appropriately. Lockouts are never fun. Make sure you are aware of your key fob and keys when exiting your car.

Understanding New Haven Personal Injuries & Fireworks Laws

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June 30th, 2020

With Independence Day right around the corner, smaller groups may be having fireworks displays to celebrate. Even private citizens sometimes set up their own displays. A serious personal injury caused by fireworks can happen at any time. The attorneys at The LoRicco Law Firm urge you to follow Connecticut laws and regulations. Fireworks in Connecticut are illegal with the exception of sparklers and fountains. Sparklers and fountains are non-explosive, non-aerial devices that contain less than 100 grams and 200 grams of pyrotechnic mixture, respectively.  They both can legally be used by those who are age 16 years and older. If sparklers and fountains are part of your Independence Day celebration, please make sure you are following these safety tips from FireworkSafety.org. Follow all Connecticut fireworks laws Read all labels before igniting. Do not drink alcohol while lighting fireworks. Always have a bucket of water or hose nearby. Never reignite a “dud.” Wear safety glasses. Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting them with water and placing them in a metal trash container away from a building or combustible materials. The attorneys at The LoRicco Law Firm wish you and your family a safe Independence Day celebration!

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