Avoiding a New Haven Personal Injury At A Playground

August 9th, 2019

Playground safety is the responsibility of everyone. Serious injuries including concussions, can arise when children are not taught about proper playground etiquette. Now that Connecticut schools are back in session, playground safety is important to prevent New Haven personal injuries. No shoving or tripping. Do not wear too loosely fitted clothing Report any playground disrepair that you see Use playground equipment as it was intended If your child was significantly injured as the result of a playground injury, contact our firm. Our team of experienced New Haven personal injury lawyers will investigate your child’s claim and protect your interests.

Dog Bites: 5 Reasons You Should Hire A New Haven Personal Injury Lawyer

August 7th, 2019

Some dog bites are severe to the point of needing immediate medical attention. The first step along the process is to know the laws that govern dog bites or attacks. A New Haven personal injury lawyer who has the skills to negotiate and assist in filing a claim can provide this important information. If you have sustained a dog bite injury, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced New Haven personal injury lawyer at The LoRicco Law Firm to review your case during a free consultation. We can help you through each step of the claims process to help hold dog owners accountable. Our firm works on contingency which means you do not pay us until you receive compensation for your case. Knowledge of Connecticut dog bite law. Connecticut is a strict liability state. That means that the dog owner is responsible for your injuries unless you are taunting or teasing the dog or trespassing. Skilled negotiators. The New Haven personal injury lawyers at The LoRicco Law Firm are skilled negotiators. We know how the insurance companies work because we defended them for 15 years. Experience. Our firm has been protecting the rights of the injured in New Haven and the Connecticut shoreline for over 60 years. Access to resources. Hiring a firm with the resources to conduct a proper investigation is crucial to the…continue reading

New Haven Personal Injury: Avoid a Bike Accident In The Driveway

August 5th, 2019

A very common New Haven auto accident with a cyclist or pedestrian occurs when someone is struck by a car leaving a driveway.  These accidents are often a result of obstructions that make it difficult for the cyclist or pedestrian to see on-coming traffic. The median age for this type of accident is 10 years old. New Haven’s school children will be starting school shortly and still out riding their bicycles and these accidents will occur more frequently. Taking a few of the following steps can help you to stave off an accident of this type. Talk to your son or daughter about making sure he/she does not race out into on-coming traffic.  Make them aware that no matter how safe your road seems to be, the possibility of a car racing down the street is always there, so looking both ways is a key way to prevent getting hurt. Cut back and bushes/trees that may obstruct the view of your child as they ride their bike or scooter into the street. Post a sign encouraging on-coming traffic to slow down and that there are children living at your address. These few steps can help to prevent these types of accidents, but if an accident were to occur make sure to consult an experienced New Haven auto accident attorney immediately to see how they can protect your long term interests.

New Haven Auto Accidents, Rear End Collisions, & Common Injuries

August 2nd, 2019

As New Haven auto accident attorneys, we’ve seen our fair share of bad accidents. While having a car makes it easy to get around and for some it is a necessity, there are certain safety risks that come along with having one. While you do everything you can to be safe on the road and drive defensively, being involved in a rear-end collision in most cases happens when you least expect it — and out of your control. While hopefully you’ll never have to experience a rear-end collision, here are the three most common injuries that can happen as a result. Whiplash. When your head is quickly jerked back and forth by a powerful force, that is whiplash. With a rear-end collision, whiplash happens extremely fast. Symptoms include headache, neck pain, and dizziness. More severe cases might affect memory and eye sight. Spinal cord injury. These injuries happen when there is a significant blow to the spinal cord itself, the ligaments, or disks of the spine. The blow doesn’t have to fracture the spine, dislocation can cause severe amounts of pain. Aside from being painful, this type of injury can affect your movement, and in some cases can cause a permanent loss of function. Broken ribs. Car accidents are a leading cause of broken ribs, except people do not often know they have them. You only…continue reading

Avoid New Haven Personal Injury By Knowing Connecticut Pedestrian Laws

July 31st, 2019

It seems like every time you read the local news, there is another report of someone getting hit by a car. As a pedestrian, here are the laws that protect you: At crosswalks with pedestrian signals, state law requires that pedestrians obey the “Walk” and “Don’t Walk” signs in the same way a driver must obey Red or Green lights. State law requires pedestrians to use marked crosswalks when they are provided, and it is unlawful to cross a street outside a marked crosswalk if the pedestrian is between two signalized intersections. When NOT at an intersection or marked crosswalk, pedestrians must yield the right of way to all vehicles. When sidewalks are not available, pedestrians are to walk to the far left edge of the road facing traffic. Walking in this direction gives pedestrians the best view of traffic. State law requires pedestrians walking along the road to use sidewalks when available. Pedestrians have the right of way at marked and unmarked crossings, meaning cars must yield to pedestrians. If you are involved in a pedestrian crash, the experienced New Haven personal injury lawyers at The LoRicco Law Firm can help you with your claim. 

New Haven Auto Accident Attorney Urge You Not To Overload Your Car

July 29th, 2019

There are many factors that cause New Haven auto accidents and as New Haven auto accident attorneys we have seen accidents and injuries of all types.  When you and your family are hitting the road this summer for your family vacation, be mindful of what is on the roof of your car. According to AAA, during a four year span of time 39,000 injuries and over 500 deaths resulted from unsecured road debris. In Connecticut, the law protects us from snow and ice flying off of cars and trucks. Just like snow and ice, motorists are responsible for any damage and could face a ticket and fine of $117 for an unsecured load. If you or a loved one was injured due to a piece of debris flying off of a car, contact our firm’s New Haven auto accident attorneys. We will work to protect your best interests.

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