The Hidden Injuries You Can Sustain In A New Haven Slip and Fall Accident

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October 12th, 2020

If you are involved in a New Haven slip and fall accident, you might be a little embarrassed.  You might get up, dust yourself off and, not seeing any blood, think you’re perfectly ok to go about your day.  Did you know that there is a brand of injury that is hidden and can cause real and lasting harm to your body and your way of life? We’re talking about soft tissue injuries that can be just as severe, if not more severe, then those injuries that you can see with a naked eye.  Soft tissue injuries are those that affect your muscles, tendons or ligaments in various places throughout your body.  These are the types of injuries that, if not identified and treated, can leave lasting damage. Some common soft tissue injuries include: Contusion – this results from a direct trauma to your muscle Muscle strain – as it’s name suggests this is caused by an over stretching of your muscle. Muscle sprain – different then a strain, a sprain may result from a traumatic stretching or tearing of your muscle Bursitis – damage done to your bursa which surround your joints and can be damaged by overuse or repeated stress When your body experiences one of these hidden injuries it can suffer for years and years without treatment.  It is so critical to…continue reading

Three Things To Avoid To Keep Kids Safe In A Car

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October 9th, 2020

A New Haven auto accident is not the only way that someone can get injured in a vehicle.  In fact, there are quite a few ways that kids can get injured in and around the car. It is common knowledge that kids should be wearing seatbelts when riding in the car, but there are some things to think about to protect your kids in other ways when they are in the car.  These three suggestions from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) are all critical in keeping your children safe in the car. Never leave your keys in the ignition when there are kids in the car.  Kids are curious and there are very real possibilities that a child would find his/her way to putting the car in drive, reverse, or even neutral and find a way to get the car moving.  Of course, a moving car without you in it can be a very dangerous thing. Don’t allow your children to play with the seatbelt.  Before traveling in a car it is important to explain to your child that the seatbelt is not a toy and if it is used in a way that it was not intended it could have consequences including serious injury or death. Never leave your child alone in the car no matter the weather conditions. …continue reading

Connecticut Notches The Title Of 6th Best Drivers In The Nation

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October 6th, 2020

You may be surprised to learn that although we’ve seen many New Haven auto accidents in recent years, the state ranks as having the 6th best drivers in the country.  This is according to a recent study by SmartAsset. The study looked at the following criteria for how to rank states and whether their drivers were good or bad. What percentage of drivers in the state are insured DUI arrests per 1,000 drivers Fatalities per 1,000,000 miles traveled Taking into account these criteria, Connecticut drivers finished as some of the best in the country.  The state was ranked just behind New York, Maine, Vermont, Nebraska, Utah, and Massachusetts.  Of course the big question is, which states have the WORST drivers.  Of course the study looked at that too and concluded that the following states were the top 5 worst drivers in the nation: California Florida Tennessee Nevada Mississippi This study surprised us and may surprise you too.  Often New England drivers get a bad wrap with the rest of the country, but the fact is, according to this study that New England placed in four of the six best drivers in the country.  Rhode Island and New Hampshire were somewhere in the middle of the pack, but not nearly as bad as drivers from other parts of the country. Whether you’re one of Connecticut’s best or…continue reading

New Haven Slip And Falls Might Occur More Frequently When Wearing A Mask

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October 4th, 2020

Wearing a mask these days is the new normal.  While kids are at home distance learning, many of us are still having to go to work and in many cases having to wear masks.  We wear masks when we head to the grocery store or the movies or in some cases even out for a walk. While masks can be a pain the neck, they can also increase your risk of getting involved in a New Haven slip and fall accident.  While safety from Coronavirus is top of mind when wearing a mask, you should also be aware that it could impede your vision and cause you to not see something you otherwise normally would see and get you into an accident. Let’s say you’re walking through the grocery store and your mask slips over your eyes impeding your peripheral vision.  You look down an aisle and it appears all clear, but this is some wetness on the floor that you don’t see and all of a sudden you’re upended. You might be walking down the street and your mask slips up onto your face and you miss a crack in the sidewalk that you otherwise might have seen were it not for the mask. There are any number of ways that your mask can unintentionally impede your vision and cause you to have and…continue reading

No Halloween? Not So Fast.

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October 1st, 2020

The United States Centers For Disease Control (CDC) issued guidance recently around Halloween during the time of COVID-19 and listed Trick-or-Treating as a very high risk activity that should be avoided to keep kids and families safe during this global pandemic.  While New Haven has not made any declarations yet, it is likely that the city will declare that Trick-or-Treating will not happen this year.  So, the roads will be free of kids running from door to door, but will they be free from dangerous activity?  It’s very unlikely. Normally during this time we would talk about the dangers of driving during Halloween and how you must slow down and keep your eyes open to avoid any New Haven pedestrian accidents.  Even though there will be no Trick-or-Treating, there will definitely be opportunities for danger lurking around each obstructed view and on each street corner.  Kids will no doubt still be out that night and therefore it is critical for you to be safe driving through the city.  Here are a couple of things you can do to make sure that these revelers (Trick-or-Treating or not) stay safe and you avoid causing any serious injuries: Drive with your headlights on – even at dusk Drive slow, maybe even slower then the speed limit Stop at yellow lights – while normally you would slow at a…continue reading

Avoid A New Haven Motorcycle Accident Beware Of Wet Leaves

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September 28th, 2020

There is nothing quite like riding your motorcycle in the fall months.  Taking a tight curve with the beautiful fall colors as your backdrop is truly an iconic New England site, but it can also be dangerous.  Extra precautions are necessary when you’re riding to make sure you avoid a New Haven motorcycle accident. It’s not just out on the open road where you need to be careful either, it’s also right in downtown.  As tress begin to shed their leaves and sunny skies give way to gloomy days, the leaves on city streets get wet and can be particularly dangerous for anyone riding a motorcycle. How can you avoid a serious accident and still get out and ride your motorcycle in the beautiful fall air? Slow down.  Speed will likely be the biggest factor in any motorcycle accident this season.  If you take it slow you can enjoy the ride and arrive home safely. Skip the leaf covered roads.  Even if it means taking a detour, if you turn down a side street and it is covered in leaves, take a different turn so you can stay safe. Wear proper gear.  This is critical no matter the season, but if you’re not wearing a helmet and protective clothing you are asking for a worse situation if you get into an accident. Stop to take…continue reading

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