New Haven Personal Injury: Why You Should Seek Medical Care Immediately

November 30th, 2018

Whether it was a New Haven personal injury, auto accident, or workplace injury, it is critical you seek medical care after your injury. You may think your injuries are minor, but the truth is that sometimes injuries can take days, or even weeks, to surface. Get your accident/injury documented. Whether it is an emergency room doctor, a mandated physician (as in a worker’s comp injury), or primary care provider, it is imperative to get your accident documented. Should you start to feel pain, it can be traced to your work injury. You don’t have to pay for getting checked out. If you were injured at work, report your injury to your supervisor immediately. Your employer should send you to either the hospital emergency room, their contracted physician, or instruct you to visit your own primary care provider. This visit is something you should not have to pay for. An experienced New Haven personal injury lawyer, like those at The LoRicco Law Firm, can make the difference in getting compensation for your injuries. Contact our firm immediately to schedule your free consultation.

New Haven Auto Accidents With A Tractor Trailer Truck

November 28th, 2018

Here in New Haven, we are nestle among some of the country’s most heavily used roadways. If cars are using these roadways, so are big tractor trailer trucks. An experienced New Haven auto accident attorney can help you file your tractor trailer truck claim if you are ever in an accident. The trucking industry is highly regulated by both federal and state governments. If you sustained an injury in a trucking accident, prompt investigation is critical to any case. Some of the ways a truck driver could be negligent are: Driver fatigue Truck accidents caused by shifting and/or falling cargo Failure to properly maintain, inspect and repair equipment Drunk driving (criminal charges may also apply to these cases) Catastrophic wrongful death trucking accidents If you or a loved one was seriously injured as the result of a truck accident, contact our office immediately. Time is critical in preserving evidence in a case like this. Our experienced New Haven auto accident attorneys will help you file your claim.

New Haven Auto Accidents: What If There Isn’t Enough Coverage?

November 26th, 2018

When traveling along New Haven roadways, it is often taken for granted that every motorist on the road has adequate insurance. After a New Haven auto accident the insurance companies work out who will take responsibility and then pay damages. Meanwhile, you are injured and receiving medical treatment and needing to get your car repaired or replaced. What if the other driver does not have insurance or enough insurance to cover your injuries and damage to your vehicle? When you are at the scene, you would do the same things that would happen in any accident.  Call the police so they can write a report. Get the other driver’s insurance information, driver’s license information, and contact information. Contact your insurance company so they are aware the other driver does not have insurance. Get an immediate medical evaluation. What happens if the other driver is not adequately insured? The State of Connecticut requires all drivers to carry UIM (uninsured motorist insurance) so even if the other driver is not adequately insured, you can file a claim against your own policy for your injuries and damages. If you or your loved one was injured in a New Haven auto accident, contact our office immediately. We have been protecting the interests of New Haven and Shoreline residents for nearly 60 years. We know the insurance company’s tricks – we defended them for…continue reading

New Haven Personal Injury & Black Friday Shopping

November 21st, 2018

Thanksgiving is later this week and you know what means: folks will be out and about Friday and over the weekend to get a jump on their holiday shopping. New Haven personal injuries or slip and fall accidents can occur in any retailer, grocery store, or public walkway. If you or a loved one was injured  and believe a store was negligent and your injury could have been prevented, call the New Haven personal injury lawyers at The LoRicco Law Firm right away to begin an investigation. Factors that could contribute to your New Haven personal injury case include: Poor lighting. If you fell or were injured and the lighting was poor, a store could be held liable for your injuries. If you are able, photograph the lighting. Unsafe walking conditions. Cluttered walkways, wet/slippery floors, or uneven walkways can be causes for permanent injury. Broken equipment. Loose railings, stairs, handles and more can cause you to lose your footing and become injured. If you or a loved one were injured in a store or a public walkway and believe your injury could have been prevented, contact our office immediately. If your case involved local or state government, your notice needs to be filed with the town or state within a very short time after the accident, 90 days in some cases. 

New Haven Auto Accidents: 4 Safety Tips For Thanksgiving Travel

November 19th, 2018

In November, families want to spend time together and often travel great distances. If you and your family are traveling you will experience increased traffic congestion as well as an increased risk for a New Haven auto accident. Stay safe by following these tips: Drive safely. Before you and your family hit the road make sure you perform proper maintenance including oil changes, battery check, tire rotation, and top off all fluids. Also make sure you check your vehicle’s lights. Keep your emergency and first aid kit in the car and make sure you are taking breaks as needed. Follow the rules of the road. Obey all speed limit and road safety signs. Keep off your mobile devices while operating your vehicle. Car seat safety. If your children still require a car seat, make sure you are using it properly. Remember, thick, heavy jackets are not to be worn by your child while they are in the car seat. Stay safe. If you are staying in a hotel this holiday season, keep your valuables locked up. Make sure you are walking in well-lit areas. Finally, keep your door locked when you are there and away. The New Haven auto accident attorneys at The LoRicco Law Firm wish you and your family safe and happy Thanksgiving travel!

New Haven Personal Injury: Avoiding Dog Bites at Thanksgiving

November 16th, 2018

Dog bites can happen more often over the colder months. During these months, we keep our celebrations indoors; and that typically includes the dog, too. As we stress over preparations, so do our dogs. In the state of Connecticut, the dog bite law is strict liability. This means that when the dog you care for harms another, you are responsible for the injuries. There are very few exceptions. Dogs show their stress in their behavior by licking their lips, pulled back ears, whites of the eyes showing. growling/barking, turning their head/body away, stiff body and resisting following their owner’s commands. As people are indoors celebrating, our dogs might be getting stressed out. Here are a few ways to keep everyone safe. Keep children supervised. Children love dogs, but dogs don’t always love them back, mostly because of their unpredictable movements. Stick to their diet. Avoid feeding Fido anything other than his normal diet. When dogs eat foods outside of their routine diet, it can cause them not to feel well and become irritable. Turn down the volume. Extra noise in their home can cause dogs to stress and become less tolerant. Eyes open. Children are not the only ones who do not understand that a dog needs space. Adults often miss a dog’s signals and don’t realize the dog needs time alone. Keep Fido stress-free to help prevent dog bites. The New Haven…continue reading

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