Three Common Causes Of A New Haven Bicycle Accident

May 16th, 2023

Sharing the streets with motor vehicles can be a dangerous task if you’re not careful.  Some of the most common causes for getting into a New Haven bicycle accident are due to inexperience or carelessness which can lead to serious injury or worse.  Spending time to understand the dangers that you face when you’re riding your bike in a busy city and how you can avoid the causes of such an accident can keep you safe and free from injury while you’re enjoying a bike ride. Before you head out on your bike you should always make sure you are wearing a helmet.  While Connecticut law does not require you to wear a helmet as an adult rider, it is one of the best things you can do to make sure you are protected in the event that you do get into an accident.  The other thing you should do before you hop on your bike for a ride is to make sure all of your equipment is functioning properly.  If you’re brakes are not calibrated properly or your chain is loose you could put yourself at risk for getting into an accident that could be dangerous for you. Once you’ve hit the road for your ride you should be aware of some of the dangerous behaviors you can partake in that could lead to…continue reading

The Three Steps You Should Take When A New Haven Dog Bite Injury Happens

May 14th, 2023

The weather is warmer these days and there are so many dogs out for a walk with their owners on the streets of the Elm City.  For dog lovers this is a great sign of the season, but it can also be a time of great consternation for those that might encounter dogs that they are unfamiliar with and are put at risk of having an incident that leads to a New Haven dog bite injury. When a dog sets out with her/his mind made up to bite someone there is very little you can do to stop it.  Dogs are animals after all and even though they are domesticated they often have a mind of their own which can lead to some really dangerous situations.  The good news is that, while you may not be able to stop the dog from attacking, there are some things you can do to limit the damage done by a dog attack during and after the attack that can hopefully limit the amount of damage that is done while the dog is in attack mode. If you’re put in a situation where a dog appears threatening and dangerous to you or someone you are with you should slowly walk away from the animal and should certainly not approach the animal at all.  If the dog looks agitated in…continue reading

Understanding The Safety Alerts In Your Vehicle Can Protect You From A New Haven Auto Accident

May 11th, 2023

Modern motor vehicles come equipped with different beeps and bops and alarms and notifications that are designed to keep you safe and avoid a New Haven auto accident.  These new technologies are evolving quickly and they vary greatly from vehicle to vehicle.  It is important to know how your vehicle handles these types of safety alerts so you can respond to them accordingly. The best thing you can do to make sure you are aware of the sounds and alerts that your vehicle is making is to review the vehicle’s operating manual which will give you an indication of what the different lights and sounds mean when you are driving your vehicle.  The operating manual will highlight each and every alert and notification that you may receive while you’re driving so you are not surprised when you see something new. With that being said, it can be jarring the first time you hear or see a new alert or light.  Therefore, it is important for you to take a few steps when you experience a new alert so that when it happens again you are aware of what it is for and how to use it to your advantage for the safety of you and your passengers. Step #1: Adjust your driving according to the severity of the alert.  For instance, if an alert sounds and…continue reading

Unprecedented Weekend Of Vehicle Deaths In Connecticut Highlight The Importance Of Safety Measures

May 10th, 2023

When there is a weekend like last week in the state of Connecticut it is important to take some deep breaths and reconsider the safety steps we can take as a community to keep all vehicles and their drivers and passengers safe on our roads.  The series of accidents included incidents that occurred at all hours of the day and between vehicles of all types including a single vehicle accident where the driver went off the road, a head-on collision between a passenger car and an SUV, a motorcycle accident between a motorcycle and a car, among others.  None of these incidents appeared to be connected, but they all are a glaring reminder that our roads are dangerous and we need to be better stewards of our own safety and the safety of others whom we share the road with.  In total, 8 deaths were blamed on accidents that happened on Connecticut’s roads over the past weekend. Whether you are on a motorcycle or behind the wheel of a car you are in a position to follow simple safety measures that can help prevent a New Haven motorcycle accident or a New Haven auto accident.  While there are no safety measures that will keep you completely free of getting injured or being involved in a fatal accident, taking a few small steps can make a big…continue reading

These Split Second Decisions Could Lead To A New Haven Auto Accident

May 9th, 2023

When it all comes down to it, driving safely comes down to a series of small, split second decisions that either keep you safe or get you involved in a New Haven auto accident and could lead to your injury.  If you stop and think about it these decisions quite literally can be life or death.  So, it is important to know what decisions could be the most costly to your safety and how to avoid them. We spend a lot of time talking about the dangers of speeding and before we get into these decisions it’s important to note the role that speed would play in how these decisions play out.  One of the biggest impacts speed has is that it makes you make your decisions while you’re driving faster.  It requires that you are not just making decisions quickly, but that you are making them while traveling at a high rate of speed which can make it harder to make the right decision.  Speeding has also been shown in study after study to make accidents more severe and often lead to fatalities when a car accident does occur.  It bears repeating that you should not be speeding and you should always obey the speed limit to keep yourself safe from harm and to also slow down these split second decisions that could put…continue reading

When You Should AND Shouldn’t Use Your Horn To Avoid A New Haven Auto Accident

May 5th, 2023

When you’re driving through the city you may find yourself in need of honking your horn to get attention and avoid a New Haven auto accident which is the intended purpose of the horn, but are there times when you should use your horn and other times when you shouldn’t?  The simple answer is, yes. The horn on your car can be an invaluable tool to let others know you are in their vicinity and that they should pay extra attention to their surroundings so as to not hit your vehicle.  By design a horn is loud and disruptive and will certainly lead to you being noticed which is a good thing when it is used in the right way.  Here are some situations when you should use your horn and some situations when you shouldn’t. You should use your horn when there is an immediate danger of an accident.  For instance, if you see someone coming at your vehicle and they are showing no signs of slowing down, the horn can be a way to alert them that they are heading to a collision.  In this situation it is one of your only tools to keep yourself and your passengers safe from a crash. You should use your horn when someone at an intersection is not paying attention and the light turns green.  Not following…continue reading

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