New Haven Pedestrian Accident Reminds Us The Dangers Of Being Out At Night

March 22nd, 2021

In a recent hit and run New Haven pedestrian accident, a New Haven man was seriously injured and brought to Yale New Haven Hospital.  The 37-year old man was exiting his vehicle and crossing Sherman Ave. when he was struck by a vehicle which did not stop to address the accident.  The man who was hit was attended to by a nearby resident who heard the accident and later the New Haven Police Department. Being a pedestrian at night can be increasingly dangerous.  When you are on local roads the dangers become even more intense.  This incident provides us an opportunity to share some safety tips if you do have to be out at night walking through the Elm City. Always stay on the sidewalk and do NOT walk in the road. If you must cross the street, make sure you do so in a well-lit area that is clearly marked as a spot where crossing is allowed, by a crosswalk or street lights. Wear bright clothing or clothes with reflective tape on them.  This will allow on-coming cars to see you more clearly. Look more then once if you are crossing at an intersection where on-coming traffic may be obstructed by hedges, buildings or other obstructions to their line of sight. If you must be out at night as a pedestrian in New Haven,…continue reading

Weekends Are By FAR The Most Dangerous Time Of The Week For Pedestrian Accidents

March 19th, 2021

An overwhelming majority of pedestrian accidents occur on the weekends.  In fact, almost 80% of all pedestrian accidents happen on Saturday and Sunday.  This is a stunning statistic that leaves a lot of room for improved pedestrian safety during the weekends. A New Haven pedestrian accident can lead to serious injury or even death and addressing the safety issues that come with being a pedestrian on a local city street can help to identify areas where these numbers can improve.  Especially as the Spring months start to warm up and it is lighter out later at night, the weekends can become even deadlier.  Here are some things you can do to keep yourself and your loved ones safe if you are out walking city streets. Always walk with a buddy.  If you can, make sure you are out for a walk with another person so you have an extra set of eyes on the road. Always cross the street where there is a crosswalk, signage, or street lights to guide your timing.  Crossing where there is no acknowledgment of pedestrian traffic can lead to dire situations. Wear bright colors.  This is especially important if you are out late at night.  If a car coming at you can’t see you, you’re clothes are not right for safety. Obey all posted street signs. Look twice before crossing. …continue reading

A Child’s Death On A Peloton Serves As A Safety Reminder

March 17th, 2021

A recent tragedy involving a child and a Peloton treadmill is a good reminder for all parents and guardians to keep their children safe and take the appropriate precautions around all heavy equipment in the home.  Whether you have a treadmill for exercising, a tall ladder, or any other piece of equipment that requires training and safety procedures to use, they should be kept out of reach at all times from children. A New Haven personal injury can occur no matter the age of the person who is injured and if it is a result of negligence you may be held accountable.  So what can you do to help keep your child and other children who come into your home safe? Make sure all equipment is powered off and remove any keys that could be used to accidentally start the device.  For instance, there is a safety key in a treadmill that if removed makes it so the treadmill cannot be operated.  When there is not an adult using the treadmill this key should be removed and stored safely. Remove all hazards from the home that could cause injury and put them away securely when kids will be around. Put away any tools that are used in the house such as ladders that will cause curiosity in kids and put them in a very dangerous…continue reading

These Motorcycle Accident Statistics Will Shock You

March 15th, 2021

Spring is here and it’s just about time to get your motorcycle out of the garage and hit the road.  Safety while riding is of the utmost importance in avoiding a New Haven motorcycle accident.  This spring when you hit the road you will want to know some of the staggering statistics surrounding motorcycle riding according to the National Safety Council. Knowing this set of statistics will give you a better idea of how the safety measures you are taking when you head out on the road will help protect you from the dangers of being out on your bike. Motorcycle fatalities have DOUBLED since 1997 91% of all motorcycle fatalities occurred to men More then a quarter of all motorcycle fatalities occurred because the driver was impaired by alcohol Nearly 15% of all motor vehicle fatalities occurred to someone driving a motorcycle The details of how often accidents and fatalities happen are important to know. These staggering numbers will surprise even the most seasoned rider and make him/her think twice about skipping over any safety precautions. It is incredibly important that all safety precautions are followed so you can avoid a New Haven motorcycle accident and arrive at your destination safely. If you or a loved one were injured while driving your motorcycle we want to know about it so our experienced attorneys can…continue reading

Are Adaptive Cruise Control Users More Likely To Get Into A New Haven Auto Accident?

March 12th, 2021

A recent study found that users of the technology called adaptive cruise control are more likely to speed then those not using the technology.  The conclusion of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) study was that those drivers using this technology were more likely to get into an auto accident then those who were not using the technology. The study was performed in Boston where 40 drivers were giving a Land Rover and a Volvo to drive for four weeks.  Both vehicles were equipped withe adaptive cruise control.  Drivers who were told to use the technology were, on average, likely to speed by 7.0 MPH faster then the posted speed limit.  Those drivers that did not use the technology were clocked at a speed that was just 6.1 MPH over the speed limit, a difference of .9 MPH.  The study found that this was not an insignificant difference and that this slight increase in average speed could dramatically impact the chances that drivers using this technology would get into a serious auto accident.  Overall 24% of drivers using the adaptive technology were more likely to have higher speeds then those not using the technology. Researchers were unclear as to whether or not the decreased safety of those using adaptive cruise control would outweigh the other safety measures that each vehicle had on board and therefore…continue reading

A Spring Snowstorm Could Cause A New Haven Auto Accident – Beware

March 10th, 2021

Sure the weather is nice now, but what happens when a warm March day turns into a frigid and snowy March evening.  Every year at this time we get lulled into thinking that winter is behind us and that we don’t have to concern ourselves with the white stuff anymore.  Don’t get us wrong, we hope that is the case this year, but we often get a tricky spring snow storm that may not amount to much accumulation, but could cause havoc for commuters who aren’t expecting it. If you’re not prepared, even a brief snow squall in the Spring can lead to a New Haven auto accident and here’s how; A light snow falls and forms a layer of dusty snow on the roads The traffic causes this snow to heat up and melt under the weight of the traffic Temperatures drop and turn the melted snow into a sheet of ice This is a situation that plays out each and every March in the state of Connecticut and you can protect yourself from getting into an accident because of this type of sneaky weather.  First, you’ll want to make sure your tires are properly inflated.  Under inflated tires can make even the safest cars vulnerable to slipping and sliding across thin sheets of ice.  Second, while driving, make sure to slow down, speed…continue reading

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