Visiting For The Holidays? Guard Against A New Haven Dog Bite

November 7th, 2022

There is no greater joy than visiting friends or family for the holidays.  This is a time to reconnect with relatives or friends whom you haven’t seen in many years.  There is great food, plenty of drinks and lots of wonderful conversation.  There is one challenging thing though, that is the dog of the house.  If you’re visiting someone who has a dog you need to make sure you are protecting yourself against a New Haven dog bite that could happen in a matter of seconds. When you’re celebrating the holidays there are few things that can end the joy faster then an injury and one at the hands of the family dog can be devastating both to you and to the dog’s family who will have to grapple with what to do with their dog who has caused this grief.  Spending time understanding a little about the psychology of dogs and how to make sure to enjoy visiting with the dog without making she/he aggressive will help you to enjoy your holiday, complete with a visit with the dogs as well. Dogs are not complicated animals and therefore these few things you can do will likely keep you safe as you are visiting. 1.) Never approach the dog from behind.  This is a key piece to staying safe.  It is important to not startle…continue reading

Tragic Death Of An Off-Duty New Haven Firefighter In I-91 Crash

November 4th, 2022

A New Haven auto accident of any kind that results in the death of someone who is involved with the crash is always tragic, but when it involves a 27-year old off-duty firefighter it really makes you pause a little bit longer.  The incident that involved five vehicles on I-91 is another reminder that the safety of all individuals is often at risk when you’re driving. When you are behind the wheel of your vehicle you need to make sure you are taking your own safety very seriously and the safety of others who are sharing the road with you very seriously as well.  While it can be easy to get lazy while driving, there is no room for that when you are operating a fast moving and very heavy vehicle that can cause serious damage if not used safely.  When you hit the road you are taking your own life and the lives of others on the road in your hands and you should always protect that immense responsibility.  To make sure you know how to that we’ve put together a list of a few things you should make sure you do or don’t do to insure that all are safe on the road. 1.) DO always pay attention while driving.  Distractions like cell phones, the radio, other passengers, or eating food can all be…continue reading

Recent Pedestrian Accident A Reminder Of The “Move Over” Law In Connecticut

November 1st, 2022

Late last month a tow truck driver was pulled over to the side of the road to help a broken down vehicle when another vehicle was passing in the right lane and struck the driver.  Unfortunately this type of New Haven auto accident is common throughout the state and presents an opportunity to remind you about the “move over” law that is in effect in the state. When you are driving down the highway and you see someone pulled over to the side of the road the “move over” law requires that you slow down and transition safely to the next lane over so you can give the person who is broken down on the side of the road space to take care of the broken down vehicle in a safe and secure way. The law, which was enacted in 2009, was aimed at protecting first responders and tow truck drivers.  Laws similar to this one began being passed in 1996 throughout the United States.  Connecticut amended the law in 2017 to include good Samaritans (non-emergency responders) who are working to help someone in a broken down vehicle or who is otherwise in need. If you fail to follow the law and move over in a timely manner when approaching a vehicle that is broken down on the side of the road you can be held accountable…continue reading

Avoid A New Haven Pedestrian Accident With The Ghouls And Goblins Tonight

October 31st, 2022

Tonight is the night.  The night when all of the Elm City’s ghouls and goblins will creep up from the underbelly of the city and terrorize your homes with their cries of “Trick or Treat.”  If you are not prepared to take specific measures to keep these creatures from infesting our streets they will become a menace for days and weeks to come. Of course the ghouls and goblins we’re talking about here are innocently little children who are only trying to visit your home for a little bit of candy goodness.  In your effort to get home from a long day of work you might find yourself in a position where a New Haven pedestrian accident is possible and the night ends with much less excitement then it began.  So, here are some things you can do to make sure you get home in a timely manner, but all the while protecting the Trick or Treaters who may already be out and ready to ring your doorbell. 1.) Take it slow.  The first and most important step you can take to keep the kiddos safe during this festive evening is to drive slower than you otherwise would.  It may take you a few more minutes to get home, but you will be able to say that you did your part to keep everyone out…continue reading

Don’t Let The Halloween Horror Of A DUI Arrest Get You!

October 30th, 2022

There is a lot of fun to be had on Halloween night.  Heading out with friends in silly or sexy costumes can make anyone get a little excited for an evening of childlike adult behavior, but don’t get fooled into thinking you’re invincible like you may have once thought when you were a kid.  In fact New Haven DUI arrests are likely to go up on the night of Halloween as they often do around other holidays as well.   In fact, holidays are not only when more people are on the roads late at night having had a few more drinks than they otherwise normally would, they are also the nights when police often step up their enforcement of these behaviors. Going out and having a great time on Halloween night is one of the great pleasures of adulthood, but making sure you do it safely and without getting into any trouble is also what adulthood is all about.  So, how can you make it a night you’ll never forget for all the good reasons and none of the bad?  Follow all of the steps below so that you can have the night of your life while scaring your friends and co-workers without injuring anyone or damaging your reputation the next day. 1.) Don’t overdo it.  Spending a night out, especially one that starts a…continue reading

What You Should Wear To Avoid A Late Fall New Haven Bicycle Accident

October 29th, 2022

They say clothes can make the man (or woman) but can clothes also save the man (or woman) from getting into a New Haven bicycle accident?  Of course they can.  You can have all the equipment ready for your bike ride, but if you’re heading out during the late fall in the Elm City you need to be dressed appropriately for your ride as well. When you’re thinking about hoping on your bicycle for a quick ride or you’re commuting using your bike you will need to be focused on the time of day you’ll be riding and what that requires for you to arrive safely to your destination.  If you’ll be consistently riding at night you will want to make sure you have the equipment that you will need to ride safely.  For instance, you may want to install a headlight and a taillight to your bike so you can easily see the road ahead of you and so traffic coming up behind you can easily see you.  This is just one of the small pieces of equipment that can make you more visible as you ride. Then it is important to think about your clothing.  You may not always put clothing at the top of your list for safety gear when riding a bike, but if you’re out riding during the late fall…continue reading

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