Protect Your House Guests From A New Haven Slip And Fall Accident

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December 10th, 2022

The holiday season is upon us and that means fun with family and friends, but it can also mean lots of house guests coming over to visit which puts you in a bit of a precarious situation.  You want your home to be welcoming to all your guests and you most certainly don’t want them to feel unsafe in your home at all.  There are many hazards that could present themselves as New Haven slip and fall accident risks and if you don’t take care of those before you have company you will be stressing during the holidays when you should be celebrating. There is no need to panic though, because you have a few weeks before the holidays and your house guests will be coming over and you can make some small adjustments and repairs to your home to make sure that your guests have the type of stay you want them to have without any of the dangers.  If you make these repairs or adjustments you can feel confident that your guests will enjoy themselves and you can feel stress free about the visit. Whether you’re a handy person or not, some of these repairs and adjustments can be quite easy to implement and done in a timely manner so that you can have a stress free holiday. 1.) Stair railings.  Whether you…continue reading

Reported Drunk Driving Numbers Skyrocketed in 2021

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December 6th, 2022

December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month and so there is no better time then now to take stock in how we are doing with prevention of this type of behavior.  Unfortunately, the answer is, not very good.  Drunk driving is one of the biggest factors in many New Haven auto accidents and the truth is that throughout the United States in 2021 it was a factor in many incidents as well. The American Automobile Association (AAA) is reporting that there was a 24% increase in the number of people who admitted to driving while drunk.  This was self reported data as part of the organization’s annual report on the Traffic Safety Culture Index.  The report also showed an increase in other dangerous driving behaviors which are important to mention like driving while under the influence of marijuana which increased by almost 14%, drowsy driving was up nearly 9% and driving while distracted from your cellphone was up nearly 7%.  These dangerous behaviors behind the wheel are of concern to safety experts and they should be a concern to all of us who are sharing the road. With this reported increase in drunk driving, what can you do to keep yourself safe?  The first thing is to make sure you are not driving while under the influence of alcohol.  If you are planning…continue reading

Do These Three Things If You’re Pulled Over For A Potential DUI Arrest

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December 5th, 2022

For your safety and the safety of those who share the road with you, it is critical that you do not drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  When you get behind the wheel and are under the influence of any substance, you are putting yourself, the passengers in your vehicle and other drivers who are on the road with you at the same time at risk of getting into a New Haven auto accident which could lead to serious injury or death. December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Month and it is important to understand the steps you should be taking to avoid getting into a situation where you are risking your life while driving.  The holidays are a festive time, but there is also a time when more and more people are out celebrating and not doing it safely.  To ensure that you are safe you should always designate a driver or plan to travel to and from your destination via a ride share service like Uber.  These are the two safest options and should always be exercised unless you are able to stay the night wherever you are celebrating and in that case you won’t need to get behind the wheel and put anyone at risk. If you do get behind the wheel while under the influence of…continue reading

Fiery Accident Is A Reminder That Safety Cannot Be Taken Lightly

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December 3rd, 2022

When two unidentified people were traveling together in North Haven they ended up getting off the exit of I91 and crashing into a tree.  Their car burst into flames and they were killed.  This type of accident is far too common and should serve as a reminder that safety when driving should not be taken lightly in any way.  It is a reminder that when behind the wheel we are responsible for a very heavy and fast moving machine that can, at any point, take our lives or the lives of those we are sharing the road with. It is for this reason that we take this opportunity to share some safety measures you should always take so you can avoid being in a New Haven auto accident and drive these heavy pieces of fasting moving metal very carefully.  Following these safety measures among others can help save your life and the life of your travel companion. 1.) Slow down.  It is so important to drive at the speed limit.  These speed limits are researched and reviewed by many safety experts and are set for specific road conditions.  If you begin to accelerate over the posted speed limit you are putting yourself at risk of a serious injury or death.  This is the number one safety measure you should take to keep yourself safe as…continue reading

December Is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Month

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December 1st, 2022

Throughout the year we do our best to bring attention to the dangers of getting behind the wheel after having had a few drinks or doing drugs.  In the month of December there is reason to spend more time talking about this incredibly important topic as it is one of the months of the year where there is an elevated danger of people driving drunk or under the influence of drugs.  This dangerous behavior can lead to a New Haven auto accident and it is something that is preventable. The dangers presented by driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs are many, so we strongly encourage you to not partake in this type of behavior.  If you do get behind the wheel while under the influence you may need a DUI defense attorney to work with you to protect your long-term interests.  Contact our office and we can help. What are the most important things you can do to keep yourself and your passengers safe this holiday season as you head out to celebrate the season with friends and family? First, you should spend a few minutes planning your visits if you’re thinking that you will be drinking alcohol or doing drugs of any kind.  You will want to think about a few things as you’re deciding how you want to celebrate the holidays. …continue reading

7 Places To Be Aware Of To Avoid A New Haven Slip And Fall Accident This Winter

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November 30th, 2022

There is a chill in the air and while there is no fluffy white stuff on the ground just yet, it is coming.  This time of year, as much as we have to concern ourselves with snow on the ground, there is even a bigger concern and that is the ice that is forming and in some cases invisible to the naked eye.  Ice can be a real factor in a New Haven slip and fall accident if you’re not careful when you’re walking in various places through the city. Not only are there weather factors to be concerned about this time of year, but there are also places that you might find yourself that are unfamiliar to you as you go out and explore the city during the winter months.  You may not be accustomed to visiting certain locations and a new spot may lead to an accident that could have been avoided if you familiarized yourself with it before heading there.  So it is critically important that you understand the various locations around the city that may present a risk to you getting injured. It is also important to note that the list that follows is not a comprehensive list and it should not be treated as such.  There are many places that can present slipping hazards and you should always be cautious…continue reading

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