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August 2016 Archives

What are your landlord’s safety responsibilities?

If you get injured on someone else’s property, the owner may be held responsible for the cost of your injuries. For example, slipping on a wet floor at the grocery store may be a cause for a premises liability case. Does this property owner responsibility extend to the apartment complex or rental home where you live? In many ways, Connecticut landlords are responsible for your safety and well-being at home.

Drowsy driving is a major factor in many traffic accidents

While the vast majority of people are aware of the dangers of driving under the influence, far fewer people recognize the perils of drowsy driving, which is a common yet ignored issue. Recently, state safety advocates released a report that concluded drowsy driving is responsible for thousands of injuries and deaths every year. Each year, drowsy driving causes crashes that cost over $100 billion in medical expenses and property damage.

Motorcyclist distraction may become a thing with new tech

Distracted driving is a problem that affects thousands of drivers across the country every year, including in Connecticut. Numerous factors have distracted drivers since cars were invented, from scenery to passengers in the car. However, one particularly dangerous form of distraction that has become increasingly prevalent is the use of mobile technology. In addition to talking and texting while behind the wheel, smartphones have made it possible to access the Internet wherever users go. At any point, people can be sharing the road with a driver who is also checking email, updating a status on social media, watching a video or reading an article.

How safe are amusement park rides?

Amusement park rides may seem like a fun and safe activity for families in Connecticut. Most of the time, people attend parks or carnivals and ride without incident. However, these rides are not completely without risk. According to safety authorities, about 4,000 children every year are treated in emergency rooms across the country due to injuries that occurred on amusement park rides.

Understanding road rage and how to protect yourself

With traffic increasing in many communities across Connecticut and elsewhere, drivers’ patience often wears thin. You might have encountered an angry or aggressive driver already at some point. At McCoy & McCoy, we understand the dangers that aggressive drivers pose for Hartford residents. You may wonder if there is anything you can do to reduce your chances of being harmed by someone engaging in aggressive driving or road rage against you.