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October 2016 Archives

How do I handle a motorcycle accident?

When you are riding your motorcycle and you are involved in a crash with a car in Connecticut, the chances are high that you will be the one left injured. To prevent any unnecessary legal complications, Ride Apart magazine suggests that you take some precautionary steps after the crash.

How safe is it to bike in Connecticut?

As a bicycling commuter and enthusiast in Connecticut, you may wonder about the safety of biking in the state, particularly in urban areas. According to Connecticut by the Numbers, while the years 2010 through 2012 saw a 16 percent rise in U.S. bicyclist casualties, Connecticut’s rate of bike-related deaths dropped. According to the most recent statistics, 2012 saw only four cyclist deaths, while eight occurred in 2011.

Will zero traffic deaths ever be a possibility?

Despite the fact that motor vehicles are getting smarter, or possibly in part because of it, more than 35,000 Americans lost their lives in traffic accidents in 2015. Looking at the numbers from the first half of 2016, the fatality rate is on track to be just as bad or worse by the time the final tallies are counted. The fatality rate in 2015 was up more than 7% from the year before -- the highest increase since 1966. The first half of 2016 shows an increase of over 10%. This has led government officials to declare that these tragedies have to stop, and the Obama administration has declared a goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities in the next 30 years. 

Dangerous parking lots: 3 potential premises liability situations

In Hartford, as well as communities across the country, it is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure the premises are safe and clean for those who are in the area. This responsibility extends to the exterior of a shopping center or grocery store, as well as the inside. At McCoy & McCoy, we have counseled numerous clients who have been injured through inaction or negligence on the part of a property owner or manager. The following situations illustrate a few of the ways you might be hurt in a parking lot.