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April 2017 Archives

Understanding collisions with animals

When driving on the highway in Connecticut, people usually do not expect deer to be on the road. While deer may wander onto the highway at all times of the year, there is actually one season when this is most common. According to the Connecticut Post, mating season for deer is October through December, making these months the most likely time you will encounter them on the highway.

Bicyclist killed by hit-and-run drunk driver

With spring well underway now, Connecticut residents should be able to more fully enjoy the ability to ride bikes outside. Whether for exercise, transportation or both, it is undoubtedly a great way to appreciate the fresh air and spend a day. Sadly, however, the risks associated with this pleasurable pasttime can be great when bicyclists must share the roads with negligent drivers.

Is there a law regulating motorcycle helmets?

If you or a loved one rides a motorcycle in Connecticut, you likely pay close attention to laws for motorcyclists. Recently, a law about helmet usage has been proposed. Although many people may regard helmets as a safety necessity, this headgear is not required in all states across the country.

You might not walk away from a crash as a pedestrian

In a collision between a pedestrian and a motor vehicle, there's no contest. The pedestrian often suffers catastrophic injuries while the occupants of the vehicle emerge unscathed. Other than a head injury, one of the most serious injuries you might suffer as a pedestrian occurs to your spinal cord.