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A Recorded Statement About Your Car Accident Can and Will be Used Against You

If you were involved in a Connecticut car accident that was not your fault, you will be contacted by the at-fault party's insurance adjuster to give a recorded statement. Beware! It is never advisable to give a recorded statement without consulting a Connecticut car accident attorney first.  Insurance adjusters know this and will use various tactics to goat an innocent party into giving a statement before they have hired a car accident lawyer.  The adjuster will say things like "If you give me a statement I will be able to get you your property check sooner." Or, "We need a statement in order to know how much money to set aside for your claim." These are just ways of pressuring individuals before they have had a chance to consult with an accident attorney. 

Motor Vehicle Accidents Can Cause Vision Loss

Car accidents cause numerous bodily injuries. One injury that is often overlooked in the initial medical evaluation after a car accident is a loss of vision. Few medical professionals in healthcare facilities, including head trauma rehabilitation centers, are sufficiently aware of visual problems resulting from Traumatic Brain Injury.

Traumatic amputation could have a traumatic affect on your life

The injuries that a person may suffer in a Connecticut car accident can range from minor scrapes to life-altering, debilitating injuries. Of all of the serious car accident injuries that a person may suffer, traumatic amputation is among the most complex and painful. This can include everything from the loss of a limb to losing a part of an appendage, but it usually means extensive medical care and rehabilitation for victims.

My police report states " No Injuries"

Don't be alarmed if your car accident report states that there were no injuries sustained in your auto accident. Injuries at the scene of an accident are often masked by the surge of adrenaline rushing through the body, as well as the delayed onset of muscle soreness. DOMS as it is sometimes referred to, is the delay in pain sensation due to the high amount of adrenaline circulating through the body. Once the adrenaline wears off, the muscles, joints and ligaments that were injured in the accident become more and more inflamed causing extreme pain! This is also when contusions, bruises, and scratches from the accident become more apparent. The fact that a police officer does not indicate there are injuries at the accident scene is not surprising for those reasons.

Study finds connection between accidents and pot

Connecticut has not joined the ranks of the states or areas in the country that have passed legislation to make the recreational use of marijuana legal. However, its residents should be aware of some of the consequences of this action, especially as nearby Massachusetts, the District of Columbia and Maine have all done so. Why would this matter so much? Because a new report based upon a study over a period of nearly five years has made a connection between more accident claims to insurance companies and the legalization of pot.

Summer vacations, summer road risks

If you are one of the many Connecticut residents who is planning to hit the road for a summer vacation, you should make sure to educate yourself about the various ways you may be able to keep yourself safe. Whether you are planning short getaways in the northeast area or looking to go across the country, there are generally more cars on the road in the summer and that very fact alone can increase your risk of being in an accident.