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A Fairfield County attorney offers tips on sharing the road safely

While the season is known for sunshine and relaxation, summertime on Connecticut roads is no vacation. In fact, the warmer months are when the roads generally become more dangerous than at any other time of the year. Cars and trucks share the streets and highways with motorcycles, pedestrians and bicyclists. The Insurance Institute for Highway...

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71 Percent Of U.S. Drivers Tell Surveyors They Take Photos Or Videos While Driving Upon Seeing Emergency Vehicles

Not only do thousands of people die each year in distracted driving accidents, a new survey shows most U.S. drivers take photos or videos upon seeing emergency responders at an accident or routine stop. “Save your communications for off the road; disconnect and just drive,” said Nick Smith, interim president and CEO of the National...

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Connecticut attorney has the expertise you need when defective brakes cause an accident

Many drivers in Connecticut may not even be aware their brakes are defective, but this often-undetected problem can be the source of serious accidents. Fairfield County drivers should get their vehicles serviced regularly and pay attention to recalls. Potentially defective brakes are the cause of a recent recall of the Nissan Murano. A faulty part...

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Fairfield County Attorney Discusses Headlight Conditions & Limited Visibility

Dashboard indicators tell us when vehicles need routine maintenance – time to change the oil, check tire pressure and so on. Headlights? If they turn on, everything is OK, right? Far from it, according to new research by AAA.  “Walk through any parking lot and it is evident that deteriorated headlights are a problem for most vehicle owners,”...

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Fairfield County Attorney Discusses Wheel Runoff Accidents

We hear about serious car accidents on Interstate 95 in Fairfield County all the time. It’s one of the most heavily traveled roadways in the country, where a single mishap can set off a catastrophic chain reaction. Some of the most dangerous of those mishaps are wheel runoffs. They can happen in a split second at high speed.   What’s worse, a...

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The Driving Hazards of Fall – A Fairfield County Attorney Explains

It’s that time of year again, when roadway hazards in New England return with the change of seasons.   With the end of daylight savings time, drivers must adjust to shorter days and longer periods of nighttime driving. Slippery road conditions and colder temperatures are also seasonal hazards faced by Fairfield County drivers.  According to the most recent statistics from Statista, 2,998...

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Can New Automobile Safety Features Prevent Accidents in Fairfield County?

New safety technology continues to make headway in the automobile industry. In fact, many new vehicles already come standard with features that were previously unimagined. Moreover, the auto industry is ushering in new features designed to reduce traffic accidents caused by human error.   But this technology can have negative and dangerous consequences if not used...

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