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Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month: CTDOT Urges Caution on Connecticut Roads

May marks Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, an initiative by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) in collaboration with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This campaign emphasizes the shared responsibility of all road users to ensure motorcyclist safety awareness. Why is motorcycle safety awareness important? Motorcyclists face a significantly higher risk of injury and...

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Connecticut Cracks Down on Distracted Driving

Distracted driving remains a serious problem in Connecticut. According to a recent statement released by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT), state officials are taking a tough stance and doing their part to end distracted driving accidents. "We urge all drivers to prioritize safety by keeping their focus on the road and not on their...

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Severe Brain Injuries Are Common in Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents often result in severe injuries. This is because pedestrians are no match for a speeding car or truck that hits them while crossing the street or walking alongside a road. And one of the most serious injuries pedestrians can sustain is a traumatic brain injury. So, just how common are brain injuries in...

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Connecticut's Most Dangerous Highway: I-95

Why do so many car accidents happen on this highway? Car accidents in Connecticut can occur anywhere at any time. However, some roads have far more collisions than others. At the top of the list is Interstate 95, which was recently named the deadliest highway in the state based on a study conducted by Car...

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Five Ways To Fix Bad Driving Habits

Changing some behaviors can make our roads safer. There are many drivers on the road who have bad habits when they're behind the wheel. Many of these habits are fairly common. But they are also dangerous and lead to car accidents every day in Fairfield County and throughout Connecticut. How common are these habits? The...

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Impaired Driving Crashes Spike During the Holidays

Car accidents caused by impaired drivers during the holidays have become a serious problem in recent years. That's why several organizations hope to prevent these accidents from happening during the holiday season. "Weekends and holidays can be dangerous times on our roadways," says the National Safety Council (NSC). "Two of the most celebrated days of...

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What Are the Deadliest Types of Roads in Connecticut?

Navigating the roads in Connecticut, whether it's your daily commute or you're just passing through, can sometimes lead to serious and fatal car accidents. Recent studies have shed light on the fact that not all roads are created equal in terms of safety, with certain types of roads more prone to serious accidents, some of...

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What is Late Whiplash Syndrome?

Whiplash is a common car accident injury that typically occurs in rear-end collisions. It results from a sudden force jerking the neck back and forth. This can damage muscles, discs, nerves, and tendons in the neck and spinal column. While symptoms typically manifest within 24 hours, they may also appear weeks or months later. This...

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Recognizing Concussion Symptoms After a Car Accident

Car accidents are traumatic events that can leave a lasting impact. One common car accident injury that often goes unnoticed initially is a concussion. Recognizing concussion symptoms after a crash is crucial for early intervention and proper medical treatment. Seeking experienced legal representation is also essential—especially if you were injured due to someone else's negligence....

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Wrist Fractures Are Common in Car Accidents

One of the most common car accident injuries is a wrist fracture. But why are broken wrists in crashes so common? What causes them? How much money can you recover from a broken wrist in a car accident? And who's responsible for your wrist fracture expenses? Remarkably, a nationwide scientific study reveals that around 12...

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