Driver technology poses dangers for pedestrian accidents

As driver-assist technology becomes more prevalent, there are new dangers for accidents. Connecticut drivers and pedestrians should be aware of the special risks posed by new technology. When accidents occur, malfunctioning driver technology may create legal liability for car manufacturers and drivers. Driver technology and driver negligence Even when a vehicle has special driver-assisting technology, … Continued

Who covers costs in bicycle accidents?

Bicycling remains a popular activity for several reasons. Besides offering opportunities to improve health, a bicycle allows someone to travel less expensively. Routine commutes could put a bicyclist in the path of vehicles or other bicyclists, though. If an accident occurs in Connecticut, legitimate concerns arise about who is responsible. Negligence and questions of responsibility … Continued

Traffic safety main topic at Mayor’s Night Out

In an effort to stay in touch with and hear the concerns of New Haven residents, the mayor holds Mayor’s Night Out events on occasion. The latest occurred in mid-October, and the main topic discussed was traffic safety — particularly concerning bicycle safety. Why did bike safety take center stage at this event? Recently, a … Continued

When product defects contribute to bicycle accidents

For avid cyclists in Connecticut, having quality equipment is a must. The last thing you want is for any part of your bike to fail mid-ride. So, you do your research and buy the bike that best fits your needs and is a solid build. You make sure you follow maintenance instructions. You’ve done everything … Continued

Injured in a dooring accident?

Are you or a loved one among the many Connecticut residents whose primary form of transportation or exercise is biking? Did you or your loved one recently suffer injuries in a car versus bicycle accident? Was that accident the result of a dooring? A dooring occurs when a driver in a parked vehicle opens his … Continued

Did medical negligence contribute to your child’s cerebral palsy?

Bringing a child into the world is an exciting, albeit anxious, time for couples in Connecticut. Every parent wants their child to come into the world safely and with a healthy body. Unfortunately, every year, numerous children are born with or later acquire cerebral palsy which will affect them for life and can affect the … Continued

Victim-blaming common following bicycle accidents

Whether they are doing it for fun, sport or transportation, it is common to see numerous bicyclists on Connecticut roads daily. As this is the case, you would think motorists would be more cautious in their driving habits and share the road as they should. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, and bicycle accidents occur … Continued

Safe cycling begins with you

The season for bike-riding in Connecticut is now upon us. Riding a bike is a great way to get exercise, as it strengthens your muscles and improves cardiovascular circulation (among other benefits). The city of New Haven, like many other locations here in Connecticut and other places in New England, is very friendly to bicycle … Continued

Bike lane safety tips can help you ride smart

As the weather warms up and you find that you want to get out of the house, you may be eager to get on your bicycle and ride. Before you do, remember that cyclists can be in danger when they’re on the roads. Cyclists may want to learn more about the rules of the road … Continued

Partnership aims to increase bicyclist safety

Keeping cyclists safe isn’t something that can be effectively done if only the bicyclists are trying. A partnership announced by Uber and the League of American Bicyclists is a step in the right direction when it comes to keeping people riding bikes safe. During the 2020 National Bike Summit, which was held virtually, these two … Continued