Connecticut Personal Injury Blog
As scientists learn more about chronic traumatic encephalopathy, their findings are having a profound effect on how we go about our daily lives and the kinds of activities we find acceptable. Also known as CTE, chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a degenerative brain disease that is the result of repetitive head trauma. The symptoms, as they progress, can become very debilitating, with profound, life-altering effects on the people suffering from it.
Connecticut highway drivers are accustomed to the sight of large tractor-trailer trucks carrying cargo up and down the Eastern Seaboard. These trucks are a crucial part of our region’s economy. Unfortunately, they can also be the cause of increased traffic and pose significant safety risks to other vehicles on the road.
Few things scare us more than a bad head injury. Not only do they have the potential to hurt us physically, but they can mess us up mentally and emotionally as well. And modern life is constantly putting us at risk for suffering severe brain injuries.
Connecticut has strict rules and guidelines governing motorcycle use, and also does a great deal to promote awareness among both motorcyclists and drivers who share the road with them. However, when it comes to mopeds and other motorized scooters, there isn’t the same push to educate riders about operating them safely—despite the fact that mopeds can be just as dangerous as motorcycles!
It wasn’t that long ago that the standard advice for a head injury was some version of “shake it off.” Athletes and others who complained about headaches after a collision were viewed as “not tough enough,” and there was no awareness of the long-term health risks posed by a concussion. However, with the high-profile head injury cases in the NFL, professional wrestling, and other sports making national headlines, our society is finally coming to terms with the often debilitating nature of severe head injuries.
When people get sick, they naturally turn to their doctors for help. People think that doctors, because of their years of education and training, are infallible experts who can magically heal anything wrong with us. But…not all physicians have the same level of expertise, and all too often they make mistakes. And when doctors make mistakes, it can cost lives.
Traffic accidents have always been a problem, since the initial car was rolled off the assembly line more than a hundred years ago. The first recorded fatality from a motor vehicle collision in the United States took place in 1899 when Henry Bliss was struck by a taxicab while disembarking from a New York City streetcar.
There are a host of dangers associated with driving on Connecticut roadways, including intoxication, bad road conditions, excessive speed, and driver fatigue. But a growing concern among safety experts is the phenomenon of driver distraction, especially as it pertains to cell phones.
Summer is here, and with it comes extra vacation time for many people. Families, couples, and friends will be hitting the roads, sometimes driving long distances to reach the perfect spot. Of course, increased traffic also means more traffic accidents, injuries, and even fatalities.
At Naizby Law, we represent victims of traffic accidents all the time, and the sad reality is that the vast majority of them are preventable. Although Connecticut has laws that protect victims of negligence, we believe it is infinitely preferable to avoid accidents altogether.
Before you get in the car for your summer road trip, think about what you can do to prevent any unwanted mishaps. A little bit of time and money can go a long way to ensuring your holiday is a safe one.
A great deal of attention is currently being paid to the dangers of mobile phone use while driving. It is already illegal to operate a motor vehicle in the state of Connecticut while using a cell phone. And new laws are being added all the time across the country, forbidding this dangerous and reckless behavior. One popular solution has been new technologies and platforms that allow drivers to operate their mobile devices hands-free, including voice recognition technology.
This past May was Motorcycle Safety Month, but when it comes to riding motorcycles on Connecticut roads and highways, every month should be focused on safety. That’s because motorcycles, while exciting, can also be quite dangerous. Operators and passengers are incredibly exposed, leaving them vulnerable to severe injuries in the event of an accident.
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For over 20 years, John has exclusively represented people (not corporations).
John has received the America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Award.
Since the year 2000, John has been a Board Certified Civil Lawyer.
John is a graduate and senior instructor at the Trial Lawyers College.