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Driver turns himself in for fatal Connecticut accident

Hearing the news that a loved one has been killed in an automobile collision is an event that is difficult to process. No matter the age of a loved one, this is a shocking way to have their life suddenly taken away. It is even more challenging to digest this tragic event when you are informed that the party responsible fled the scene of the accident. A hit-and-run accident leaves much room for questions, and surviving family members often have to wait much time for an investigation to uncover who was responsible for their loved one's death.

Helping you navigate a wrongful death claim

The loss of a loved one is a difficult time for the family members and friends of the deceased. It can be challenging to picture life without that person, especially when he or she was suddenly and selfishly taken away by the negligence of another. Fatal accidents are unpredictable and could impact people of any age. Thus, it is important to understand your rights as a surviving family member when it comes to holding a negligent party responsible.

One killed and one injured in a head-on collision in Connecticut

Motor vehicles are a necessary commodity in Connecticut and other states across the nation. Without automobiles, many residents would not have the ease or ability to travel where they want when they want. While personal vehicles are very beneficial, they also pose many risks to those driving them and traveling in them. Even when a driver is following the rules of the road, this unfortunately does not always protect them from a negligent or distracted driver.

Can a Connecticut wrongful death suit be filed at any time?

Imagine how devastating the unexpected death of a loved one can be. A person who was once an integral part of your life is suddenly ripped away from you. Moreover, if your loved one's death was due to the fault of another, your loss can be especially devastating. Unfortunately, this is the situation some people in Hartford have faced in the past or are currently facing.

Is Apple's Facetime to blame for child's death?

Advanced technology and the use of smartphones, tablets and thousands of apps has made it easier for family and friends to connect with one another, but there are also some instances when this technology can be a detriment. Most Americans are aware or have been reminded of the dangers of texting and driving. In fact, many highways and interstates throughout the United States have specifically designated pull off parking lot areas as "Text Areas," as opposed to their previous title, "Rest Areas," to remind drivers not to text and drive.

Roads on New Year's Eve pose additional risks

On New Year's Eve millions of Americans throughout the country are out celebrating the potential of a wondrous happy, healthy and successful new year, and either wishing a happy sendoff or "good riddance" to the year 2016. Whether you are celebrating the new year out with family and friends for dinner and drinks, or at a nightclub or concert, or even a local party, it is important to understand the risks associated with driving under the influence.

Suspect arrested in connection with fatal car accident

A recent car chase and subsequent accident left a 4-year-child dead in Bradford, Connecticut. The incident began when a 2016 Toyota Corolla was pulled over on I-95 north for driving without headlights on. The car, it turned out, driven by an 18-year-old with five other passengers, was stolen, and the driver tried to escape. The police began the pursuit of the car, following it until it collided with a Honda Element near the exit 5 exit ramp near Rt 1. The driver attempted to escape on foot, but was captured in the woods near the scene of the crash.

Teaching teens driving technique may not prevent accidents

Many Connecticut parents get very anxious when their teenager prepares to get their driver's license. They want to keep their child safe when he or she is on the road, but feel helpless because they cannot be with their child at all times. However, there are valuable lessons that parents can pass on to their children in order to help make them better drivers and increase their awareness about the car they are driving and about road safety in general.

Multiple car crash claims one life

Very few local residents think about losing their life when they get into their cars. Rather, they placidly go about their daily tasks confident that today will be just like any other day. However, fatal car accidents are an unpleasant reality that unfortunately occurs far too often. Recently, a multiple car crash on a local highway was responsible for the death of one of the drivers of the vehicles involved in the crash.

Additional common dangerous driving behaviors

Several weeks ago this blog looked at several dangerous driving behaviors that are, unfortunately, quite common on the roads of Connecticut. These behaviors included lane blocking and tailgating. In an effort to emphasize safe driving and reduce fatal car accidents, this week's blog will look at additional dangerous driving behaviors that are practiced on local roadways.

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