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Texting Behind the Wheel: A Growing Concern and Increasing Chances of Accidents

Just how serious of an issue is texting on the road? A 2011 piece from The Associated Press points to a significant increase in such behavior for the 21 to 24 set. Roughly half of all drivers in this age group, the piece pointed out, have sent a text or email while driving. What’s even…

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No Texting Behind the Wheel Pledges Draw Attention to Dangers of Distracted Driving

To many, the practice of texting while driving appears harmless. But this strong urge to answer a text or email while behind the wheel is an extreme road hazard. In fact, as U.S. government website Distraction.gov points out, texting is one of the severest driving distractions, one that not only puts the driver in jeopardy…

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Connecticut Cities Named for Worst Drivers in Annual Allstate Report

The driving habits of your city’s or state’s residents influence insurance rates – as well as the likelihood of collisions. In its eighth annual report, Allstate ranked drivers in the nation’s 200 largest cities, and while Sioux Falls, SD has the best and Washington, D.C. the worst, two of Connecticut’s largest cities, Bridgeport and New…

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August is Four-Year Anniversary of Stricter Teen Driving Laws

As a personal injury law firm in Connecticut, Trantolo & Trantolo takes on cases concerning truck, motorcycle, and car accidents. Unfortunately, injuries are only one of the repercussions of a serious car accident; endless haggling and struggling with the insurance company to fully pay a claim is the other facet. During this time, medical bills…

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Represented by Trantolo & Trantolo, Plaintiff Awarded $86,000 in Hit-and-Run Case

Announced in the Connecticut Law Tribune on July 6, the plaintiff, in case Rose Clement v. 21st Century Insurance Company, was awarded more than $86,000 by a Waterbury jury. Clement, represented by Trantolo & Trantolo, experienced a neck injury resulting from a hit-and-run accident in 2008. As the driver had left the scene of the…

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