6 Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, the number of people hit and killed by vehicles each year has reached its highest since 1990. These accidents, which now account for about 16 percent of all traffic fatalities in the US, most often involve older adults and children but anyone can be a victim. In Connecticut specifically, preliminary data shows a 53 percent increase in pedestrian accidents from 2017 to 2018. What are some of the common causes of these incidents?

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What Can Happen When a Car Accident Is Not Reported?

Imagine another car lightly taps your bumper and the brief impact results in a small dent. You think, “It’s not a big deal,” – you and the other driver decide not to contact your insurance carriers. You still exchange names and phone numbers, just in case something comes up. The incident is behind you, until the next time you’re at the body shop or worse, you get a call from the other driver’s insurance carrier.

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How Safe Is Your Hospital?

When we’re admitted to the hospital for sickness or injury, we assume the system works to keep us safe. As patients, we do not expect to develop infections or experience a medical error during a hospital stay. Yet the Institute for Healthcare Improvement reports as many as 440,000 annual deaths from preventable hospital mistakes.

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5 Lessons From a Personal Injury Victim

Once upon another November, I was almost killed in a car crash. I will never call my experience an “accident”. Another driver decided to drive too fast for the conditions on a wet November day. As a result of that decision, his large truck slid from his oncoming lane into my car and almost killed me. I learned a lot from that experience; here are some of my insights.

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The Dangers of Speeding

When you’re running late and need to get through traffic, you may put the pedal to the metal and travel beyond the posted limit. You may get to your destination sooner, but at what cost? As statistics show, speeding literally kills.

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