It goes without saying that texting while driving is extremely dangerous. Unfortunately, careless drivers continue to do it. I have witnessed this firsthand.  Stupid – to be polite. In fact, operating a motor vehicle while texting or talking on a cell phone may be considered more than just ordinary negligence. It may be reckless conduct which…

An auto accident involving cellphone use has been settled. Here is a summary: A Connecticut couple was severely injured when their car was struck from behind by a distracted driver.  The case settled for $1.3 million.    Naturally, the litigants had different versions about how significantly one driver’s cellphone figured in the crash. At a…

Need a ride? In the past, most folks would call a cab or phone a friend.  Now they whip out their Smart Phone and hit the Uber app.  Within a few minutes, a vehicle whisks them away to a destination near or far. Unfortunately, with the increase in Uber traffic comes an increase in Uber…

There are really four scenarios if you were an injured passenger in a Connecticut car accident: 1. The driver of the car in which you were traveling caused the accident; 2. The driver of another car is at fault for the accident; 3. The accident happened because of state or municipal negligence such as an…

If you are reading this, you probably were involved in a Fairfield, CT car accident. There are a lot of blogs about what to do at the scene. This post is about what to do once you are safe at home. 1. Call your insurance company. In fact, you are obligated to do so. Give…

You just had a rear end car accident and never saw it coming. Your vehicle was struck from behind. Thankfully, there are no visible or apparent injuries. Although you are little “shaken up” you otherwise seem ok. Then the over the course of the next few days you really feel it: Dizziness Headaches Numbness or…

A Connecticut drunk driving car accident happens far too often. Injuries caused by a drunk driver are senseless. These incidents have long-lasting and unfortunate consequences. And to think it could have so easily been avoided. Hail a cab. Phone a friend. Take a walk. Or of course, not drinking at all. According to a recent…

Who pays for medical bills is one the biggest concerns a Connecticut car accident victim has. The anxiety builds as the debts pile up and more medical treatment is still needed. Now let’s get your medical bills squared away. Here’s how: 1. Medical Payments Coverage (“Med Pay”). Look at your automobile insurance policy. You may…

You just had a car accident and never saw it coming. Your vehicle was rear-ended. You are “shaken up” but otherwise seem ok. Thankfully, there are no visible or apparent injuries. You tell the police officer you are not hurt and refuse medical treatment at the scene. Then the over the course of the next…

Who pays for medical bills is one the biggest concerns an accident victim has. The anxiety only increases as the bills pile up and more medical treatment is still needed. For starters, the driver who caused the collision is not obligated to pay until your case is resolved. Until then, it is your responsibility. I…

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