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tips for driving in rain
Did you know that thousands of car accidents each year are caused by wet driving conditions?

Wet roads, low visibility, and the possibility that the puddle ahead may be deeper than you think all contribute to dangerous driving conditions. This is why both you and your car should be prepared for wet roads. So, what can you do to stay safe?

Avoid Puddles

safe driving during deer season
In autumn, deer become more active as they prepare for mating season. During this time, you’re more likely to see deer on the road which can result in a higher risk of deer-related vehicle accidents. To reduce the risk of hitting a deer, always stay alert while driving and be aware of your surroundings at all times. Here are a few driving safety pointers to keep in mind.

1. Be Cautious While Driving At Dusk Or Dawn

While deer can be seen throughout the day and night, they are mostly crepuscular animals, meaning they tend to appear most commonly at dawn and dusk. During these times, visibility is lower so slow down and use high-beam headlights to see better—but be sure to tone them down when oncoming traffic approaches in order not to obscure other drivers’ vision. Bright lights can reflect off the eyes of deer and make it easier to spot them in the dark. While your regular headlights will reflect off a deer’s eyes from nearby, your high beams will cast light further and will help you spot deer from a greater distance. By looking out for that reflection, you should have more time to slow down and pass the deer safely.

Autumn is one of the most beautiful times of the year. Connecticut is one State where you can experience the beauty of the season.

While driving in the fall can be a breathtaking experience, the season also comes with changing patterns in nature that can be hazardous for drivers. These hazards could result in a serious accident if you are not careful. Be aware of the following dangerous driving conditions which can be found this time of year:

Reduced Visibility

Whether you’re a child or an adult, Halloween is a time for celebration. Many of us enjoy trick-or-treating with little ghouls and goblins, while others participate in activities geared toward adults, such as going to haunted houses, Halloween parties, or costume contests.

No matter the spooky activity you’re partaking in, you are bound to be out and about this Halloween. Unfortunately, this holiday can also be one of the most dangerous nights of the year for pedestrians—children are three times more likely to be struck and killed by a car on Halloween than on any other day of the year, according to federal highway safety data.

Here are a few simple safety tips for drivers and pedestrians to follow on this spooky holiday:

AHC Injury Law Cases
Every car accident case is different and comes with its own set of unique complications. A skilled personal injury law firm, like AHC Injury Law, can help you navigate the specific circumstances of your personal injury or wrongful death claim to help you receive the compensation you deserve. Here are three of our many success stories:

$1.16 Million for a Complex Multiple Car Accident Case

Our attorneys represented the estate of an elderly gentleman and his wife who were both involved in a four-car collision. 

Fair Settlement for a car accident
Being involved in a car accident can be a very scary and devastating experience. Not only can it be physically and emotionally painful, but it can also take a toll on your financial well-being. Filing a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance can often be the only way for you to get compensation. But what exactly is a fair settlement for a car accident in Connecticut? What can you do to ensure you receive the full compensation you need to recover from the accident?

Each Car Accident Is Different

Every car accident is different, and the amount of compensation can vary greatly depending on the unique circumstances of every case.

dog bite injury
Dog bite injuries are very common.  According to the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”), over 4 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year. Connecticut, like most states, has laws that cover injuries caused by dogs. In this state, individuals who are injured by a dog can file a claim against the dog owner, or the person in control of the dog, in order to obtain compensation for injuries.

Read on to learn the first steps you should take if you have been attacked and injured by a dog:

Report the Incident to the Police

Summer is here, and boaters across Connecticut are taking advantage of the state’s beautiful lakes and coastlines. Unfortunately, the rising popularity of recreational boating also means that there is an uptick in the number of boating accidents and fatalities. Some of the common causes of these accidents include operator negligence, poorly maintained boats, excessive speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol, and a lack of proper safety measures. 

Every boating accident is different, and recreational boat injury claims can be quite complicated. If you have been injured in a boating incident, here are four reasons to hire an experienced boating accident lawyer in Connecticut

1. You May Be Dealing With Serious Injuries

passenger in car accident
If you are a passenger in a car that was involved in an accident, you might be wondering what your legal rights are, including whether you are eligible for compensation for injuries you sustained. 

The short answer is yes—however, there are several questions that need answering:

  • Who was at fault in causing the collision?

fatal car accident
Finding out that a loved one was involved in a fatal accident is devastating. Learning that the death was due to the fault of someone else can leave you overwhelmed, angry, and unsure of how to move forward. While nothing can truly replace the loss of a loved one, pursuing a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver is the best way to seek compensation for your loss. Read on to find out how best to proceed in such circumstances.

Understand Your Rights under Connecticut Law 

Connecticut law permits a loved one of a deceased person to file a wrongful death lawsuit in court.  Generally, such a claim must be filed within two years from the date of the incident. 

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