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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.

Dangers-of-driving-in-autumn
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

Halloween-Safety-Tips-for-Drivers-and-Pedestrians
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:

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

questions-to-ask-a-personal-injury-lawyer
Personal injury claims are never easy, whether they arise from a car accident, a fall, or some other mishap. When your injury is caused by someone else’s negligence, it may be time to consider hiring a knowledgeable, experienced personal injury attorney. But where do you start? Trying to choose the right legal representation for your personal injury case can seem challenging and overwhelming. Before making your decision, here are some important questions you should ask, as well as the answers you can expect from AHC Injury Law. 

1. What are your fees? 

AHC Injury Law accepts cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that AHC Injury Law does not get paid unless l you receive a settlement or verdict. The fee is a percentage determined by Connecticut state statute of the overall recovered amount.

Is-emotional-distress-a-personal-injury
Personal injury claims can go beyond property damage and physical injuries. Emotional distress is another type of damage that may be evaluated within your claim.

Can emotional distress be considered a personal injury? In short, yes. The long answer, however, can be a little more complicated. Emotional damages can be caused by the stress from the accident, or mental anguish caused by the changes in a victim’s life from the physical injuries. In this article, we will cover what you need to know about emotional distress, how it impacts personal injury cases, and how you can seek compensation. 

What Is Emotional Distress?

personal-injury-claim-no-police-report
There are a few scenarios where there may not be a police report after an accident. For example, the accident could have occurred on private property. Or, it could be an accident in which the involved drivers simply didn’t know they needed to report the accident.

If you are in a car accident and do not have a police report, you may still be able to seek compensation.

How Important Is a Police Report? 

can social media jeopardize my personal injury case
Social media is a large part of daily life: it is a great way to keep in touch with loved ones and stay connected to the world. However, if you are involved in a personal injury case, there are dangers to using social media that you need to be aware of before you post online. What may seem like an innocent comment or photo could be damaging to your case.

Here are some ways that personal use of social media can negatively impact your personal injury case:

Testimony Contradictions 

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If you have been involved in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be wondering if you need to hire a personal injury attorney. Although you are not required to hire a personal injury attorney, you have a stronger likelihood of getting the compensation you deserve if you hire an experienced auto accident attorney.

Why Do You Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident?

Handling a car accident claim on your own can be overwhelming as you try to balance your own physical and emotional healing with other critical matters that need to be addressed, such as:

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