Connecticut Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States. A motor vehicle accident is an accident which involves any type of motorized vehicle. It can be a car accident, motorcycle accident, trucking accident or any other type of accident that involves a vehicle. While there is a lot to be said about motorized vehicle accidents in general, we encourage you to click on one of the links below to learn more about a specific accident type that fits under the umbrella of motor vehicle accidents.
In any type of motorized vehicle accident, it is important to know the options you have to try and achieve justice. We at the Law Offices of Paul Levin know how overwhelming it can be when you or a loved one has been the victim of a motor vehicle accident. Our goal is to help alleviate some of the stresses that follow from a motor vehicle accident.
Talk to a Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney in Connecticut
Contact us if you or someone you know has been a victim of a motor vehicle accident. Our attorneys believe that you shouldn’t have to deal with all of the consequences on your own. We welcome and encourage you to call 860.322.5302 today. It is our goal to help you understand your legal rights and options for pursuing much-needed compensation and justice.
New laws have been passed in Connecticut in order to get tougher on distracted drivers. One law will raise fines and change distracted driving citations to a moving violation. The offense will now appear on your driving record, making it available to car insurance companies when they’re calculating the rates for your policy. The fines are a one-time fee, but it’s the insurance company’s ability to raise your rates that is designed to hurt your wallet and really discourage distracted driving. The second law makes it illegal for motorists to use their cell phones behind the wheel, including when they’re stopped at a light or in traffic. Both laws will go into effect on October 1st.
Cell phone usage is not the only distraction that can impair the ability to drive safely. Grooming, adjusting the radio, using a navigation system, and eating or drinking are also distractions that can endanger people on or near the road. Distracted driving is becoming an increasingly serious issue, especially considering that 387,000 people were injured and 3,331 people were killed in car accidents involving a distracted driver in 2011. The new laws were signed in the hopes of seeing a decrease in those numbers.
At the Law Offices of Paul Levin, we understand the dangers of distracted driving and the devastation it can cause. If you or someone you love was injured in an accident involving a distracted driver, contact us at 860-560-7226 to learn more about what we can do for you.