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Connecticut Lawyer: Motorcycle Incidents Raise Safety Concerns

Two incidents on Connecticut roads in the same day recently served as a harsh reminder that everyone on the road is responsible for motorcycle safety, said Hartford motorcycle accident attorney Joseph Morelli of the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli. Morelli was referring to two Connecticut incidents involving motorcycles on the second Sunday...

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Could Your Doctor Be Influenced By Pharmaceutical Manufacturers?

New study suggests that many physicians have accepted payments from drug companies We expect our doctors to put our best interests first and make decisions with our health as their top priority. But a recent study suggests that other incentives may affect those decisions for many medical professionals. A recent study published in the Journal...

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Young Millennials Among The Most Dangerous Drivers in Connecticut

A tragic accident recently took the lives of one 20-year-old man in Connecticut and injured two passengers in the young man's vehicle. According to Mass Live, the crash in Stamford was a single-vehicle crash and occurred at approximately 1:13 a.m. The 20-year-old driver who was killed was in a pickup truck heading north on Hope Street. He...

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Drowsy Drivers Just As Dangerous As Drunk Drivers, Study Finds

Connecticut car accident attorney discusses dangers of tired drivers Drivers who don’t get enough sleep can be just as dangerous as drunk drivers in many situations, according to a recent study. And even sleeping 1 to 2 hours less at night can significantly increase the odds of a driver causing a serious car accident. But...

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All the Rage: AAA Research Finds Many Aggressive Drivers in Hartford

Driving in Connecticut, it would seem, might soon require more than a driver's license and insurance. Many drivers it appears would do well to get some therapy for anger management. A new study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety revealed 80 percent of drivers express some form of "significant" anger, aggression or outright road...

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Boston Traffic Death Uptick Reflects National Rise

The last decade has seen a notable advancement in technologies designed to improve vehicle safety. Those include things like electronic stability control, backup cameras, and alerts when vehicles are in our blind spot or when we are about to collide. Vehicles are also coming equipped with an increasing number of airbags. But despite all this,...

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Safety Of Self-Driving Cars Uncertain, Connecticut Lawyer Says

Hartford, CT - As self-driving cars come closer to being a regular sight on the roads, Connecticut car accident attorney Joseph Morelli of the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli warns that the safety of such vehicles remains in doubt. "People are apprehensive and with good reason," he said. "Self-driving technology has not...

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Connecticut Motorcycle Helmet Law Focus of Fierce Debate

Lawmakers, advocates debate pros, cons of reintroducing statewide law Connecticut lawmakers recently reintroduced a long-running debate over whether to reinstate the law requiring all motorcyclists to wear helmets at all times. State Rep. Tony Guerrera, D-Newington, introduced House Bill 6048 this past January. If approved, the proposed state law would require all motorcyclists and their...

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Could Apple Be Liable for a Car Accident Caused While FaceTiming?

A tragic accident occurred shortly before Christmas several years ago, causing the death of a five-year-old girl and injuring her family members. Washington Post reported on the incident. The little girl and her family had been traveling on the Interstate in a Toyota Camry when they had to stop due to police activity on the road...

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Self-Driving Cars Are Set to Hit The Road in Boston

Will Boston lead the automated-driving charge in the not-so-distant future? Boston Mayor Martin Walsh thinks so. Mayor Walsh announced in November that the city and Cambridge-based tech company nuTonomy would sign a deal for nuTonomy's cars to hit the streets of "The Walking City" and begin their testing. While the safety of these vehicles was initially...

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