Pedestrian Safety: A Two-Way Street

A busy sidewalk shows pedestrians on their phones, distracted and talking as they walk. Pedestrian safety is the responsibility of both the pedestrian and driver.

As the sunshine melts away the quarantine blues, more people are outside and enjoying the fresh air. Hustling streets and energetic downtowns are providing a needed boost to the economy, but also creating an unsuspecting danger to pedestrians.

 In 2018, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 6,283 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes. That’s one pedestrian every 84 minutes.

Pedestrian-involved crashes can happen to anyone at any time, and it’s crucial that both pedestrians and drivers stay vigilant to avoid potential hazards. This article will explain the myths and tips you need to know to drive with caution and walk with confidence. Continue reading

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How the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts Your Personal Injury Case

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted millions of Americans, creating social and financial hardship across the country. As an accident victim with a personal injury case, these hardships may be heightened due to the regulations and closings surrounding the pandemic.

At the Flood Law Firm, we offer our deepest sympathy to our community. 

In these difficult and unprecedented times, we are here to answer how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts your personal injury case. This article will explain how your case is still being managed and what you can do during this time as your case moves forward.  

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Are You Paying Attention?

April is normally Distracted Driving Awareness Month, yet due to recent events, it will be postponed to a later determined date this year. The month focuses on a collective effort to promote safe driving behavior “through legislation, enforcement, public awareness, and education” (Traffic Safety Marketing). 

While millions of Americans are currently working from home, many of our roadways are less congested. However, that does not mean that distracted driving has disappeared, and once life returns to a sense of normalcy, so will our highways. Distracted Driving Awareness Month highlights a public safety issue that is continually with us. Continue reading

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March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month: How You Can Participate

The subject of brain injury is not discussed frequently, even though it affects millions of Americans. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious condition that can have life-long effects for the victim. Sadly, people who suffer from TBI often do so without the support and assistance they need to help them manage their condition. In response, Brain Injury Awareness Month was created to help educate the public about this widespread condition. 

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What Are the Dangers of Speeding?

Many people nowadays always seem to be in a rush, especially during busy times of the year. More vehicles on the roads can make commutes longer, and congested roads can lead to anxiety. Under these conditions, drivers may respond by driving more aggressively, often forgetting the dangers of speeding and the risks associated with it. 

Speeding remains one of the most prominent elements in causing car accidents along with drunk driving and distracted driving. In fact, it remains a constant threat because many drunk driving and distracted driving incidents also involve elements of speeding. Speed limits are there for a reason — they protect us and help us to drive within the proper confines for safe driving. Disregarding the posted speed limits can lead to incredibly dangerous and risky situations.

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How to Tell if You Have a Concussion from a Car Accident

A concussion from a car accident can be severe if left untreated. They qualify as mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and can warrant legal compensation even if they do not result in long-term damage. Do you know how to tell if you have a concussion and the steps you can take to aid your recovery? Brain injuries can be scary and hard to diagnose, so if you or a loved one suffers a car accident concussion, you can trust the experts at The Flood Law firm to help claim your settlement. Continue reading

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Important Questions to Ask a Wrongful Death Attorney

Wrongful death occurs when carelessness or negligence causes the death of another person. An example of a wrongful death claim is where a person’s negligent driving results in a fatal crash. The surviving family of the deceased crash victim may bring a wrongful death claim to help them seek justice and hold the liable person accountable for their actions.  

In such situations, the surviving family may be left feeling lost and wondering what to do. They may also be facing challenges in connection with the person’s passing, but might not understand what their legal options are in terms of recovery. 

Seeking out the assistance of a wrongful death attorney can help provide clarity and direction. When choosing a lawyer, many find it helpful to come prepared with a list of questions to ask them.

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Stay Safe With These Winter Driving Tips

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Winter Holiday Driving Tips

The winter season is an exciting time of year. A lot of us travel to see friends and family. Maybe we’re lucky enough to break-up the winter blues with a vacation at a ski lodge, or a get-away to a balmy beach locale. This is a heavily traveled time of year, but road conditions are not always great.

Wintertime can be especially harsh on vehicles, roads, and the drivers who use them. Pavement erosion, inclement weather, poor visibility and unprepared vehicles and drivers can make winter commuting dangerous and unpredictable.

Are you ready for being out on the road during winter? Taking a few moments to prepare and protect your family against winter driving dangers is essential and could spare you from potential disaster. You can help ensure you and your family members are safe in the snow this season by taking a few simple precautions now.

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5 Impactful Ways to Prevent Teen Texting and Driving

If you’re raising a teenager, you know how important their phone is to them. They’re always on it, and it can be tough to peel them away from their screens. When they start driving, though, teen texting and driving will be an issue that you will need to address. While this may seem like a challenge, it is possible to educate yours in ways that are impactful and meaningful. 

Approaching this issue in the right way is crucial to getting through to your teenager. When done in the right way, it presents an opportunity to mold your son or daughter into a responsible, conscious driver. This has countless benefits for them, you, and all the other drivers on the road. Here are five tips to prevent your teen from texting and driving:

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What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident in Connecticut

In Connecticut, road conditions can create driving challenges. Issues like rain, sleet, and snow can cause safety risks for all drivers on the road. Traffic congestion in places like the I-95 often increases the likelihood of an accident. On top of all this, dealing with the aftereffects of a motorcycle accident can be stressful. Knowing what to do after a motorcycle accident can help ensure that you get the healing and compensation that you deserve.

There are several steps you should take after a motorcycle accident to make your life easier. We want to ensure that you receive the proper remedies for your accident. The following tips will help you prepare for a personal injury claim. 

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