Legal Blog of Attorney Jim Miron
Connecticut Injury Attorney Serving Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford & Waterbury, CT
Car crashes can be extremely stressful events. It’s common to feel flustered or overwhelmed in the aftermath of a wreck, but unfortunately you don’t have this luxury. The actions you take immediately following a car wreck can significantly impact your ability to recover compensation in a future lawsuit. Will you know what to do?
We’ve created the following slide presentation containing all the necessary steps you need to take after a crash. Take a look and make sure you’re aware of everything that needs to be done during this important time.
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In order to have a valid case after a car wreck, you must be able to demonstrate that you suffered damages in the collision. In most instances, this damage involves bodily injury. If you sustained damage to your vehicle but weren’t injured, you can generally work directly with your insurance company to recover money for the repairs.
Unfortunately, not all car wreck injuries are visible immediately following the crash. Certain injuries can often take days or even weeks to develop symptoms. To protect your rights and your ability to recover the compensation you deserve, it’s important to file a police report before leaving the scene and seek medical…Read Full Post
Car crashes can be stressful, traumatic events. It’s common to feel overwhelmed in the aftermath of a collision. However, it’s critical that you think alertly and take the proper actions immediately following a car crash in order to preserve your right to recover compensation in a future lawsuit. Will you know what to do?
The following infographic provides an overview of the important actions you must take after a car crash. If you were injured in the collision, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your damages. Jim can advise you of your options during a complimentary consultation.… Read Full Post
Summer is in full swing, and it is a perfect time to take your motorcycle out for a long ride. Bikes are a great way to cruise the roads of Connecticut in the warm weather. Whether you are looking to ride around town or take a multi-day motorcycle tour, it’s always good to brush up on safe riding practices. Due to the lack of protections afforded by bikes, injuries are serious, often catastrophic, in the event of a collision.
I have compiled a list of tips that will help you stay safe on your motorcycle this summer. These best practices are useful for riders of all abilities and levels of experience.
Wear Protective Clothing and Gear
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Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. Over the next few months, many people will pack their cars and head out on family vacations. School break is also typically associated with an increase in the number of inexperienced teenage drivers taking road trips. The rise in popularity of music festivals will have many young adults driving long distances to see their favorite bands. This influx of vehicles on the road during the summer months also means that there is a higher risk of car crashes, both right here in Connecticut and throughout the country.
In addition to the dangers posed by such a large…Read Full Post
Thirteen percent of all commercial truck crashes are caused by driver fatigue. While truck drivers must adhere to hours of service regulations, strict deadlines can pressure them to ignore these rules. If you’ve been hurt in a collision with a commercial truck, you need the help of experienced attorney Jim Miron to determine if an hours of service violation is to blame for your injuries. Call 203-339-5991 to schedule your complimentary case review.
Hours of Service Regulations for Commercial Truck Drivers
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has set stringent regulations for…Read Full Post
Winters in the Bridgeport area can get snowy and icy. This makes for particularly dangerous road conditions, and it should come as no surprise that we see a lot of weather-related car crashes during this time of year.
The following infographic highlights the large number of injuries and fatalities associated with car crashes during winter driving conditions. It’s crucial that you drive safely and defensively when the roads are snowy and icy to reduce your risk of these serious collisions.… Read Full Post
Driving without insurance is illegal, but it happens more often than you’d like to believe. Nearly 10 percent of Connecticut drivers get behind the wheel without insurance, which can be risky for other drivers on the road. If you’ve been hit by an uninsured driver, or a driver whose policy isn’t enough to cover your damages, Attorney Jim Miron may be able to help.
Liability Insurance in…Read Full Post
Slip and fall accidents are very common. Often, these accidents result in serious injuries that can require costly medical treatment. In addition to your medical expenses, you may face other financial hardships caused by lost wages if you must miss work while you recover. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident caused by the negligent actions of another, it’s crucial that you work with an experienced attorney who can help you stay financially afloat during this difficult time in your life.
Slip and fall cases fall under the area of premises liability law, which requires property owners and…Read Full Post
Happy Patriots’ Day!
Today is the third Monday of April, or Patriots’ Day here in New England. The holiday is in observance of the Battles of Lexington and Concord (fought on April 19, 1775) and the beginning of the American Revolutionary War to gain American independence from Great Britain.
It is also the last day to file your taxes.
It is also a good reminder to review your motor vehicle insurance to ensure that one’s personal financial health is protected.
To better understand motor vehicle insurance the Connecticut Insurance Department has defined some basic terms:
“Liability insurance covers bodily injury to other people and…Read Full Post