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Program focuses on teen driving safety

As readers are likely well aware, breaking bad habits is often difficult. This is true regardless of what the bad habit is, including those that take place behind the wheel of a car. Perhaps the best way to address bad habits is to prevent them from happening in the first place. If this is the case, where driving is concerned, the matter should be addressed starting with teen drivers.

Are brain injuries to blame for violent behavior?

By now it is likely that even those who are not fans of professional football have heard about the domestic abuse charges a couple of popular players are currently facing. While the ramifications for those alleged violent acts are playing out both in their workplace as well as the criminal court system, some are wondering, what, if anything severe traumatic brain injuries suffered in the course of their careers may play. 

Driver distraction and fatigue major causes of truck accidents

Truck accidents are an unfortunate side effect of the reliance upon the vehicles to ship goods around the nation. Depending on the circumstances surrounding a crash it is possible that serious injuries could be the end result. Since these vehicles are not likely to go away anytime soon, it is important for everyone to do what they can to prevent collisions from occurring.

Establishing child support in Connecticut

When the parents of children decide to split, whether married or not, matters pertaining to their children are often the most contentious. Once the issue of child custody is determined, child support can then be determined. There is an expectation that both parents will provide for their children financially, even if they are no longer living together full time.

In the state of Connecticut a statutory formula is used to help determine what child support payments will be. Among other things, the program takes into consideration the income of each parent. Because this is a major component of the determination of child support it is important that the income amount of each person that is inputted is correct.

Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident

Most people spend little to no time thinking about the possibility of being involved in a motor vehicle accident when they jump into their car to head somewhere. For the most part, there is not a reason to worry about it as much of the time people get where they need to go in their car, without incident. Sometimes however a car accident does occur and in certain situations the outcome is devastating.

Tips for finding a nursing home for a loved one

As people throughout the state of Connecticut continue to live longer lives there is a growing need for families to determine how their loved ones will be cared for when they are unable to do so themselves. For many people this involves looking for a nursing home for that person to live. As is the case with any big decision regarding care it is important to take the matter seriously. Accordingly, most people find it advantageous to gather information regarding the possible options. 

Steps pedestrians can take to stay safe

Walking is a part of most people’s daily lives. In fact, many people probably don’t think much about the activity. This is true whether one is walking to the kitchen to get a drink or walking to work or school. While there are of course dangers in one’s home, in most cases the activity is far more dangerous for those who are outside.

This danger extends beyond those who are simply walkers. Other individuals who fall into the category of pedestrian include individuals who use items such as strollers or wheelchairs to get around. In 2010, 70,000 pedestrians were hurt in traffic-related accidents. In addition, more than 4,200 died.

Study investigates how pay structure impacts truck safety

Readers may be aware that the trucking industry is heavily regulated. These regulations are designed to keep not only truck drivers but those who share the road with trucks, as safe as possible. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has commenced a study that could impact future regulations. The study is looking into what, if any, connection exists between safe driving and the pay practices of the industry.

The online questionnaire, which seeks to determine the unintended consequences of various commercial driver compensation methods, would be provided to carriers who are randomly selected. It will specifically look at the following factors to try to determine what bearing the type of operation has on the matter:

Should you file a lawsuit following a car accident?

Following a motor vehicle accident there are many things that may need to be addressed. After attending to one’s medical needs, the next step may be filing a lawsuit. This course of action could be appropriate in situations where negligence of another person is to blame. To explore these options most people find it beneficial to work with a personal injury lawyer to ascertain whether such a case is viable.

In determining the answer to that question, an attorney will likely assess the situation to determine if another person owed a duty to the injured individual, whether that duty was breached, if the person looking to bring the lawsuit was hurt in the incident and if the duty that was breached was the cause of that injury.

Child custody matter diverts plane back to airport

Working though child custody matters to reach an agreement can be a stressful process. That stress does not necessary end after an agreement has been finalized. Custody battles may arise out of violations of that agreement. These violations can take many forms including a parent taking a child out of the United States without permission. Earlier this month it appears that an attempt to do this very thing was thwarted.

The incident led to a flight being diverted after it had already left U.S. airspace but before it landed in any other country.

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