Connecticut elderly driving accidents are on the rise. It has been estimated that every day, for the next 18 years, 10,000 people in America will turn 65. Unfortunately, studies have shown that elderly drivers face an increased risk of being involved in some type of motor vehicle accident. This risk of an elderly driver causing a car accident rises significantly after the age of 75. By way of example, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 1997 elderly people comprised 9% of the country's population but accounted for 14% of all traffic fatalities and 17% of all pedestrian fatalities. If you have been involved in a Connecticut accident case involving an elderly driver then you need an experienced Connecticut injury lawyer to assist you with your Connecticut injury claim.
Many times elderly driving accidents in Connecticut are the result of the driver having difficulty in turning his or her neck which would hinder their ability to turn their head which would decrease their alertness to the various hazards that exist around them. If the elderly driver has difficulty in moving his or her legs then their ability to operate the gas and brake pedals becomes reduced. Elderly drivers might also experience weakness in their arms which make it more difficult for them to turn the wheel if they are involved in an emergency situation or their reaction time could be greatly reduced which will also increase their risk of being involved in some type of motor vehicle accident in Connecticut.
Elderly driving accidents not only injure the elderly operator of the vehicle but in many instances injure passengers in their same car, people in other motor vehicles, people riding bicycles, pedestrians, motorcycle operators, and a variety of other individuals. It is important, if you are involved in a Connecticut accident involving an elderly driver, that you contact an experienced Connecticut injury lawyer at the earliest possible moment. Many times the insurance company of the elderly driver will want to contact you and obtain a recorded statement. This should never be done unless and until you first speak with experience Connecticut accident attorney. An experienced Connecticut accident attorney will be able to explain your rights to you, will advise you what you should be doing, will advise you what you should not be doing and will tell you how to properly develop your case so you can maximize the amount of money that you can obtain as a result of your injuries.
Our Connecticut accident attorneys and injury lawyers have written a book on Connecticut accident and injury law. We provide this book to Connecticut injury victims for free. You can visit our website and download a copy of that book right now. This valuable resource will explain to you what you need to do and what you should not be doing. It will advise you as to how to get better medical care and how to get better quicker. It will tell you how to develop your lost wage claim, what to tell the doctors when you visit with them, how to keep track of all of the relevant and necessary information, and it will advise you as to what you should be doing to help your Connecticut injury attorney get you more money for your case.You can also call our toll-free number at 888-244-5480 and speak with one of our Connecticut injury lawyers and get your questions answered over the telephone. If you would prefer, you can schedule a free, in office consultation where we will review the facts of your case with you and will advise you as to what steps you need to take. If you are unable to travel, we would be happy to meet with you at some location which you designate.
The insurance company has a team of experts working for it trying to determine how to pay you the least amount of money possible. You will be put at a great disadvantage if you do not contact an experienced Connecticut injury lawyer as soon as possible so you can find out your rights and determine how you need to proceed with your case. If you first speak with the insurance adjuster of the at fault party you run the very real risk of severely damaging your case which might cost you tens of thousands of dollars. You need to get this valuable, free information today. Call one of our Connecticut injury lawyers and find out this much-needed information before you make some type of mistake.