Attorney Hastings Publishes Preventing Elderly Driving Accidents

Richard P. Hastings, a CT personal injury lawyer and partner of Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP just completed and recently published "Preventing Elderly Driving Accidents: Don't Wait Until it's too Late." For the next 18 years, 10,000 people a day will turn 65 and concerns are being brought up over the ability of this aging demographic to drive safely. This publication has been prepared to provide family, friends, caregivers and those close to the elderly driver with an ability to better recognize problems and concerns and to develop a better understanding and recognize what steps should be taken to modify, restrict and/or terminate the elderly driver's ability to operate a motor vehicle.

Attorney Hastings has been named one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Connecticut by the National Trial Lawyers. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, has been named both a Connecticut Super Lawyer, 2010-2013, Personal Injury- Plaintiff and a New England Super Lawyer. He is listed as one of the top rated lawyers in New England's leading leaders magazine and is also been named one of the New York area's top rated lawyers.

Attorney Hastings has received patent pending approval for his business method patent entitled "Personal Injury File Acquisition Method, Client Education Program and Case Referral System." He is the author of over 12 books including one, which he co-authored, that went to number one on the insurance bestseller list on for its launch date. He is also been inducted into the National Academy of Best-Selling authors.

He is also an outspoken advocate for teen driver safety reform and education and as a result was appointed by Connecticut Department of motor vehicle commissioner Melanie Curry to her advisory committee on teen safe driving. This committee is investigating proposed national models for parent and teen education and accident prevention.

He is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell, its highest rating, and is included in the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers. He has also received advanced negotiation training through Harvard Law School.

Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP has offices throughout CT. The firm can be reached at (888) 244-5480 or by visiting