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What's involved in a truck accident settlement

Victims of commercial truck accidents in Connecticut should know what the possible outcomes are when they seekcompensation. When it's clear that the truck driver is to blame, they have the grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit with the civil courts. However, before or during the litigation process, they may have the chance to seek resolution through an informal settlement.

Self-driving cars could make all-too-human mistakes

For many people in Connecticut, the allure of autonomous vehicle technology is highly linked to the potential it represents to make driving safer and cut down on devastating car crashes. By eliminating the human factor, including the potential for distraction, fatigue or mistakes, automated driving could present a futuristic image of fully autonomous roadways. However, others raise concern about the safety of self-driving vehicles, noting the propensity for software bugs, mechanical problems or hacking.

How U.S. road safety can improve with governors' help

State governors have a key role to play in the improvement of road conditions in Connecticut and across America. This is the position of a report from the National Governors Association. The purpose of the report is to provide governors with concrete strategies and recommendations that they can use when pushing for safety improvements in their states.

Mental health could be factor in women's workplace injuries

When Connecticut employees try to leave their problems at home when they go to work, the challenge might be harder for women than men. A research study that surveyed nearly 17,000 people employed in a variety of industries who made workers' compensation claims looked specifically at the relationship between workplace accidents and depression, anxiety and fatigue. Although men suffered more injuries on the job, women who reported having behavioral health challenges had a greater risk of getting hurt at work.

Warning technologies can help drivers avoid crashes

For drivers in Connecticut and throughout the country, collision avoidance technologies like lane departure warning systems or blind spot alerts can help to reduce the number of car accidents and related injuries. A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety based on 2015 data showed that the presence of these technologies had a beneficial effect on road safety.

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