Author: Bill Beckert

Injured driver feeling pain on his head from car accident.

If you were involved in an auto accident at little to no fault of your own, you might be entitled to compensation for things like medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering. However, you must act quickly to secure the accountability and compensation you deserve. Connecticut law gives you only two years from the date […]

car accident

No matter how big or small, a car accident is a life-changing experience. Any motor vehicle accident can lead to financial burdens, medical expenses, insurance claims, physical injuries, and more. It is a truly overwhelming experience that we at Jainchill & Beckert, LLC hope that no one has to experience. In the case that you […]

distracted driving

According to the NHTSA, there were 3,477 deaths attributed to distracted driving in Connecticut and throughout America in 2015. Distracted driving occurs when a driver is doing anything that takes his or her focus from the road. This could include eating while driving, talking with a passenger or changing a radio station. Sending text messages […]

cellphone distracted driving

Distracted driving is a major cause of car accidents every year in Connecticut. Cellphones are a primary source of distraction that can lead to accidents. More drivers than ever are using cellphones for texting and other functions while driving rather than using them to make phone calls. A recent study released by the Insurance Institute […]

wildlife

Connecticut drivers may have to adjust their driving habits as the days get shorter. Nov. 5 marked the end of Daylight Saving Time, and it comes at a time of year in which animals are mating or looking for food before winter. Deer, bears and other forms of wildlife could be roaming the streets during […]

truck driver

Economic recovery in Connecticut and across the country could potentially have the side effect of a higher risk of death in a car accident. A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says that as the economy improves, more drivers are taking the road, more frequently and more dangerously. For 2014 car models, IIHS […]

texting and driving

In April 2017, a Connecticut police department carried out their Distracted Driving High-Visibility Enforcement Campaign. As a result, law enforcement issued 209 violations to drivers that broke the state’s mobile phone laws. Officers from the Milford Police Department collaborated with the Connecticut Highway Safety Office. Together, they issued violations to drivers that were ignoring the […]

winter snowy roads

The ice and snow of winter can pose a challenge to drivers. That’s why preparation is essential. For example, there are many drivers who do not even understand certain vehicle safety features. The National Safety Council, together with the University of Iowa, is helping to educate drivers on new vehicle technologies through a campaign called, […]

inattention

With the first day of beginning of spring coming this week, it is only a matter of time till warmer weather will embrace our region. You can expect more people to be walking outside, running and even riding bicycles. Yes, warm weather naturally brings out pedestrians. Because of this, so many drivers must be re-educated […]

drunk driving

The Fourth of July tops all the other major holidays in the U.S. when it comes to the number of drunk driving fatalities. Connecticut residents may also be intrigued to hear that the DUI fatality rate fluctuates based on what day the holiday falls on. Researchers from ValuePenguin have gathered data from the National Highway […]