At Polito & Harrington, the health and well-being of our clients, employees and the community remains our top priority. We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus and following the guidance of local, state and federal authorities. We will be conducting all non- essential meetings via video or teleconference and remain available to service our clients’ legal needs. Essential meetings in the office will be conducted in accordance with guidance from public health authorities.Although the closure of courts and other cancellations are likely to occur, we remain fully committed to continuing to provide our clients with the same level of service and attention to their legal needs that they have come to expect from Polito & Harrington. We are also open and accepting new cases and referrals. We continue to remain available by email (info@politolaw.com) and via our office phone number (860-447-3300) should you or anyone you know needs to reach us.

Wishing everyone good health,
~ The lawyers and staff of Polito & Harrington

Connecticut DOT Unveils New Website

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) has launched a new website intended to help move traffic along by getting real-time and verified information to drivers throughout the state. The website, CT Travel Smart,1 allows drivers to get personalized results regarding traffic and filter by incidents, road work, and delays. Visitors to the site can view results across the entire state or filter by a specific region.

According to a report2 published by NBC Connecticut, the state spent $150,000 on the site, 80 percent of which was funded by the federal government. The site is mobile-responsive, which makes it easily viewable on a smartphone. Drivers can sign up to receive personalized alert messages regarding roads or particular routes by phone or text.

DOT Supervising Engineer John Korte believes the fact that drivers have real-time information available to them will allow them to make better decisions along their travel routes.

Information is Critical to Safe Driving in Winter Weather

With several more weeks of winter ahead, the website has the potential to help drivers avoid involvement in accidents and serious delays. Conditions such as snow and ice have the potential to wreak havoc on roads within the area, sometimes resulting in accidents that can cause serious injuries, including the following

-Traumatic brain injury

-Spinal cord injuries

-Burns

-Broken bones

-Facial fractures

  -Crush injuries

  -Amputations

  -Concussions

  -Internal injuries

  -Lacerations

Fortunately for individuals hurt in accidents, Connecticut law entitles people injured by the negligence of others to recover compensation for their injuries. Consequently, you should speak to a lawyer as soon as you can after you are hurt in a wreck. A lawyer will review the facts of your case and let you know whether or not you have a claim to pursue. If you do, he or she will negotiate a settlement with the insurance company or file a lawsuit on your behalf.

Some of the damages that you may be able to recover include the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering

Because every case is different, it is simply not possible to predict the value of your case without conducting a thorough individualized analysis. When you meet with a lawyer, he or she will be able to give you an idea of how much you may be able to recover.

Contact Polito & Harrington Today to Schedule a Free Consultation

If you have been injured in an accident in the New London area, you should retain an attorney immediately. To schedule a free case evaluation with one of our attorneys, call Polito and Harrington LLC at 860-447-3300 or contact us online.

Learn more about the State Department of Transportation’s new website and watch the video.

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