Is a City Liable for Failing to Tow Vehicle Before Hit-and-Run Accident?

As a general rule, Connecticut law exempts state and local government employees from any liability arising from their “discretionary acts.” Basically, this means that you cannot sue the city if one of its employees is negligent, even if you could sue a private employer in similar circumstances. However, this exemption only applies to actions where […]


Common Questions about Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a nationwide epidemic that can result in severe, even fatal consequences. Drivers who do not pay attention and properly follow the rules of the road jeopardize their own safety as well as the safety of passengers, fellow motorists, and pedestrians.  Teenage drivers have the highest likelihood of being involved in a fatal crash […]


Waterford Teenagers and Distracted Driving – is a Parent Liable?

In 2011, 23% of auto collisions involved cellular telephones totaling 1.3 million crashes. 13% of drivers, age 18-20, who were involved in auto crashes, admitted to texting or being on mobile devices at the time of the collision. 52% of teens admit to driving while texting. With this many teens texting and driving, who is […]


Can I be responsible for an accident if I was texting while driving?

Distracted Driving Statistics The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides: • Over 1300 people are injured every day on our nation’s highways as a result of a distracted driving crash[1]. • Drivers who use hand held devices are four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves. Driving while using a […]


New London CT Highway Fatalities

The NTSB, National Transportation Safety Board,  announced that the number of highway fatalities is down again for 2011. They attribute the decline to the use of seat belts and the requirement that cars have air bags. As personal injury lawyers working in New London County, we at Polito & Harrington have seen a dramatic reduction […]


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