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Department of Motor Vehicles Connecticut (CT DMV)

The Connecticut DMV maintains a large and frequently updated website.  Their site offers a wealth of information on many subjects to include: renewing or reinstating your driver’s license, safety and traffic enforcement initiatives, vehicle registration and inspections.   Please click on any of the underlined items below to visit the CT DMV’s website.

Driver’s License and ID’s– This area has all the information you need about commercial, motorcycle and standard drivers licensing.  In addition you will find information on learner’s permits, teen drivers and the organ donor program.

Inspections-The DMV carries out many vehicle inspections.  The DMV must inspect most vehicles before they can be registered in the state.  Inspections include the following vehicles; school transportation vehicles, school buses, taxis, commercial vehicles, large trucks and out of state vehicles.

Vehicle registration– The DMV registers all forms of transportation.  Registration is not limited to cars, trucks and motorcycles.  Boats, snowmobiles, trailers and busses must be registered with the DMV.

Suspended licenses– If your license has been suspended this page will guide you through the process of getting it back.  Different types of suspensions and special permits are outlined here.

Disabled drivers– Disabled drivers are entitled to special parking space permits and plates.  This page also offers information on training services for disabled drivers.  The training helps disabled drivers learn to use adaptive driving equipment.

Insurance requirementsIn Connecticut all registered motor vehicles must have liability insurance.  This page outlines the minimum requirements along with fines for not carrying the minimum amount of insurance.

Online servicesIf your renewal notice stated that you were eligible to renew your registration online you may use this service.  If you have any questions about the DMV’s AutoRenew system please click here.  Another online service offered by the CT DMV is the vanity plate lookup.  If you would like personalized plates you can click here to see if your desired phrase has been taken.

 

 

The staff and attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren hope that the information on this page has helped you better understand what the Connecticut DMV has to offer.  If you need more information on buying car insurance in Connecticut please request our free report, Tips on Buying Car Insurance in Connecticut, by clicking here.

If you have been injured or you have lost a loved one during a car, truck or motorcycle accident please contact our experienced lawyers today.  With offices in Rocky Hill, Norwich, Brooklyn and Storrs we are here when you need us.  Please contact an attorney today for your free consultation.

The Connecticut DMV maintains a large and frequently updated website.  Their site offers a wealth of information on many subjects to include: renewing or reinstating your driver’s license, safety and traffic enforcement initiatives, vehicle registration and inspections.   Please click on any of the underlined items below to visit the CT DMV’s website.

Driver’s License and ID’s– This area has all the information you need about commercial, motorcycle and standard drivers licensing.  In addition you will find information on learner’s permits, teen drivers and the organ donor program.

Inspections-The DMV carries out many vehicle inspections.  The DMV must inspect most vehicles before they can be registered in the state.  Inspections include the following vehicles; school transportation vehicles, school buses, taxis, commercial vehicles, large trucks and out of state vehicles.

Vehicle registration– The DMV registers all forms of transportation.  Registration is not limited to cars, trucks and motorcycles.  Boats, snowmobiles, trailers and busses must be registered with the DMV.

Suspended licenses– If your license has been suspended this page will guide you through the process of getting it back.  Different types of suspensions and special permits are outlined here.

Disabled drivers– Disabled drivers are entitled to special parking space permits and plates.  This page also offers information on training services for disabled drivers.  The training helps disabled drivers learn to use adaptive driving equipment.

Insurance requirementsIn Connecticut all registered motor vehicles must have liability insurance.  This page outlines the minimum requirements along with fines for not carrying the minimum amount of insurance.

Online servicesIf your renewal notice stated that you were eligible to renew your registration online you may use this service.  If you have any questions about the DMV’s AutoRenew system please click here.  Another online service offered by the CT DMV is the vanity plate lookup.  If you would like personalized plates you can click here to see if your desired phrase has been taken.

 

The staff and attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren hope that the information on this page has helped you better understand what the Connecticut DMV has to offer.  If you need more information on buying car insurance in Connecticut please request our free report, Tips on Buying Car Insurance in Connecticut, by clicking here.

If you have been injured or you have lost a loved one during a car, truck or motorcycle accident please contact our experienced lawyers today.  With offices in Rocky Hill, Norwich, Brooklyn and Storrs we are here when you need us.  Please contact an attorney today for your free consultation.

Involved in a Car Accident Norwich | Need Injury Attorney CT

In 2008 264 people lost their lives in Connecticut traffic accidents.  This total includes 15 deadly car accidents in Windham County and 13 in Tolland County.  These figures do not include the thousands of Connecticut auto accidents that lead to serious and life altering injuries and disability.  Please read on to learn more about the most common car accident injuries.

Though this list does not cover every injury sustained during a car accident it does discuss the most common types of injuries.  Please click on the links below to learn more about specific injuries.

  • Whiplash– Whiplash may occur during a car accident. In Connecticut alone hundreds of people are affected by this injury each year. The injury occurs when the head moves suddenly backwards and then forward. This motion can push the neck muscles and ligaments beyond their normal range of motion causing either severe or mild injury. Though some may recover from the injury relatively quickly a more severe case can lead to permanent pain and disability.
  • Back Injury– A back injury can lead to permanent disability, as outlined below, or can be minor, needing no surgery and leading to only temporary pain and discomfort. In a car accident the force of the crash may cause injury to the muscles in your back and neck. These can be serious and painful injuries that do not present themselves for days after the accident.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury or Head Trauma– A traumatic brain injury or TBI is caused when a sudden blow to the head causes the brain to slam into the skull. This concussive force can cause the brain to bruise and tear nerve fibers. The tearing often causes intracranial bleeding and pressure. While a mild brain injury may only cause a headache or confusion a severe TBI can lead to permanent disability or death.
  • Spinal Cord Injury– An injury to the spinal cord often causes disability. The extent of the disability, in this case paralysis, depends on where the injury occurred along the spinal cord. Lower injuries result in paralysis of the lower extremities while an injury high on the spinal cord near the neck may cause total paralysis. Car and motorcycle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries. Hundreds of accident victims are disabled by spinal cord injuries each year.
  • Knee Damage– In an accident the knee may strike the car, causing serious injury. Knee injuries most common during an accident include broken bones, dislocation, sprains and strains.

 

The attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren hope that this brief overview of common car accident injuries is of use to you as an auto accident victim.

If you have been injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident please contact your Connecticut accident attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren today for your free consultation.  We have been serving the injured in Connecticut for over 30 years.  With offices in Rocky Hills, Norwich, Brooklyn and Storrs we are here for you when you need us.  Please contact your experienced personal injury attorney today for your free consultation.  1.800.999.2020

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

A traumatic brain injury is an all too common injury sustained during a car accident.  As Connecticut personal injury attorneys we know that even an accident that occurs at a moderate speed can cause a head injury.  Those that occur at higher rates of speed can be serious, even disabling.  Please read on to learn more about the kind of damage head injuries do and the lasting effects of traumatic brain injuries.

How is the brain injured during a car accident?

The type of damage and extent of the injuries depends on how the accident occurs.  During a car accident the head may strike an object, such as the steering wheel, frame or windshield.  This impact can cause either a closed or open head wound.  Either can be serious, even disabling.  Of the one million people who suffer a head injury each year approximately 50,000 to 100,000 will continue to be effected by the injury for years to come.  However, the head does not have to strike an object to suffer an injury.  The brain can become injured from the impact of the brain against the skull, causing bruising and bleeding within the cranial cavity.

Specific ways the brain is injured

During a car accident the brain can be injured in several ways.  Each has the potential to do harm and cause serious injury.

  • Bruising and bleeding- The brain is bruised and bleeds when the sudden stopping motion of a car accident causes the brain to slam into the skull. When this occurs brain tissue is injured, causing blood vessels to tear. When vascular tears occur blood is released into the brain, causing increased pressure into the skull and increasing the risk of long lasting damage.
  • Tearing- When the brain is torn there is the distinct possibility that there will be no visible damage. Tears will not appear on CT scans or MRI’s, however the damage is very real and can affect the accident victim for life.
  • Swelling- Swelling is a common reaction to either of the above injuries. The problem with swelling of the brain is that there is no room for the swelling to occur. This can damage brain tissue and other structures within the head. Heart rate and breathing are two crucial functions that may be affected.

If you have suffered a brain injury, be it major or minor, you already know how it can adversely affect your life.  The injury can require multiple surgeries and years of therapy.

The costs of such treatments are extremely high and medical bills can quickly become overwhelming.  You may be entitled to more compensation that the insurance company has approved.  Contact an experienced, aggressive Connecticut accident lawyer at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren for your free consultation.

Darien Man Seriously Injured After Crashing into Utility Pole, Wall in Connecticut

March 16, 2011 – Darien, CT. – A 19-year-old suffered serious injuries on the morning of March 12th when his car slammed into a utility pole and then hit a wall before ramming several trees, Courant.com has reported.

According to police, the driver, whose identity has not been disclosed to the public, was traveling north on Brookside Road around Granaston Lane. It was around 2:30 a.m. when the driver apparently lost control of the vehicle and struck a utility pole. The impact caused the man’s car to collide with a stone wall and then hit some trees, said Jeremiah P. Marron Jr., a police sergeant.

The driver, who resides in Darien, was transported to Stamford Hospital. At the time of this posting, his condition was unknown.

Brookside Road had to be closed from Granaston Lane to Appletree Road as investigators studied the car accident scene. Connecticut Light and Power also had to replace the utility pole.

Anyone who has information regarding this single vehicle accident is urged to call police: 203-662-5300.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you might be eligible to file a Connecticut personal injury claim to recover damages including medical expenses, pain and suffering, and property damage.

According to crash statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 223 fatalities in 2009 because of traffic accidents in Connecticut.

As a service to the residents of Connecticut, our firm will frequently publish blogs about local traffic accidents. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents occurring in Connecticut that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.

Common accidents in Connecticut include, but are not limited to:
 

  • single-car accidents;
  • accidents caused by hazardous road conditions; and
    accidents caused by distracted drivers or aggressive driving. 

If you have been named in this blog posting, or you are the victim’s family member or friend and would like it removed from our website, please feel free to contact us and we will promptly accommodate your request.

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