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New Milford – Mulling Sidewalks After Multiple Injuries/Deaths

Town officials in New Milford are finding it challenging to grapple with improving pedestrian safety on their roads.

Of particular note is Route 7 (also known as Danbury Road) where several people have already been injured or killed in the past ten years. Three of the last seven accidents have occurred in its intersection with Pickett District Road, making that area extremely dangerous for pedestrians. Route 7 was initially developed without provisions for sidewalks. The local government and residents have now volunteered to address this growing problem. In fact, property and business owners along Route 7 have agreed to build sidewalks in front of their residences/establishments. The local government still has to deal with how to fund this project. But everyone is in agreement that improving motorist and pedestrian safety is in everyone’s best interest.

It pays to take note of this development in New Milford because Connecticut laws are very strict when it comes to protecting motorist and pedestrian safety. There are precedents for this: injuries sustained by motorists or pedestrians due to negligence are grounds for personal injury claims.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.


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