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  • Connecticut Police Officer Unanimously Wins Appeal, Granted Pension

    On Friday July 21st, Connecticut’s Medical Examining Board overturned its previous denial and granted a Connecticut police officer, represented by Attorney Tim Fitzpatrick of Fitzpatrick Mariano Santos & Sousa, her service connected disability retirement (“pension”). In February 2013, Officer suffered a torn meniscal injury to her right knee. Following the first surgery, twenty percent of the ...
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  • Maximize Your Personal Injury Claim

    Accidents can be devastating, leaving victims injured and faced with unexpected medical bills. Navigating the legal aspects of a personal injury claim can have people feeling hopelessly lost, on top of recovering from their injuries. There are steps you can take after a personal injury to help you prepare for filing a lawsuit or claim. These are the top tips for handling a personal injury claim: ...
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  • Understanding Truck Accidents

    Even the smallest accidents involving a semi-truck can cause enormous amounts of damage. Commercial trucks typically weigh between 10,000 and 80,000 pounds. Fully loaded and travelling at 55 miles-per-hour, a semi can take 100 yards to stop—the length of a football field. In normal traffic conditions, it is extremely rare that a truck will have the appropriate amount of distance to stop safely in ...
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  • Attorney Carlos Santos Honored as Top American Lawyer

    Press Release: April 26, 2017 It is with great pride and honor that the Top American Lawyers announces the admission into membership of Top 1% Attorney Carlos Santos. Carlos Santos exemplifies what a Top American Lawyer stands for, including honesty, integrity, professionalism, and grit. Only the best of the best attorneys are granted membership in Top American Lawyers. Top American Lawyers vets ...
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  • What Do I Do If the Insurance Companies Aren't On My Side After a Car Accident?

    Being injured in an accident is already stressful enough as is; you don’t need the added burden of a battle with the insurance companies. It is a sad reality that many insurance companies will attempt to take advantage of victims or put themselves above the needs of injured individuals. If you were injured in a car accident and the insurance companies won’t assist you, no doubt you are worried ...
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  • Why are Bus Accidents So Common?

    Reports show us that many people feel safer on a bus than in a car. Whether it is because they know that the vehicle is controlled by a professional driver or due to the size of the vehicle, most commuters admit to letting down their guard when riding on a bus. However, according to the U. S. Department of Transportation, you should be more concerned about your safety on buses. Data shows that bus ...
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  • Is It Worth Reporting a Dog Bite Incident?

    Dog bites are a serious matter, yet many dog bite incidents go unreported. Our Waterbury personal injury attorneys have seen numerous potential cases go unfiled, simply because people make excuses for the incident taking place. If a dog has bitten you, understand that reporting the incident is important. Most people feel like they shouldn’t report a dog bite for one of the following reasons: “Dog ...
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  • How Dangerous Road Design Can Impact Pedestrian Accidents

    Pedestrian accidents can be incredibly impactful, if not fatal , to the victim. In areas of high traffic, fatal pedestrian accidents can occur weekly. Whether the pedestrian didn’t look both ways before crossing or the driver was distracted when he or she struck the pedestrian, it is easy to note who is liable when one party isn’t paying attention. But could poor road design also be a cause of ...
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  • Tips For How To Be a Safe Driver

    Driving a car is so commonplace for the majority of Americans, we tend to forget just how dangerous operating a vehicle can be. In fact, each year thousands of people are killed or injured in accidents that could have been prevented if only the driver had been less reckless or taken reasonable care on the road. At Fitzpatrick Mariano Santos Sousa P.C. , we have represented hundreds of clients ...
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  • Why You Should See a Doctor Right After an Accident

    You’ve just been in a car accident. You don’t remember exactly what happened, but you wake up to notice the air bags have gone off. You do a quick scan to make sure nothing is broken or bleeding and then you exit the vehicle. Aside from the damage to your car and the other cars involved, everyone seems all right. You exchange information and decide to skip seeing your doctor. A few days later, you ...
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  • What is Title Insurance?

    Title insurance is a means of protecting lenders and real property owners against title errors or defects in the property that could arise after the purchase of the property. Title insurance is different than other home, car or health insurance in that it does not protect from occurrences that could arise in the future, but instead from issues that occurred in the past. What is a title defect? A ...
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  • How to Get Rid of Private Mortgage Insurance

    With the prices of housing skyrocketing in places like New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, homeowners interested in purchasing housing have started putting less than 20% down on a home. If you put less than 20%, your lender requires you to purchase private mortgage insurance to protect against you defaulting on your loan. How to Remove PMI PMI can be expensive, but there are ways you can ...
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  • How Does a Breach of Contract Affect Small Businesses?

    If you are a small business owner, you more than likely understand the importance of a contract. A breach of a contract can be followed by a lot of frustration and ill-feelings. It can result in a waste of time, resources, and money. Understanding the ways in which a breach of contract can impact a small business can help you better determine whether or not to file suit. Our legal team at ...
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  • Tips for Driving Safely this Winter Season

    During the winter, driving conditions can become incredibly hazardous. Ice and snow cause hundreds of auto accidents each year. Fitzpatrick Mariano Santos Sousa P.C. shares some safety tips to help reduce your risk of an accident while on the road. Things you should look out for and how to respond: Ice and black ice – The traction on your tires can become useless on roads covered in ice, packed ...
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  • FDA Warns Against Fake Diabetes Products

    November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 29 million Americans are living with diabetes. This month the Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning against using products that were illegally marketed with promises to cure, prevent or treat diabetes. The FDA has advised consumers do not use these products because they ...
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