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  • Taking Pictures of Your Car Accident

    Car collisions aren’t just scary, they can be deadly. From serious injuries to accident-related fatalities, determining who is liable often comes down to which driver has the best photographic evidence on their side. Taking pictures of the accident scene can help you establish liability early on. The more pictures you take the better, as photos typically aren’t subjected to interpretation the same ...
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  • Why Wearing a Seat Belt is Important

    Despite the fact that motor vehicles are equipped with more safety features than ever before, including tire pressure monitoring systems, back-up cameras, and lane departure prevention systems, none of these innovations are as critical to the safety of passengers as a seat belt. Unfortunately, many drivers and passengers choose to ignore this effective injury-prevention device, putting themselves ...
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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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  • Can Social Media Affect My Injury Claim?

    Did you know that 74% of adults who use the internet also use one or more social media sites? While these platforms give people a place to share their personal thoughts and feelings, there are times when such sentiments can be used against you. Your personal injury case is one of them. It is now a common practice for insurance companies to scour through your social media accounts in hopes of ...
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  • Mistakes That Might Result in Denied Car Accident Claims

    Car accidents are overwhelming, especially if you sustained injuries. Survivors are often left shocked, in pain, and further stressed by costly medical bills and the inability to return to work. In the midst of this chaos and frustration, mistakes are sometimes made that could severely cripple a car accident claim, resulting in a denial. Remember, insurance companies are not your friend and will ...
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  • The Steps of a Personal Injury Case

    When we’re contacted by someone who has been injured and is considering retaining our counsel for filing a lawsuit, we often receive a number of common questions. These questions are often centered around what someone can expect on the road ahead, how much their case is worth, and perhaps most common, how long until they’ll get paid. While we’d love to be able to answer those questions with ...
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  • Three Reasons You Should Have Uninsured Motorist Coverage

    The privilege of driving in the United States comes at a cost: you have to obtain a license showing you are proficient enough to operate a vehicle on public streets, and you also have to purchase insurance to give you financial backing in the event you cause an accident. However, not everyone adheres to these laws, specifically the law which mandates that you purchase coverage for any financial ...
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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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