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  • Is Southwest Airlines Liable for the Fatal Engine Explosion?

    Earlier this month, a mid-air engine explosion caused a Southwest Airlines flight on its way from New York to Dallas to make an emergency landing in the city of Philadelphia. While the pilot has been hailed as a hero for her ability to bring the plane down while under such immense pressure, the explosion resulted in the first fatality in Southwest Airlines’ 51-year history, and the first ...
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  • Who Should You Hold Liable for a Defective Product?

    Have you ever encountered a defective product? Most often a defect simply means something that doesn’t work as it’s supposed to when it comes out of the box, usually an electronic or gadget that has a flaw in its electronic circuitry. However, any product can be defective, and if the defect happens to be serious enough to the point where it causes someone to become injured, then the injury victim ...
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  • Can You Sue a Bar For Getting Someone Too Drunk?

    Getting too drunk is not only bad for your health, but dangerous to those around you. Intoxicated individuals are a serious injury risk, bot to themselves and to those they may come in contact with. Whether it’s by driving while intoxicated or by starting a fist fight, an intoxicated person can cause bodily injury that they could be held accountable for. However, while they’re directly liable for ...
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  • Air Travel Injuries & Your Rights as a Passenger

    Spring is here, and that means vacation season is just around the corner! Whether you plan on getting away for spring break or taking a journey this summer, millions of people across the country will be heading to the airport in order to board a plane and get where they need to go. Air travel is a fast, convenient, and inexpensive way to reach distant destinations quickly and safely, however it’s ...
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  • Should I Apologize After an Accident?

    It’s no secret that car accidents are stressful. If you’ve been involved in an accident, it’s easy to become disoriented, confused, and even stressed about your situation, and that may lead you to try and immediately ease the tension however possible. For many people, this manifests itself in the form of apologizing to other drivers, just to be cordial and show good will in that you wish to work ...
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  • What is Connecticut's Attractive Nuisance Doctrine?

    Parents can always tell you one of their worst fears is their children running off and getting hurt or worse trying to play with something when they don’t recognize the danger of doing so. Kids can find nearly anything interesting, including things that you may not even think twice about such as a pile of wood or other large piece of junk lying around. Unfortunately a large number of kids are ...
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  • What Youth Sports Have the Highest Concussion Rates?

    Youth sports programs have shown they have tremendous numbers of benefits for kids, including improving their people and teamwork skills, hand-eye coordination, and overall fitness levels in ways that they carry with them for the rest of their life. However, they also expose kids to a significantly increased risk of a traumatic brain injury, including concussions. Studies have shown that young, ...
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  • Should You Apologize After an Accident?

    Car accidents are stressful situations, and to help escalate the tension, many people will often apologize to the other people involved. Some people do so because they think they may have contributed to the accident occurring, while others may do so even if they don’t think it was their fault at all. Regardless of the situation, this isn’t a smart decision. Apologizing can have some serious ...
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  • How Can an Attorney Help with My Bad Faith Insurance Claim?

    Just because your insurance company accepts your monthly check, doesn’t necessarily mean that they will be ready to accept your claim in the event of a disaster. It is important to remember that insurance companies are concerned with their interests over yours. This means that when you file a claim, you are essentially entering into a business negation with your insurer. Although you are paying ...
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  • Can I Sue If I Slipped On an Icy Walkway?

    Property owners have a legal duty to keep their premises safe and hazard-free. This includes ensuring that their walkways, driveways, parking lots, and other common areas are clear of ice and snow. When ice and snow are allowed to accumulate, it can create very dangerous conditions that can cause serious injuries. Owners who allow dangerous conditions to exist on their property, can be held liable ...
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  • What Are My Rights In a Breach of Contract Case?

    A business contract contains specific obligations that must be fulfilled by the parties entering into the agreement. When one party fails to uphold their contractual obligations, it is known as a "breach" of the contract. A breach of contract can happen when one party fails to perform their duties on time, does not perform their duties in accordance with the terms of the agreement, or does not ...
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  • Attorney Carlos Santos Named Top Attorney for Citizen’s News

    Our firm, Fitzpatrick Mariano Santos Sousa P.C., is thrilled to announce our very own Attorney Carlos Santos has been named the 2017 Reader’s Choice Top Attorney for Citizen’s News! This weekly local news source conducts an annual selection process for various professionals in the Naugatuck community. We are proud to work alongside such a highly respected, prestigious, and results-driven Naugatuck ...
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  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Why They Should Be Taken Seriously

    Regarding all of the possible injuries following an accident, many people are least concerned with soft tissue injuries as they are generally considered to be less serious. While other injuries, such as broken bones or TBIs are certainly incredibly severe, soft tissue injuries still have the potential to be quite dangerous. Soft tissue injuries include those concerning your muscles, tendons, ...
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  • What If My Injuries Presented Themselves Long After an Accident?

    In any accident, our bodies tend to go into a state of shock. This means we are less likely to immediately notice any injuries we have sustained until later, when the adrenaline has left our body. However, this may present a problem when it comes to pursuing the compensation you are entitled to. When another person is the cause behind your injuries, they are expected to be held liable for any ...
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  • Premises Liability: Snow & Ice Accidents

    Slip and fall accidents tend to increase during the winter time. Sometimes, these accidents are caused by a negligent property owner who fails to keep their walkways free of snow, ice, and other hazardous debris. If you are injured in an accident caused by snow and ice, you might be entitled to financial compensation. However, not all accident situations equate legal liability. In this blog, we ...
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